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Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In Heartland and Beyond, Businesses Get It: Not Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Risky Business

Bob Keefe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.

We Need Carbon Pollution Rules - and So Do Our Health and Economy

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Alex Cornell du Houx

Currently, we limit the amount of many pollutants and toxins, such as sulfur dioxide, mercury, and arsenic, that power plants are allowed to spew into the air we breathe, but there are no limits on carbon dioxide.

EPA To Propose 30 Percent Cut In Carbon Emissions

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from e...

Kate Sheppard

Obama's Carbon Battle: Everyone Is Suiting Up For A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over carbon reduction requirements for the fleet of existing power plants in the United States is well underway -- and the Oba...

Obama Takes Bold Step to Geoengineer Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The ACDC plan, code-named "Rainmaker," is considered by experts to be groundbreaking not only because it did not require the construction of a vast industrial infrastructure; it also helped keep flights on time.

Kate Sheppard

'Social Cost Of Carbon' Too Low, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The U.S. government uses $37 as its estimate of how much a ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs, including decrease...

Climate Change Chatter: SCOTUS and 'Tailoring Rule' Edition

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations. Th...

Obama's Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and 'No'

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.

Goats, Gills and Guts: Animals in the News

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Our furry and scaly fellow subjects of the animal kingdom never cease to surprise and amaze. Consider these three fascinating stories ripped from recent headlines.

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as the fuel of choice to power our nation's huge fleet of automobiles and trucks and power plants without adding to our climate change woes?

The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

Year-Specific Predictions of Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

And now for some good news: Despite headlines, we can't be sure when our goose will be cooked.

The Supreme Court Accepts Challenge to EPA's Greenhouse Gas Program -- But Only One Single Question

Denise Bode | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green
Denise Bode

Very few folks get left out except renewable electricity producers like wind. So everyone has skin in this game. So where does that leave industry and the EPA?

Release of Fifth Assessment on Climate Change Underway

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The report does not contain any bombshells. The topline message is consistent with what we've read in previous assessments: global warming is real, is largely due to human activities.

Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters To Obama: 'No Planet Drama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite the gray skies in Washington on Saturday, more than 100 protesters carrying handmade signs showed up in Lincoln Park to call on ...

On Carbon Taxes and Competition

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The United States and China are talking different languages when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

Climate Change: China, U.S. Bring Toy Fire Truck to Seven-Alarm Fire

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.

On Science, Politics and Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

One reason you don't want to have politicians mucking around in the nuts and bolts of science is that they often have a shaky grasp of the science at best.

What Your Family Can Do To Help The Environment

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Last week, the earth hit an environmental milestone that has climat...

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Marty Kaplan

Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EPA Cries Foul on Keystone, Gov. Forecasts Fall Short

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two news items surrounding greenhouse gas emissions moved over the past week. One on the trajectory of said emissions from government number-crunching. The other on what the proposed Keystone pipeline might mean for emissions.

The push for clean energy has stalled

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled: While energy is becoming less carbon-intensive in some sectors and regions, the story of ...

Climate Change Casualties: Honey, Coffee, Chocolate

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In the United States climate change has brutalized plants and honeybees. In fact, since 2008 the price of honey in America has risen by 50 percent. Pundits expect it to reach its highest price ever in 2013.

Lucia Graves

Ernest Moniz's Clean Coal Record Draws Environmentalists' Ire

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

When President Barack Obama tapped MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy earlier this month, environmentalists were quick to r...

Old Wang Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

As China's economy has grown, so has its consumption of coal, which has increased by an average of nine percent per year. By comparison, average coal demand growth for the rest of the world has been about one percent per year.