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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
White House, Executive Order, Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Environment, Hybrid, Alt-Fuel, Electric, Vehicles, Federal Fleet, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change

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

Paul Ryan Doesn’t Believe In Climate Science

Paul Ryan is definitely not a scientist.

October 14, 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

Former U.S. Climate Chiefs Urge Political Unity

Washington (AFP) – Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real and start finding solutions. Global warming is an increasingly polarizing issue in American politics, with most Republicans questioning the science behind it and most Democrats calling […]

June 18, 2014

Obama To Bypass Congress To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation’s greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the Clean Air Act to achieve greenhouse gas […]

May 29, 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

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Affect Nutrients In Crops, Study Says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times The increased concentration of carbon dioxide that comes with climate change could mean some basic food plants will carry lower concentrations of iron and zinc — and deficiencies of those nutrients are already a “substantial global public health problem,” scientists reported Wednesday. The scientists studied grains and legumes grown at […]

May 8, 2014

Supreme Court Hears States’ Objections To Greenhouse Gas Rules

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed split down the middle Monday, and occasionally lost in the fog, as the justices confronted a challenge to the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas regulations. Conservatives, including the court’s frequent swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, periodically shared the skepticism of Texas Solicitor General Jonathan […]

February 24, 2014