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  • Cellulosic ethanol from cornfields is dirtier than gasoline, study suggests

    Republicans and Democrats alike have long pushed federal subsidies for "cellulosic ethanol" -- an alternative biofuel to corn ethanol, whose problems are now widely known. But a new federally funded study finds that one important type of cellulosic ethanol actually results in more near-term...

  • This Earth Day, applaud fossil fuel sellers for overcoming climate change hysteria

    "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts. Of course, some things...

  • Large, rare leaks are key to calculating methane emissions during fracking, scientists say

    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...

  • EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat

    Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: 'EPA listened' on carbon rules

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday attempted to assuage fears about a forthcoming carbon emissions rule for existing power plants, as she said it would contain flexibility for states. "The only thing I really hope when this proposal goes out is that people...

  • EPA sends proposed emissions rule for existing power plants to White House

    Public health and environmental groups say the measure would save billions of dollars in medical costs and help blunt the effects of climate change, which could save money by reducing the intensity of extreme weather events linked to a warming planet.

  • Examiner Editorial: Dealing with 'climate change' should not be a military concern

    The United Nations' International Committee on climate change issued a new report Monday that includes dire warnings of civil wars and international conflicts in countries where people are displaced by coastal flooding and resource shortages caused by extreme weather. As usual, the ICCC called...

  • Climate change hits 'all continents and across the oceans,' UN report says

    Every continent has been affected by climate change, and the risks of not curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause it will grow in the coming years, according to a comprehensive United Nations report. The latest iteration of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expanded on...

  • White House takes step toward regulating fracking emissions

    The White House took steps Friday toward issuing methane emissions regulations at hydraulic fracturing sites, a move that would slash greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of meeting President Obama's climate goals but will invite backlash from industry. The news is a victory for environmental...

  • Kay Hagan presses Senate for climate action

    Sen. Kay Hagan took to the Senate floor Thursday to call for congressional action on climate change. "This is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed and too often gets pushed to the backburner," the North Carolina Democrat said. The overture was of note because Hagan is in a tight...

  • Senate Democrat heads to the heartland to push climate change

    Not even two years after activists struggled to insert climate change into the presidential race -- they criticized both President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney for their silence on it -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Senate Democrats are starting early.

  • House GOP starts investigation on EPA power plant rules

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans initiated a probe Wednesday to determine who at the Environmental Protection Agency was responsible for crafting greenhouse gas emission rules for future power plants.

  • Senate Democrats up all night, in for long haul on climate legislation

    Democrats held the Senate floor to talk climate change into the morning hours Tuesday, though they're not holding their breath on comprehensive legislation clearing Congress soon. Instead, organizer Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, described the event as an "opening salvo," as the more than two dozen...



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