black carbon

Environment
World leaders are gathering this weekend in Kigali, Rwanda to make the biggest climate decision since December's historic Paris Climate Agreement.
Environment
The loss of the reflective Arctic sea ice is a case in point. As white Arctic ice is replaced by darker water, less solar
Environment
In their May 27th declaration, the leaders of the G7 commit for the first time to cutting near-term warming by phasing down short-lived super pollutants black carbon, methane, and HFCs.
Environment
There'll be a couple of bears in the room when the leaders of the five Nordic nations meet President Obama at the White House tomorrow. One is Russian aggression, and how to curb it. The other menace is less publicized, but even more formidable -- climate change.
Environment
The Paris climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed on Friday is important, but it's not enough.
Environment
The recent United Nations Climate Summit's (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.
Science
Emissions of carbon dioxide have a far greater role in climate change, but short-lived climate pollutants such as black carbon – soot – also speed up warming, especially in the Arctic.
Los Angeles
When California first mandated the widespread addition of renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 100 million tons. Along the way, we have created a thriving green economy that promises only more jobs and more innovation as we reach to do even better.
Environment
In this drumbeat of bad news, however, there is a counterpoint of hope -- a strategy that can help slow warming in Alaska and the Arctic enough to avoid some of the worst impacts.
The World Post
In the end we see that climate change is our largest global environmental threat for the present and future. And air quality poses an unacceptable global health risk.
Environment
Black carbon is thus a glowing paradox: it's a tracer that helps us read the hidden connections between climate and poverty, and between everyone on this planet who cooks and breathes.
Politics
We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.
Environment
Bad news can be paralyzing, and that's a problem when it comes to climate change. The steady drumbeat of bad news can numb us.
Environment
was the largest oil spill in the current Bakken boom and may prove to be the largest land spill in U.S. history. While oil companies have so far avoided concerns of environmentalists, they may not be able to evade a lawsuit alleging lost income by mineral rights' holders due to the flaring of natural gas.
Environment
Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.
Green
The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, pushing species toward extinction, accelerating ice melt and sea level rise, and amplifying climate change worldwide.
Environment
In his inaugural address this week, President Obama committed us to get back to work on the challenge of a sustainable energy future. But will this reignite the debate on climate change or have three widely publicized stories already done that for us?
Environment
For the past two decades, NRDC's Dump Dirty Diesels Campaign has been working in the U.S. and internationally to solve the problem of dirty diesel exhaust.
Environment
From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Even so, scientists and policymakers understood that reducing emissions of black