Global climate pact may bump into Senate roadblock

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An ambitious global pact among almost 200 nations to cut greenhouse gases may stall in the Senate, where members are likely to be skeptical of supporting an international climate change treaty.

Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2016

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This report presents 37 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change. It focuses primarily on the United States, but in some cases global trends are presented to provide context or a basis for comparison.

This Tiny English Village Has Completed Surprisingly Aggressive Carbon Reductions

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Ten years ago, Ashton Hayes set out to be the country’s first carbon-neutral village. According to Deutsche Welle, one villager proposed the scheme during a pub quiz, and then held a meeting. The movement grew from there. People immediately made small changes at home, taking measures to save electricity, cut down on air travel, and eventually replaced their cars and upgraded home appliances.

In New Ozone Alert, A Warning Of Harm to Plants and to People

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Scientists are still trying to unravel the damaging effects of ground-level ozone on life on earth. But as the world warms, their concerns about the impact of this highly toxic, pollution-caused gas are growing.

Washington State Could Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. Why Are Environmentalists and Democrats Fighting It?

Read the full story in Governing.

In Washington state, officials have wrestled with plans to curb pollution for years. Now that one such plan is on the ballot this fall, it’s received a lukewarm response — even from the state’s environmentalists.

It helped save the ozone layer. Now the refrigerant is being phased out as a culprit in global warming

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

On Saturday, at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, leaders from nearly 200 nations reached what they hope will be another historic agreement — a global pact to dramatically reduce emissions of HFCs. Experts say that if the reductions are implemented, global temperatures at the end of this century could be cooler by nearly half a degree Celsius.