Wednesday, January 23, 2013

[40,000 people to protest tars sands at the White House on Feb. 17?] - Bloomberg
Climate activists counter that they will bring as many as 40,000 people to the White House Feb. 17 to protest the project, one they say would be a disaster for the climate by encouraging development of an especially harmful pollutant.
EU-wide policy at risk from CO2 market slump -Hedegaard - Reuters News - Point Carbon
BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme will collapse and give way to "a patchwork" of national plans unless the bloc can agree to an emergency rescue plan, the EU climate chief said late on Tuesday.
UPDATE 1: E.ON CEO says EU carbon plan may fail to bring results - Reuters News - Point Carbon
BERLIN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A plan tabled by the EU's Energy Commissioner to shore up rock-bottom carbon emissions right prices, even if successful, may fail to bring the desired effect, the chief executive of Germany's top utility E.ON said.
Midwest bundles up as bitter cold grips region » Evansville Courier & Press
MADISON, Wis. — Homeless people scrambled to find shelter, schools closed down and plumbers wrestled with frozen pipes Tuesday as the Upper Midwest endured a third straight day of bitter cold temperatures.

Waves of frigid Arctic air began sweeping south from Canada on Saturday night, locking the Midwest in a deep freeze that has left a section of the country well-acquainted with winter's pains reeling. Authorities suspect exposure has played a role in at least four deaths so far.

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