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Woodlands in developed world also absorb CO2. What will impact be on global climate talks?
East Coast power plants will bid on CO2 permits Sept. 25.
But business groups are still concerned about the costs of the landmark emission caps.
The US Northeast will obtain oil, gas, and nuclear energy from projects costing $16 billion. But locals fear new initiatives will lead to pollution and negative health effects.
Global warming may have accelerated the irreversible loss of ice shelves that are thousands of years old, say scientists.
Melting glaciers, drier wetlands, warmer winters in Alaska, where global warming is felt most keenly.
US and state officials start to boost firefighting budgets and weigh other reforms.
Researchers track China’s plume of pollution. What effect did Olympic hiatus have?
Expecting a more aggressive approach, they offer advice to the McCain and Obama campaigns.
The Western Climate Initiative aims to cut the region’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020
As CO2 mitigation efforts lag, some explore sun-blocking, cloud-forming technologies, and more.
With Bush urging new oil exploration in coastal waters, top lawmakers respond with calls to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Its support for halving emissions by 2050 is seen as useful for future negotiations.
State’s proposed rules are the most sweeping in the US to cut greenhouse gases.
If the pattern continues, warming effects could reach up to 900 miles inland, melting permafrost
Some places were colder and got more snow last winter, but that’s in line with today’s models for a warmer climate.
Even though legislation fell to defeat, Friday’s debate marked the first time a majority backed a cap on carbon emissions.
Researchers know global temperatures are rising. Now scientists from as far away as Finland are studying what that means for the 1 million floating residents of the Tonle Sap Lake.
Economic harm is top concern in Senate debate over bill.