EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists
Environmental News

EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for Americans, economists from universities including Harvard and Yale said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Flames and steam rise from the Suncoke Jewell cokemaking plant, which burns coal to make…

Ontario’s climate change plan will not hit emissions-reducing targets, says Auditor General
Environmental News

Ontario’s climate change plan will not hit emissions-reducing targets, says Auditor General

In her annual report released on Wednesday, Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk, seen on Nov. 30, 2016, says the Progressive Conservative government’s environment plan will not reduce greenhouse gases enough to hit the global targets to which Canada agreed in the 2015 Paris accord. Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press Ontario’s climate change plan is “not yet supported by…

Why ZSL needs your help
Conservation

Why ZSL needs your help

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, an hour north-west of London, the half-term visitors have gathered beside a large paddock for giraffe feeding time. It is a cold, bright afternoon, and two keepers hoist branches above their heads, offering them over the fence that surrounds the enclosure. Five reticulated giraffes amble towards them. The crowd laughs and coos,…

Carbon dioxide emissions are set to hit a record high this year (it’s not fine, but not hopeless)
Renewable Energy

Carbon dioxide emissions are set to hit a record high this year (it’s not fine, but not hopeless)

Carbon dioxide emissions, one of the main contributors to the climate changes bringing extreme weather, rising oceans, and more frequent fires that have killed hundreds of Americans and cost the U.S. billions of dollars, are set to reach another record high in 2019. That’s the word from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative of researchers around…