Noteworthy News

China To Introduce Carbon Tax
In a step toward combating global warming, China announced earlier this week that it would implement a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, reports Xinhua, China's official state news agency.
Plan would bring wind power from the Great Plains to California
Philip Anschutz hopes to import thousands of megawatts from a massive wind farm in Wyoming. California officials are skeptical.
China's smog taints economy, health
Factories, flights, highways and hospitals are affected by pervasive pollution. The country is home to seven of the world's 10 dirtiest cities. When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.
Ikea to double its spending on renewable energy to $4 billion
The investment boost is part of Ikea's plan to get all the energy used at its stores and by subcontractors from renewable sources by 2020.
Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage
WASHINGTON — President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.
LEDs Emerge as a Popular ‘Green’ Lighting
The lighting industry has finally come up with an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like: the LED bulb.
How High Could the Tide Go?
BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.
China Lets Media Report on Air Pollution Crisis
The Chinese state news media on Monday published aggressive reports on what they described as the sickening and dangerous air pollution in Beijing and other parts of northern China, indicating that popular anger over air quality had reached a level where Communist Party propaganda officials felt that they had to allow the
Lowering emissions, raising red flags
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard was intended to reduce California carbon emissions, but it may come with some terrible unintended consequences.
EPA proposes compromise on Navajo Generating Station's emissions
Haze from the Arizona power plant can be seen at many Southwest parks and wilderness areas. The EPA proposes giving it five extra years to lower emissions, which could save tribal members' jobs.