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Scientists Say Carbon Emissions Are Too High to Stop Climate Change Without Immediate Action

Scientists Say Carbon Emissions Are Too High to Stop Climate Change Without Immediate Action

Climate change photo from Shutterstock For years, scientists have said that it is imperative to prevent the world's climate from rising 2 degrees celsius (3. 6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial

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UN Says Carbon Emission Cuts Are Happening Too Slowly; Damage Could Be Irreversible

UN Says Carbon Emission Cuts Are Happening Too Slowly; Damage Could Be Irreversible

Photo via Shutterstock The UN's Environment Programme has released a report showing that global attempts to curb emissions of CO2 have fallen well short of targets designed to stop climate change. The

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New Research Finds Climate Change is Disrupting Satellites and Space Debris in the Atmosphere

New Research Finds Climate Change is Disrupting Satellites and Space Debris in the Atmosphere

Climate change is not just affecting what is happening on the surface of the Earth, but also what is taking place in the outer reaches of the atmosphere. An article published in the journal Nature

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Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Bart Everett / Shutterstock.com Los Angeles can be a pedestrian's nightmare with its sprawling highways and eternal traffic jams. But if you think it's bad today, think about what it must have been

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CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios Installs Six PureCell Fuel Cell Systems at Two California Production Facilities

CBS Studios are going green by installing six PureCell stationary fuel cell systems at two of their production locations in California. The fuel cell systems are produced by UTC Power and they will be

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California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Governor Jerry Brown has courted controversy for protecting the state's bullet train project from environmental regulations, but it seems he's now done a U-turn saying he  plans to withdraw

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Giant Volcanic Eruptions Could Devastate the Ozone Layer

Giant Volcanic Eruptions Could Devastate the Ozone Layer

When a volcano erupts it sends thousands of tons of gases into the atmosphere - all of which can weaken the ozone layer. A team of German meteorologists studying giant eruptions in Nicaragua recently

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Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Prehistoric Global Warming

Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Prehistoric Global Warming

We know that today's cows are responsible for producing staggering amounts of heat-trapping methane gas, a major driver of climate change, but British scientists now claim that dinosaurs with vegetarian

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Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had claimed that

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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Pollution from North America Causes Europe To Lose 1.2 Million Tons of Wheat Per Year

Pollution from North America Causes Europe To Lose 1.2 Million Tons of Wheat Per Year

Think air pollution in the US is just a local problem? Think again - a new study published in the journal Biogeosciences finds that man-made ozone pollution in North America can cause European farmers to

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2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

An average global temperature of 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit marked 2011 as the 11th hottest year on record. At a full 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, this past year was hotter than

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China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

A new study shows that between 1992 and 2007 emissions in China nearly tripled. The study explores not only the emissions but their causes and revealed something interesting, in the past two decades

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

  Giant Pandas are well-loved for their distinctive appearance and sedentary nature. Now they will receive even greater adoration and attention for their bowel-based contribution to the

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Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Whiskey isn't just good for a stiff drink at the end of the day; it's also a handy tool for powering electric vehicles. At least that's what the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of

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Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel Introduces The World’s Most Powerful Electric Airplane

Pipistrel just rolled out the world's most powerful electric aircraft -- and it's the first to seat four people. The Taurus G4 required two years of preparation and development, but took just four months

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BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW's Spartansburg, South Carolina plant is launching a program to convert methane gas into hydrogen. If successful, the manufacturing facility will be able to power its fleet of production vehicles with

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Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

When the people behind the Land Art Generator Initiative heard about inventor Akinori Ito's machine, which converts plastics back into oil, they came up with an even more interesting concept. Instead of

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Global CO2 Emissions Down 1.3 Percent in 2009!

Global CO2 Emissions Down 1.3 Percent in 2009!

For the first time in this decade, global CO2 emissions actually fell. The 1.3 percent decline -- down to a total of 31.3 billion tonnes worldwide -- is due in part to a $40 billion rise in investments

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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the

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Kerry, Lieberman to Unveil Climate Bill Today!

Kerry, Lieberman to Unveil Climate Bill Today!

You can stop holding your breath now, it's really happening. Today Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman will unveil the Senate Climate Bill to the nation. Without the aid of their co-author, Republican

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U.S Establishes First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards For Vehicles

U.S Establishes First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards For Vehicles

Just in time for the New York Auto Show, the U.S. government has announced the first ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks! As a result of the rules set by the EPA and the

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Solar Powered Cellphone Towers in India to Save 5 Million Tons of CO2 and $1.4 Billion

Solar Powered Cellphone Towers in India to Save 5 Million Tons of CO2 and $1.4 Billion

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is poised to mandate that telecom operators power their cellphone towers with solar panels instead of the diesel generators that are currently used. This may

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German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

Michael Kooren for Reuters With the cost (both financial and environmental) of fuel these days, everyone is trying to cut back in whatever ways they can. If you're talking boats, you can always go

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US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified in front of a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday about the EPA's planned carbon permit policy. Last year Jackson told lawmakers the EPA would regulate

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Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Today is opening day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which is being touted as the greenest Olympics ever. But the warm weather and rain of late at one of the venues has forced the organizers to haul in

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Cadillac Provoq

One of the biggest announcements at this years CES was the introduction of the hydrogen-powered Cadillac Provoq concept vehicle by General Motors. The Provoq is another one of GM's efforts to develop

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CheatNeutral: Offsetting Your Cheating Ways

CheatNeutral: Offsetting Your Cheating Ways

If carbon offsetting just isn't personal enough for you, here's a cheeky option to erase any negative effects of your "romantic" footprint. If you God forbid find yourself cheating on your loved one, you

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