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Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Full Story

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review

posted on January 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM

In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal... Full Story

Iowa researchers seek to transform nation's energy landscape

posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Expecting a baby with the new year, Iowa State University engineering doctoral student Marty Haverly has been thinking a lot about the climate challenges future generations face. Full Story

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course
The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building a global coalition that he says will be helpful in diffusing conflicts and building economies. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

Climate researchers employ tool from 1800s: Whaling logs

posted on December 18, 2015 at 4:24 PM

Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study 19th-century whaling ship logbooks to better understand modern day climate change. Full Story

Winners and losers in the Paris climate pact

posted on December 18, 2015 at 2:16 PM

The talks were difficult and sometimes teetered on the brink of collapse. Every country made compromises to get the deal done, but some got more than others by the time the gavel dropped. Full Story

Can trading pollution like stocks help fight climate change?

posted on December 11, 2015 at 5:01 PM

First proposed by economists in the 1960s, a pollution permit market remained mostly an academic idea until President George H. W. Bush championed it as a way of getting power plants to cut emissions of sulfur dioxide, which leads to acid rain.... Full Story

Market to Market (December 4, 2015)

posted on December 4, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (December 4, 2015)
Full Program: World leaders stare down global climate change in the City of Lights. An agricultural giant looks to reduce its carbon footprint. The new frontier for genetically modified organisms. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit

posted on December 4, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit
The goal for world leaders is mammoth in Paris – sweeping global agreement to cut carbon emissions—all to be negotiated in the next two weeks. Full Story

Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021

posted on December 4, 2015 at 2:46 PM

To be carbon neutral, Monsanto must reduce its net emission of climate-changing carbon to zero. Full Story

Upcoming climate talks just latest chapter in a long history

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

You can't say we haven't been warned. The upcoming climate summit in Paris is just the latest chapter in the surprisingly long history of grappling with global warming, a history that began with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the 19th... Full Story

Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts

posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:54 PM

With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations. Full Story

Pope Francis Talks Climate Change on His First U.S. Visit

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Pope Francis Talks Climate Change on His First U.S. Visit
It was a week of firsts in Washington D. C. as Pope Francis set foot in the U.S. for the first time, kicking off a six day three city visit. Full Story
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