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California Braces for Showdown on Emissions

Sat, Sep 18, 2010

Environment

New York TimesBy Adam Nagourney LOS ANGELES — A ballot initiative to suspend a milestone California law curbing greenhouse gas emissions is drawing a wave of contributions from out-of-state oil companies, raising concerns among conservationists as it emerges as a test of public support for potentially costly environmental measures during tough

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Tags: California, Ballot initiative, Greenhouse gas emissions, Charles and David Koch, Global Warming Solutions Act

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Japan aims to bury greenhouse gas emissions

Mon, Nov 2, 2009

Energy

Energy Dailyby Staff WritersOmuta, Japan Swathes of dirty clouds brood over a coal plant in rural Japan, but scientists are now hoping to send the pollutants the other way, deep into the bowels of Mother Earth.The cutting-edge but controversial technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is being tested at

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Tags: Carbon capture, Renewable energies, Solar energy, Greenhouse gas

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Greener diet reduces dairy cows' methane burps

Sun, Jun 21, 2009

Environment

Yahoo NewsLisa Rathke, Associated Press WriterCOVENTRY, Vt. – Vermont dairy farmers Tim Maikshilo and Kristen Dellert, mindful of shrinking their carbon footprint, have changed their cows' diet to reduce the amount of gas the animals burp — dairy cows' contribution to global warming.Coventry Valley Farm is one of 15 Vermont

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Tags: Dairy cows, greenhouse gas, carbon footprint

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California forests hold one answer to climate change

Tue, Jun 2, 2009

Environment

Los Angeles TimesBy Margot RooseveltSilvery light flickers through the redwood canopy of the Van Eck forest down to a fragrant carpet of needles and thimbleberry brush. A brook splashes along polished stones, through thickets of ferns.How lush. How lovely. How lucrative.This 2,200-acre spread in Humboldt County does well by doing

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Tags: California, Humboldt County, Cap and trade, greenhouse gas emissions

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U.S. pledges to make up for lost time in climate fight

Tue, Apr 28, 2009

Global Warming

Reuters By Deborah Zabarenko and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States gathered China, India and the world's other top greenhouse gas polluters in Washington on Monday to "make up for lost time" and lay the groundwork for a U.N. deal to fight climate change. The meeting, which U.S.

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Tags: Climate change, greenhouse gas polluters, United Nations

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Wind Power Advantageous When Coupled With Grid Improvements

Fri, Mar 13, 2009

Energy

Wind Dailyby Staff WritersWind-generated electricity from the upper Midwest will become cost-competitive with power generated from more conventional fuel sources like coal, while providing substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions when connected to the nation's electricity grid via new extra-high voltage transmission lines, a new study by The Brattle Group

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Tags: Wind-generated electricity, U.S. Midwest, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

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Polluters pay under Obama's 'green' budget

Mon, Mar 2, 2009

Global Warming

TerraDailyBy Staff WritersBarack Obama hopes to raise some 80 billion dollars each year beginning in 2012 by imposing market-based limits on climate-warming gases, according to the president's draft budget released Thursday. The potentially groundbreaking program -- similar to one already in place in Europe -- would rev up US efforts

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Tags: Barack Obama, Environment, Greenhouse gas, W.S.2010 Budget, Emissions, Cap and Trade

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Climate change policies failing, Nasa scientist warns Obama

Thu, Jan 1, 2009

Environment

Guardian UKBy James RandersonCurrent approaches to deal with climate change are ineffectual, one of the world's top climate scientists said today in a personal new year appeal to Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the urgent need to tackle global warming.With less than three weeks to go until Obama's

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Tags: Barack Obama, Environment, Greenhouse gas emissions, Coal, James Hansen, NASA

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Bush may be giving Obama breathing room to fight global warming

Thu, Jan 1, 2009

Global Warming

Los Angeles TimesBy Jim Tankersley Reporting from Washington -- President Bush could be forcing President-elect Barack Obama to act almost immediately to curb global warming, after years of the Bush administration fighting attempts to crack down on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tags: Barack Obama, Environment, Greenhouse gas emissions

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