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For the first time ever, delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are talking about entirely phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, setting up a showdown with the energy industry that profits from their extraction. We speak to Jamie Henn of 350.org...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to a new deal that forms the basis...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Philippe Crowe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Representatives of nearly 200 nations reached an accord on curbing carbon emissions this past weekend in Lima Peru.  Robert Stavins gives the bottom line. Although it is true that the Lima decision text was watered down in the last 30 hours (as a result...
From: Liberaland | By: Stuart Shapiro | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Planning to shed a few pounds after all the holiday excess is over? Better check your carbon footprint.
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Melissa Healy | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This News Bulletin is a compilation of articles about the just concluded meeting of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and of and the 10th session of the Conference of Parties...
From: Skeptical Science | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Climate Crusader is contemplating how green living and frugal living go hand-in-hand...and how they don't.Last week I got one of those phone calls that is never a whole lot of fun - I was laid off from my part-time job as an editor. I was planning...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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"The pledges made so far lead to earlier emission peaking in many countries, with 1-1.5 °C less total warming than without these policies, but not sufficient to meet the 2°C target."The post New Research Says Latest International Climate Pledges Still...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The soaring popularity of solar panels in the U.S. cuts carbon emissions but upsets utilities trying to make a return on grid investments. The industry’s attempts to slap fees on solar users sparked uproar in 2014. A new cost-sharing approach may take...
From: Reuters | By: Kevin Allison | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 percent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research....
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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United Nations member states have agreed an agreement on tackling climate change at negotiations in Peru, that ran days longer than scheduled. The deal will see each country set a target to reduce carbon emissions by next year. It also significantly...
From: Clean Techies | By: CleanTechies Staff | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The proposal, passed by Austin's city council last Thursday, is also anticipated to cut carbon emissions from the city's power generation by 75 to 80 percent.The post One Texas City Plans To Get Over Half Of Its Power From Renewables By 2025 appeared...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Sugarcane feedstock will comprise up to 10% of Brazilian jet fuel under a landmark law approved by local hydrocarbons regulator ANP. Biotechnology firm Amyris said Tuesday it had received approval to begin using farnesene in commercial jet fuel for Brazilian...
From: Business News Americas | By: Michael Place | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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U.S. newspapers are helping conservatives push their misleading “war on coal” narrative, according to a new report. There are a number of reasons why the u.s. newspapers are helping conservatives push their misleading “war on coal” narrative,...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Mike Gaworecki | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research.
From: PhysOrg | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty."...
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Monday, December 15, 2014
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This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Simon Evans Limiting warming to no more than two degrees has become the internationally accepted target for climate policy, as we saw in  the first blog of our series of pieces looking at the two degrees limit....
From: Skeptical Science | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Much has been made of Japan’s latest relapse into recession. For the most part, economists have focused on the efficacy of the once much-ballyhooed “Abenomics,” the stimulus and structural reform program that was seen as the key to turning around...
From: New Geography | By: Joel Kotkin | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Seems unlikely that the meaningless toothless climate reductions agreed to in Lima will mitigate the carbon emissions it took to get everyone to Peru to make the deal....
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Erik Loomis | Monday, December 15, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Monday, December 15, 2014
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Something is killing off farms of shellfish. Gwynn Guilford compiles an overwhelming summary of research from scientists that points to the changing climate and increased carbon emissions as the cause. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Monday, December 15, 2014
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China may need to brace for a black lung epidemic. The post Black Lung Escalates In China Just As Coal Demand Starts To Slow appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Monday, December 15, 2014
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The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere, University of Utah researchers...
From: PhysOrg | Monday, December 15, 2014
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While lead negotiators at the Lima climate talks hailed a hard-fought climate agreement forged over the weekend, many critics say the accord does not go nearly far enough in forcing meaningful reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions. The accord...
From: Yale Environment 360 | By: Yale Environment 360 | Monday, December 15, 2014
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The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth’s climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere, researchers have found....
From: Science Daily | Monday, December 15, 2014
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Students from the University of Exeter are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.
From: PhysOrg | Monday, December 15, 2014
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Apple, Diageo, Microsoft and Unilever are among the “low-carbon leaders” highlighted in Corporate Citizenship’s report the Low-Carbon Company, which makes the business case for decarbonization. Other companies can follow these low-carbon leaders’...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, December 15, 2014
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A reader wants the greenest artificial Christmas tree possible. Umbra gets real.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, December 15, 2014
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Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement. The service provides an audit of the...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Monday, December 15, 2014
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While much of conventional farming is doing more harm than good to the climate, wheat may be an important crop for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So, would wheat still be such a dietary pariah if it could help to curb climate change? According to...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jill Ettinger | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Claims of a breakthrough in battery performance are fairly commonplace—and often disappointing. A little-known startup has been toiling on a material that isn’t a radical break with today’s batteries. But by improving on materials that are already...
From: Xconomy | By: Martin LaMonica | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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3.6 degrees of uncertainty 9 things scientists did this year to ensure a better climate future Climate change in the Himalayas a reality: Experts Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go Fossil fuel companies grow nervous...
From: Skeptical Science | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Originally published on EnergyPost. By Sonja van Renssen The number one priority for Team Juncker is a €315-billion investment plan for Europe. Second, is “better regulation”. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented the European Commission’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Hydrogen, Toyota, AutoblogGreen Exclusive "Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint." Toyota has released a number...
From: Auto Blog | By: Sebastian Blanco | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008. The proposals build on a comprehensive executive...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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“There is a good way, instead of just using taxes to build a bridge, why not use a charge on pollution to build not only a bridge, but also clean air so kids can breathe. You get a twofer,” Inslee said. “That’s what we’re going to do.”The...
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is working on revisions to federal guidelines due out next year. And for the first time, it's considering the environmental implications of your food choices.
From: WBUR | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: Another in NRDC’s Year-End Review of 2014 Clean Energy Developments Governor Jerry Brown, legislative leaders, administration officials, and climate activists gathered...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Alex Jackson | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Applied CleanTech’s sewage recycling technology for wastewater has helped a UK wastewater treatment plant lower its carbon footprint and emissions and is expected to reduce operating costs between 20 percent and 30 percent. ACT announced the results...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Last year, "utility death spiral" was on our list of the top buzzphrases. A few months later, the Oxford English Dictionary included "death spiral" in its list of new words for 2014. Coincidence? GTM employees regularly use "honky-tonker," "sword and...
From: Greentech Media | By: Stephen Lacey | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Removing "black liquor," an industrial byproduct of the paper-making process, from the city's Renewable Energy Portfolio is D.C.'s latest push for cleaner energy. The post How ‘Black Liquor’ Has Been Clogging Up D.C.’s Path To Sustainability appeared...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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New Worldwatch Institute analysis examines trends in energy and carbon emissions globallyFor Immediate Release | December 17, 2014 | CONTACT GAELLE GOURMELONNotes to Editors:     Journalists may obtain a complimentary copy of "Global Energy and...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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