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News stories tagged with "greenhouse-gas"

Adk Council bids on carbon credits to cut pollution

Last week, we reported that, for the first time in the U.S., the right to emit large amounts of greenhouse gases went up for auction. Now, power plants across the Northeast have to buy a credit for each ton of carbon dioxide they emit. This makes these emissions more expensive and encourages the use of clean technologies. But power plants aren't the only ones who can buy carbon credits. John Sheehan, with the Adirondack Council, says the green group put in two bids for 2,000 credits before the gavel fell on Friday. Jonathan Brown asked him why.  Go to full article

Rising Asthma May Be Result of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Some public health experts are concerned a changing global climate, along with increases in carbon dioxide emissions, might be contributing to a sudden rise in the number of asthma cases.  Go to full article

Regional Effects of Global Warming

Some scientists in the Great Lakes basin are looking at how global warming might be affecting the region.The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Greenhouse Gas Trading Tested in Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes region will soon be the location of a pilot program for trading greenhouse gases. 25 companies in seven states are volunteering to reduce emissions and trade some of those reductions to other companies in the region. Lester Graham reports for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

How Climate Change Could Affect North Country Weather

A conversation about how global climate change could affect weather in the North Country. David Sommerstein talks with the director of the Great Lakes Regional Assessment study.  Go to full article

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