Environmental Protection

Global Climate Change


  • UN Secretary-General Praises Climate Action Plan Response

    The action plans of 147 countries will be the basis of the agreement expected to be reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP21, to be held in Paris in December.

  • Washington Ecology Launches Greenhouse Gases Rule

    The Washington Department of Ecology this week began writing a rule to require the state's largest polluters to reduce their greenhouse gases and considering that businesses and organizations responsible for producing 100,000 metric tons or more of greenhouse gases be covered under the rule.

  • Deadline Near for 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Nominations

    The new sculpture awaits the recipient of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize.

    They are due by Sept. 25 for the prize, which has been bestowed by the Stockholm International Water Institute for the past 25 years for extraordinary water achievements.

  • General Mills Sets GHG Emissions Goal

    General Mills announced its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its "entire value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years."

    "Climate plays a significant role in the long-term viability of our business," says Jerry Lynch, vice president and chief sustainability officer. "For example, changes in climate have an impact on weather conditions such as drought, floods, and excessive heat, all of which can decrease yields on our raw materials like corn, oats, and wheat."

  • Mount McKinley Renamed Denali Ahead of Obama's Visit

    Denali is the highest mountain in North America.

    The president is scheduled to visit Anchorage, Alaska, on Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the order renaming North America's highest mountain on Aug. 28.

  • Panama Canal Authority Suspends Draft Restriction

    Caused by El Nino conditions, the restriction had been set to begin Sept. 8.


  • Perspectives on Energy Policy: Security, Economics, and the Environment

    On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute brought together 27 leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss key energy policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based approaches to energy policy. The goal of the workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on the understanding of intersecting issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national security, economic, and environmental perspectives.

  • Energy Market and Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

    This report responds to a request to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Edward Markey for an analysis of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA).1 ACESA, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009, is a complex bill that regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and economic incentives.

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