Monthly Archives: November 2010

At COP16, UNFCCC Seeks “A New Approach” and USA Looks to Agree on “A Package of Next Steps”

November 30, 2010
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At COP16, UNFCCC Seeks “A New Approach” and USA Looks to Agree on “A Package of Next Steps”

Cross-posted to Daily Kos. In her opening remarks at COP16 yesterday, United Nations Climate Chief Christiana Figueres called for a “solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity.” Meanwhile, one delegate on the ground reported feeling a strange mix of hope and frustration in the air as the negotiations were about to begin.…

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U.S. Senate Steps Up for America and Passes Food Safety Bill 73-25

November 30, 2010
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U.S. Senate Steps Up for America and Passes Food Safety Bill 73-25

Breaking News: The Food Safety Modernization Act passed the Senate earlier this morning with a vote of 73-25.  The House of Representatives is expected soon to send an approved version to the President for signature. This represents a major breakthrough after the bill was stalled in the Senate due to enticing from the “Big Ag” lobby. The…

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UNFCCC and Mexico Organize a “Scatter Plot” for COP16 Attendees

November 29, 2010
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UNFCCC and Mexico Organize a “Scatter Plot” for COP16 Attendees

Green Media News was established last year for the purpose of following the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen and raising the bar of intelligent debate in America around climate change and other complex issues. One of the things I found most disappointing about the COP15 talks in Copenhagen last year was how the UNFCCC…

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COP16 Climate Talks Kick Off in Cancun, Mexico – So What?

November 29, 2010
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COP16 Climate Talks Kick Off in Cancun, Mexico – So What?

Cross-posted to Daily Kos. Representatives from countries around the world gathered today in Cancun, Mexico for the COP16 climate talks which will continue for the next 12 days. This is the first round of talks by the UNFCCC (United Nations Frameworks Conventions on Climate Change) since last year’s COP15 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. COP15 last…

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Lame Duck Dems Allow GOP to Torpedo Food Safety Law Instead of Protecting American Families

November 19, 2010
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Lame Duck Dems Allow GOP to Torpedo Food Safety Law Instead of Protecting American Families

Late yesterday afternoon a coalition of 20 produce groups constituting “Big Agriculture” or “Big Ag” sent a “letter” to Senate leadership urging the defeat of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Food Safety Modernization Act would help protect people from foodborne illnesses. A recent amendment added after significant public pressure on the Senate to do…

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Prince of Wales and TckTckTck are in HARMONY with mosaic:EARTH

November 19, 2010
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Prince of Wales and TckTckTck are in HARMONY with mosaic:EARTH

TckTckTck, an organization of over 17 million global citizens for climate action, announced their partnership today with the Harmony movie, and the launch of a new online collaborative media project called mosaic:EARTH. NBC will air the broadcast premiere of “HARMONY: A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT OUR WORLD” tonight at 10pm EST. “Harmony” represents over…

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Video: Jon Stewart Schools Rachel Maddow on Comedy vs. News But Fails to See the Irony

November 12, 2010
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Video: Jon Stewart Schools Rachel Maddow on Comedy vs. News But Fails to See the Irony

In a rare interview yesterday, Jon Stewart from The Daily Show appeared as a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. The entire interview was spent with Stewart and Maddow parsing words about the difference between comedy and news. Whereas Maddow kept asserting that she didn’t feel what the two of them do is…

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Editorial Commentary: Evan Kopelson on his Progressive American Values

November 10, 2010
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Editorial Commentary: Evan Kopelson on his Progressive American Values

Dear Readers: I have strong Progressive values. I believe FOX is destroying America with irresponsible behavior at the level of Treason, and the First Amendment was never intended to enable a fake news station the size and scope of FOX to spread absolute false information relentlessly and call it news. I believe the FOX-GOP-Tea-Party is…

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CA and MA Hold the Progressive Torch for America as Corporate Money Buys House Control for GOP

November 4, 2010
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CA and MA Hold the Progressive Torch for America as Corporate Money Buys House Control for GOP

Green Media Political News: The Republican Tea Party announced just one day after taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 election their plans to add $800 Billion to the U.S. deficit by extending the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans. In plain English, this means that instead of…

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