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    SOLAR DECATHLON 2009

    In mid-October 2009, twenty teams of engineering and architecture students erected houses on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the biennial Solar Decathlon green building contest. After spending two years designing and building cutting-edge solar houses, the teams — mostly from North America — sought the designation of "most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient" for their structures.

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    WE CAN'T IGNORE CLIMATE CHANGE

    At a Clean Energy Economy Forum at the White House on October 7, 2009, J. Wayne Leonard, the chairman and CEO of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 energy company based in New Orleans, spoke about the urgency of addressing climate change. —Editor

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    Europe Pledges Billions in Climate Aid for Poor Nations — New York Times, 2009.1211

    U.S. Climate Envoy's Good Cop, Bad Cop Roles — New York Times, 2009.1211

    Assessing Carbon Storage on Public Lands — New York Times, 2009.1211

    Alberta's Environment Minister Discusses Copenhagen, Oil Sands — New York Times, 2009.1211

    How Generous Is the European Union's Offer? — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Tallying Copenhagen's Carbon Footprint — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Soros Hatches Climate Finance Scheme — New York Times, 2009.1210

    $1.4 Billion Oregon Wind Deal Announced — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Europol: $7.4 Billion Lost from Carbon Trading Fraud in Europe — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Judge Halts Wind Farm over Bats — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Senators Offer New Climate Proposals — New York Times, 2009.1210

    Vulnerable Nations at Copenhagen Summit Reject 2C Target — Guardian Unlimited, 2009.1210

    Global Average Temperature May Hit Record Level in 2010 — BBC News, 2009.1210

    Top Scientists Rally to the Defence of the Met Office — The Times (UK), 2009.1210

    Green Home Construction Outpaces LEED Program — Edmonton Journal, 2009.1209

    USGBC Announces Recipients of 2009 LEED for Homes Awards — HGTV Pro, 2009.1208

    In Search of Net Zero — Wall Street Journal, 2009.1208

    A Fresh Start for One Family after Storm — Boston Globe, 2009.1206

    Don't Get Bamboozled — boston.com, 2009.1206

    ClimateWorks Is Carrying Out New Global Strategy — New York Times, 2009.1205

    Dangers of Climate Change to National Wildlife Refuge System — US Department of Interior Press Release, 2009.1205

    Green Homes Red-Hot: 17% of New Builds Get Energy Star Seal — USA Today, 2009.1204

    Two Rivers Housing Delivers New Homes Faster and Greener — 24Dash, 2009.1202

    Cathedral Data Center Uses Thermal Energy to Heat 500 Homes — Inhabitat (blog), 2009.1202

    E.P.A. Postpones Ethanol Blend Decision — New York Times, 2009.1201

    Idaho Plant Gets Permit with CO2 Limits — New York Times, 2009.1201

    Danes Showcase Cycling Culture Ahead of Copenhagen Summit — New York Times, 2009.1201

    Trends: Antarctic Climate, Atlantic Hurricanes — New York Times, 2009.1201

    Europe Bypassed on Climate Summit — New York Times, 2009.1201

    An Unseen Carbon Sink — Nature, 2009.1127

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