Tag: Carbon Dioxide

Obama-Era Oil Leases Broke the Law by Not Assessing Climate Impact, Judge Rules

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Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and Climate Advocate, Enters 2020 Race

SEATTLE — Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington and former member of Congress who has made climate change and the environment his signature issues, jumped into the crowded field of 2020 Democratic contenders for president on Friday. Mr. Inslee, 68, has led the state during a powerful economic expansion since […]

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Nine Key Questions About the Green New Deal

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. If you’ve heard a lot recently about the Green New Deal but still aren’t quite sure what it is, you are not alone. After all, it has been trumpeted by its supporters as the way […]

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White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to establish a panel to examine how climate change affects national security, to include a White House adviser whose views are sharply at odds with the established scientific consensus […]

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Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands conservation bill, designating more than one million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizing a federal program to pay for conservation measures. […]

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Democrats Formally Call for a Green New Deal, Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Thursday introduced a resolution for a Green New Deal, a sweeping measure that calls for an environmental and economic mobilization that would make the United States carbon neutral by 2030 […]

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U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. In Chicago, officials warned about the risk of almost instant frostbite on what could be the city’s coldest day ever. Lansing, Mich., opened a warming center. And schools and universities closed across the Midwest as […]

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As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The last time the atmosphere contained as much carbon dioxide as it does now, dinosaurs roamed what was then a verdant landscape. The earth’s lushness was at least partly caused by the abundance of CO₂, […]

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New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. What should we eat? Depends on who is eating. That’s one of the principal conclusions of a comprehensive report that sets out targets on how to feed the world in a way that’s good for […]

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Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Scientists say the warming of the world’s oceans is accelerating more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change given that almost all of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases ends […]

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Going Nowhere Fast on Climate, Year After Year

Thirty years ago, a NASA scientist, James Hansen, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that “global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause-and-effect relationship with the greenhouse effect.” He added that there “is only 1 percent chance of accidental warming […]

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E.P.A. Proposes Rule Change That Would Let Power Plants Release More Toxic Pollution

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly a decade of restrictions, to release into the atmosphere more mercury and other pollutants […]

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A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas

PHILADELPHIA — Bear Swamp is a forest of 400- and 500-year-old black gums, some of the oldest trees in eastern North America, along the Delaware Bay in southeastern New Jersey. The trees have begun to die. The cause is the rising sea, which is making the groundwater at the base […]

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Forget the Carbon Tax for Now

PARIS — The angry graffiti have been blasted off the Arc de Triomphe with water jets, leaving unnaturally white patches scarring the base of France’s national monument. The husks of incinerated cars have been cleared from the streets, the glass from shattered store windows swept up. The government has taken […]

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Climate Negotiators Reach an Overtime Deal to Keep Paris Pact Alive

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China Must Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

Every year, China burns as much coal as the rest of world combined, and every year since 2009, more cars have been sold there than in any other country. This has left its cities choking on poisoned air and has been responsible for an estimated one million premature deaths a […]

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Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. KATOWICE, Poland — Trump administration officials at high-stakes climate talks here offered an unapologetic defense of fossil fuels on Monday, arguing that a rapid retreat from coal, oil and gas was unrealistic. While that stance […]

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The world’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising at a faster pace in 2018 than they did last year, researchers said Wednesday, the latest evidence that planet-warming pollution is proliferating again after a three-year lull in […]

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Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We’ll Have To, a New Study Finds

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, […]

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E.P.A. to Roll Back a Restriction on New Coal-Burning Plants

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to roll back a significant climate change regulation on coal-fired power plants, making it easier to build new coal plants in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn’t pollute

LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England — Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks. Further […]

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