The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given the Southern Nevada Water Authority the right of way to install a 263-mile pipeline that will transport billions of gallons of groundwater from rural areas in eastern Nevada to Las Vegas, reports the Associated Press.
If global carbon emissions can be kept to less than 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (GtCO2e/yr) by 2020, the 2°C (3.6°F) global warming target, determined as the maximum increase that would still permit dangerous climate change to be avoided, could be met relatively inexpensively, according to a
If Los Angeles could eliminate coal from its mix of energy sources, implement a myriad of measures including increasing the efficiency of natural gas-fired power plants, and ensure all residents have access to sustainable transportation options, the city could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels.
California’s first cap-and-trade auction of greenhouse gas allowances on November 14 was a huge success, with all of the permits allotted for this year being sold, according to the California Air Resources Board.
The United States and Mexico signed a major agreement this week aimed at guiding management of the Colorado River through 2017.
One reason climate negotiations have failed thus far—many countries agreeing to emissions reductions but not following through with action—could be because no certain, dangerous temperature threshold exists which, once crossed, would absolutely spell catastrophe, according to a new study published in PNAS
New fuel economy standards finalized this week by the Obama administration will nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 mpg by 2025, according to the EPA.