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2014-02-05 16:22:52

MONESSEN, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-based study showing that increasing energy costs are straining the budgets of lower and middle-income Pennsylvanians underlines the need to examine the factors that are driving up costs and compromising the reliability of the electric supply, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance said today. Alliance CEO John Pippy, reacting to a study commissioned by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, reiterated his call for legislative...

2014-01-27 20:21:07

Analysis Pegged to WEF Risk Categories Indicates the World Got Less Risky in 2013 BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Light® marked the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, concluded this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, with the release of the Northern Light's Global Risk Index (GRI). This index, based on an analysis of WEF's 50 global risk categories, shows that overall the world is getting less risky, at least for now. Using the first quarter of 2012 as the...

Electric And Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Help Reduce Emissions
2014-01-22 05:36:44

[ Watch the Video: Are Greener Cars The Answer To Emissions Problems? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and other types of electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) will have less of an impact on greenhouse gas levels than many experts have predicted, according to research published online this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. In the paper, researchers from the North Carolina State...

US China Top Global Warming List
2014-01-17 12:44:07

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a finding that comes as little surprise, the United States and China were found to be among the top seven countries that contributed to global warming in the last century. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of Concordia, also added Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom to that list. Taken together, these countries were responsible for up to 60 percent of global warming between 1906 and 2005,...

2014-01-08 12:23:54

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to regulate carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants, published today, imposes limits that are not achievable using current technology, contrary to the requirement under the law. "Consequently, the proposal would preclude the construction of new coal-fired power plants in...

Interactive Maps Of US Metro Areas Shows Striking Differences Between Cities And Suburbs
2014-01-06 14:37:53

University of California - Berkeley According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities' extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. Dominated by emissions from cars, trucks and other forms of transportation, suburbs account for about 50 percent of all household emissions – largely carbon dioxide – in United...

2013-12-06 13:59:59

For first time, Dartmouth study puts a dollar value on snow's reflection of solar energy Replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if trees are left standing in some regions, according to a Dartmouth College study that for the first time puts a dollar value on snow's ability to reflect the sun's energy. The findings suggest more frequent logging or deforestation may better serve our planet and pocketbooks in high latitude areas...

2013-12-04 10:50:59

PLOS ONE publishes "Assessing Dangerous Climate Change: Required Reductions of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature" from James Hansen and colleagues, and announces call for papers on responses to climate change: Research article assesses climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data, and uses Earth's measured energy imbalance and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission...


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