March 11, 2016

Republican Candidates Skirt Surprise Climate Change Question at Debate

At the Republican presidential debate held in Miami Thursday night, a moderator asked Florida Senator Marco Rubio about whether he believed the scientific consensus on climate change. Rubio sidestepped the question, responding  "Sure, the climate is changing ... There was never a time when the climate was not changing."

March 10, 2016

Trudeau, Obama Unveil Steps for Cutting Methane, Safeguarding Arctic

U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jointly announced on Thursday ambitious plans to reduce oil-and-gas related methane emissions. Both countries are aiming to curb the energy industry's methane emissions at least 40 percent below 2012 levels by 2025.

"This is arguably the single biggest, most impactful, most immediate thing we can do to slow the rate of warming right now," Mark Brownstein, vice president of climate and energy at the Environmental Defense Fund, said.

March 9, 2016

March 8, 2016

Are China's Climate Goals Too Low?

China's greenhouse gas emissions may have peaked in 2014, many years ahead of schedule, according to a new paper. Economists suggest this has happened because the country hasn't set strong enough climate goals but Chinese officials disagree.

March 7, 2016

EU Members Clash Over Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

Officials from Britain, France and Germany advocated for the European Union to adopt bolder greenhouse gas reduction targets at a meeting of environment ministers last week. The EU has previously agreed to slash emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

March 4, 2016

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