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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...

February 12, 2015 Goldman: Here's Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to Stay

Source: Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs released an intriguing analysis on Wednesday that shows what many already suspected: The big culprit in the oil crash has been an abundance of oil flooding the market. A massive supply shock in the second half of...

February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8

Source: CNN

Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade

February 3, 2015 Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

Source: National Geographic

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.

February 2, 2015 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record - 135 Years in 20 secs,

Source: Bloomberg

Deny this. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the...

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