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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The concentration of heat-trapping CO2 pollution in the atmosphere has passed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold in Antarctica for the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as four million years, scientists reported this week. The new measurements, reported by British an...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement, announced by the White House, the United States woul...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The China-US joint climate change agreement is a full pendulum swing back from the failures of five years ago. It was only in 2009 at the Copenhagen climate change summit that, despite global pressure for action and the highest political attention, an agreement that would have addressed tempera...
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Posted by on in Transportation
A new report shows how autonomous and connected car technologies could begin to reduce the amount of pollution put out by vehicles Excitement around connected and autonomous vehicles has been building for years with consumers interested in the convenience of never having to touch the steering wheel...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
A team of researchers with the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, in the U.S. has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that occur during the lifecycle of shale gas when used as an energy source is roughly equal to that which occurs during the life cycle of conventional natural gas. ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.   Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this wee...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade. According to the study...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Read about how Colorado is regulating oil and gas emissions.  By Bruce FinleyThe Denver Post Weld County is leading a state boom in oil and gas drilling. Colorado now has more than 50,000 oil and gas wells. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post file) State health officials rolled out groundbreaking ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLISPublished in the New York TimesSeptember 27, 2013 STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face i...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia Beach and Jacksonville, unless there are deep cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, says an analysis out Monday.   Prior emissions have already locked in 4 feet of future sea-...
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Posted by on in Mining
WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--July 23, 2013 – The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly boost the carbon pollution that drives climate change, failing the test set by President Obama, according to a detailed analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In just one key way, over...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency has named a new chief for air quality regulations who will help lead the administration’s efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Janet McCabe became the top air quality regulator on Friday, moving into the role formerly held by new EPA chief Gina McCarthy.McC...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Anyone who happened to be scanning the skyline in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday witnessed a startling transformation. In the space of a minute, the four towering 350-foot-high, candy cane-striped smokestacks atFlorida Power & Light's Port Everglades oil-burning power plant—a loc...
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Posted by on in Food
We're all familiar with the phrase "waste not, want not," but how well are we applying these words today? For many of us, we buy more than we need, we spend more than we earn, we eat more than our fill. The consequence of excessive living and waste affect not only us, but also our global neighbors ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The recent announcement by climate watchers that carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere has crossed a psychologically significant barrier of 400 parts per million raised all the intended alarm bells world over. In a field which has been continually consuming a lot of public attention, and where the ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Americans will spend  more than $1.4 billion filling up during their Memorial Day travels, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The new analysis utilizes newly released data from the American Automotive Association (AAA), which estimated...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
IS INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE COOKING THE PLANET?DID YOU KNOW that our food system is a major contributor to global warming? The U.S. food system uses between 17-19% of the total energy supply in the country, (1)(2)(3)(4) contributing a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere ev...
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