emissions

9.24.19

Tiny Island Nations Are Carbon-Shaming Everyone at the UN

A total of 15 countries, including several low-lying island nations, committed to zero-out their carbon emissions by 2050

9.19.19

New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought

Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.

8.6.19

Why California Went Around the EPA and Made a Deal with Carmakers

The EPA rejected California’s compromise deal, Bloomberg reported.

7.22.19

Large American Cities Are Leaking Twice as Much Methane as We Thought

Leaky pipes are likely sending methane-rich natural gas into the atmosphere where it contributes to climate change, a new study has found.

6.27.19

Contrails Are Air Travel's Dirty Secret

A new German Aerospace Center study says the clouds formed in the wake of planes have an impact on the climate that's not being properly addressed.

6.19.19

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Obama's Historic Climate Change Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been replaced by a new rule that sucks up to fossil fuels.

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6.18.19

New York State Is About to Pass Its Own Green New Deal

After three years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally came around.

1.11.19

Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts

Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.

1.8.19

US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 to Their Highest Levels in Eight Years

A new report estimates that American carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, due to Trump's policies, cold spells, and economic growth.

12.13.18

Scientists Used Satellites to Spot Arctic Methane From Space

An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.

11.5.18

Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.

10.25.18

A Biochemist Is Beating a GOP Incumbent Backed by the Chemical Industry in Key House Race

In the extremely tight race for Illinois’s sixth district seat, a recent scandal over dangerous emissions from a medical supply plant has brought environmental issues front and center.

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