Articles Tagged With ‘carbon emissions’




Reduce global warming, plant a tree

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER In urban “heat islands,” vast stretches of asphalt magnify and reflect sun, sending CO2 directly skyward and creating “dead zones” below. Adding street trees can actually lower summer temperatures through evaporative cooling. A tree forms an oasis... (Continue reading)

California Democrats trying to slow impact of cap and trade

Citing concern over rising gas prices, a group of Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a bill that would delay requiring oil refineries to buy carbon credits under the state’s cap and trade system. [LA Times] California’s cap and trade system,... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg launches carbon dioxide measuring satellite

An unmanned rocket carrying a satellite to study carbon dioxide was successfully launched early Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base. At a cost of $468 million, the mission is to collect global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the... (Continue reading)

It’s a fee: California cap and trade passes legal challenge

California’s one-year-old system of auctioning off the right to emit carbon survived a pair of legal challenges this week. [SacramentoBee] Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley rejected lawsuits filed over California’s cap and trade law, AB 32, by the California... (Continue reading)