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Carbon Emission Targets Set at 2015 Paris Conference May Be Too Little, Too Late

U.K. scientists warn that we may have already emitted enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to take air temperatures above a “safe” global threshold.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE


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Gold and Shipping Team Up to Threaten Yet More Emissions

The lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Breaking Americans’ Addiction to ‘Meth’ (Methane Gas, That Is)

Official proposals to address climate change ignore the deadly math of methane gas. On July 24, thousands of people will march to change that, and some will call for an “ecosocialist” emergency response.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 READ MORE



Farming’s Dirty Needs Have a Deadly Effect

Researchers say air pollution from the use of vital fertilizers means that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced if we are to feed the world’s growing population.

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE



Top Six Green Energy Good News Stories From the Paris COP21

World leaders signed the COP21 Paris climate accord on Friday—Earth Day. In it is some good news on emissions, and new renewable energy installations are key.

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 READ MORE



Asia Is Losing Its Appetite for Coal

Many hundreds of planned coal-fired power plants in Asia will probably be shelved as economies slow and climate change and air pollution worsen.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE



Emissions Could Make Earth Uninhabitable

Researchers predict that the hothouse effect of runaway greenhouse gases would ultimately boil our planet dry and make it incapable of sustaining life.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE



Humans’ Mark on Planet Prompts Scientists to Consider Renaming the Epoch

The postindustrial impacts that humans have had on the earth and its atmosphere may pinpoint the mid-20th century as the start of a new geological epoch.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Emissions Cuts Boost Health and Wealth

It’s not just the planet that benefits from reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that intensify global warming.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE



After the COP21 Paris Climate Accord, What We Need Is an International Climate Court

The climate pact forged at Paris lacks real teeth and so in and of itself will not solve our carbon dioxide and methane problem.

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE



A Carbon Levy Is Possible for Big Fossil Fuel Firms

Fewer than a hundred fossil fuel companies are responsible for 63 percent of human-caused CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The U.N.’s Climate Summit is being urged to make them pay.

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 READ MORE



Two-Thirds of Americans Want the U.S. to Join a Global Climate Pact

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that a solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming. Most of those who say otherwise identify as conservative.

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 READ MORE



Warming Will Increase Carbon Emissions From Lakes

Scientists show that many of the world’s millions of lakes will probably release even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as global temperatures increase.

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 READ MORE



Go-It-Alone Action Could Break Climate Gridlock

Researchers say the way to establish fair levels for everyone on global emissions reduction is for one of the major powers to stand up and set the benchmark.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE



Top Climate Change Economist Warns Humanity Is at a Crossroads

An expert on the economic impact of climate change says the stakes have never been higher for radical action to be agreed upon at the Paris summit.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE



Cutting Emissions May Save Some U.S. Cities, but More Than 400 Appear ‘Already Lost,’ Study Finds

Researchers say it is already too late for Miami and New Orleans, which will be overcome by rising sea levels caused by man-made climate change. Under a worst-case scenario, New York could be unlivable by 2085.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE



Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Other GOP Candidates Attack Obama’s Plan to Curb Climate Change

Before President Obama could announce his administration’s new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, Republican presidential hopefuls were insisting they know better than the scientists whose work he relied on.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 READ MORE



Spain Could Be First Net Carbon Zero G-20 State (Video)

CleanTechnica reports that Spain got nearly 70 percent of its electricity from plants that did not generate carbon dioxide in March. The two biggest non-carbon energy sources were nuclear and wind.

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 READ MORE



The Simple Reason Behind Why Europe Can Have Climate Targets and the U.S. Can’t

The European Union climate summit has agreed to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, after hard bargaining by Poland and the U.K. failed to derail an agreement.

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 READ MORE


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Carbon Market Looks a Little Livelier

Many U.S. companies are adopting their own carbon pricing systems, while in Europe there’s a hint of new life for efforts to persuade industry to switch to low-carbon technologies.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 8: China Is ‘Unsure Progress Is Possible’

Concern over financial promises made by developed countries has prompted the leader of China’s negotiators at the Warsaw climate talks to question whether progress there is possible.

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE



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The Climate Gap Is Getting Wider

The promises made by governments to cut greenhouse gases are slipping steadily behind the scale of reductions the world needs in the next seven years, a U.N. report says.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Emissions Rate Puts Billion More at Risk

Climate impact researchers warn that drastic changes caused by global warming could put a billion more people at risk of serious food and water shortages unless action is taken now to cut greenhouse gas emission rates.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Scientists Warn ‘Mass Extinction’ in Seas May Be Underway

The ocean may be mitigating some of the effects of global warming, but scientists say marine life is mortally threatened as the ocean becomes increasingly acidic, less oxygenated and warmer. And it’s happening at a much faster pace than previously known.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food wastage across the world—totaling 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually—is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE



Obama Outlines Climate Change Plan, Weiner Leads Comeback Race, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including PolitiFact considers possible outcomes for Wednesday’s Supreme Court same-sex marriage decisions and “The Daily Show’s” John Oliver takes aim at the media and the government over whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE



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China’s CO2 Emissions Higher Than They Seemed

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change shows China’s carbon emissions could be 20 percent higher than previous estimates, a disparity that would cast doubts on current predictions of the pace of climate change.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE



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EU Rejects Aggressive Cut in Carbon Emissions

On Tuesday, conservative British representatives led the European Parliament to reject a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 in a preliminary vote stirred by claims that such a sharp decrease taken out of step with other nations would drive businesses out of EU countries. (more)

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 READ MORE


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Richard Ellis

The Republicans’ War on the Environment

As unsurprising as it is utterly stupid, a Republican-dominated House subcommittee has voted to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, while a parallel bill has been introduced in the Senate.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 READ MORE


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AP / John McConnico

A Reality Check From the Brink of Extinction

The oil and natural gas industry, the coal industry, arms and weapons manufacturers, industrial farms, deforestation industries, the automotive industry and chemical plants will not willingly accept their own extinction. They are indifferent to the looming human catastrophe.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009 READ MORE


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