Legislative Effort: Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry
will unveil a climate-and-energy bill in the Senate that builds on H.R.
2454, which passed in the House in June. New York Times
No Handouts: During Pittsburgh’s G20 meeting, the leaders of the world's largest economies agreed to end subsidies to companies that deal in coal, oil, and other fossil fuels. It's a move that’s predicted to slash worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions 10 percent by 2050. About.com
Slick Move: Crews are working to clean 10,500 gallons of oil spilled in Texas's Houston Ship Channel by a vessel called Chemical Supplier. Houston ChronicleGlobal Fish-ues: Mediterranean countries rejected a proposal by other E.U. nations to stop fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna until the species’ population has recovered. In the Pacific, the island nation of Palau has designated a shark sanctuary the size of France. Reuters and National Geographic
A Convenient Tool: Google Earth has added a new climate-change map that lets users see the predicted effects of climate change up until 2100; Al Gore narrates. Ecorazzi