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Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

Earth Just Permanently Passed Climate Threshold

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return. A sunset over the Arctic during a NOAA Climate Program expedition north of Russia.NOAA Photo Library/Flickr cc 2.0 “Concentrations will […]

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    It’s Time to Put a Price on Carbon

    It’s Time to Put a Price on Carbon

    Carbon price: The price for avoided or released carbon dioxide (CO2) or CO2-equivalent emissions. This may refer to the rate of a carbon tax or the price of emission permits. In many models that are used to assess the economic costs of mitigation, carbon prices are used as a proxy to represent the level of […]

    Here’s Why the EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program Matters

    Here’s Why the EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program Matters

    Last summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The plan was a major breakthrough for the U.S. and a cornerstone of our commitments to the Paris agreement to reduce overall emissions 26—28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. As […]

    Bernie Sanders: ‘This Election Is About Climate Change’

    Bernie Sanders: ‘This Election Is About Climate Change’

    The issue of climate change received a fair amount of attention on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Bernie Sanders reaffirmed his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, saying, “This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet, and the need to leave this world in a way that is […]

    6 Reasons Why Texas Leads the Nation in Wind Power

    6 Reasons Why Texas Leads the Nation in Wind Power

    Find out how the Lone Star state is leading the way when it comes to renewable energy. In our recent blog post, we told you how climate change is impacting the Lone Star State—with drier air, more intense droughts, longer heatwaves and heavier downpours. But Texas hasn’t just been on the receiving end of climate […]

    ‘Houston, We Have a Problem’: 4 Ways Climate Change Impacts Texas

    ‘Houston, We Have a Problem’: 4 Ways Climate Change Impacts Texas

    You know the saying. “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Unfortunately, it applies to climate change in Texas as well. Ben Yock and Dustin Nichols survey the damage done to Nichols’ neighborhood from a dry patch of asphalt in the middle of Bogie Dr. in San Marcos after heavy rains caused more flooding in the areas around […]