China, US harden positions as progress stalls in climate talks

Little progress seen in climate talks in China

Confident China boosts standing at climate talks by showcasing energy efforts

China highlights climate change efforts

TIANJIN, China — As the world’s biggest greenhouse gas producer, China was widely seen as an obstacle in the Copenhagen climate summit last year. But while negotiations inched forward, Beijing poured $34.6 billion into clean energy in 2009, nearly double the U.S. investment.

Limited progress being made in climate talks in China as rich, poor countries remain divided

Limited progress in climate talks in China

Ballot effort to suspend Calif. greenhouse gas law raises $5.2M, nearly all from oil industry

Oil industry aids effort to suspend CA climate law

Delegates to climate change talks told to search for common ground before Cancun summit

Delegates told to ID achievable goals on climate

Climate change talks in China seek to narrow gap before year-end Cancun summit

Climate change talks open in China

TIANJIN, China — The U.N. climate chief urged countries Monday to identify achievable goals for fighting climate change ahead of a year-end meeting in Mexico, after last year’s Copenhagen summit failed to produce binding limits on greenhouse gas.

Wis. US Senate hopeful Johnson says global warming ‘unproven,’ shouldn’t dictate US policy

Wis. US Sen. hopeful: Global warming ‘unproven’

China says countries to focus on reducing differences at climate talks next week

China says climate talks to focus on differences

Developing nations push for greater South-South cooperation, fighting climate change

G-77 calls for greater South-South cooperation

Schwarzenegger blasts oil companies backing ballot initiative to suspend Calif. climate law

Schwarzenegger blasts big oil, defends climate law

At UN, climate ministers remain deadlocked before next major summit in December

At UN, climate ministers seek way out of stalemate

Oil hovers above $75 in Europe on businesses’ optimism in Germany, mixed US economic data

Oil hovers above $75 amid mixed US economic data

POLITICAL INSIDER: Palin urges backers to take aim at health overhaul’s supporters

POLITICAL INSIDER: Palin targets health overhaul

State air regulators require Calif. utilities to get a third of electricity from renewables

Calif. wants third of its power renewable by 2020

Two-day climate talks ‘constructive,’ but little hope looms for new global warming pact

Big powers talk climate, no grand deal sighted

Utility building substation in Calif. stumbles on trove of fossils dating back 1.4M years

Calif. utility stumbles on 1.4M years old fossils

Brown calls on Whitman to take stand on oil industry-backed initiative to suspend climate law

Brown calls on Whitman to state view on Prop. 23

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Despite lobbying push, renewable energy goal stalls in Senate

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Study says EU lags in energy efficiency, needs new policies to meet 2020 carbon reduction goal

EU must triple energy efficiency to meet 2020 goal

UN climate chief urges countries to be flexible in next month’s talks in China

UN climate chief urges flexibility in talks

China blacks out factories, homes in drastic move to meet energy-saving targets

China blacks out towns to meet energy goal

Subsidiary of Koch Industries donates $1M to suspend California’s global warming law

Koch brothers give $1M to back Proposition 23

UN climate chief: Poor countries right to expect ‘green aid’ be on top of poverty relief

UN: Climate funds shouldn’t divert poverty aid

Greenpeace campaign gets 500,000 Facebook users to urge social networking site to quit coal

Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

Examination of Nobel-winning climate panel finds it successful but needs better organization

Report: Climate science panel should be better run

Mongolian Cabinet holds meeting in Gobi desert to draw attention to climate change

Mongolian Cabinet holds meeting in Gobi desert

Good news for satellites, and bad, as low sun activity shrinks thermosphere

Study: Upper layer of atmosphere shrinking

Survey suggests German economic growth continues as business confidence rises to 3-year high

German business confidence reaches 3-year high

Oil hovers below $74 in Asia amid growth uncertainty, hurricane risks in Gulf of Mexico

Oil hovers below $74 amid growth uncertainty

UN board to investigate complaints, could rein in $2.7 billion carbon market

UN board could rein in $2.7 billion carbon market

Coral reefs off Indonesia dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded

Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate

AP Enterprise: Coal industry in midst of expansion, despite push for clean technologies

AP Enterprise: Old-style coal plants expanding

NM attorney testifies on need for greenhouse gas emissions plan; industry voices concerns

NM regulators hear greenhouse gas debate

SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposal aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from New Mexico’s coal-fired power plants and parts of the oil and natural gas industry would not destroy the state’s economy as critics of the plan fear, an attorney told state regulators Monday at the start of a weeklong hearing.

Feds propose lifting suspension on oil and gas leases in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

Feds would lift block on oil leases in MT, ND, SD

Gov’t report: Charging coal plants for carbon emissions key to plan to fight global warming

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