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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record Levels; Concentrations Exceed Scientists’ Worst-Case Scenarios | The Huffington Post

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

GENEVA — Global warming gases have hit record levels in the world’s atmosphere, with concentrations of carbon dioxide up 39 percent since the start of the industrial era in 1750, the U.N. weather agency said Monday. The new figures for 2010 from the World Meteorological Organization show that CO2 levels are now at 389 parts

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Analysis finds program could reduce GHG emissions, reduce fuel consumption, and ‘enhance’ eneryg security

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

The Economic Analysis of a Program to Promote Clean Transportation Fuels in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region released by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, summarizes the results of an analysis of potential economic impacts of reducing carbon emissions from transportation fuels in the eleven state northeast and mid-Atlantic region. On a regional basis, the transportation sector accounts for about one-third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nearly 100 percent of the transportation fuel used in the region is imported from outside the eleven states. Click on this environmental headline to read more about this report and find out about an upcoming meeting in Hartford with the authors.

EPA to delay greenhouse gas proposals

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

New greenhouse gas regulations for US power plants are unlikely to be proposed by the end of the month, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has admitted. The agency originally aimed at producing initial proposals by 30 September, but EPA administrator Lisa Jackson told news agency Reuters yesterday that the target will not

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