Category Archives: Air Pollution

China Reforestation Becoming A Global Model

Economic Growth Has Taken Its Toll On China’s Natural Resources The Chinese government has payed close attention to ecological and environmental issues for years. Contrary to popular belief, sustainability and environmental protection are long-term strategies vital to the country’s health … Continue reading

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Can Carbon-Capture Technology Fight Climate Change

Global Thermostat Turning Heads On Small Applications By Eli Kintisch Physicist Peter Eisenberger expected colleagues to react to his carbon capture technology with skepticism. He claimed to have invented a machine that could clean the atmosphere of excess carbon dioxide, … Continue reading

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California Drought Fueled By Climate Change

Fourth Year Of Drought Causes Worst Water Shortage Ever Since human-caused climate change can trigger and exacerbate drought conditions, everyone wants to know if rising global temperatures is causing or contributing to the current drought in California. A new study says yes. Scientists … Continue reading

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U.S. Carbon Offset Price Hits Record High

Price Of Carbon Pollution Going Up Carbon permits for the Northeast’s carbon market traded as high as $5.10 a ton on Monday, an all time high, following the release of federal rules that will allow states to use markets to meet new emissions … Continue reading

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Climate Changing But Governments Are Not

Global Warming An Industrial Experiment By Naomi Klein One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out … Continue reading

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Climate Change Skeptics Should Dump Apple Shares, Says Cook

Company Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has bluntly told climate change skeptic investors to ditch their stocks if they do not support his pledge to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in the latest signal that the company … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Killing Beijing In Many Ways

Air Pollution Impacting Health In China Severe air pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital “barely suitable” for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world’s second largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry Grants Awarded In Maine

State Invests In Urban Canopy Project Canopy, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s community forestry program, has awarded $106,243.00 in grants to local governments and municipalities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations that support community efforts to develop and … Continue reading

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Trees Saving Lives In Cities By Reducing Pollution

Urban Forestry A Tool Against Climate Change In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city’s urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry Can Mitigate Climate Change

Urban Canopy Makes Cities More Efficient, Resilient Urban forests will play an even more important role as we seek solutions to maximize the quality of life in our cities, while reducing energy consumption and maximizing the uptake of carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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