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22

Sep

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new highThe world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new high
The world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

31

Aug

Electric cars are green, and they will only get greenerEmissions from electric cars are already low. As the grid gets greener, that will only improve.

Electric cars are green, and they will only get greener
Emissions from electric cars are already low. As the grid gets greener, that will only improve.

15

Feb


 Texas and California battle over jobs, carbon dioxide emissions  



Gov. Rick Perry wants California’s jobs, but critics say his state has the highest levels of CO2 emissions in the country.
Gov. Rick Perry wants California’s jobs, but critics say his state has the highest levels of CO2 emissions in the country.

08

Oct

Economic decline doesn’t offset emissions boom of better timesLeaner economic times only undo ‘a little more than half’ of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere that are added during periods of growth.

Economic decline doesn’t offset emissions boom of better times
Leaner economic times only undo ‘a little more than half’ of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere that are added during periods of growth.

28

Aug

Carbon efficiency failing to fight warmingSurging carbon emissions from power demand in the developing world is overwhelming progress by nations like China and the U.S..

Carbon efficiency failing to fight warming
Surging carbon emissions from power demand in the developing world is overwhelming progress by nations like China and the U.S..

23

Jul

Global greenhouse emissions continue to rise2011’s increase to 37.5 billion tons of CO2 was driven by China and India, which saw their carbon dioxide emissions jump by 9 and 6 percent, respectively.

Global greenhouse emissions continue to rise
2011’s increase to 37.5 billion tons of CO2 was driven by China and India, which saw their carbon dioxide emissions jump by 9 and 6 percent, respectively.

13

Sep

Carmakers have been quietly delivering significant cuts in CO2 emissions with technology advances, weight reduction and aerodynamic improvements.

Carmakers have been quietly delivering significant cuts in CO2 emissions with technology advances, weight reduction and aerodynamic improvements.

15

Aug

The true cost of drivingEuropean governments are getting ready to charge their drivers for the true cost of hitting the highway — factoring in everything from greenhouse gas emissions to road wear and tear. Would that work in the U.S.?

The true cost of driving
European governments are getting ready to charge their drivers for the true cost of hitting the highway — factoring in everything from greenhouse gas emissions to road wear and tear. Would that work in the U.S.?

28

Jun

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How Green Is Your Internet?

Made for HungryBeast on ABC TV, this short animated infographic explains how much energy the wired world is sucking down right now.

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28

Apr

The great human-powered race: How does 82 mph grab you?This weekend is the gala Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge, featuring student teams fueled on caffeine and junk food competing to set speed and endurance records in weird-looking recumbent bicycles.

The great human-powered race: How does 82 mph grab you?
This weekend is the gala Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge, featuring student teams fueled on caffeine and junk food competing to set speed and endurance records in weird-looking recumbent bicycles.