"Major economies including the United States and China are considering setting a goal of halving world greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when they hold a summit in Italy next month, a draft document showed."
"The House could vote today on a measure to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with Democratic leaders predicting a tight victory for a behemoth bill that has grown more complex with each compromise."
A new analysis of about 40,000 census tracts in the larger US metropolitan areas can help you cover how well your community is preparing for heat-related risk.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, which is a joint effort of Canada, the US, and Mexico, released on June 10, 2009, its annual report tracking and comparing toxic emissions.
Four island nations facing inundation from sea-level rise wrote President Obama, asking him to support their efforts to control HFCs.
"President Obama on Tuesday gave a full endorsement to energy and climate change legislation now pending before the House, calling it 'extraordinarily important.'"
"Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives hope to debate and pass a climate change bill on Friday, although negotiations were continuing with farm-state lawmakers who have concerns, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday."
The House climate bill would cost on average $175 per household, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Friday. Maneuvering to get the bill to the House floor continues.
"Climate change has already brought warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and melting glaciers. Now, researchers believe global warming will cause major shifts in wildfire patterns around the world."