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Breaking News: EPA Issues First Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

In a move that could effectively end construction of any new conventional coal-fired power generation in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has proposed the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. “Today we’re taking a common sense step to reduce pollution in our air, protect the planet for our children, and move us…

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News Break: Obama to Attend COP15 Climate Conference

After several weeks of speculation over whether president Obama would attend the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen next month, the White House confirmed today that he will go. Obama plans on arriving on the 9th of December, two days after the start of the conference, to deliver a speech to the international delegations. Obama is traveling to Norway on the…

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Carbon capture and storage pros and cons explained

Carbon Capture And Storage: Solution or Boondoggle? – The Pros And Cons

Is CCS, or carbon capture and storage, a promising technology to help the world deal with carbon emissions from coal-fired power plant, or a dangerous and unproven boondoggle offering false hope?

Report Details Sharp Drop in U.S. Power Plant Emissions

Emissions from U.S. power plants of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide fell sharply in the first half of 2009.

NASA’s Climate Monitoring Plans

Despite the setback of the failed mission of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, two other missions – Aquarius and Hydros – are planned that will provide scientists and researchers vital data into the state of Earth’s climate and the effects human activity has in climate change and global warming.

Waxman-Markey Comes to Washington

A brief summary of Waxman-Markey energy and climate legislation. Now passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will it pass Congress intact this year?

New MIT Study Shows Risks of Climate Change Doubled from Previous Assessment If No Action Taken Now

MIT has released a new study showing that risks of non-action in mitigating climate change could make expected temperature rise twice as bad as expected by the end of the century.