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Obama’s New Carbon Rules: What Price Regulation?

Coal-fired power plant
by Bill Chameides
Jun 9, 2014

Can good economic times roll while carbon emissions decline? Maybe so.

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EPA’s Carbon Rule: State Goals

State-specific info
by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2014

How much does each state need to reduce its carbon load to comply with the federal government’s landmark carbon rule?

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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll Please…

Today's bold, game-changing announcement to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants marks the latest step in a march toward climate-change action. One hopes. (iStockphoto/nelik)
by Bill Chameides
Jun 2, 2014

An historic event or an historic trend?

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States of Denial: We Don’t Need No Climate Education

Given the flagging rank of American students in science and math, updated science standards would seem to be a good idea. But some are trying to block this progress. (iStockphoto/clearstockconcepts)
by Bill Chameides
May 21, 2014

Our story of the cozy partnership between political leaders and the fossil fuel industry moves to Wyoming where the state has moved to block efforts to modernize the science curriculum taught in our nation’s schools.

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Scientists Find Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet Accelerating

Thwaites glacier
by Bill Chameides
May 14, 2014

Two new papers point to eventual complete loss of glaciers, but it will take centuries or more to occur.

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Energy Inefficiency: Congress Spins Wheels Until Bill Dies

The Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill that had had wide support from both sides of the aisle failed  to get the 60 votes needed  to bring it to a final vote. (Flickr/Ron Cogswell)
by Bill Chameides
May 13, 2014

As we (and many others) predicted last week, the latest effort at crafting cogent energy policy was much ado about nothing.

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Climate Change Chatter: Science and Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio
by Bill Chameides
May 12, 2014

When climate chatter occurs amid presidential chatter.

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3 Green Suggestions for Your Mom on Her Day

E-cards for Mother's Day
by Bill Chameides
May 9, 2014

At a loss for original ideas for Mother’s Day? TheGreenGrok, with just a little tongue in cheek, is here to help.

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Global Warming Alert: Methane Levels Continue to Climb

wetlands
by Bill Chameides
May 8, 2014

Troubles from wetlands’ bubbles?

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Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

A NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC)
by Bill Chameides
Apr 21, 2014

Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdown March 21.

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