If the Kivalinans manage to beat the odds and have their claims heard, the case would likely set an important precedent for towns and villages seeking relief for damages caused by climate change.
- By Jessica West, Emily Burgis
Community groups in Louisiana and Texas have filed a suit against the EPA, due to their failure to meet Clean Air Act deadlines and revising rules that require more accurate pollution reporting.
As the need for renewable, cleaner, and cheaper energy continues to rise, landfill gas for renewable energy production will likely become a more common practice.
Campbell Scientific’s IRGASON receives U.S. patent and provides scientists and agencies with better tools to accurately measure the surface-atmosphere exchange of CO2 and H2O.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), refiners are switching to make summer-grade gasoline in time for the May 1 compliance date. Summer-grade gasoline lowers the amount of evaporative emissions during warm weather because it is less volatile than winter-grade gasoline.
Because food scarcity is a growing concern across the world, researchers have studies millet grain as a large agricultural contributor due to the grain’s resilience to drought, water scarcity, and the ever-changing climate.
Since methane is more harmful than CO2 and is very influential in climate change, researchers have found a new way to capture the greenhouse gas.
Earlier today, the EPA released the 18th annual report of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which shows that emissions decreased by 1.6 percent in 2011 from 2010.
According to the Energy Information Administrations (EIA), CO2 emissions have managed to decrease each year since 2007, and 2012 had the lowest emissions since 1994.
As greenhouses gases in the atmosphere continue to rise, intense precipitation will become even more intense, according to a new NOAA-led study that has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
The latest report from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) measures energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by water utilities.
The EPA has proposed new standards for both cars and fuels that will help reduce pollution and improve efficiency in vehicles.
Three repurposed and unmanned aircrafts have been modified by NASA researchers in order to study the sulfur dioxide plume of the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica.
According to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the use of coal and the emissions that come along with it were increasing by the end of 2012.
The USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) are providing ways for farmers in the Dakotas and Montana to reduce their emissions by using agricultural practices such as tillage and cropping sequences.
The economic costs of damaging weather events have an immense and increasing impact on the U.S. economy, and these costs could be anticipated and mitigated by improved weather and climate predictions, say a range of experts in the public and private sectors. These experts will convene in Washington, D.C. from April 2-4 and discuss best strategies to minimize the weather and climate’s hit on people and the economy.
A list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012 has been released by the EPA. Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. ranked in the top five.
According to a new study, dozens of lizard species could become extinct within 50 years because of global climate change.
Montgomery Chemicals violated the Clean Air Act by not properly reporting and recording methanol emissions. The company has agreed to pay fines and correct all violations according to EPA standards.
Due to climate change, urban sprawl, and intensive farming of the region, Europe’s parkland and biological diversity are under an increasing amount of pressure.