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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 11-17

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.   SOLUTIONS   Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased in 2015, bringing overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels. The reductions were partly […]

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Global Carbon Emissions Flatten as Economy Grows – For Second Straight Year

The increase in clean energy around the globe is having a tangible effect – in both 2014 and 2015, greenhouse gas emissions did not increase, while the global GDP grew by 3.4 and 3.1 percent respectively.   This is big news because for the previous four decades, emissions and GDP have increased or decreased in tandem. […]

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Almost Half of U.S. States Are Considering Carbon Trading Programs

We’ve been noticing a growing trend – conservatives are becoming more pragmatic about climate issues, and proposing market-based climate solutions. Right now, nearly half of U.S. states, including many with Republican governors, are considering using some form of carbon trading to help them comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Though some governors strongly oppose […]

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Sustainability on Ice: How the NHL Is Addressing Climate Concerns

As we’ve mentioned before, climate champions can often be found in unexpected places – NASCAR, for example, or rural Texas, or the National Hockey League. The NHL, with its conservative-leaning fan base, may not fit the conventional image of a green organization, but they are very serious about their efforts to reduce their carbon emissions […]

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Governors, Take Note: 7 out of 10 Voters Support Compliance With the Clean Power Plan

We’ve mentioned several times over the past weeks how the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will boost the economy and improve public health – and it appears voters are getting the message. A new survey by the League of Conservation Voters found that 70 percent of voters across the country want their states to implement the […]

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New Poll: Most Americans Willing to Pay to Curb Climate Change

Most Americans say they would be willing to pay more for energy if it meant reducing carbon emissions, according to a new poll by Bloomberg News. The poll, which was conducted just days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, found that 62 percent of Americans would […]

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U.S. Mayors Act to Support New Carbon Regulations

U.S. mayors have established themselves as national and international leaders in the effort to fight global warming. Since having formed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) in 2007, which has now been signed by more than 1,000 mayors, hundreds of U.S. cities have made good on their mayors’ promises to apply the goals of the […]

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