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Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record highs, according to the Global Carbon Project. It's due largely to China burning more coal than it has in previous years. CHECK... read more

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International Paper Company mill, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report

It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

U.S. government climate scientists restricted, sidelined, limited

Months into Donald Trump's presidency, it is clear the administration has worked diligently to downplay the role of science in setting policy on energy. Some moves to... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them (updated)

While much of the nation's capital is preoccupied with the unpredictable Trump administration and its possible ties to Russia, the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
EPA website redirect page replaces scientific information on climate change, April 30, 2017

EPA website removes climate-change pages, because science contradicts Pruitt policy goals

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people joined a Science March in Washington, D.C., to support use of data-based science to set government policy on climate change. The day... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Did EPA head ask coal lobby to fight Paris climate pact? Claim disputed

The Trump administration is either having a robust internal debate on its climate positions or floundering incoherently as various interests vie for the president's... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Pruitt won't kill EPA 'endangerment' finding on climate change

The current EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, does not accept the scientific consensus on human contribution to climate change, though he has given some contradictory... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

U.S. exit from Paris Climate Agreement unclear; Trump team clashes on policy

As the Trump Administration nears its 100th day, it seems fair to say that it is still emitting mixed messages on multiple issues, from foreign policy to climate change. On... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Is the science of climate change open to debate? Poll results

It's mixed news these days for those concerned about continuing manmade climate change. On the one hand, global carbon emissions were flat for the third year in a row... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Green groups gird for battle with White House: is it 'war'?

Last Wednesday, a broad coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump Administration over an executive order that lifted a moratorium on issuing new leases for coal mining... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

Since the election of Donald Trump, considerable attention has focused on how a candidate who campaigned on promoting fossil fuels would treat the Environmental Protection... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. In this case, if reports of... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Trump EPA: climate science still live, gag order remains, grants unfrozen (updated)

Following the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sights on the U.S. Environmental... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

2016 was planet's hottest year on record, third new high in a row

Despite scientists having reached a consensus years ago, considerable debate still appears to be raging over the reality of climate change. Climate-science deniers can count... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2011 Buick Regal flex-fuel badge

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and... read more June 15, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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