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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
Carbon Tax

How The Rise Of Renewables Brings A Fix For Climate Ever Closer

United Nations climate talks set to begin in Paris next week promise to produce a landmark deal that has eluded diplomats for more than two decades.

November 30, 2015

Fighting Climate Change For Real

Coal is the largest source of planet-warming gases. It must make room for 21st-century power.

August 4, 2015
Smoke Stack

Do A State’s Politics Influence Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Yes, Study Says

Two drivers — a country’s population and its affluence — are most important in determining greenhouse gas emissions

June 15, 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

Obama Urges Global Action On ‘Growing’ Climate Threat

President Obama addressed the U.N. climate summit, saying that climate change would ultimately “define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other” issue.

September 23, 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

Climate Scientists Have A Beef With Beef

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry. Raising cattle in the United States requires 28 times as much land and 11 times as much irrigation water, and pumps at […]

July 22, 2014

Obama Mocks Foes Who Brand Climate Change A ‘Liberal Plot’

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama mocked Republicans who reject global warming as a “liberal plot,” as he pumped up a crowd of environmental activists in Washington. “Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot,” Obama said at a League of Conservation Voters dinner. “It’s a liberal […]

June 26, 2014

Leader Of Attack On Obama Global Warming Plan? Rudy Giuliani’s Firm

by David Halperin, Republic Report. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, New York’s Rudolph Giuliani became “America’s Mayor,” mobilizing his city and standing as a defiant foe of the forces of terrorism. Then, after the devastating force in the New York area of Superstorm Sandy, Giuliani, campaigning in 2012 for Mitt Romney, again presented […]

June 9, 2014

‘Time Running Out’ As CO2 Levels Hit New High: UN

Geneva (AFP) – Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN’s weather agency said Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for the first time, the mean monthly CO2 concentration in the atmosphere topped 400 parts per million (ppm) throughout the northern hemisphere, which pollutes more than […]

May 26, 2014

EPA Director Says Draft Greenhouse Rules Will Give States New Tools

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at a panel discussion Monday in […]

April 7, 2014