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Scientists Pump CO2 Into the Earth, Turn It Into Stone

They managed to convert 95% of the CO2 in just 2 years

(Newser) - Here's an idea for dealing with carbon dioxide: Turn it into stone. Scientists in Iceland say they have managed the feat at the world's largest geothermal power plant, an accomplishment the Guardian says could have big implications for climate change. As they explain in Science , researchers with the... More »

Obama's Energy Policy Needs a Tuneup

To garner support, simplify plan and focus message: Friedman

(Newser) - Proponents of cap-and-trade, the climate policy Democrats are currently championing, argue that it “'hides the ball'—it doesn’t use the word 'tax'—even though it amounts to one," writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times. There’s just one problem: “Opponents are not playing hide... More »

Next Prez Will Have to Save the Planet

Winner of election will immediately have to combat climate change

(Newser) - Whether it's John McCain or Barack Obama, the next US president will instantly face "the most momentous political challenge of all time"—saving the world from catastrophic climate change, Carlos Pascual and Strobe Talbott write in the Washington Post. We have 7 years to begin reducing greenhouse gas... More »

EU Will Make Airlines Pay to Pollute

Deal to cap and trade carbon emissions could drive fares up

(Newser) - The European Union struck a landmark deal yesterday to regulate carbon emissions from airplanes, requiring carriers to buy pollution credits for all flights entering or leaving airports in the EU. The agreement, which should go into effect in 2012, marks the first time that airlines will have to pay to... More »

Greens May Be OK With Climate Bill's Failure

Democratic November could yield better opportunities later

(Newser) - Before friends of the environment get too worked up about the death of the 2008 Climate Security Act last week, they should note tepid green support all along. So-called Lieberman-Warner was “easily the most aggressive and comprehensive environmental reform ever” in Congress, Dayo Olopade writes in the New Republic,... More »

GOP Senators Block Bill on Climate Change

It will likely be pulled until next year

(Newser) - Republican senators blocked a landmark climate change bill today in a filibuster, making it likely that the carbon-capping legislation will be shelved until next year. After a debate over the economic costs of the bill—which would cut CO2 emissions by 71% by 2050—the Senate came up a dozen... More »

Bush Climate Plan 'Too Bad'

Only carbon caps will turn industry green

(Newser) - President Bush's new climate change policy announced yesterday is "too little, too slow, too late," writes Bryan Walsh of Time. Bush outlined a plan to gradually rein in the growth of US greenhouse gas emissions by 2025—but rejected mandatory international carbon emissions caps unless they also bind... More »

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