The mind of Joe Barton is an interesting animal. First he explained how wind turbines have slowed down God’s heat balancer (wind), now he shares his thoughts on marathoners as single source pollution…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the potential impacts of climate change on regional U.S. air quality. The report concludes that CO2 and other greenhouse gases are a threat to human health.
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?
NASA’s Carbon Observatory that failed to reach orbit on Tuesday would’ve provided the first complete picture of CO2 sources and their sinks. Scientists must now reassess their strategy.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to its 1.2 million households, citywide. Oh, and for free! What’s next?
British wildlife hasn’t coped well with another year of unpredictable weather conditions, according to heritage body the National Trust. They say that butterflies, bees and other insects – along with the bird populations that rely on them to feed their young – were all hit by a second summer of “foul and abusive” weather in a row.
Tough auto emissions standards backed by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist cleared a hurdle when a state commission approved rules fiercely opposed by the auto industry but praised by environmentalists.
More than 900 mayors have signed a Climate Protection Agreement. Under the agreement, they pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 7% by 2012, and to meet or beat Kyoto Protocol targets.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) ruled today that the EPA had no valid reason for refusing to limit from new coal-fired power plants the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
On Friday, the European Council adopted a directive that demands aviation activities must be included in the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS). The ETS started operations back in 2005 in an effort to curb Global Warming, and is the largest multi-country Greenhouse Gas emission trading system world-wide.
A UK commissioned report stated Tuesday that wealthy countries should pay tropical nations billions of dollars annually to save their forests.
Many of Britain’s most polluting companies stand to receive a windfall of hundreds of millions of pounds, with no benefit to the environment.
Editor’s note: Welcome to “Tangled Up in Green,” Red, Green and Blue’s weekly debate over the hot issues in environmental politics. Each week, writers Ranjit Arab and Adam Bowman will “throw down the glove” on current events involving environmental policy, legislation and citizen action. Adam and Ranjit are both graduate students in journalism at the […]