greenhouse gas emissions

  • Mattel Apr 10

    Toy Manufacturers Look to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess.

  • Venice Mar 18

    Italy Quarantine Clears Up Venice Canals

    As Italy locks down its cities to halt the spread of the coronavirus, residents in Venice are starting to see a change to their canals. The waterways of Venice have cleared with the new lack of boat traffic, as seen in footage captured early March.

  • climate change Mar 18

    Coronavirus Shutdowns Have Unintended Climate Benefits: Cleaner Air, Clearer Water

    The coronavirus outbreak has, at least in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some nations.

  • California Nov 14, 2019

    Climate Change Damaging Lifelong Health of Children Across the World, Medical Officials Warn

    Climate change is already damaging the health of children, and its impacts will harm the entire generation with serious health problems throughout their lives, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists and health experts from 35 academic institutions and United Nations agencies said that children will suffer from a rise in infectious diseases, malnutrition and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2019

    Automakers Side With Trump in Legal Fight With California

    General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The three companies, plus a trade association called the Association of Global Automakers, said Monday they plan to intervene in a lawsuit...

  • Chairman Aug 30, 2019

    Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to ‘Very Poor'

    The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s condition report, which is updated every five years, is the latest bad news for the 345,400 square kilometer (133,360 square miles) colorful coral network off the northeast...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

    Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday “we are all villains” for playing “deaf and blind” and not caring about the world’s oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in history. The Oscar winner came to the United Nations to press delegates who are drafting an international treaty to protect oceans to support a strong...

  • driver Jul 25, 2019

    California Skirts Trump, Signs Mileage Deal With 4 Companies

    Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to toughen standards for gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions, bypassing the Trump administration’s push to relax mileage standards nationwide instead.

  • attorney Jun 23, 2019

    GOP Lawmakers Create Hurdles for Citizen Ballot Initiatives

    Arkansas’ GOP-dominated Legislature has taken steps this year that will make it harder to put such proposals before voters, and they are not the only ones. Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah also have enacted restrictions on the public’s ability to place initiatives on the ballot. In Michigan, the state’s top election official is being sued over Republican-enacted requirements...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Trump's UN Envoy Nominee Defends Climate Record

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a “real risk to our planet” that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human behavior has contributed to climate change and she’ll push countries to deal...

  • spokesman Jun 19, 2019

    Marijuana Industry Sets Environmental, Ethical Goals

    An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We’re good corporate citizens.

  • Europe Jun 17, 2019

    Climate Talks Held as Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

    Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Officials meeting in the western city of Bonn for the June 17-27 talks are focusing on resolving issues that couldn’t be agreed upon at last December’s climate summit in Poland. This includes the rules...

  • Governor Jun 17, 2019

    Oregon Poised to Pass Cap-And-Trade Climate Policy ‘to Hold Big Polluters Accountable'

    Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions but invests in transitioning the state economy and infrastructure to better prepare for more intense...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2019

    De Blasio Holds Green New Deal Rally at Trump Tower

    Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city’s Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral by 2050 and buildings more energy efficient.

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2019

    Aiming at Trump, House OKs Bill to Keep US in Paris Climate Accord

    The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that would prevent President Donald Trump from fulfilling his pledge to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement and ensure the U.S. honors its commitments under the global accord. The bill falls far short of the ambitious Green New Deal pushed by many Democrats, but it is the first significant...

  • Donald Trump Apr 26, 2019

    DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

    As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city. Under a law approved in December, the District of Columbia will require that all of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, the most ambitious timetable in...

  • New York Apr 16, 2019

    Five Easy Ways to Maintain a Bike

    As any community cycling shop mechanic will tell you, there are plenty of advantages to traveling a city by bike: it’s cheaper and greener than taking the car or train, and a lot easier to maintain. Those gallons of gas and the coal burned to power trains adds up — transportation was the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in...

  • head Apr 16, 2019

    Make Love, Not CO2: Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

    From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming. Friday’s rallies were one of the biggest international climate change actions yet, involving hundreds of thousands of students in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

    A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public land for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one...

  • Florida Apr 16, 2019

    Republicans Who Believe in Climate Change Seek Green New Deal Alternative

    Republicans have trashed the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy — as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceived. But ever since the New York Democrat began promoting the idea late last year, a growing number of House GOP lawmakers have been increasingly willing to say those four little words:...

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