EPA: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Environmental Economics

These changes are linked to the climbing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities such as burning fossil fuels for energy. By taking action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas pollution that warms our planet, we can reduce the risks we will face from future climate change. EPA, From the EPA climate change webpage : We are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

"The Cost of Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

Environmental Economics

greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050 might cost more than $5 trillion over three decades, according to a new analysis. Adam Creighton: President Barack Obama’s pledge to slash U.S.

EU Energy Targets Will 'Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions'

Green (Living) Review

However, scientific studies increasingly prove that big bioenergy projects produce more greenhouse gases even than traditional fossil fuels.

Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green (Living) Review

New Worldwatch Institute report critically examines global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C. Oil, gas, and cement accounted for 18 percent, 21 percent, and 6 percent of the global increase in 2012 respectively.

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Living Green & Saving Energy

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"Obama to reveal plan for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions"

Environmental Economics

It feels like Christmas Eve (but without baby Jesus): Obama administration will unveil the finalized version of its unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions on Monday. The plans will require every state to reduce emissions from existing coal-burning power plants. Regulations will require power plants to cut emissions by 32% by 2030, in contrast to 2005 levels.

Using 'Biochar' to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Green (Living) Review

In addition to these benefits, researchers are now saying that biochar has potential to mitigate climate change as it can help sequester carbon and thus cut our greenhouse gas emissions. Results of the study show that by applying biochar before planting energy crops, soil greenhouse-gas emissions can be cut by around a third. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ''Biochar'' is the term used for charcoal when it is being employed as a soil amendment.

Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

Monitoring stations all over the arctic are reading greenhouse gas concentrations of 400 parts per million – a grim new milestone that dims hope of reversing runaway climate change. Climate Bill McKibben Climate Change global warming greenhouse gas emissions

WATCH: Hamburgers Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Eccorazzi

The Center for Investigative Reporting reveals worldwide livestock contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and hidden environmental costs. Read More The post WATCH: Hamburgers Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Pollution appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

EPA greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants may not be cost minimizing

Environmental Economics

s proposal remain confidential, experts predict that it will include separate standards for carbon dioxide emissions from plants fired by natural gas and by coal. Therefore, costs of achieving the policy goal would be lowered if the standard for natural gas plants is tightened (i.e.,

Follow-up to "California’s First Greenhouse Gas Auction"

Environmental Economics

Kate Cell in the comments : Union of Concerned Scientist has a climate economist in California, Jasmin Ansar. She recently posted on this subject - [link] I expect she'll have some interesting news today when the auction results are released. Next day: Jasmin sent these headlines from the auction results yesterday: Price $10.09. All of 2013 allowances sold, about 14% of 2015 allowances sold. The floor price was $10.

This wavy Expo pavilion will eat greenhouse gas in 2015

Green Prophet

” Built into the walls is a material that absorbs carbon dioxide, an exciting new technique that could help to mitigate, in small measures, some of the greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere that are responsible for global warming and subsequent climate change.

Save energy, stress and greenhouse gas by backing up

Green Prophet

Time is money, money is energy, energy is greenhouse gases that could be better saved relaxing on a beach somewhere. You know you should have done it. The DropBox folder is there, the extra hard drive is on the shelf.

"The Nuts and Bolts of California’s First Greenhouse Gas Auction"

Environmental Economics

EDF : Following today’s California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) board meeting , the next major milestone in California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is on November 14 th , when California will hold the first auction of carbon allowances for the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) cap-and-trade program.

High polluting Victoria, Australia, hell-bent on increasing greenhouse gas pollution

Green Blog

The State of Victoria, Australia, is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. backs and subsidizes expansion of dirty gas and dirty coal burning for power, 6. now scraps a “20% off greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2020″ target, and.

Turkey Avoiding Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Despite Rapid Increases in Emissions, New Report Finds

Green Prophet

Greenhouse gas emissions from Turkey don’t just pose an abstract, future threat to the country — the same gases that contribute to climate change periodically envelop Istanbul in smog. Climate greenhouse gas emissions

The See-Saw Effect of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that most greenhouse gas emissions have increased. Natural Gas Development. However, the stage is being set for natural gas to play more of a detrimental role despite the fact that is a relatively cleaner form of energy.

This Simple Lifestyle Shift Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by as Much as 70 %.

Elephant Journal

As I look for more ways to reduce my family’s impact on the earth, there’s one thing that keeps coming up over and over again in my research.

Refrigerants May Hinder Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Eco Friendly Daily

Due to the warnings of some scientists that greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced sooner rather than later, HFC consumption is of great concern. Refrigerants, also known as F-gases, are used in refrigerators and air conditioning.

Amazon Droughts Contributing To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2005, the Amazon rainforest had a massive drought, a drought scientists referred to as a once-in-a-century drought. Such events have been predicted by various climate models, however, it still surprised many when the Amazon suffered yet another major drought in 2010.

As Climate Talks Open in Cancún, World Leaders Must Seek Steep Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Green (Living) Review

It’s time for the United States to heed the warning from scientists who say global greenhouse gas pollution must peak within the next five years — and decline steeply after that — if the world is to have a chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.” CANCÚN, Mexico - World leaders begin meeting today in Cancún, Mexico, to address the global climate crisis against an ominous, but still hopeful, backdrop. This year will likely be the hottest on record.

Reducing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications

Celsias

Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint.

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

The bottom line in the Copenhagen Climate Summit should be (a) equal per capita greenhouse gas emissions for everyone and (b) an additional but equitable penalty for First World countries for their disproportionately huge historical contribution to atmospheric carbon pollution. Annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year” (2005-2008 data) is 0.9

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

Green Blog

The new plan is expected to result in a reduction of 21 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – which is equal to taking 4.2 US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025.

China Slashes Coal Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Second Year in a Row

Mother Jones

China is continuing to drag itself off coal—the dirty energy source that has made it the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. percent in 2015, marking the second year in a row that the country has slashed coal use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Helping Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Internet and Telecommunications

Celsias

Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint.

A Common Termite Killer Is the New Greenhouse Gas on the Block

Eco Friendly Daily

A chemical commonly thought to be a scourge for termites and other pests from buildings could turn out to be a worse one for us as a potent greenhouse gas according to a new study. So now it’s recognized as a potent greenhouse gas.”.

The Arctic melts at an unprecedented pace while greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures and sea levels all hit record highs

Green Blog

A new climate report released by the NOAA shows new global temperature records, how both greenhouse gas emissions and sea levels are rising, and that the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented pace.

The True Cost of Meat

Environmental News Network

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US and China Agree to Launch Formal Negotiations to Reduce Super Greenhouse Gas Under Montreal Protocol

Celsias

Building on the earlier agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Obama at their summit in Sunnyland in June, the US and China agreed today to open formal negotiations on the details of an amendment to phase down the super greenhouse gasses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

Green Living Ideas

All four states have put in place Renewable Energy Standards requiring utilities to buy more clean energy, and [.] [ 4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

How Urbanization Affects the Environment

Environmental News Network

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Breaking: Kids earn Right to sue Government, Frackers & Fossil Fuel Industry.

Elephant Journal

A group of youths in Oregon just won the right to hold the government and the fossil fuels industry responsible for greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.

This Easy Habit will Improve the Well-being of Humanity.

Elephant Journal

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Soulful Sustenance for Meat-Free Monday. {Recipes}

Elephant Journal

There are three steps to prepping this, but all of them are easy and quick enough. Even the baking part only takes 15 minutes well worth a whirl this week.

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The Good News: Almost Everyone Else Knows that Global Warming is Real

Conservancy Talk

Cheap natural gas is rapidly replacing coal in the power sector. They want the certainty of fixed-price energy, which can’t be delivered by natural gas or oil. account for about half of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why the Paris Agreement is in the U.S.’s Best Interest

Conservancy Talk

Senate voted 97-0 to reject the UN’s first international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Mark's Desk clean energy Climate Change climate policy Editor's Choice greenhouse gas emissions international policy Kyoto Protocol paris agreement

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Maximizing Land Use Strategies is Vital to Climate Action

Conservancy Talk

We all hope December’s climate change negotiations in Paris will be a tipping point in the long-standing global effort to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Solving a quarter of the carbon pollution problem If we get smart land use strategies right, natural systems could mitigate approximately 25 percent of total annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions each year — while also delivering a multitude of co-benefits for economies, communities and biodiversity.

Cow Farts could End Us All.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny Green cow farts factory farming global warming greenhouse gas emissions India methane gasIf you thought your after-Thai food farts were the deadliest, think again.

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COP21: Historic Agreement Reached in Paris.

Elephant Journal

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Dandelions Need Love too.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness conservation dandelion greens dandelions Earth eco-consciousness grass greenhouse gas ground cover lawns noxious weeds salad save the planet soil errosion tea water watershed weedsWhy are we obsessed with having grass lawns?

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The Path Forward on Climate – It’s About Us Now

Conservancy Talk

With the Agreement set to take effect on November 4, now is the time to talk about action—specifically, actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and biggest way. For example, take horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to tap shale gas resources.

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5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Put a price on carbon Economists on both sides of the aisle generally agree on the easiest and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—putting a price on carbon. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.