Conn Carroll over at the Washington Examiner writes that California’s dreams of high-speed rail are effectively dead — thanks to Governor Jerry Brown and his new move to no longer shield the project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
The idea to set up a World Environment Organisation was a popular, sexy one – but it would have been a big step back
But although politicians have failed to impress at Rio, the NGOs agreed the conference provided an opportunity to mobilise people to act.
Gustavsson said the 3,000 side events had shown the commitment and "strong leadership" of civil society groups, city mayors and the private sector.
...The police presence was much higher outside the conference venue than in previous days. Ranks of riot police lined up outside the main entrance, armed troops patrolled in dinghies on the nearby lake and navy frigates cruised alongside the ocean highway that delegates take from hotels to the RioCentro conference venue.
Siberian lake core reveals past warm Arctic "superinteglacials"with no clear CO2 kick, possible link to Antarctic ice. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2 …