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Why This Scene May Cease
to Exist in California After 2040
Sep 29, 2017 1:14 PM CDT
Why This Scene May Cease to Exist in California After 2040
Assemblyman wants to ban sales of cars fueled by gas, diesel by that deadline
- If Phil Ting has his way, California girls will soon be cruising down Highway One and never having to stop for gas. When the state Legislature returns at the start of 2018, the Dem assemblyman says he'll introduce a bill that would ban the sale of new cars fueled...
to Run EPA
Dec 8, 2016 6:03 AM CST
Environmentalists Horrified by Trump's Pick to Run EPA
Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt has been busy suing the EPA
- Environmentalists who thought Donald Trump's meeting with Al Gore might signal a more moderate environmental policy had those hopes crushed Wednesday with the news that Trump wants Oklahoma's attorney general to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt, whose official biography calls him "a leading advocate against...
Surprise Global Warming
Oct 1, 2016 2:54 PM CDT
Surprise Global Warming Contributor: Reservoirs
They produce as much yearly greenhouse gas emissions as Brazil
- There's a new enemy in the battle against global warming: reservoirs. Researchers studying more than 250 of the world's reservoirs found they produce the equivalent of 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide every year, the
reports. According to
, that's about the same amount of...
California Is Going
After Its Farting Cows
Sep 20, 2016 8:23 AM CDT
California Is Going After Its Farting Cows
It's all part of Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to fight climate change
- California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills. "You know, when Noah wanted to build his ark, most of the people laughed at him?" Brown said, per the
Spot Might Be
an Easy Fix
Aug 16, 2016 11:37 AM CDT
America's Worst Methane Hot Spot Might Be an Easy Fix
It's mostly tied to natural gas production: NASA study
- For more than a decade, scientists have been aware of a methane hot spot the size of Delaware in the Four Corners region of the US. Now they know what's responsible. A NASA study finds more than 250 sources of the leak in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah,...
Hits 'New Milestone'
Nov 9, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Climate Change Hits 'New Milestone'
Temperatures and greenhouse-gas levels hit new highs
- This year is on track to be a record 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than the 19th-century average, hitting a symbolic milestone in the temperature rise that scientists blame mostly on human activities, Britain's weather service said Monday. To measure global warming, scientists compare today's...
How Your Coffee Grounds
Can Help Save the World
Sep 3, 2015 8:24 AM CDT
How Your Coffee Grounds Can Help Save the World
Heating used grounds with potassium hydroxide enables methane storage
- As if coffee isn't amazing enough already. A team of researchers—who, yes, got the idea over a cup of coffee—are reporting in the journal
that soaking spent coffee grounds in potassium hydroxide and then heating the grounds in a furnace creates a material that can store...
Mysterious Blue Clouds
May Portend Disaster
Aug 23, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
Mysterious Blue Clouds May Portend Disaster
Noctilucent clouds are forming in unlikely conditions
- Like scientific mysteries? Then consider the electric-blue clouds that are becoming more common and appearing in unexpected parts of the world, the
San Francisco Chronicle
reports. Called "noctilucent clouds" or "night-shining clouds," they were first reported above polar regions in 1885 and have appeared every summer since,...
to Clean Up
Aug 11, 2015 8:31 AM CDT
Scientists Devise Way to Clean Up Cow Burps
Small molecule could also curb greenhouse gas emissions
- Cows are notorious methane gas producers, belching somewhere between 132 and 264 gallons of gas produced by food fermenting in the rumen (one of the four parts of their stomachs) every day. As the
reports, that's so significant that ruminant animals—including sheep and goats—actually contribute...
Obama's 'War on Coal'
Faces Army of Lawyers
Aug 3, 2015 7:12 AM CDT
Obama's 'War on Coal' Begins Today—and Faces Army of Lawyers
EPA chief pushed for 'airtight' Clean Power Plan
- President Obama will officially unveil his plan to dramatically cut greenhouse-gas emissions later today—and there is an army of lawyers ready to pounce. The Clean Power plan imposes tough limits on power plant emissions and dozens of corporations are preparing to fight what they call a "war on...
Obama to Unveil
Aug 2, 2015 2:11 PM CDT
Obama to Unveil New Climate Change Plan: Officials
Power plants to face steeper cuts, have more time to comply
- President Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said today, in what the president called the most significant step the US has ever taken to fight global warming. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, Obama...
This Dutch Ruling Could
Have Global Repercussions
Jun 24, 2015 9:00 AM CDT
This Dutch Ruling Could Have Global Repercussions
Country given 5 years to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 25%
- In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the government today to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020. The ruling by The Hague District Court could lay the foundations for similar cases around the world,...
Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM CDT
White House Going After Airplane Emissions
EPA says they endanger health, first step toward regulations
- Actual regulations are still a good five years away, but the EPA took the first step today toward stricter rules on airplane emissions: The agency released a finding that the emissions contribute to air pollution and thus pose a risk to public health. Next will come years of wrangling over...
Scientists Investigate 'the
Four Corners Mystery'
Apr 12, 2015 2:30 PM CDT
Scientists Investigate 'the Four Corners Mystery'
Satellite data found methane 'hot spot' in the area last year
- Last year, a puzzle emerged in the Four Corners area , where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah come together: The area, scientists found, has had a far higher concentration of methane than anywhere else in the US. Now, teams of federal, university, and other researchers are trying to figure out...
Western US Poised
for Worst Drought
in 1K Years: Study
Feb 14, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Western US Poised for Worst Drought in 1K Years: Study
But experts say there's still time to change our ways
- Within a few decades, a significant chunk of the US could be in for the worst drought in more than a millennium. That's if we don't change our greenhouse-gas-emitting ways, scientists say: A study co-author says the chance of a megadrought in the central and western US sometime...
Out Rules to
Jan 14, 2015 1:11 PM CST
Obama Rolls Out Rules to Hack Methane Emissions
Obama administration aims to cut emissions by 45% by 2025
- President Obama is rolling out major new steps to fight methane emissions, aiming to cut them by up to 45% of 2012 levels within a decade. The administration's rules will address the growing domestic oil and gas industries, whose expansion is expected to significantly increase the amount of methane...
New Climate Change
Dec 20, 2014 2:45 PM CST
New Climate Change Culprit: Beavers
Numbers are rising as dammed ponds release methane into atmosphere
- We were just trying to help. Turns out the efforts of humankind to save beavers from extinction over the past century have had an eco-unfriendly side effect: The animals, whose population has rebounded, are contributing to climate change, researchers say at EurekAlert . Beaver dams create shallow ponds, which can host...
Dec 14, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Climate Deal Goes From 'Weak to Weaker to Weakest'
Delegates sign off on 'watered-down' deal in Peru
- Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early today that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of greenhouse gas emissions limits. More than 30 hours behind schedule, delegates from more than 190 countries agreed on what information should go...
What That Beer Fridge
Is Really Costing You
Nov 27, 2014 12:15 PM CST
What That Beer Fridge Is Really Costing You
Second refrigerators tend to be old energy hogs
- Oh, the second fridge. Almost one in three households in the Midwest has one; locals know it affectionately as the "beer and deer" fridge, reports the
. Across the rest of the US, the average is closer to one in four households. Some 15% of those second fridges...
Expect More Lightning in Coming Years
Nov 14, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Expect More Lightning in Coming Years
Study: Climate change could spur up to 50% more strikes over next century
- The US and China are working together to temper greenhouse-gas emissions, which could come in handy now that scientists are saying climate change might cause something else down the road: more lightning strikes. A study in
says lightning frequency in the continental US could spike by more than 12%...
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