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Carbon Pollution

This Earth Day, Put People Before Polluters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Elisabeth MacNamara

This Earth Day, put people before polluters. If supporters like you stand up and demand the strongest standard possible, we can put our country -- and our planet -- on the path to a sustainable future and ensure a cleaner, healthier future for everyone.

Finding Hope in the Pale Blue Dot

Dominique Browning | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Cut greenhouse gas emissions. Simple -- and terribly complicated. But we've done the inconceivable before, and we can again.

Rejecting Keystone XL is Good Politics As Well As Good Policy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Gene Karpinski

Despite all the bluster and spin you're hearing from the fossil fuel industry, Keystone XL likely won't be the determining factor in a single congressional race this year.

CO2 Levels On Track To Top 400 PPM For A Month

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history....

Sochi's Last Winter Olympics

Don Kraus | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Don Kraus

Obama and other well-meaning U.S. policy makers continue to talk about energy independence and U.S. greenhouse gas reduction as if that is all we need to do to solve this looming problem. But it's not! No nation can solve this problem alone.

Cleaning Up Our Power Industry

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

The carbon emissions that come from this sector are making a mess of our climate, and it's up to us, all of us, together, to make sure it stops.

Pete Seeger and the Power of Singing out Against Climate Change

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

This is the text of my testimony presented to the EPA this week on its proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants: I've traveled from N...

New Poll: Americans Ready for Action on Carbon Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Public hearing in Washington, DC, Thursday will be packed with supporters. This week we once again heard the call for action from Americans loud and ...

Industry Groups Prepare Opposition To EPA Pollution Rules

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Forty industry groups launched a new partnership on Thursday to form a "unified s...

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Action in State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.

Yes We Care! Latinos Want Action On Climate Change

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

We care because we know it's the environmental scourge of our time. We care because it's threatening our families and our communities. And we want the country to take action now against the dangers we're already seeing from this growing threat.

New Latino Polling Provides Roadmap to Victory for 2014 Candidates

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

There is landslide of support for climate action, and smart candidates will take note. Latinos represent the largest segment of new voters outside of young people. Twelve million Latinos voted in 2012 -- 10 percent of the electorate -- and that is expected to double by 2030.

Thanks King Coal: U.S. Carbon Pollution Up In 2013

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says energy-related carbon dioxide pollution increased slightly last year after declining for several year...

Signs of Success in Cutting Carbon From the Power Sector

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 01.10.2014 | Green
Vicki Arroyo

We need that electricity to light our homes and power our factories, of course. But as the states and some power companies are already demonstrating, we can produce that electricity in ways that significantly reduce carbon pollution.

10 Ways the League of Women Voters Is Making Democracy Work in 2013

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

In 1920, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to democratize the vote. Since then, League members across the country have worked tirelessly to strengthen our democracy and ensure equality for all.

Warmer Temperatures Change the Balance of Nature

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Who will pay the price? It will be our children -- and the currency will not be monetary.

U.S. Public Lands Now Emit More CO2 Than They Can Possibly Absorb, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Oil and gas drilling on public lands in the United States creates 4.5 times more carbon dioxide than that land can possibly absorb as carbon sinks, ac...

This #GivingTuesday, Help Strengthen Our Country and Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.

EPA Listening Sessions: Speak Up for a Healthy Future

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Why is this so important? Because it's one of the most significant ways our president can reduce our nation's carbon dioxide emissions.

New Poll: Is Attacking the EPA the Bright Idea Tea Partiers Think It Is?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

We put the best arguments for limiting carbon pollution -- like how the EPA pollution safeguards could spark innovation and result in a net increase jobs -- against the attacks most often used by climate change deniers and other critics backed by polluting industries like Big Oil.

Running Clean or Running Scared?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When you think of the type of leader you want to represent you in government, what do you wish for? I'm guessing you'd prefer to have someone who is b...

The Next Superstorm: Will Congress Protect Us?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Coal industry lobbyists and House Republicans have chosen to spend the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy trying to block climate action and help the polluters who release the largest amount of global warming pollution in our nation.

Larry Ellison Is a Conservation Leader

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Reese Halter

And as Larry Ellison knows when you make your own energy to run football fields of servers storing most of the business data, globally and there's extra energy left over -- then it's sold back into the grid, maximizing the investment.

Victims on the Front Lines of Climate Disasters Call for Congressional Action

Rocky Kistner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As the world's climate scientists increasingly sound the alarm about the growing threats of climate change, more and more people hard-hit by the rising tide of dangerous extreme weather events are demanding that Congress take action.

The Science Is Clear: The IPCC and the Need for Climate Action Now

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Researchers are more certain than ever before that humans are causing climate change and that some of its most dangerous impacts are accelerating faster than expected. We are gambling with the well-being of our kids and future generations.