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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.