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Carbon Emissions

Could Dividends Help North Dakota Say "Yes" to a Carbon Cap?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

I don't blame Dorgan and Pomeroy for being sceptical of the "postage stamp" strategy. Their state will face major costs, and the strategy puts supporters at risk in the 2010 or 2012 elections.

Green News Report - July 30, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's audio report: China & the U.S., together again

Put the Brakes on the Bank: Carbon Finance in Indonesia

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

The World Bank's current struggle within its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility illustrates the difficulty of building a solid programmatic foundation that incorporates civil society concerns.

Cap-and-Trade and a Case for Special Cases from Alaska's Far North

Bill Streever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Streever

The emerging energy policy seems fair minded, really nothing more than "user pays." But consider the unintended consequences on one of society's most disenfranchised minorities.

Newly Released US Military Spy Satellite Images Show Massive Arctic Ice Melt

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While most people don't need any more proof that the Arctic is melting, new spy satellite photos released by the U.S. Military today put the nail in the climate change coffin.

Business as Radical, Not Business as Usual

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Since I was in India 18 months ago, a burgeoning youth climate movement has arrived on the scene.

Grading a Climate Bill, Part 3: The Top 10 Bogus Statements in the Climate Debate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Not all the American people are intelligent enough about climate change to know their intelligence has been insulted. It's a complicated topic made more complicated by bogus arguments.

United We Stand; Divided We're Falling

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

We are one nation. But not when it comes to energy policy. What we need is a national electric-vehicle infrastructure.

The Failure of Democracy in West Virginia: Redefining "Alternative" Energy

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Alternative energy is a standard reference to energy sources that are not carbon based. But in West Virginia, many of the designated "alternative" energy sources contribute not only significantly more GHG emissions than the dirtiest conventional coal fired plants, they emit toxic pollutants as well.

Why We Can't Wait for the Perfect Climate Bill

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have passed the point of waiting to tackle global warming until some indefinite, ideal time in the future. And we have passed the point of speculating about other mechanisms, such as a carbon tax.

Four Reasons to Use Cap-and-Trade to Fight Global Warming

Michael Oppenheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Oppenheimer

The window of opportunity to avoid a dangerous warming is closing fast. We can't afford the time to tinker with a tax. Let's rely on a proven approach, and cap greenhouse gases.

Gore To Back Emissions Reduction | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A fully costed map for how Australia could reduce greenhouse gas emissions "at emergency speed" will be developed with the backing of former US vice-p...

From Climate Science to Climate Justice: Climate Change a Symptom of Man's Inhumanity to Man

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The salient and problematic underlying political reality is that it climate change the culmination of longstanding processes of colonization and realpolitik.

Sahil Kapur

Inhofe: Nothing Could Make Me Vote For Climate Bill | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are hoping to complete the task that their colleagues in the House began two weeks ago -- passing the most ambitious climate bill eve...

Obama Officials Urge Senate To Act On Climate Bill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and...

A Threefold Strategy for Carbon Reduction

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The belief that a price signal on fuel purchases alone will fix our energy sector is simply unfounded. We need a strategic combination of technology, policy, and pricing to solve our energy dilemma and start curbing the climate crisis.

Urgent July 4th Declaration: Bo Webb to Al Gore: Stand with Me at Ground Zero for Climate Change

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If we are to be serious about addressing the "inconvenient truth," then banning mountaintop removal is a logical and required first step in capturing carbon and saving our forests.

India Will Reject Curbs On Its CO2 Emissions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

India will not accept limits on its greenhouse gas emissions at climate talks later this year and instead will focus on economic growth and lifting it...

EPA Proposes Tougher Clean Air Rule

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — (AP) _ The Obama administration is proposing to strengthen a key air pollution health standard. The Environmental Protection Agenc...

CA Imposes Stringent Rules On Car Emissions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reversing a Bush-era decision and honoring a pledge last month, the Obama administration on Tuesday granted California the ability to impose stringent...

Green News Report - June 30, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The heat was on as members of the U.S. House of Representatives angrily debated and narrowly passed the landmark American C...

The Simple Arithmetic of Global Warming Supports the Economics of a Climate Change Bill

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Fiderer

One of the great ironies of our age is that skepticism of global warming is treated with greater respect than, say, Holocaust denial.

MIT Developing Concrete That Lasts for 16,000 Years | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The use of this new ultra high density concrete will have enormous environmental implications, given its ability to deliver lighter, stronger structur...

Can Artificial Trees Be Better For You? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fake plants generally don't give off huge environmental benefits--especially when they're the plastic kind that just barely cheer up offices and waiti...

Time for the Gigaton Throwdown!

Larry Coben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Coben

Tomorrow in Washington, the Gigaton Throwdown releases its long awaited report on how to remove a gigaton of CO2 from our atmosphere while building an...