Just 10 nations are sitting on the sidelines of the United Nations effort to rein in climate change, which drew unprecedented support from world leaders.
Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and fellow philanthropists on Monday will announce a multibillion-dollar fund for clean-energy technology.
The measures are designed to reduce emissions that cause respiratory illness, increase cancer risk and contribute to smog and global warming while making refinery operations more efficient.
States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?
The Obama administration is facing yet another high-stakes Supreme Court battle over the president’s use of executive power.
Another study has found that mitigating climate change not only helps the environment, but is actually beneficial for the economy. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate put together a report to “examine whether it is possible to achieve lasting economic growth while also tackling the risks of climate change.” Opponents of climate change action tend to argue […]
Greenhouse gas concentrations have been on the rise since they were first studied and recorded in 1958. So it comes as no surprise that the most recent measurements from the World Meteorological Organization show another record high for carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. According to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released by the World Meteorological Organization […]
The great American road trip isn’t what it used to be. For decades it was a cheap way to travel from state to state, but with gas prices fluctuating between ouch and you’ve got to be kidding, factoring in the cost of fuel before you decide to head for the open road is a calculation […]
Paris (AFP) – A proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States may result in much higher greenhouse gas emissions than previously calculated as it could fuel greater oil consumption through higher production and lower prices, a study said Sunday. Researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute used a mathematical model to estimate the Keystone XL […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is about to unveil the centerpiece of his agenda to fight climate change, a much anticipated rule to slash the emissions of planet-warming gases from power plants. The president will call for major reductions, according to sources familiar with the planning, with each state given […]
By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says. Americans can expect the number of days with unhealthful air to rise 70 percent by midcentury unless emissions of smog-forming pollutants […]
By Lisa Song and Jim Morris, InsideClimate News People in natural gas drilling areas who complain about nauseating odors, nosebleeds and other symptoms they fear could be caused by shale development are usually told by state regulators that monitoring data show the air quality is fine. But a new study suggests that the most commonly […]
Mitt Romney is indicating he will not back away from his recent statement that “the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.” This admission of basic scientific fact places him far to the left of today’s Republican Party. But even though he acknowledges its existence, he still rejects cap-and-trade, […]