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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...Panjaitan, the Forestry Ministry's director of forest fire control.The fires have also sent enormous amounts of greenhouse-gas emissions into the air. Much of the forests lost were peatland, which stores a particularly large amount of carbon...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/vast-forest-fires-indonesia-
Nation and World
Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...same year Democrats lost control of the House after infuriating Republicans by forcing through a bill cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Legislative efforts on climate change were declared dead, and environmentalists began shifting their focus...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-10/polarized-politics-dictated-
Nation and World
In first, global temps could average 1.8 degrees higher

...Jarraud said. "We have to act now to slash greenhouse gas emissions if we are to have a chance to keep the increase...month to craft a new U.N. pact to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. More than 150 countries - including top greenhouse...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-10/first-global-temps-could-ave
Nation and World
Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement

...announced that the countries would work together on climate change, with China announcing it would try to cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, or sooner if possible.By contrast, hacking attacks on the U.S., said to be directed by Beijing...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-23/meetings-chinese-leader-brin
Nation and World
My Turn: Time to connect to the President's issue - climate change

...climate change. As global greenhouse gas emissions now exceed 400 ppm and the...power its future and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As used here, the term...economy and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions? It is my hope that we...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-13/my-turn-time-connect-presidents-issue
Opinion
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...works to secure his environmental legacy before his presidency ends. The president has pledged a U.S. cut in greenhouse gas emissions of up to 28 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, and plans to use the Alaska visit to build public pressure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

...requires decisions in favor of protecting the threatened species. Polar bears will largely disappear unless greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced to halt the continued loss of summer sea ice, experts say."If we want them to survive long...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/court-hears-polar-bear-habitat-argument
State
Trans-Canada asks US to suspend pipeline application review

...concept of tapping the Alberta oil sands, saying it requires huge amounts of energy and water and increases greenhouse gas emissions. They also express concern that pipeline leaks could potentially pollute underground aquifers that are a critical...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-03/trans-canada-asks-us-suspend
Nation and World
California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

...began the year setting the most aggressive greenhouse-gas emissions benchmark in North America. He took his campaign...in charge of implementing an already ambitious greenhouse gas emissions law Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-08/california-governor-signs-ag
Nation and World
Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative

...Tuesday announced plans to put a climate initiative before voters in November 2016. Their effort aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a price on carbon pollution and use that money to invest in clean energy, communities or other programs...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-07/groups-form-alliance-tackle-
Nation and World

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