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Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming

Published: 
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:45pm
Category: 
Energy

An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.

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Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Energy

President Obama, declaring that “Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction,” announced sweeping measures on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for a future of rising temperatures.

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A Change in Temperature

Published: 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

Since 1896, scientists have been trying to answer a deceptively simple question: What will happen to the temperature of the earth if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles?

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Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

Published: 
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:09am
Category: 
Energy

The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.

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Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of Thin Air

Published: 
Mon, 01/14/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

WHETHER streaming from the tailpipes of cars or the smokestacks of so many power plants and factories, carbon dioxide emissions keep growing around the globe.