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U.S. More Than Half Way Towards 2020 Greenhouse Gas Pledge

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States'...

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

China's War On Smog Sparks Conflict

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is only a few weeks old, but the battle lines are already bein...

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....

Chevron Says California's Carbon Rules Will Make Gas Too Expensive

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - Pending California carbon regulations could make it too expensive to operate refiner...

Italian Judge Blames Coal Plant For Hundreds Of Deaths, Forces It To Shut Down

Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

Police in Italy have ordered the coal-fired power plant Vado Ligure, which they say is responsible for 442 deaths, to shutdown. The plant is located i...

6 Greener Ethos Car Maintenance Tips

Varda Epstein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Varda Epstein

Here are some green car maintenance tips to help you keep your car -- and the environment -- in tiptop shape.

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...

Global Warming: Blame the English

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

As we focus on what needs to be done, let's not forget how we got here. My tongue-in-cheek headline to this post aside, it's not a matter of blame, it's a matter of approaching the discussion with an understanding of the historical reality.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

World May Have To Suck Gases From Air To Meet Climate Goals

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases f...

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...

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 ...

Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

This Is How Fracking Works, In Cake Form

Posted 11.22.2013 | Green

Does all energy come with a price? TakePart Live's Jacob Soboroff tackles the complicated environmental costs of different energy sources in the la...

UN Climate Chief: Leave Coal In The Ground

AP | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The top U.N. climate diplomat on Monday told the coal industry it should leave most of the world's remaining coal reserves in ...

China To Draw 'Ecological Protection Red Line'

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs...

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

The Truth About Climate Change

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV In what will come as a surprise to almost no one, 2012 was another record year for the volume of greenhouse gases in...

Celebs Take On Keystone XL In Hilarious Spoof

Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Halloween may have come and gone, but for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, every day th...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached New Highs Last Year. Again.

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

* Carbon dioxide, methane volumes grew faster in 2012 * World temperatures to rise 2 degrees by mid-century * UN confere...

China Sets Up Smog Health Study

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green

BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - China's Health Ministry will set up a national network within five years to provide a way of monitoring the long-term im...

Super Smog Hits Chinese City

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an internat...

Europe's Growing Pollution Problem

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

* Report says EU pollution causes early deaths, crop damage * Levels of some pollutants falling more slowly than others ...

Fossil Fuel Emission Must Stop, Economic Organization Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this cen...