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Melissa Wright, Director, City Energy Project, New York: This week the federal ENERGY STAR program announced the list of the 25 cities that had the most ENERGY STAR-certified buildings in 2014, and we're proud to say that City Energy Project (CEP) cities...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Melissa Wright | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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As Direct Action swings into gear, Australia is ahead in its task to combat carbon emissions under a prime minister who once thought climate change was absolute crap.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than that of the US or the United Kingdom.
From: PhysOrg | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Mount Pinatubo erupting in 1991 Bullit Marquez/AP Back in the late 1990s, Ken Caldeira set out to disprove the "ludicrous" idea that we could reverse global warming by filling the sky with chemicals that would partially block the sun. A few years earlier,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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While power consumption is rising, Verizon has pledged to reduce its carbon intensity by 50 percent by 2020....
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Queries is a recurring feature that ventures beyond the headlines by presenting discussions with researchers that put new scientific findings in perspective. These discussions examine the backstory behind the latest studies, ask how new research fits...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Christie Aschwanden | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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A combination of custom hardwood, white oak, imported Italian stone and glass compose the compellingly geometric façade.   Less is more at a California residence designed and crafted by sustainable building leader Prime Five Homes, a Los Angeles-based...
From: Dwell | By: andreasmith | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Mitch McConnell proposes a solution for any state that doesn't like Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions: Just ignore it....
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by 8.4 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to official figures released today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Carbon emissions fell by 9.7 percent.  A 23 percent reduction in coal use and...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Kyla Mandel | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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By Jean Lupinacci Did you know energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change, at a cost of more than $100 billion per year? That’s significant. That’s why EPA’s new Energy Star...
From: Greenversations | By: bteam | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Florida Governor Rick Scott’s henchmen punish staffers who utter the words "climate change." Guffaws punctuated a Florida legislative hearing the other day. Lawmakers and onlookers chuckled as Florida Division of Emergency chief Bryan Koon tied his...
From: Truthout | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Amazon forest becoming less of a climate change safety net Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact' Climate denial is immoral, says head of US Episcopal church Climate work highlighted on World Meteorological Day Global warming is now slowing...
From: Skeptical Science | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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More young people are moving to the suburbs than to cities -- but that doesn’t mean they actually want to live in car-dependent sprawl....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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In addition to the most obvious benefits of electric vehicle (EV) use — a diminished carbon footprint, less air pollution, etc — there are many other, more subtle, benefits as well. New research from Michigan State University recently uncovered some...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a bold solution for any state that doesn't like President Barack Obama's flagship plan to slash carbon emissions: Just ignore it. The new rule, issued under the Clean Air Act,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Sasha Stashwick, Policy Analyst, New York: The EPA's Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel--a group of experts convened to advise EPA on a scientifically sound approach to biogenic carbon accounting--held an in-person meeting today in which the public was...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Sasha Stashwick | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a group of young Girl Scouts and a jewelry-making gynecologist....
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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As investors start to see economic benefits from new financial models in renewable energy solar, will we see a drop in carbon emissions?...
From: GreenBiz | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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In California's epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped. Wars over California's limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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This DeSmog UK epic history post portrays Lee Raymond, the Texan captain who steered the Exxon ship against the rising tide of climate science. In 1997, BP’s British boss, John Brown, stunned the world by endorsing the science of climate change and...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Brendan Montague | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Denying the science behind climate change is sinful and immoral, the head of the Episcopal Church told fellow worshippers this week. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, speaking at a livestreamed webcast event designed to spread awareness of...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Coburn Palmer | Friday, March 27, 2015
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This post Biking the Tube appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Every city in the world seems to be jealous of New York’s marvelous High Line, an ancient abandoned elevated rail line that has been converted into a park. Now cities everywhere are looking...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Stephen Petranek | Friday, March 27, 2015
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New cars and trucks are saving more gas and emitting less than they ever have before. The post EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ‘Wide Margin’ appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Chait has an amusing discussion of Laurence Tribe’s willingness to cash paychecks from Big Coal to make arguments better suited to the CATO institute blog: Tribe is playing an important legal role, which has to be evaluated on its own terms. Other...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Not to be outdone by the Republican House and its draconian budget resolution, Senate Republicans passed their own budget which also shreds the safety net. And repeals Obamacare. The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Rich in carbon, not in carbon emissions
From: IEEE Spectrum | By: Lawrence Ulrich | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Beijing: Beijing just announced that it will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. This welcome step, carried out as part...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Barbara Finamore | Friday, March 27, 2015
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In the face of rising global temperatures, glacial retreat, and ocean acidification, sustainable development of renewable resources has become more important than ever before. The U.S. government's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)...
From: Truthout | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Volvo last year reduced the total lifetime CO2 emissions of its products by 40 million tons against a 2008 baseline, beating its goal by 10 million tons, according to the automaker’s 2014 sustainability report. The company also exceeded its target...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, March 27, 2015
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