There is something completely bonkers about this kind of information. It’s like, well, we humans extract this harmful product from the ground, but we celebrate that we do it in … [Read full article]
Tag: carbon emissions
EU Climate Package Targets Energy Waste And Coal Subsidies
The European Union has a new 1,000 page long energy plan designed to help meet the promises made at the COP 21 summit. As it treads between competing interests, it annoys many and pleases few.
Largest Earthquake In Kansas Caused By Fracking (w/Video)
A US Geological Survey report finds that fracking was the most likely cause of a 4.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kansas in 2014.
Is the Clean Power Plan Un-American?
Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting … [Read full article]
What Causes Global Warming?
Droughts, lengthy hot spells, heavy downpours, floods, and other extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and intensely every year. Around the world, research teams are analyzing these trends, noting … [Read full article]
US Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40% and Create 2.7 Million Clean Energy Jobs
The debate about whether or not climate change is happening is over, but the question of what we need to do to lessen or mitigate the effects of global warming … [Read full article]
Solar Prices Drop 80 Percent Since 2008, Onshore Wind Also Falls
This year, we have seen the largest-ever outpouring of reporting and planning for inevitable climate change in the Anthropocene. One of the latest studies, REthinking Energy, draws on worldwide research and … [Read full article]
Cut Food-Related Carbon Emissions In Half By Not Eating Meat
Our modern lifestyle is packed full of behaviors and habits and products that have high carbon emissions attached to them, so there are plenty of areas in our lives that … [Read full article]
UCS Examines Climate Change From Sea To Shining Sea
More imminent than deadly viruses or terrorists at national events is the phenomenon of climate change, a force examined in a groundbreaking new report released today by the Union of … [Read full article]
Funding More Fire Suppression Won't Do The Trick
A firefighter pauses at the $2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, August-September 2013 (Calfire photo on facebook). President Obama released the federal budget for 2015 last week. Overall, it … [Read full article]
Expansion of Forests Into The Arctic Will Release Carbon Dioxide
The Arctic is becoming greener as plant growth increases due to warmer temperatures. More plant growth means more carbon stored as biomass, so it had been thought that this would … [Read full article]
Humans Are The Primary Cause Of Ocean Warming, Study Shows
The ocean warming that has occurred over the past 50 years is primarily caused by humans, new research shows. The new research, from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shows … [Read full article]