Categories & Tags: greenhouse gas pollution

White House: Southeast 'exceptionally vulnerable' to climate change   |   May 6, 2014
The White House has released the most comprehensive scientific assessment to date of climate change and its regional impacts, and it reports that the Southeast is "...

 

Election 2014: Does climate change stand a chance against the oil boom?   |   March 10, 2014
By Greg Harman, The Daily Climate SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Work boots towered above Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as he moved down rows of shelving at Justin Boots'...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Promoting the myth of 'sustainable coal'   |   September 13, 2013
Month in which a group of prominent Democrats formed the CoalBlue Project to promote the idea of "sustainable coal": 7/2013 Number of weeks after President Obama laid...

 

NC lawmakers embrace Koch-backed pledge against climate action   |   July 11, 2013
The political clout of conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch of the Koch Industries oil and chemical conglomerate is hardly news, but a fresh investigation provides...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Wal-Mart goes green?   |   May 1, 2013
Percent increase Wal-Mart plans for its renewable energy production or procurement by 2020, according to a recent announcement from the Arkansas-based retail giant: 600 Kilowatt-...

 

The anti-scientists on the House Science Committee   |   October 9, 2012
Republican Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia has ignited controversy with his recent remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the...

 

University of Virginia prevails against climate science attack group   |   September 18, 2012
A Virginia circuit court judge has ruled that the University of Virginia does not have to turn over thousands of former professor Michael Mann's e-mails to the American...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Protesting BP's Olympic greenwash   |   July 27, 2012
Number of people arrested last week following a protest at the Olympic Clock in London's Trafalgar Square, where activists posing as representatives of BP and other notorious...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Exposing America's worst climate polluters   |   January 12, 2012
Date on which the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new database of major greenhouse gas polluters: 1/11/2012 Rank of power plants among the largest U.S. industrial...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Clinging to dirty energy in the South   |   October 13, 2011
Concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere prior to the dawn of the industrial age 200 years ago, as measured in parts per million: 275 Current atmospheric...

 

Public gets last chance to weigh in on Duke-Progress merger   |   September 19, 2011
The N.C. Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 about the proposed merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy to form the nation's largest electric...

 

Virginia governor pushes lagging South to address greenhouse gas pollution   |   August 14, 2008
Fresh from his election as chair of the Southern Governors Association, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine kicked off a year-long effort this week aimed at encouraging his regional...

 

So much for 'emissions-free' nuclear power   |   July 16, 2007
The proponents of nuclear power often make the argument that nuclear plants are environmentally friendly because they don't emit greenhouse gas pollution. Consider for example...