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US Emissions

COP21 Climate Change Summit Provides Litmus Test to Sino/American Commitment

Rachael Willis | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green
Rachael Willis

Historically there has been some contention between China and the US whenever the ghost of emissions past has raised its head. As China's economy has grown in recent years and its emissions consequently risen in tandem, the US had insisted that they be responsible for the greatest cuts.

Study: Recent Emissions Pledges Will Curb Warming

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green

LIMA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Recent pledges by China, the United States and the European Union to limit greenhouse gas emissions will slow the rate of gl...

87 Cities, 4 Scenarios And 1 Really Hot Future

Regina Wang | Climate Central | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Global temperatures are rising, but nothing brings global warming home to people like a really h...

EPA Carbon Cuts Will Give Fresh Push To Cap-And-Trade

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's landmark rules to cut power plant emissions will likely g...

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. Seven months have passed since the president announced the Climate Action Plan. Now it's time to implement the plan. Simply put, this year is when the rubber hits the road.

States Urge EPA To Adopt Tough Carbon-Cutting Policies

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Fifteen U.S. states have urged the top environmental regulator to adopt their ...

WATCH: A Majority Of U.S. Transit Is Still Reliant On Oil

Posted 04.28.2013 | Green

From Face the Facts USA: 93 percent of U.S. transport remains reliant on oil. As Earth Week 2013 continues we turn to one of the root causes of ...

The Companies Doing The Most To Tackle Climate Change

Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

A new list from Climate Counts -- a non-profit organization which aims to bring businesses and consumers together to address climate change -- ranked ...

Greenhouse Gases Rise With GDP, Slower To Fall In Recession

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

* New buildings, cars keep emissions up in a downturn * May need economic rethink of GDP, CO2 growth-study By Alister Do...

Coal Exports Make U.S. Cleaner, E.U. More Polluted

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green

* U.S. emissions predicted to fall as EU emissions rise in 2012 * German producers make 6.5 euro profit on coal burn, loss on gas ...

Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

How many single drivers pull up for lattes in all-terrain, heavy-duty SUVs made for eight people? Slick marketing may have made gas-guzzlers sexy, but the situation was exacerbated by years of mileage rules that favored SUVs and trucks, creating what's known as the SUV loophole.

EIA: US Emissions Diving More Than 4% in 2009

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

US greenhouse gas emissions are falling quickly in 2009 and bringing us within close reach (a few years) of 1990 levels.

Government Report: US Carbon Emissions to Grow Much Slower

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

Federal climate legislation is crucial if our country is to be a responsible member of the global community. While the wind industry will contribute significantly to the solution, solar has a long way to go.