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2009-02-05 12:44:00

Case Could Prompt EPA to Start Regulating Greenhouse Gases WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a case that could prompt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit yesterday against EPA for violating its duty to review and update its emission standards for nitric acid plants, which produce chemicals used in the fertilizer and explosives industries. The...

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2009-01-26 15:53:11

A new report released Monday finds that global temperature increases driven by climate change could be kept within the crucial 2-degree threshold if the world acts quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030. Temperature increases beyond the 2-degree threshold would threaten severe environmental consequences, such as rising sea levels and the melting of polar ice caps, scientists say. However, governments and scientists are growing increasingly concerned about whether...

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2009-01-22 12:40:00

It is likely that President Barack Obama's administration will let the state of California impose its own tough limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars by May, California's top climate change official predicted on Wednesday. Granting California a waiver that allows it to set its own emissions regulations would be a big victory for environmentalists and a positive sign towards Obama's commitment to tackling climate change. The new Environmental Protection Agency chief was asked by...

2009-01-16 11:49:49

Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. "Greenhouse gas release from changes in land use "“ growing crops that could be used for biofuels on...

2009-01-15 08:30:00

Climate Task Force supports carbon tax as best policy to reduce nation's greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) co-founder and former economic advisor to President Bill Clinton, along with Dr. Elaine C. Kamarck, CTF co-founder and former domestic policy advisor to Al Gore, issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Climate Action Partnership's misguided endorsement of an...

2009-01-15 08:00:00

Broad and Diverse Coalition Presents Consensus Approach on Major Climate Initiatives WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) today unveiled a comprehensive and detailed set of integrated policy recommendations for developing legislation that would create an environmentally effective and economically sustainable national climate protection program. The landmark document - titled A Blueprint for Legislative Action - echoes the sense of urgency that...

2009-01-05 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 Mid-Atlantic states that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "This partnership will work closely on a standard for the entire region," Governor Rendell said. "In conjunction with Pennsylvania's energy policies to reduce greenhouse gas...

2008-12-17 13:52:47

U.S. scientists say contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions for several decades. The study by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado warns continuing economic and technological disparities will make it more difficult than anticipated for developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and that underscores the challenges that poorer nations face in trying to...

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2008-12-10 10:35:00

Contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, new research concludes. The study, by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado, warns that continuing economic and technological disparities will make it more difficult than anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it underscores the challenges that poorer...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elected local officials from across the Metropolitan Washington region gathered today at the National Press Club to showcase the region's successes on energy and climate solutions and called on President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress to invest stimulus dollars in local climate action as a quick and effective way to create new green jobs, revitalize the economy...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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