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Forest fires release less CO2 than previously thought, challenging some forest management practices, study says

Forest fires don’t release nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere as previously believed, according to a recently published University of Idaho study.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

In Europe, bubble trouble: Continent faces shortage of carbon dioxide

Breweries across northern Europe are fretting about shortages of beer, slaughterhouses face possible shutdown and British consumers may find it harder to buy a popular breakfast food – all because …


Another El Nino problem: More carbon dioxide in air

A NASA satellite has found another thing to blame on El Nino: A recent record high increase of carbon dioxide in the air.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line …


EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming

The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream …


Robert Samuelson: Carbon tax is a limited solution

Let’s not pretend that a carbon tax is a panacea for either climate change or too much debt.


Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener

In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test – growing California flowers and grasslands with …


Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino

Measurements show the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.


U.S. proposal would cut methane emissions sharply

The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …


High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed …


WA Senate passes bill creating emissions task force

OLYMPIA – A new task force that would try to determine how well the state is doing at reducing greenhouse gas emissions passed the Senate with strong support Wednesday, even …


EPA moves toward regulating carbon dioxide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare, taking the first step to …


Carbon dioxide effects could last 1,000 years

Even if by some miracle of environmental activism global carbon dioxide levels reverted to pre-industrial levels, it still would take 1,000 years or longer for the climate changes already triggered …