Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

24 Hours of Reality for the Climate

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 14th, 2012

Q: What do an Oklahoma farmer, a polar bear, and a Wall Street banker have in common? A: Climate disruption affects each of them. And it affects everyone else, too. Today, we’re all experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. Rising pollution, rising consumption, and rising dependence on dirty energy sources have changed Earth’s atmosphere and changed our weather. Droughts, storms, [...]

Support the EPA Carbon Pollution Standard

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 11th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Power plants have been pouring carbon into our atmosphere at alarming rates. They are the largest emitters of fossil fuels in the country, but their carbon pollution remains unchecked–until now. In March, the EPA proposed the first-ever limit to carbon pollution from power plants. If passed, this much-needed standard would cap the emissions levels of all new power plant units and encourage the [...]

Living Planet Report 2012 Released

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 11th, 2012

Living Planet Report 2012 The Living Planet Report 2012 was released this past month by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with the Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London. The report, published biennially, surveys the Earth’s health and the state of its natural resources. Results show that human consumption of resources has outpaced their supply at an ever-increasing rate since the 1970s. [...]

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