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Researchers Compare the Carbon Pricetags of In-Store and Online Purchases

From a carbon emissions point-of-view, is it better to buy products online or in a store? You probably guessed the former. And if…
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New Poll: U.S. Supports Cap & Trade, Would Pay Extra to Reduce CO2

A new poll released today (PDF) demonstrates that over 60 percent of Americans recognize that the earth is getting warmer mostly because of…
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Why the EPA’s Endangerment Finding Sets the Stage for Action

Showing a fine sense of message and timing, the United States entered the first day of the crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen…
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The Story of Cap & Trade (Discussion Follows)

They’re at it again – the creative team who brought you the wildly popular Story of Stuff are following up with “The Story…
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EPA and GHGs: Ready, Set, Report

In the grand scheme of things, if neither next month’s Copenhagen summit on climate change or pending U.S. legislation on the same topic…
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Self Reporting Doesn’t Cut it: Why We Need a National GHG Measurement System

Say you’re the Mayor of San Francisco. You’re spending million of dollars every year to increase energy efficiency, install solar panels and encourage…

Cap-and-Trade: The Real Deal from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may actually have a better idea than a cap-and-trade bill for cutting emissions. And, contrary to popular opinion,…

Curbing Climate Change, One Potato Chip at a Time: PepsiCo’s Carbon Footprinting Techniques

Since 2007, PepsiCo has been “doing the world a flavour” in calculating the carbon footprint of its Walkers Crisps, potato chips sold in…

Exelon Leaves Chamber of Commerce Over Climate Change

As a sign of growing corporate support to climate change legislation, a string of companies have left the chamber in recent weeks.  Exelon,…

Democrats Boxer and Kerry to Introduce Climate Legislation in Senate

If Democratic Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer are successful Wednesday, they might nudge Senate negotiations on climate change a bit closer to,…
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Quitting the US Chamber of Commerce: The Newest Eco-Fad?

Now that a third large utility has dropped out of the US Chamber of Commerce over its stance on climate change legislation, the…

Offset Your Flight’s Carbon Footprint Before You Even Take Off

San Francisco International Airport unveils new carbon offset kiosks How much good can selling carbon offsets at airport kiosks have on a region’s…

Planet Metrics: Helping Companies Reduce Their Risk from Embedded Carbon and Energy

By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact Planet Metrics is a relatively new start-up with a solution to help corporations model and analyze the life…

The Ultimate in Eating Local–Backyard Chickens!

When the University of Chicago undertook an assessment of the global warming caused by our diets, they found exactly what many vegetarian activists…

Climate Change, Carbon Trading, and Thievery – Crooks Give “Carbon Capital” New Meaning

Apparently, the carbon trading market – which has grown to more than $100 billion, the Washington Post reports – is attracting more than…