Climate Change

The EPA released finalized fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards today that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. In the accompanying press release, the Obama Administration noted that the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at...
08/28/2012
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The EPA released finalized fuel efficiency (CAFE) standards today that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. In the accompanying press release, the Obama Administration noted that the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at...
08/28/2012
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Cottage Grove, Minn., -- Employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District use mechanical dredging to clear the Mississippi River 9-foot navigation channel near Cottage Grove, Minn., June 8. The Corps uses both mechanical and hydraulic dredging to maintain the channel. Despite some...
08/20/2012
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Things that you can blame President Obama and his administration for: not implementing stronger ozone rules, an overall attack on regulations, and promoting natural gas development while ignoring the extreme economic and environmental damage caused by fracking. Things you cannot blame the President...
08/14/2012
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One of the strongest arguments against implementing a cap-and-trade scheme is that it is difficult to structure a program in a way that will meaningfully decrease greenhouse gas emissions due to pushback from entrenched interests. For instance, greenhouse gase emitters want the cap on gas emissions...
08/10/2012
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At the beginning of July, we noted that even though just a few days had passed in the month, thousands of heat records had been matched or surpassed. Now, it turns out that the month of July was the hottest month on record—not the hottest July on record, the hottest month ever. July continues...
08/09/2012
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While Congress fails to make any inroads into establishing a meaningful energy policy that moves us beyond fossil fuels, advocates around the country are vocalizing their opposition to dirty energy. In just the last few weeks, coal opponents have staged protests in at least six different states....
08/06/2012
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Oklahoma is suffering through an extended heat wave with temperatures topping 100 degrees or more every day since July 18th. The heat is so bad that it’s starting to melt street lamps in Stillwater. As the state suffers from extreme heat, its senior senator remains one of the leading climate...
08/02/2012
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SANTA FE— A new report released today reveals how New Mexico’s economy is at risk for serious damage as the climate change crisis grows graver. New Mexico, the report explains, is particularly vulnerable to water shortages and increased forest fires due to the impacts from climate change. The...
07/26/2012
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Earlier this summer, New Mexico suffered through record-breaking forest fires that consumed over 170,000 acres. It marked the second consecutive year of record-breaking fires. As a new report released by Demos today shows, increased forest fire risk and intensity is just one of the many impacts...
07/25/2012
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