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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Here’s Who’s Missing As 185 Nations Bid To Cut Climate Pollution

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.

December 8, 2015

Bill Gates To Announce Clean-Energy Fund To Boost Climate Talks

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and fellow philanthropists on Monday will announce a multibillion-dollar fund for clean-energy technology.

November 29, 2015
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EPA Adopts Rules To Limit Oil Refineries’ Emissions Into Neighborhoods

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.

October 2, 2015

Obama Lays Out New Climate-Change Plan

Obama tried to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

August 3, 2015
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Just How Green Are State Governments?

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?

July 1, 2015
The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

U.S. Renews Pledge To Cut Emissions 26 To 28 Percent By 2025

Environmentalists are giving cautious approval to the Obama administration’s big announcement.

March 31, 2015
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Colorado City Vows To Be Carbon Neutral, Defying Partisan Politics

Fort Collins, Colorado plans on becoming America’s first carbon neutral city.

March 30, 2015
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EPA Rule On Power Plant Emissions Faces Formidable Hurdle In Supreme Court

The Obama administration is facing yet another high-stakes Supreme Court battle over the president’s use of executive power.

March 23, 2015
A coal power plant in New Mexico (Glennia via Flickr)

Obama Orders 40 Percent Reduction In Carbon Emissions By U.S. Agencies

President Obama is still working around Congress to fight climate change.

March 19, 2015
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Emissions Order Might Spur Alt-Fuel Vehicle Sales

Executive order sets pace for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replacing White House fleet with alt-fuel running vehicles.

March 19, 2015
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Emissions Stall Amid Growth For First Time In 40 Years, IEA Says

The IEA has great news for the environment.

March 13, 2015

U.S. Sees Voluntary Emissions Cuts As Key To A Climate Change Accord

Can the U.S.-backed, “bottom-up” approach actually slow climate change?

December 2, 2014

Obama Readies Climate Change Push At U.N. Summit

Obama will speak at the United Nations climate summit in New York on Tuesday with hopes to leave a lasting environmental legacy.

September 22, 2014

Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

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 […]

September 16, 2014

2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

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 […]

September 10, 2014

On The Open Road

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 […]

August 25, 2014

Study: Keystone XL May Spark More Emissions Than Expected

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 […]

August 11, 2014

Obama Will Let States Decide How To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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 […]

May 27, 2014

Days With Unhealthful Air Will Soar Unless Emissions Are Slashed, Study Says

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 […]

May 12, 2014

Toxic Emission Spikes At Fracking Sites Are Rarely Monitored, Study Finds

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 […]

April 6, 2014

Romney Acknowledges Global Warming, Rejects Every Possible Way of Dealing With It

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, […]

June 9, 2011