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Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities | phys.org

Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Until now, scientists quantified carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at a much broader level. Dubbed “Hestia” after the Greek goddess of the hearth and home, researchers presented the new system in an ...

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A Carbon Tax, Sensible for All | NYTimes.com

ON Sunday, the best climate policy in the world got even better: British Columbia’s carbon tax — a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province — increased from $25 to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, making it more expensive to pollute. This was good news not only for the environment but for ...

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Power Plant Mercury Emissions Poisoning the Great Lakes | ThinkProgress

by Thom Cmar, via NRDC’s Switchboard This week we released a report, Poisoning the Great Lakes: Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants in the Great Lakes Region, which highlights the impacts of mercury emissions from Great Lakes power plants on the people, fish, birds, and wildlife of our region.  EPA recently issued new nationwide Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that ...

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