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Urge the EPA to Set Strong Standards for Methane Pollution

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): Methane pollution is to blame for a quarter of man-made climate change. Pennsylvania is leading the way to enact methane pollution standards for new and existing sources, but we also need national standards to … Continue reading

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Sign the Paris Pledge to Cut Carbon Emissions

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): The historic Paris Agreement is a major step forward. For the first time, almost 200 nations came together with a plan to combat climate change. This is a turning point in our movement – a … Continue reading

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Enviromentalists to EPA: Expand Methane Emission Rules

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-29/climate-change-air-quality/enviromentalists-to-epa-expand-methane-emission-rules/a48296-1 NOTE: See Pennsylvania Council of Churches comments below. September 29, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PITTSBURGH – Proposed rules on methane emissions are a good start, but don’t go … Continue reading

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House Republicans Plan to Call for Action on Climate Change

National Journal Rep. Chris Gibson of New York is leading the charge, and nine other Republicans are on board. A co­ali­tion of House Re­pub­lic­ans is gear­ing up to make waves by call­ing for ac­tion to fight cli­mate change on the … Continue reading

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Global Warming Deepening Drought — And Without Climate Action, It’ll Get Worse

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/20/global-warming-deepening-drought-and-without-climate-action-itll-get-worse Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Common Dreams Within a few decades, continually increasing temperatures and resulting moisture losses will push California into even more persistent dryness By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Columbia researchers say rising … Continue reading

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Melting Ice Slows Down Ocean Circulation

The Atlantic Conveyor Belt is a system of ocean currents that bring warm temperatures and important nutrients to the waters off of East Coast America and Western Europe. But as global warming melts ice in Greenland, the influx of fresh … Continue reading

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Thanks to Climate Change, Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest Levels Ever Recorded

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/20/thanks-climate-change-arctic-sea-ice-lowest-levels-ever-recorded Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 by Common Dreams National Snow and Ice Data Center researchers find ‘Arctic is being seriously impacted by our warming climate’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer Blue sky begins to break through … Continue reading

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When Legally Liable, Companies Don’t Dispute Global Warming

Corbin Hiar and Manuel Quiñones, E&E reporters Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 U.S. coal companies that are publicly skeptical of man-made climate change acknowledge in mandatory financial disclosures the widely accepted scientific link between fossil fuel emissions and a warming … Continue reading

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President of Union of Concerned Scientists to Speak on Responses to Global Climate Change—April 6, Harrisburg

Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists will be at Widener Law, 3800 Vartan Way in Room A180 on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. His talk, Climate Change, Climate Action: The Path Forward will give an overview … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Stabilized in 2014

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flatlined globally in 2014, while the world economy grew. The International Energy Agency reports that this marks “the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the greenhouse … Continue reading

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