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News stories tagged with "climate"
Washington, DC, Nov 27, 2009 — Congress is considering restricting carbon emissions causing climate change with a cap-and-trade scheme. But, recent polls show only a handful of people have heard of cap-and-trade. Even fewer understand what it is. Lester Graham reports cap-and-trade is not new. Go to full article
by Julie Grant
Cleveland, OH, Nov 23, 2009 — As Congress begins debate on climate change legislation, American businesses are watching very closely. Some are worried that a new law could bankrupt them with energy costs. But others see a bright future under carbon limits. Julie Grant reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Tupper Lake, NY, Nov 06, 2009 — Students from two dozen high schools and colleges across the Adirondacks will gather at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake early next week for the first Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. Todd Moe talks with two teens concerned about the environment and the region's future. Go to full article
Bangkok, , Oct 08, 2009 — In December, the world's nations meet in Copenhagen to try to come up with a treaty to deal with climate change. Right now, preliminary talks are going on in Bangkok. Lester Graham reports observers don't think there's much progress. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Sep 25, 2009 — More than 100 world leaders are in New York today talking about climate change at the United Nations. A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency says a big chunk of greenhouse gas emissions can be pinned on how we use land and resources. Tamara Keith reports. Go to full article
Kensington, MD, Aug 04, 2009 — This session of Congress has pledged to take on the issue of climate change. A bill in the Senate is already awaiting action. But the House has already passed the sweeping Clean Energy And Security Act. One piece of that bill could change the way homes are built in this country. In short, they'd use a lot less energy, but cost is a concern. Tamara Keith has more. Go to full article
Anchorage, AK, Jul 21, 2009 — Studies from NASA and many other U-S agencies report the Arctic ice is melting at a rapid rate. Scientists say it's the most visible and dramatic evidence of global warming. One of the symbols of climate change in the Arctic is the polar bear. Lester Graham talked with the senior polar bear scientist with the U-S Geological Survey, Steven Amstrup, about the future of the bear. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Ticonderoga, NY, Jun 30, 2009 — Congressman Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls) traveled to Ticonderoga yesterday. His visit came on the heels of last week's House vote on historic climate-change legislation. Murphy, who took office less than two months ago, voted in favor of the bill. As Brian Mann reports, that decision was met with questions, criticism and praise. Go to full article