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Fate of world's rainforests likely to be determined in next 2 years -- Mongabay.com

The fate of millions of hectares of tropical forests will probably be sealed this year and next year, reports a new set of policy papers detailing an emerging climate change mitigation mechanism known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).

Agriculture Offsets -- a Savior or a Boondoggle? -- The New York Times

A dispute is heating up over the role of farms and forests in climate legislation.

The Climate Post: Gimme your wallet–or else the forest here gets it -- Grist.org

The Obama administration this week released a 196-page plain-language report that describes predicted future impacts of climate change on the U.S. The report comes during a week of inconclusive negotiation among key House lawmakers on climate legislation, and as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passes what could be the third energy bill in four years. “Green jobs” start to wear a human face.

Water legislation would open door to sweeping shift in -- N.C. Charlotte Business Journal

The era of free water for energy companies, farmers, golf courses and many other industries and businesses may soon come to an end.

UPI cites Lozier on ocean circulation -- UPI.com

U.S. scientists say they have discovered a new pathway for the global ocean circulation known as the Great Ocean Conveyor.

Toyota Questions Cost, Batteries of Plug-In Hybrids -- Bloomberg.com

Toyota Motor Corp. said U.S. consumer demand for plug-in hybrids, a technology backed by President Barack Obama, may be limited by the vehicles’ price, recharge time and battery durability.

Pelosi Tortured, Goracle to Self-Immolate, Google Fails -- The Turner Report

Queenie's in a tiff, no doubt about it. Didn't you read it here first that O wouldn't move on a torture witchhunt, bc he knew what Congressional Dems knew and when they knew it? Politics as usual, bay-bee. The Republican obit is veddy veddy premature, despite crowing from all the Dem pollsters.

The Climate Post: The blind press grope the carbon legislation elephant -- Grist.org

This week’s climate headlines are reminiscent of an old joke that touted “newspaper headlines the day after nuclear war.”