The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 11 August 09

The US, Canada, and Mexico have agreed to “build capacity and infrastructure” to support an emissions trading scheme, to aim to make the airline industry “carbon neutral”, and to compile a “carbon atlas” to map and share data about significant emitters as well as identify underground sites that could store CO2.

UK Environment Secretary Hilary Benn says in light of population growth and climate change a “radical rethink” is needed on how Britain produces and consumes food.

Yes, they did: Alaska’s legislature has overturned ex-Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of $28.6 million in stimulus funds for energy efficient projects.

UN climate head Yvo de Boer says he is worried time is running out for an agreement on climate change this year, with “deep divisions” over key issues and little progress being made.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans agree that the nation’s electrical grid infrastructure should be upgraded to support new generation and further deployment of alternative energy technologies, according to a new study.

Odd Spot: Two missionaries have discovered a new species of giant carnivorous plant in the highlands of the central Philippines – it didn’t eat them, but is big enough to digest rats. 

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