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San Franciscans in the Dark About Flood Hazards

San Franciscans in the Dark About Flood Hazards

A citywide effort is tackling a problem that few residents think about: rising seas and coastal erosion. Ocean Beach, on the western edge of the city, has been offering San Franciscans a place to enjoy nature and water activities, but the shoreline is facing greater erosion due to sea level rise that threatens public safety and vital … Read More

EPA Starts Taking Comments on Clean Power Plan

EPA Starts Taking Comments on Clean Power Plan

A four-month public comment period on the federal government’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric power plants began this week, allowing anyone to submit feedback through Oct. 16.… Read More

Saving Marsh Protects Neighborhood from Sea Level Rise

Saving Marsh Protects Neighborhood from Sea Level Rise

Goreatha Johnson points toward Breuner Marsh across the train tracks in Parchester Village, a neighborhood of roughly 400 homes in North Richmond. It’s past 4 p.m. on a weekday and Johnson is knocking on her neighbors’ doors and passing out flyers to an event at the Parchester Village Community Center. “People used to swim in the channels there… Read More

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

The Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash carbon emissions from existing electric power plants burning fossil fuel, may allow some of the most polluting coal-fired power plants in the country to continue operating without having to slash their emissions.… Read More

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Vermont is getting warmer and wetter, according to the first state-level climate assessment in the nation.… Read More

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has an online interactive map that will show all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S., allowing anyone to look closely at what power plants, refineries, oil wells, power lines and other installations might exist in a place that is vulnerable to extreme weather.… Read More

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Though they have been trending downward nationwide, CO2 emissions from across the energy and electric power sectors have been intermittently rising and falling since 2005, the benchmark year for CO2 emissions cuts from fossil fuel-fired power plants under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which was announced last week.… Read More

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

China is beating the U.S. in investments in each of those clean renewable power technologies, according to the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report released Tuesday by the Paris-based Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, or REN21.… Read More