Posts Tagged ‘ carbon ’

Great Benefits From Deep Carbon Cuts by John D. Calandrelli

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

Power plants are responsible for much of this country’s air pollution that threatens our climate and the health of Connecticut residents. Fortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the “Clean Power Plan” [June 3, Page 1, “EPA Seeks 30% Cut In Carbon Output”]. For more on this story, visit: Great Benefits From Deep Carbon Cuts

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Connecticut officials hail carbon regulations as ‘overdue’

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Connecticut and other states in the Northeast are leading the nation in reducing carbon emissions, but a national strategy is needed, he added. Initiatives include funding for energy savings programs, increases in renewable power and support for electric vehicles, among others.

Reality check: Society pays for carbon pollution and that’s no benefit

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

This open letter, co-authored by Jeremy Proville and first published on EDF Voices, was written in response to a New York Times article citing Dr. Roger Bezdek’s report on “The Social Costs of Carbon? No, The Social Benefits of Carbon.”

Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling addresses bikes on trains in letter to Amtrak President

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

In a letter to Joseph H. Boardman, President, Amtrak, Rail*Trains*Ecology*Cycling, along with 70 co-signatories, asks Amtrak to draw on the success of the California Amtrak lines “in devising simple, low-cost ways to accommodate bicycles on all Amtrak trains nationwide.” Click on this environmental headline to read the letter.

Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating

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Durban May Be Last Chance to Stabilize Climate Under Two Degrees

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

The window to limit global warming to less than two degrees C is closing so fast it can be measured in months, a new scientific analysis revealed Sunday. The International Energy Agency estimates that 80 percent of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in.

U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing enough carbon into the atmosphere to fuel 3.4 million car trips to the moon, according to Yale researchers in Nature Geoscience. Their findings could change the way scientists model the movement of carbon between land, water and the atmosphere.

The researchers assert that a significant amount of carbon contained in land is leaking into streams and rivers and then released into the atmosphere before reaching coastal waterways.