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March 2010

Dalai Lama issues environmental plea on Facebook

The 291-word message, which ends “We must act before it is too late,” tells us less about His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, than it tells us about the last quarter century of environmental progress. The message issued yesterday is identical…

New York City has rolled 350 carts loaded with fresh, local vegetables into its food deserts–those distraught urban areas where grocers hesitate to tread, and where, therefore, people have little alternative to processsed foods.
Another 650 vendors…

Climate stalemate steals millions from farmers

American farmers were making millions by sequestering carbon in tilled land, preserved forest, and restored grassland until domestic and international opposition to a carbon cap devastated the carbon trading market.
“Thousands of farmers have cashed…

The GOP is building a political base… for China

The climate triumvirate’s new energy bill will replace cap and trade with two or more different strategies–a carbon tax, perhaps a carbon fee, maybe a carbon dividend–each targeting a different segment of the economy and each with its own timing.
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