In Coal Country, Skepticism, Worries Over New Carbon Rule

In Greene County, one in five jobs is in the coal industry. And the EPA's proposal to limit power plant emissions has been met with skepticism and resignation.

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Climate Change Not So Sweet For Maple Syrup

Federal climate models have predicted the region will lose most of its maple trees by next century. But many maple producers and researchers aren't worried; they say times are sweet for maple syruping.

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NRDC: EPA Can Cut Methane Leaks in Half

Public enemy number one in climate-warming greenhouse gases is usually thought to be carbon dioxide. Another significant climate-changing gas is methane, the kind that comes from shale drilling. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says the U.S. can cut methane emissions in half in just a few years.

 

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Can Carbon Capture Help Coal Survive a Low-Carbon Diet?

Burning coal is the biggest source of CO2 on the planet. But coal is also a huge source of electric power, and it’s big business in Pennsylvania, supported by Governor Corbett. With global warming becoming an ever bigger problem—is there be a way for the coal industry to go on a low-carbon diet? 

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The Climate Revolution Will Be Podcasted

Some millennials are geeking out on climate policy. As world leaders met in Lima, Peru this month for climate talks, some youth delegates are spreading the word online from people on the inside—and outside—of the U.N. meetings.

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Skiing's Future in Pennsylvania Depends on Pace of Climate Change

In Pennsylvania, the ski industry has a $360 million dollar annual economic impact. But climate scientists predict half of the state's resorts could be forced to close in the coming decades.

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What's on Your Plate? Climate Change and Diet

What you eat can have a big impact on the climate. But lowering your carbon footprint might mean giving up some all-American favorite foods—like hamburgers. The place where climate change science and food culture meet is on your plate.

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How We Talk, or Don't, About Climate Change

A lot of people think that if we knew more about climate change, we'd start getting serious about fixing it. But researcher Dan Kahan found that more information about climate change doesn't necessarily form people's opinions.

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Three Questions About the U.S. and China Climate Deal

This week the U.S. pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions down to about a quarter of 2005 levels in the next decade. This bumps up President Obama’s commitment to cracking down on emissions to stave off climate change. We check in with Bloomberg News' Washington reporter Mark Drajem.

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Latest IPCC Climate Report: World Ill-Prepared

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) calls the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report "extreme," and says it will cripple the global economy. The report says climate change is closer than ever to being irreversible.

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