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Global Warming: Democrats and Republicans Agree

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Wait, what? Contrary to the polarized positions that politicians and commentators often take in the media, Americans do not disagree about global warming or what to do about it. The vast majority of citizens in every U.S. state believe global warming has been happening and that human actions are part of the cause—including residents of [...]

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What if all the ice melted?

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Sea level would rise 216 feet and create new shorelines and inland seas.

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If the 50 dirtiest US power plants were a country, it would be the world’s seventh-largest polluter

Fayette Power Plant, a coal-fired generator located southeast of Austin, TX. Photo: LCRA

That’s one takeaway from a new ranking of power plants released by Environment America. The list comes ahead of next week’s expected carbon pollution limits on new plants, to be proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are over 6,000 power plants in the United States, but a majority of the carbon pollution comes [...]

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California’s Second Carbon Auction Today: An Explainer on Cap-and-Trade

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At the beginning of this year, the Golden State officially launched its long-discussed market-based system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California’s GHG cap-and-trade program is not the first of its type. Carbon trading schemes are popping up around the world. But, it’s only the second program to takeoff in the U.S. The first, the [...]

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Energy Miracles: Innovating to Zero CO2

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In February 2010, Bill Gates stood up and presented a TED talk on what we can do to improve the lives of the poorest 2 billion people on the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, this talk was not on vaccines or seeds, but instead was focused on how energy – and the carbon dioxide emitted by our [...]

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