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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Jonathan Buonocore

Keepers of the flame vs. climate change reduction: Gas bans worry cooks – The Christian Science Monitor

Natural gas emissions contributing to the problem of global warming are small compared with emissions from the largest polluters –  transportation and electricity production. But dozens of cities from New York to San Francisco are banning gas hookups in new construction…


Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits

New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and more air pollution, such as India, China, and areas in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, achieve greater climate and health benefits per megawatt (MW) of renewable energy installed than those operating in areas such as North America, Brazil, and parts of Europe.

Where to install renewable energy in US to achieve greatest benefits

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A new Harvard study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power should be installed in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Breathing easier over electricity

The Environmental Protection Agency’s release of draft regulations that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 will have a significant impact on human health, Harvard analysts say.

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