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New Poll: Americans Ready for Action on Carbon Pollution

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to an EPA public hearing on its proposed carbon pollution standards. Public hearing in Washington, D.C., Two-in-three U.S.

"95% consensus of expert economists: cut carbon pollution"

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The key finding: there’s a strong consensus among climate economics experts that we should put a price on carbon pollution to curb the expensive costs of climate change. The survey also asked the experts about the most economically efficient method of reducing carbon pollution. via www.theguardian.com.

VIDEO: The Pacific Northwest Can End the Free Lunch for Carbon Polluters

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Have you ever tried to briefly explain to someone why we need to hold carbon polluters accountable? Here’s a 60-second explanation.

Four Charts Show Carbon Pollution Accountability Act is Still Awesome

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Less pollution, more clean energy, better schools, and more jobs. Less pollution means more GDP and more jobs, especially construction jobs.

Survey Says: Americans want to cut carbon pollution

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Voters reject the idea that limits on carbon pollution will harm the economy. You can read the press release for all the findings.

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

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billion tons of CO2 annually — 40 percent of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

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The EPA’s national goal is to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030, and is part of Obama’s broader climate action strategy announced a year ago.

"How Stringent Are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?"

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In March 2012, the EPA announced a proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants. No coal-fired units would come close to the emission targets unless there are future innovations in carbon capture and storage. Matthew J. Kotchen and Erin T. via reep.oxfordjournals.org

First Day of EPA Carbon Pollution Standard Hearings a Success!

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The EPA proposed these first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants just last month. In Washington, D.C., The Rev.

Rejecting Keystone Means Less Tar Sands Extraction, Less Carbon Pollution

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The U.S. State Department has stated multiple times that tar sands oil will find a way to reach global markets even without the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

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By limiting carbon emissions from power plants, we are taking steps towards a transformative future.

C'mon Chamber! - 5 Utilities That Rejected Attacks on Carbon Pollution Safeguards

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The much-anticipated safeguards to clean up carbon pollution from existing power plants have finally been announced , and just as expected, both support and opposition for the protections is all over the airwaves. The Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups, health experts, and elected allies to applaud the announcement.

US Court Supports EPA's Limits on Carbon Pollution

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On June 26, a U.S. A U.S.

WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio Lends Voice to New Eco-Documentary

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Leonardo DiCaprio has more than a few choice words for the federal government when it comes to carbon pollution in the new documentary, "Carbon."

The Power of a Grassroots Movement. {Video}

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Carbon pollution from Dirty Energy is creating a world of Dirty Weather. The science on climate change is settled.

President Obama Announces New Truck Efficiency Standards

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carbon pollution nearly 10 percent. When we’re smarter about what we ship and how we ship it, we save money and reduce carbon pollution.

On the road to Paris towards a new global climate deal

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China deal on limiting carbon pollution. The negotiations were given a boost last fall by A U.S.-China The U.S.-China

New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

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Setting strong standards for delivery trucks and tractor-trailers is crucial if we are to cut carbon pollution and reduce oil use.

EPA Carbon Standards Give Our Kids a Fighting Chance

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Right now air pollution is making our children sick and costing us billions of dollars every year. That''s why the Sierra Club and our 2.4

Oil companies are planning on a carbon tax

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Here is the article without all of the crazy political stuff: More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.

Help design the US's new carbon tax!

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The “discussion draft” released today contains a new and straightforward approach to putting a price on carbon pollution.  Dang.

What’s Your Climate Change Elevator Pitch?

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The set-up is simple: You’re on an elevator. Somebody says, “Oh, hi, you’re a climate scientist? What’s the big deal about climate change anyway?”

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts

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Seven states and four provinces were working out the details of a huge carbon cap-and-trade market called the Western Climate Initiative.

Obama defends new carbon emission rules in face of growing criticism

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Right now," said Obama, "there are no national limits to the amount of carbon pollution that existing plants can pump into the air we breathe - none.

Everything Oregon Legislators Need To Know About Stopping Climate Pollution

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You have seven minutes to tell Oregon legislators everything they need to know about stopping climate pollution. Quick! Read more at [link].

Sixteen Building Blocks of a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative Economy

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The transition from a capitalist to a cooperative economy could be one of the defining achievements of the 21st century. Read more here.

New Database Shows Solar is Soaring in Schools

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Luckily, many schools are taking action and cutting carbon pollution by switching to solar. Solar is soaring to the top of the class.

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

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US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025.

Talking Carbon Taxes, Free-Enterprise Style

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Photo Credit: Orin Zebest via Compfight cc What’s the best way to make a case for a carbon pollution tax to conservative audiences?

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

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Will a cap or tax on carbon work? Since you ask: Scandinavian countries have been pricing carbon for more than two decades. Why, yes.

Lima climate talks begin as countries eye global treaty in 2015

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China''s reluctance to set such targets in the past has been a key stumbling block to reaching an international agreement, more significant since China became the world''s largest emitter of carbon pollution in the last few years. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in November 2015.

Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack - Compass

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Carbon Neutral Digest. Compass. « Worldwide, Communities Defy King Coal’s Global Expansion | Main. Reblog (0). |. |. |. |. TrackBack.

"Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay"

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That solution would be making polluters pay: putting a price on carbon dioxide through a direct cap or tax on carbon pollution.

Another big broken window

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Over the past several decades, power plants have curtailed their emissions of harmful pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, soot and mercury.

Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal

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Chicago. Los Angeles. Austin. Asheville. Wait, what?   and now look at the fantastic results! This is an. retired.

Why Is Google Supporting a Climate-Denying Senator?

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In recent years, Google has developed a strong reputation when it comes to supporting clean energy.

WATCH: Obama Wants to Clean Up Planet for Kid’s Health

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Obama seeks to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants as a way to improve the health and well-being of children. Read More The post WATCH: Obama Wants to Clean Up Planet for Kid’s Health appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Healthy Living News Science Top News barack obama

Horse before cart

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The GOP senators requested responses on the process behind revising the social cost of carbon by July 2. via thehill.com.  

Irony Alert: A Delaware Oil Company Feels Threatened by Sea Level Rise

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Apparently, it’s easy for them to ignore the cascade of problems their polluting behavior creates when they’ve got profits to be made.

Civilization without destruction

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TNC’s Global Managing Director of Lands Justin Adams talks at COP 21 about nature’s ability to mitigate at least 20% of global carbon pollution.