carbon-emissions

More than a fifth of the country's garbage is food.

The average meat-eater in the U.S. is responsible for almost twice as much global warming as the average vegetarian.

Congress has created 42 different tax incentives for energy. Baucus wants to sweep them all away and replace them with just two.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 19, 2013
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Obama's new adviser, John Podesta, will push the White House to act more forcefully on climate change. Here's what he was advocating back in 2010.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 19, 2013
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One new study suggests lower natural gas prices may be saving households up to $725 per year. Others find lower numbers. Here's why they differ.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 18, 2013
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At the Warsaw climate talks, rich and poor nations are arguing over who's responsible for climate change. Here's how to understand the dispute.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 20, 2013
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A new U.N. report finds a vast gulf between the world's stated ambitions to limit climate change and actual practice.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 5, 2013
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Global emissions hit a record high in 2012. But the rate of growth appears to be slowing.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 1, 2013
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Geoengineering is a risky way to blunt the effects of climate change. But climate scientist David Keith says we still need to consider it seriously.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 30, 2013
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Since 2008, the world has committed $25 billion to carbon capture — with little to show for it so far.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 22, 2013
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U.S. carbon emissions from energy hit their lowest level since 1994 last year. But they're already starting to rise again.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 22, 2013
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The EPA still has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases, but the Supreme Court will review a permitting program for large industrial facilities.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 15, 2013
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The new EPA rules will make it very hard to build a new coal plant in the U.S. But cheap natural gas was already making that difficult anyway.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 20, 2013
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It's a question marine experts have been racing to get a handle on in recent years. Here's what they've found.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 31, 2013
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When World Bank employees travel, they usually do so in business class. That means more legroom AND more carbon emissions.