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Despite a divided state Legislature coming out of the 2014 midterm elections, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) says 2015 is the year for his state to get serious about climate
change."Everyone agrees on the basic proposition" that the ...
The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate
Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to drive the talks, says ...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) really wants his state to do something about climate
change, but his legislature hasn’t been cooperative. So now he`s got an ambitious new climate
proposal, and he hopes lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will ...
Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear to have the upper hand.
Heavy lobbying last year by the Western States Petroleum Association helped stall the state's Clean ...
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...
The increasingly hostile climate
predicted by scientists -- rising seas, crippling droughts, ever-stronger super storms -- is the looming nightmare that drives a contingent of young environmental activists that has been seeking to make a mark on ...
change hurts innocent people. It puts ordinary people, who for the most part have not contributed in any way to global warming, at extraordinary risk.
The IPPC’s Climate
Change 2014 Synthesis report makes for sobering reading ...
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate
change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
Few challenges facing state policy
makers are more complex than dramatically reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions. But regulators will soon consider one of the more straightforward solutions: increasing the state's renewable energy ...
What do Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy
, Californians for Energy Independence and Save Our Jobs all have in common? They’re all astroturf organizations that were “activated” by one fossil fuel lobbying group to derail green initiatives in West ...
Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate
change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer ...
For six years, while drought ravaged Chihuahua State, Mario Ruiz clung to his small herd of cattle.The pasture where his cattle graze, about 45 miles north of the city of Chihuahua, turned bare. Many of his cows starved. Others he sold to ...
Countries around the world are developing an array of different carbon tax
es and trading systems to control greenhouse gas emissions.
The more these can be joined up, experts say, the cheaper it will be to tackle climate
China will start a nationwide carbon
market within the next two years as part of a pledge to cap emissions by 2030.
The mechanism is due to start in 2016 and rules for trading permits through the cap-and-trade scheme may be announced by ...
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate
negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...
The Vermont Natural Resources Council recently joined low-income advocacy partners, business and academic leaders, and other environmental organizations to call for putting a price on carbon
pollution and sending the money back to ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate
change is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate
champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...
In its second major international climate policy
announcement of the week, the Obama administration is expected to declare as early as Friday that it intends to provide $3 billion over the course of four years to help developing countries adapt ...
What are the causes of climate
change? That may sound like a simple question to answer: carbon
emissions, duh. But when we think of the ur-culprit of climate
change, we would have to point the finger at a global economic system built on resource ...
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate
In a study titled “Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon
,” the Cost of Carbon
change sparks tornados and floods, battering the world and throwing Americans into a new era of fear.
That’s the apocalyptic premise of the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow. In reality, climate
change is a more distant ...
Our oceans are acidifying--even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the ...