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Emissions Trading Reforms Raise Pollution Permits Price

Emissions Trading Reforms Raise Pollution Permits Price

Critical reforms to Europe's flagship scheme for cutting carbon emissions were passed for the first time on Wednesday in the European parliament. The move immediately caused the price of pollution permits, currently near rock bottom, to rise. Policymakers believe a higher price is essential to encourage more greenhouse gas reductions. The EU emiss… Read More

The Climate Context Behind the Deadly Arizona Wildfire

The Climate Context Behind the Deadly Arizona Wildfire

The Yarnell Hill fire, like other wildfires in the West right now, is taking place in the context of one of the most extreme heat waves on record in the region, as well as a long-running drought that may have some ties to manmade global warming.… Read More

For This Koala, Global Warming Is Not a Fuzzy Tale

For This Koala, Global Warming Is Not a Fuzzy Tale

As things get hot around the globe this week, everyone, including this koala, look for ways to cool off. … Read More

Transcript of Obama’s Speech on Climate Change

Transcript of Obama’s Speech on Climate Change

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! Thank you so much. Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.) I’m going to do the same. (Applause.) It’s not that sexy, now. (Laughter.) It is good to be back on campus, and it is a great privilege to … Read More

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

The Obama administration is proposing the most far-reaching climate change adaptation and mitigation measures ever put in place by a U.S. president. The plan includes everything from cutting power plant emissions to boosting the amount of wind and solar energy installations on public lands and buildings. Here are some questions and answers on the W… Read More

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

In a landmark day for U.S. climate science and policy, the Obama administration is set to announce a broad range of policies aimed at global warming, including for the first time directing the EPA to limit emissions of manmade greenhouse gases from both existing and proposed coal-fired power plants. … Read More

Campaign for Climate Resilience Spreads Across U.S.

Campaign for Climate Resilience Spreads Across U.S.

On Tuesday, 45 local elected officials, including the mayors of Denver, Des Moines, Iowa, Kansas City, Mo., and San Diego, signed on to a new campaign to share information and take actions that would bolster their communities against the multifaceted challenges posed by global climate change, including more frequent and severe extreme weather event… Read More

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

This was not the first time that LaGuardia suffered major flooding during a storm, nor will it be the last. Due to climate change-related sea level rise, LaGuardia and other coastal hubs throughout the U.S. face a growing risk of coastal flooding during even modest storms.… Read More