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Climate News Roundup

By Climate Guest Contributor on February 16, 2008 at 9:33 am

"Climate News Roundup"

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Investors Eye Climate Role at UN - Associated Press. “Hundreds of investors controlling $20 trillion in capital were set to gather Thursday for talks on financial risks and opportunities from limiting carbon emissions that scientists blame for global warming.”

Exchanges merge to create spot market for carbon – Reuters. “Two European carbon trading exchanges are merging their platforms to offer spot trading in European Union and United Nations credits, they said on Thursday.”

Asia’s tigers eye nuclear future – Asia Times Online. An interesting regional review of nuclear power’s growth in East and Southeast Asia – the only part of the globe where the nuclear power industry really is rapidly growing to meet energy needs. This article is mostly historical (not political), but notes some difficulties with nuclear we don’t face as regularly – like safety breaches caused by earthquakes.

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