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In freezing President Barack Obama's plan to tackle carbon emissions, the US Supreme Court delivered a blow to a global climate deal - but experts say that US commitments to the deal will survive.
From: PhysOrg | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The Supreme Court unexpectedly put a temporary halt on the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The carbon limits--known as the Clean Power Plan--are designed to check the largest source of the heat-trapping pollution...
From: AOL Television | By: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Chief Program Officer, Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court unexpectedly put a temporary halt on the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The carbon limits--known as the Clean Power Plan--are...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Friday, February 12, 2016
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This story originally appeared in Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If human civilization were facing a potentially existential threat, you'd probably want to know about what our leading candidates to run our country...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Friday, February 12, 2016
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"I vote Republican because of economic issues but consider myself socially liberal." "I am a Republican, but I support you and your family completely." "I support gay rights but vote Republican because that is just one issue." Living in southwest Missouri,...
From: That's Fit | By: Jeremy Charneco-Sullivan | Friday, February 12, 2016
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If she thinks America is such a mess, why wouldn't we want something different?
From: Politico | By: Michael Grunwald | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Hillary and Bernie have differences on climate. Why don't we hear about them at the debates?
From: Grist | By: Eric Holthaus | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The Clean Power Plan is in bad shape, but the planet might not be.
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Friday, February 12, 2016
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This solar-reflective lime-green paint could cut gas bills, too.
From: Grist | By: Kate Yoder | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Takeaways from the sixth Democratic debate: Clinton is specific, perhaps nobly; Sanders is all coffeehouse rage. Kanye West’s sneakers are currently a better investment than almost any other asset class. “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli and Wu-Tang...
From: The Morning News | By: themorningnews.org | Friday, February 12, 2016
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At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against...
From: AOL Television | By: Nathan Gardels | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Imagine if a world full of forests generated all the energy we need. Well, that dream could become reality with a new form of energy production. The technology is called piezoelectricity, and it refers to the electric charge produced from a vibration...
From: Inhabitat | By: Laura Mordas-Schenkein | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Often it seems that modern presidents can’t do anything — except wage war. Here’s a heartening exception.
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The Supreme Court's delay of federal clean power rules could save Arizonans money while keeping carbon emissions high.        ...
From: USA Today | Friday, February 12, 2016
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US President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Supreme Court did something "unusual" in freezing a plan to tackle carbon emissions, as he insisted his administration was on firm legal ground.
From: PhysOrg | Friday, February 12, 2016
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During last night’s Democratic presidential debate, Senator Bernie Sanders remarked that the reason climate change has not become an issue at least among many Republican candidates is that they are recipients of large fossil fuel donations. Is there...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Greenhouse in the Snow, built by a former mailman, grows an abundance of local produce high on the Nebraska plains.
From: TreeHugger | By: Melissa Breyer | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Submitted by Mrill Ingram on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 5:18pm Mrill Ingram Solar panels by pgegreenenergy The U.S. Supreme Court on February 9 threw a roadblock in the path of the most important piece of climate regulation that the United States has offered,...
From: The Progressive | By: Progressive Online Media Editor | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A study from the Union of Concerned Scientists illustrates that electric cars release fewer carbon emissions over their lifetimes when compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The path to climate progress requires finding common ground with those who hold different views. © Tim Calver Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature's Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Earlier...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Mark Tercek | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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ATHERTON, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court's decision to delay implementation of his administration's Clean Power Plan "unusual" and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. "We’re...
From: AOL Television | By: Sam Levine | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Even though the Supreme Court halted it
From: Time | By: Maya Rhodan | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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In spite of the historic Paris climate meeting in November and agreement to limit the increase in the global average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius, none of U.S. presidential candidates of either party is talking about climate change. Yet, both our...
From: That's Fit | By: Stephanie Sklar | Friday, February 12, 2016
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It’s Easy Being Green By Dick Resch It’s a concrete jungle out there — literally. Humans today consume more concrete than any substance aside from water. That presents a huge problem for the environment. Concrete comes from cement, and each ton...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A deeply-divided Supreme Court just handed corporate polluters and their cronies a small but symbolic victory: It has temporarily halted implementation of America's Clean Power Plan. This is an unprecedented move by the Supreme Court. However, this pause...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Dominique Browning | Friday, February 12, 2016
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In January, at the prominent Gaidar Forum in Moscow, Herman Gref the CEO of Sberbank, the largest Russian bank, made a strong critical statement about the Russian economy. His main point was that the oil age was over and Russia has lost the global competition...
From: AOL Television | By: Julian Popov | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Our Week In Review panel takes you behind the headlines.
From: WBUR | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks to better technology and better human ecology.
From: Triple Pundit | By: 3p Contributor | Friday, February 12, 2016
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SCOTUS' decision against the Clean Power Plan highlights how massively important 2016 is for climate change policy...
From: Salon.com | By: Simon Maloy | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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There are thousands of little actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint -- but you should consider a few major factors first. Sustainability experts say, for instance, that changing your diet or the way you get to work can significantly cut...
From: That's Fit | By: Casey Williams | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 this week to stay the implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, until the carbon rule has been fully reviewed on its merits. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. is currently reviewing the regulation,...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, February 12, 2016
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You're living in the Year of Pulses, according to the United Nations, but would you know it if we didn't tell you? Do you even know what a pulse is? We asked 10 people in our office if they knew about pulses (the kind you eat), and no one had ever heard...
From: AOL Television | By: James Cave | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Electric vehicles charged in coal-heavy regions can create more human health and environmental damages from life cycle air emissions than gasoline vehicles, according to a new consequential life cycle analysis by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, February 12, 2016
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PVTech: Energy Storage Included in Major Indian PV Tender Energy storage is to be included in India’s state-run solar energy tenders for the first time under plans to help smoother integration of renewables into the grid. The Solar Energy Corporation...
From: Greentech Media | Friday, February 12, 2016
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"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who heads up climate campaigns for the Sierra Club, said in a telephone press conference on Thursday.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Thomas Schueneman | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Follow along with speedy punditry on Ban Ki-moon's comments in Ottawa—and Trudeau's big challenge on climate goals The post Can Liberals deliver on peacekeeping and climate change? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Evan Solomon | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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When we think of where the effects of climate change would be most felt, remote locations like the Arctic Circle or the Amazon rainforest often spring to mind. Indeed turning on news channels it's hard not to see its devastating effects. Consider this...
From: AOL Television | By: Niall Dunne | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan will survive despite the Supreme Court's decision this week to stay a rule on cutting carbon emissions from electricity generators, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said...
From: Reuters | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from the existing fleet of fossil fuel-fired power plants on Tuesday. The court, in a 5-4 decision split along party...
From: AOL Television | By: Tim Profeta | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Here are the most popular CleanTechnica stories from the past week, in case you missed any of them or just want to check in on the comments: Why Elon Musk Is Loved So Much (via EV Obsession) You Bought A Tesla Model S To Rent It? VW Aims To Release...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Sean MacEntee/Flickr CC by 2.0 Taking off That hop across the pond is about to get longer. A new paper published in Environmental Research Letters finds that climate change could make flying even worse. A jet stream is a current of fast-moving air in...
From: Popular Science | By: Mary Beth Griggs | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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All translations my own and without liability. Germany has made well-publicised strides towards cleaner electricity generation, with renewables accounting for 30% of the country’s electricity mix in 2015. Yet quitting smoking is not easy and, as critics...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rob Compton | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Warming temperatures alter wind patterns, and this changes the amount of time it takes a plane to cross the Atlantic....
From: Grist | By: Christina Procopiou | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This week, the biggest players from the electric sector convened at DistribuTech to explore the future of the power business. The conference was materially different from past years. The impact of distributed energy on the utility business is no longer...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Mann, Bill McKibben, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others weigh in with smart questions.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Novelis announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75% recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high volume production passenger vehicles. RC5754 was developed with...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Nuclear energy’s resilience was never more apparent than during the COP21 climate talks in Paris. It was there that a famed environmentalist and the one who has cautioned against the effects of global warming said that the carbon-free energy form should...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Community groups says it will appeal case dismissal to Supreme Court
From: Irish Times | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Until recently terms like “carbon accounting,” “carbon footprint,” and “carbon offsetting” would have raised some quizzical eyebrows among the general public. Today, such carbon-based metrics are everywhere, but are they helpful or unhelpful...
From: Energy Bulletin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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