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EPA Aims To Slash Power Plant CO2 by 30 Percent

EPA Aims To Slash Power Plant CO2 by 30 Percent

Nearly every state in the U.S. now has a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal to meet as a way to curb climate change under the Obama administrations’ new Clean Power Plan announced Monday: Slash the country’s overall carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.… Read More

Hurricane Season’s Start Brings New Storm Surge Maps

Hurricane Season’s Start Brings New Storm Surge Maps

When Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, it was not the storm’s winds but the massive pile of water those winds pushed in front of the storm that wreaked the most havoc, inundating coastal areas in 3 to 9 feet of water, causing billions in damages, and leaving dozens dead. In general, this storm surge poses a far greater threat to lives and… Read More

6 Degrees: Kinky Rails, Rains, CO2 Emissions & More

6 Degrees: Kinky Rails, Rains, CO2 Emissions & More

Sun kinks warp railroads, CO2 emissions enter space age, rains and floods all top climate news this week. … Read More

Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters?

Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters?

The Polar Vortex got all the blame for the frigid winter that held much of the eastern U.S. in its icy grip this year, but the wild kinks in the jet stream that sent that cold air southward may be due to thunderstorm activity half a world away, one scientist says. The first four months of 2014 in the U.S. were the coldest such period the country… Read More

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Some of the most treasured pieces of American history are facing imminent threats from climate change. A new report released on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists provides case studies of 25 sites threatened by climate change, particularly rising seas, increased risk of wildfires, and melting permafrost.… Read More

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

This week’s release of the National Climate Assessment, which chronicles in painstaking detail how climate change is affecting the U.S., is a far cry from what most expect when they hear the words “government report.” The NCA represents the first major digital release of a federal report, one that could be a prototype for all future reports. The … Read More

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

The newly released National Climate Assessment spans 30 chapters with thousands of references on how climate change is and will impact the U.S. The draft report received over 4,000 comments from the public, which the 300 scientists writing the report were required to address. The message of the report that climate change is already happening in th… Read More

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

On Tuesday, the federal government released its third report of climate change in the U.S. The report, called the National Climate Assessment, makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat. While climate change is often viewed as a global problem, the report highlights how impacts vary across all regions of the country… Read More