Big Ag wielded its mighty stick again leading up to the passage of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, ensuring that the USDA will be in full control of all ag-based offset projects. How might this move influence future US greenhouse gas inventories?
Author: Stephen Boles
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Is it fair or ethical for a cigarette company to promote eco-friendly improvements to its packaging?
As the wind energy industry experiences a period of unprecedented growth and demand, a resistance movement has been gaining momentum in response to a reported number of negative impacts of wind turbines on human health.
The harvesting of rain water by Colorado residents for personal use is prohibited because it is considered water theft, even when the water is falling on their own property. But some recent legislation has indicated that the tide may be turning in the favor of increased rain barrel allowances.
The climate change finger-pointing hit a new level of insanity when a paper was published recently that links overweight people to increased greenhouse gas emissions.
A new survey by the Rasmussen Group reveals a huge disconnect between the American people and the Obama administration’s proposed cap-and-trade climate change legislation.
An internal White House memo questions the scientific rigor employed by the EPA in preparing its endangerment findings report that identies GHG as a hazard to human health and welfare. The memo also suggests that economic conditions could worsen under the proposed climate change legislation.
Despite vocal opposition from the city’s developers and media, Toronto’s Planning Committee has recommended expanding the controversial green roof by-law to make it even more inclusive than before.
California’s new Low Carbon Fuel Standard calls for the entire life cycle of fuels to be considered in its carbon footprint, not just what is emitted during engine combustion. Those with a vested interest in Alberta’s energy-intensive oil sands are very worried.
North of the border a controversy is starting to gain steam in the nation’s largest city, Toronto. The city has proposed a by-law that would make ‘green roofs’ mandatory in most new condos and office or retail complexes.
Canada has played a waiting game for the past several months, anticipating a joint cap-and-trade system with the USA. Now it appears the two countries will be dealing with greenhouse gases on their own.
The carbon footprint of the President has been estimated at 41,000 tons per year, equal to the annual amount emitted by about 2200 American households. As the new champion of green energy and energy efficiency, should President Obama’s office be looking for ways to reduce his carbon footprint?
After a hectic and frenzied week in the blogosphere the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced it won’t ban black cars in the state “at this time”.
Population control is an issue that no-one wants to talk about – even the environmental leaders. Why has this become such a poisonous topic when it is so clear that it is needed to avoid catastrophic resource depletion?
Global warming and climate change are becoming harder topics to sell to the American people. Climate change proponents shouldn’t give up their fight – but it is time for them to change their tune.