UN Report Finds Rise in Emissions From China and US

The United Nations issued a bleak warning Tuesday about the prospects of reducing the impact of climate change, reporting that two of the world’s biggest polluters, the United States and China, have emitted more greenhouse gases in the past year.  

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White House Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal

Fulfilling one of President Donald Trump’s campaign pledges and putting the future of a landmark environmental deal firmly on the 2020 presidential ballot, the White House on Monday formally notified the United Nations it plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

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Green Energy Installations in Upper Midwest Offer Best Bang for Buck

While renewable energy helps to cut down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a Harvard study released Tuesday finds that installing wind turbines and solar power in the Upper Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions can help maximize improvements in both public health and the economy.

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Study: Permafrost Releasing More Carbon Than Plants Can Use

While scientists have already warned about the rapid thawing of permafrost in the Arctic and its release of harmful greenhouse gases, a study published Monday shows that the amount of carbon dioxide released in the air is quickly outpacing the amount Arctic plants take in during their growing season.

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