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An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

Dyed-in-the-wool, rock-ribbed Republicans have proposed…

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

The average concentration of atmospheric…

The Environment / Global Warming

Energy Taxation – the Only Things Missing from Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Energy Taxation – the Only Things Missing from Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Jul 01, 2013 at 16:56 | Ed Dolan

Last Week the White House released a long-anticipated Climate Action Plan. Conservatives have been swift to attack it as a “backdoor energy tax.” The critics could not be…

Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 | Jen Alic

Tomorrow, US President Barack Obama will unveil his climate change plan focused on reducing carbon emissions as promised during the campaign for his second term in office. Keystone XL…

As Climate Change Worsens, US Corn Ethanol becomes Uneconomical

As Climate Change Worsens, US Corn Ethanol becomes Uneconomical

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:43 | Futurity

If the climate continues to evolve as predicted, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, new research predicts.Published in the journal…

The Arctic is Thawing, but Hasn’t Released Trapped CO2

The Arctic is Thawing, but Hasn’t Released Trapped CO2

May 24, 2013 at 16:55 | Futurity

The Arctic has warmed up over the last twenty years, but researchers find that the amount of carbon trapped in the soil remains steady.“We expected that because of…

Terracide and the Terrarists - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

Terracide and the Terrarists - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

May 23, 2013 at 16:59 | Tom Dispatch

Published with premission by TomDispatchWe have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide.  And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of…

Natural Gas Seeps May Contribute Significantly to Greenhouse Gas Levels

Natural Gas Seeps May Contribute Significantly to Greenhouse Gas Levels

May 14, 2013 at 17:10 | Futurity

Natural gas in underground rock layers can seep to the surface—sometimes in quantities abundant enough to produce “eternal flames.”Researchers say much remains to be learned about these conditions…

Politics Still Rules the Climate Change Debate in the US

Politics Still Rules the Climate Change Debate in the US

May 02, 2013 at 16:47 | Futurity

US residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of political party. But, there’s still a divide.

Climate Change Debate Heats Up, Threatens Shale Boom

Climate Change Debate Heats Up, Threatens Shale Boom

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:41 | C F

Whether or not you believe that global warming is real, there is no disputing that the rhetoric over the issue is heating up again.Case in point:  Hollywood has…

The Beijing Syndrome: China Begins to Care for the Environment

The Beijing Syndrome: China Begins to Care for the Environment

Mar 27, 2013 at 17:20 | Post Carbon

As the term “China syndrome” has already been taken, I am terming what is happening in the country these days the “Beijing syndrome,” for China’s capital seems to be shaping…

The Time has Arrived for China to Take Responsibility for the Environment

The Time has Arrived for China to Take Responsibility for the Environment

Mar 21, 2013 at 17:49 | Barry Stevens

This is another fine mess China got herself into.  On March 16, 2013, Huffington Post reported in “Dead Pig Count In China’s Waters Near Shanghai Spikes”:“The number of…

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