EMISSIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EMISSIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp">U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN GILLIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T19:59:11.722-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world. In a report unveiled here, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that decades of foot-dragging by political leaders had propelled humanity i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:59:11 MDT U.N. panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806479-68/emissions-percent-china-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806479-68/emissions-percent-china-countries.html.csp">U.N. panel shows who’s responsible for CO2 emissions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARL RITTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check. Since it’s a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won’t tell governments how to divide those emissions cuts — a crunch issue in negotiations on a new climate pact that’s supposed to be adopted next year. However, in leaked draft of the rep...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578064792014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T08:23:01.957-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806479@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:23:01 MDT Bloomberg News: To battle climate change, countries should act selfishly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759289-82/climate-countries-emissions-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759289-82/climate-countries-emissions-report.html.csp">Bloomberg News: To battle climate change, countries should act selfishly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T17:04:37.752-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Climate change is already contributing to sea-level rise and flooding. Droughts and storms are growing more intense. Ice caps are melting; snow cover is diminishing. And the ocean is becoming more acidic. These changes threaten human food supplies, even as the global demand for food increases, and the problems can only be expected to worsen in the decades ahead, as will their ripple effects. A warmer planet with longer and more intense heat waves, for instance, doesn’t just undermine farming. I...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57759289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:37 MDT Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp">Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELAINE KURTENBACH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yokohama, Japan • Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits. Millions of people in the region have already been displaced by floods and droughts thought related to global warming, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report meant to guide policymakers and form the foundation for a new climat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577588622014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758862@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:59:55 MDT Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp">Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lonnie Bullard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.842-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This year’s Legislative Session started like past session—with numerous inversions that came with calls for immediate action to our elected officials. The inversions however, were followed with blue skies and, unfortunately, a lessened sense of urgency from the public. To our benefit this year, better air outside did not lead to inaction inside the Capitol. We cannot legislate our way to clean air, but the Legislature does play a role. Businesses, citizens and government share the air we breath...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739974@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp">White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T12:09:14.469-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources. The plan, part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, comes amid concerns about increased methane emissions resulting from an ongoing boom in drilling for oil and natural gas. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle and leaks from oil and gas produ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743665@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:09:14 MDT Letter: Livestock production a major source of carbon emissions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57637725-82/livestock-percent-acres-climate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57637725-82/livestock-percent-acres-climate.html.csp">Letter: Livestock production a major source of carbon emissions</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T01:01:03.867-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Olympian Arielle Gold laments the threat to winter sports posed by global warming (“Climate change threatens Winter Olympics,” Opinion, Feb. 18), but expecting politicians “to take action on climate change” is a half-pipe dream. Diet changes could do more. Consider that Food and Agriculture Organization scientists found that “livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions” — more than transportation. A University of Chicago study calculated that a vegan diet reduces more gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57637725@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT State grant helps Utah auto body shop reduce emissions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630745-79/paint-acs-based-buck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630745-79/paint-acs-based-buck.html.csp">State grant helps Utah auto body shop reduce emissions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T21:13:17.501-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; At least one customer at ACS Precision Finish believes improving air quality is the cat’s meow. That would be Buck, a ginger tomcat who frequents the Salt Lake City auto body shop with his feline pals, Cinder and Minnie. While painter Cory Kaggie applied three coats to a car door Tuesday, Buck trotted around to sniff the shoes of executives and journalists assembled for the awarding of the state’s first Air Assist small-business grant. In the past, the only scent Buck would hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630745@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:13:17 MDT Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626168-68/obama-epa-emissions-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626168-68/obama-epa-emissions-rules.html.csp">Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama’s signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576261682014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626168@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:00:47 MDT Thursday public forum focuses on health effects of bad air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608338-78/utah-pollution-public-discussion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608338-78/utah-pollution-public-discussion.html.csp">Thursday public forum focuses on health effects of bad air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAd</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T21:02:19.613-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Among the many hotly debated issues regarding Utah’s air quality: Where does the pollution come from? A group of physicians concerned about health effects of air pollution will take up the question in a public discussion Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City Main Library auditorium. Views differ on which and how much of the emissions in the Wasatch Front’s inversion come from major industrial polluters, more widespread emitters such as commercial buildings and homes, and the exact role o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57608338@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:02:19 MDT Letter: Replace gas tax with user fee based on size, emissions, use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596733-82/gas-tax-based-emissions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596733-82/gas-tax-based-emissions.html.csp">Letter: Replace gas tax with user fee based on size, emissions, use</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T01:01:03.45-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How about this simple, fair idea: Repeal the gas tax for road maintenance and replace it with fees based on vehicle gross vehicle weight, emissions and use (odometer readings). Using these three parameters would also end the socialistic subsidies for those who feel they need to drive a monster truck to get a carton of milk. Any gas tax could then be used to offset health-related costs of pollution. Christopher Pond Sandy</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596733@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Editorial: Utah pollution is a moral issue, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592262-82/pollution-utah-health-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592262-82/pollution-utah-health-state.html.csp">Editorial: Utah pollution is a moral issue, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:03.223-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When public health is threatened by a product that many Utah legislators see as evil, they agree to consider changing state law to keep that product out of the hands of young Utahns. On the other hand, when the same legislators are confronted by another health hazard, this one produced by large corporations not considered purveyors of an immoral substance, they find it difficult, indeed, to put limits on the amount of that toxic substance being consumed by even the youngest and most vulnerable...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT The Washington Post: Emissions check http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596785-82/fuel-emissions-efficiency-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596785-82/fuel-emissions-efficiency-president.html.csp">The Washington Post: Emissions check</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:04.043-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some of President Obama’s unilateral actions may raise legitimate concerns, even for those who believe this Congress is noxiously unproductive. But his demand that cars and trucks use less fuel raises no such question. The president’s plan rests on a rock-solid legal foundation. It’s also the right thing to do while lawmakers dither on climate change. Last week Mr. Obama said his administration would use the powers it has under various laws to press for tougher efficiency standards for heavy tru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596785@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:04 MDT High court climate case looks at EPA’s power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588104-68/court-epa-emissions-environmental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588104-68/court-epa-emissions-environmental.html.csp">High court climate case looks at EPA’s power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T21:14:47.959-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. As President Barack Obama pledges to act on environmental and other matters when Congress doesn’t, or won’t, opponents of regulating carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases cast the rule as a power grab of historic proportions. The court is hearing arguments Mon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57588104@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:14:47 MDT John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554054-68/kerry-climate-emissions-indonesia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554054-68/kerry-climate-emissions-indonesia.html.csp">John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T23:08:03.196-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jakarta, Indonesia • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world’s “most fearsome” destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat. In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials, Kerry tore into climate change skeptics. He accused them of using shoddy science and scientists to delay steps needed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575540542014-02-16T23:08:03.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-16T23:08:03.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57554054@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:08:03 MDT Kerry talks climate change in China, Indonesia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57551852-68/climate-china-emissions-indonesia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57551852-68/climate-china-emissions-indonesia.html.csp">Kerry talks climate change in China, Indonesia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-15T22:39:02.02-06:00">Updated Feb 15, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jakarta, Indonesia • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it. Kerry is to deliver a speech on the matter here on Sunday. Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Saturday, shortly after the U.S. and China issued a joint statement saying they had agreed on steps to carry out commitments to curb greenhouse gases that trap solar heat in the atmosphere. The steps include reducing vehicle emissions, improving e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575518522014-02-15T22:39:02.02-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-15T22:39:02.02-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57551852@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:39:02 MDT