Climate Change Facts

BY ON September 23, 2013
WHAT IS IT? Greenhouse gases—water vapor, carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide—trap heat in our atmosphere. Those gases are neither “good” nor “bad.” They are natural. Think of our atmosphere as a gorgeous crocheted blanket of gases, that lets in sunshine and light, and releases just...

TOPICS: Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather

Administrator Gina McCarthy Speech On Carbon Pollution Standards For New Power Plants

BY ON September 20, 2013
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy released today rules for restricting carbon pollution from new power plants. These rules would mark the first federal carbon emission limits on power plants, which represented 40 percent of all energy-related emissions of greenhouse gases in 2012, according to...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA