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  • Air pollution and climate policies not in conflict

    Air pollution policy does not undermine the long-term goals of climate change policy, a new study concludes. Although reductions in the pollutant sulphur dioxide could have some warming effects on the Earth’s temperature, the impacts are only short term and will never outweigh climate policy’s cooling effects. Some researchers have raised concerns that air pollution policies ...

  • Air pollution and climate policies not in conflict

    Air pollution policy does not undermine the long-term goals of climate change policy, a new study concludes. Although reductions in the pollutant sulphur dioxide could have some warming effects on the Earth’s temperature, the impacts are only short term and will never outweigh climate policy’s cooling effects. Some researchers have raised concerns that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NRDC: Polluter Partnership Wrong to Reject Climate Action

    The following is a statement from Peter Altman, Climate Campaign director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on misguided complaints issued today by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future about proposed first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants. “Big polluters are seeking to protect their profits over public health. The fact is ...

  • Climate change could worsen effects of pollution on plants

    Emissions from large point sources of pollution, such as heavy industry, have a detrimental effect on the plants growing in the local area. A new study suggests that predicted increases in global temperatures as a result of climate change may worsen the harmful effects of aerial pollution on plant diversity in susceptible areas. Researchers from Finland examined the effects of local, severe ...

  • NASA Announces Major Airborne Pollution/Climate Study June 6

     NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 6, to announce a new airborne science campaign over the southern United States. The campaign will investigate how air pollution and natural emissions affect climate and the atmosphere. The Studies of Emissions, ...

  • Four Ways to Reduce Health Risks from Climate Pollutants

    The World Health Organisation and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants have produced a report outlining the urgent need to reduce emissions of black carbon, ozone, methane and carbon dioxide, which all contribute to climate change. Frequently described as ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • California Praised for Approving Climate Law Plan to Cut Pollution

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised California's Air Resources Board (CARB) for approving a blueprint today for reducing climate change pollution that complements new state and federal actions designed to improve air quality. California's plan will work alongside other public health rules, including ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks

    Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. Short-lived pollutants include "black carbon," essentially soot produced by burning wood, dung, coal and some diesel fuel, which Mexico plans to cut by half. Soot reductions would ...


    By Associated Press

  • World`s big polluters meet in Hawaii over climate

    The world's biggest greenhouse gas-polluting countries are sending delegates to Hawaii this week for a US-hosted meeting aimed at curbing climate change without stalling economic growth. The two-day gathering, which starts on Wednesday in Honolulu, is meant to spur UN negotiations for an international climate agreement by 2009, so a pact will be ready when the current carbon-capping Kyoto ...


  • Press Call: China’s Air Pollution and Climate Challenge: Progress or Not?

    China’s pollution and emissions challenges have been making headlines, but China’s leaders are taking action to respond. While some U.S. policy makers are using China’s pollution as an excuse for U.S. inaction, there are also emerging signals that China can make progress on its pollution challenges. What is the reality? Is China heading in a new direction? On Friday, ...

  • Obama Readies Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution and Stop Climate Change

    As the Obama Administration prepares to take the first steps in U.S. history to limit carbon pollution from power plants, the primary cause of climate change, Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement: “Setting carbon pollution limits will put America on a new course – toward a cleaner energy future, greater energy efficiency, a ...

  • Green-Powered Northwest Colleges and Businesses are Reducing Pollution and Fighting Climate Change

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the Green Power Partnership Top 50 Green-Powered organizations using electricity from clean, renewable sources such as solar and wind energy. Several businesses and colleges in the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the nation in increasing renewable energy use. ...

  • America Must Stay on Track to First-Ever Curbs on Climate Pollution

    Franz Matzner, the associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement today in response to a letter from several senators asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to extend the public comment period on its proposed standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants operating today in the United States: “Climate change already ...

  • National Climate Assessment Highlights Urgent Need to Cut Carbon Pollution

    The third National Climate Assessment today documents the alarming extent to which climate change already is adversely impacting Americans all across the country, underlining anew the important opportunities we have today to take strong action to curb carbon pollution before the impacts worsen. The following are two statements, one by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to persistent organic pollutants

    Climate change increases the planet's vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday. The study, "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages", was conducted by climate and chemical experts from 12 countries, and is the first systematic and authoritative review of the impact of climate change on the release of POPs into ...

  • Efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants strengthened at COP21

    Members of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) committed today to accelerate ambitious action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants within the next five years. The CCAC Paris Communique, endorsed today by 49 Ministers, 16 intergovernmental organizations and 44 NGOs, resolves to "prioritise, develop and implement measures that lead to the delivery of SLCP reductions at scale in the near- ...

  • Black carbon ranked number two climate pollutant by US EPA

    The US Environmental Protection Agency concluded in a report to Congress that targeted strategies to reduce black carbon "can be expected to provide climate benefits within the next several decades," based on black carbon's strong warming potential and its short atmospheric lifetime of days to weeks.   EPA concluded that black carbon was likely to be causing more warming than any climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with ...

  • World`s big polluters note change in US climate stance

    The world's biggest greenhouse polluters applauded the United States at climate change talks on Thursday, but some urged Washington to take the next step by setting goals to reduce its emissions of climate-warming carbon. The United States, alone among major industrialized countries in rejecting the carbon-capping Kyoto Protocol, noted that the two-day Hawaii meeting addressed the toughest areas ...


  • NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Repealed Climate Change Pollution Rules

    A New Jersey court ruled this morning that the Christie Administration broke the law when it excused power plants from complying with regulations limiting dangerous climate-changing pollution. “Today’s court decision—together with the substantial economic, environmental and public health benefits the program has demonstrated in neighboring states—should compel New Jersey ...

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