Topic: greenhouse gases

Industrial Fossil Fuel Use Drives Climate Chaos

Posted by Laura Beans on July 24, 2013

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. ncreasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory …

11,000+ Massachusetts Residents Call for a Fracking Ban

Posted by Laura Beans on June 26, 2013

This morning, more than 11,000 residents called on Beacon Hill to ban the dirty drilling process fracking, in petitions presented by Environment Massachusetts and its allies at a statehouse news conference. The petitions show wide support for H.788, a bill …

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Posted by Laura Beans on June 25, 2013

The plan looks to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions in a comprehensive way and takes on the question of how to protect the country from the devastating climate-related impacts we are already seeing today. With a clear, national strategy in place—and concrete steps to implement it …

Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

Posted by EcoWatch on February 29, 2012

“This latest milestone underscores the movement occurring across the country, and we will not power our future with the outdated energy sources of the 19th century. Now we must ensure that the transition from coal to clean energy…

Judicial Hearings in Landmark Clean Air Cases Conclude Today

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On Feb. 28 and Feb. 29, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. will hear oral arguments in a group of lawsuits over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark clean air measures to protect…

Top Earth Scientists Warn of Global Ecological Emergency

Posted by EcoWatch on February 27, 2012

“There is no question global ecological systems are collapsing, as important planetary ecological boundaries have been—and continue to be—crossed. The human system’s fantastical growth, based upon liquidating nature…

Fracking, Obama and the 2012 Debate

Posted by Ted Glick on February 20, 2012

As President Obama said, it is true that “we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy,” but that’s not because natural gas in shale is a clean fuel. Natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel that, new studies are…

2011—A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

Posted by EcoWatch on January 31, 2012

The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132…

NASA Finds 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record

Posted by EcoWatch on January 30, 2012

The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological…

Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big Government

Posted by EcoWatch on January 26, 2012

Look back on 2011 and you’ll notice a destructive trail of extreme weather slashing through the year. In Texas, it was the driest year ever recorded. An epic drought there killed half a billion trees…

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