Greenhouse gases

First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Plants On Their Way, Obama Says

First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Plants On Their Way, Obama Says
President Obama plans to unveil new carbon pollution limits on existing power plants. These will be the first-ever rules to attack carbon specifically, long blamed for trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and accelerating climate change.
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Video: MA Gov Deval Patrick Calls for 'Future Free of Fossil Fuels'

Video: MA Gov Deval Patrick Calls for 'Future Free of Fossil Fuels'
In a speech Friday at the UMass Amherst Commencement Address, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick called for a "future free of fossil fuels." The history books and future generations will rightfully judge today's "leaders" harshly if they fail to act. Leaders like Gov. Deval Patrick, on the contrary, should and likely will be hailed as heroes and visionaries.
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CO2 Pollution Levels at Annual Record High, Edge Closer to Terrifying 400 PPM Threshold

CO2 Pollution Levels at Annual Record High, Edge Closer to Terrifying 400 PPM Threshold
World carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday. The heat-trapping gas, pumped into the air by cars and smokestacks, was measured at 393.1 parts per million last year, up 2.2 ppm from the previous year, said the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization in its annual greenhouse gas inventory.
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John Heilprin
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Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories

Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories
The Supreme Court has agreed to make a decision on President Obama's executive actions regarding emissions regulations. The high court will review a lower court's upholding of the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases in power plants and factories. The EPA's authority, granted under the Clean Air Act, is an effort to stave off climate catastrophe and its upheaval would put Congress in charge of figuring out how to curb dangerous emissions. Because they're real good at getting things done.
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The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?

The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?
Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel deposits containing enough carbon to more than double global climate pollution emissions.
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