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May 6, 2015 Harvard study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

Source: Business Insider

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new...

May 5, 2015 How fjords are helping curb global warming

Source: CS Monitor

Oslo — Fjords from Alaska to Norway soak up potentially damaging carbon from the atmosphere, making the steep-sided inlets an overlooked natural ally in offsetting man-made climate change, a study showed on Monday

May 4, 2015 Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern

Source: The Guardian

The study by the author of an influential report on the economics of climate change found that countries’ pledges ahead of a crunch UN climate summit in Paris this December would not keep warming below 2C, the level that previous...

April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage Brains

Source: Biotech Wired

The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...

April 16, 2015 Obama's EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal Map

Source: Bloomberg

America’s oldest coal plants are retiring like they’re Baby Boomers, and some of them are the same age. About 17 percent of U.S. coal-fired power generation will vanish in the next few years — some 7.5 percent this year alone,...

April 6, 2015 Poll: Americans Starting to Worry About Climate Change Now That It Affects Their Lawns

Source: The New Yorker

SACRAMENTO – A new poll shows that Americans who were unconcerned about climate change as it wreaked havoc around the world are beginning to worry, now that global warming is affecting the appearance of their lawns.

March 23, 2015 Pollutants Created by Climate Change Are Making Airborne Allergens More Potent

Source: Time

Currently, some 50 million or so Americans suffer from nasal allergies, but the number is going up, and researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany say a pair of pollutants linked to climate change could be...

March 13, 2015 US and Chinese companies dominate list of most-polluting coal plants

Source: The Guardian

The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University.

March 11, 2015 When Pollution Solutions Can Actually Damage the Environment

Source: Good Magazine

China’s devastating pollution crisis has taken heavy tolls, both on humans and the environment. Scientists estimate as many as 500,000 people die prematurely in China each year because of the dirty air. Last week, a self-funded...

February 27, 2015 First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Source: Berkeley Lab

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

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