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US Tops Ranks of G7 Governments Failing to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G7 governments continue to provide billions of dollars to subsidize fossil fuel production and use despite pledges to phase them out completely by 2025, according to the G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard.

Health risk from degrading air quality

Nearly 127 Million Americans’ Health Risks Rise as Air Quality Worsens

In addition to producing mapping air quality nationwide, NRDC is calling on government leaders at all levels to do what needs to be done to mitigate the rising health risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, temperatures and unhealthy air days.

Video Friday: NRDC Press Conference on Climate Impacts of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

A video of a June 23, 2013 press conference hosted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC outlining new economic and environmental analysis by NRDC on the consequences of approving the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. Speakers include Bill McKibben, Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven Anderson, Anthony Swift, and Kate Colarulli. Featured image credit:…

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Keystone XL: First Big Test of President’s Climate Change Action Plan

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would transport liquefied bitumen from massive tar sands deposits in Alberta south through Midwest US watersheds and agricultural areas and on down to the Gulf of Mexico would significantly boost the carbon emissions that fuel climate change and thus fails to meet the criteria set out in President Obama’s recently announced National Climate Change…

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President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

Time for President Obama to Lead on Energy

President Obama can use his executive powers to circumvent the political deadlock in Congress and embolden the nation’s commitment to battling climate change. Instead of an “all the above” approach that ramps up fossil fuel production, we need responsible, science based energy policy. There is no future to a national energy strategy that features the unholy trinity of hydraulic fracturing…

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EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to correct such problems?            — Marina…

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Contradictions in Climate Change Negotiations: Tianjin to Cancun

The last round of international global warming negotiations before countries meet in Cancun, is wrapping up.  The meeting in Cancun needs to begin the process of implementing key elements of the international response to global warming.  Cancun isn’t expected to agree to a “new treaty”, establish a new “binding agreement”, or finalize all aspects of international action on this critical…

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