greenhouse gas pollution

States, Enviros Warn EPA Over Ship, Aircraft Emissions

States, Enviros Warn EPA Over Ship, Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – Formal letters warning of impending lawsuits over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to address greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-going ships and aircraft have been filed by four state attorneys general, three state agencies, New York City and a coalition of conservation groups. The conservation groups’ notice of…

Bush Climate Speech Covers Familiar Ground

Bush Climate Speech Covers Familiar Ground

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today outlined a new climate goal for the United States, calling for the nation to halt the growth of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Bush touted his new climate strategy as ambitious, but environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers criticized the plan as feeble and…

Groups Press Legal Action on Behalf of Polar Bears

Groups Press Legal Action on Behalf of Polar Bears

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Bush administration on Monday for missing the legal deadline to issue a final decision on whether or not to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense…

States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

SACRAMENTO, California, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. will host a news conference Tuesday announcing a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to adopt greenhouse gas emissions standards for nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment. Other states, government agencies, and national environmental organizations that are joining…

2008: Make An Environmental Resolution

2008: Make An Environmental Resolution

It is a new year and it’s time for all of those pesky new year resolutions. Since the environmental crisis of global warming, deforestation, and drought are finally considered important issues for humanity to tackle, why not make a resolution that helps the environment? Since Sundance Channel really wants to inform people about ways they…

States, Groups Demand Aircraft Climate Emission Limits

States, Groups Demand Aircraft Climate Emission Limits

LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – Calling aviation a “large and rapidly growing source” of greenhouse gas emissions, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. is petitioning the federal government to adopt global warming regulations for aircraft. California is part of a coalition of five states, two cities, environmental groups and a California…

Japan Leads on Battery Research

Japan Leads on Battery Research

Reducing domestic transportation pollution created by cars is a great way to clean up roughly 40% of the greenhouse gas pollution in the world. In order to ensure that pollution emissions go down, current technologies point to one glaring problem: there is no cheap, modern battery technology that is ready for mass production. The Japan…

Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Waste Management operates a vast quantity of landfills across America, many of them sanitary landfills which are much better for the environment than traditional dumps. During September, Waste Management has announced that they will be retrofitting 60 of their landfills landfills into landfill gas to electricity plants. This initiative does prevent some pollution and is…