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U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose by 1.4 Percent in 2007

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose by 1.4 Percent in 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 7,282 million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent in 2007 – an increase of 1.4 percent from the 2006 level, federal government figures show. The figures are contained in an annual report titled, “Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2007,” released…

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

CHICAGO, Illinois, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Richard Daley has set Chicago on a cooler path by outlining strategies to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and avert climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan introduced Thursday would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent of 1990 levels by 2020 by retrofitting commercial and…

Electric Hybrid Cars Are Good for Your Health

Electric Hybrid Cars Are Good for Your Health

A new study [www.epri-reports.org] reports that if electric plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for a 60% market share annually, then that would result in the removal of 450 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year by 2050. American auto companies will need to take a major leadership role in order for this to occur.…