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The Hill | Aug 27, 2012

By: Zack Colman

Taxing carbon would generate $1.5 trillion, potentially giving politicians cover from making politically difficult decisions on taxes and social spending cuts, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released Monday.

A carbon tax...

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Washington Post | Aug 27, 2012

By: Brad Plumer

With the United States facing the expiration of a slew of tax cuts in 2013—the dread “fiscal cliff”—there has been plenty of interest...

Politico | Aug 26, 2012

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NY Times | Jul 26, 2012

In a study published online by the journal Science, Harvard University scientists reported that some storms send water vapor miles into the stratosphere — which is normally drier than a desert...

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Discovery News | Jun 19, 2012

By Eric Niiler

As world leaders gather to assess the planet's health, most reports are gloomy, save for a couple bits of good news.

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Inside Climate News | Jun 04, 2012

By: Katherine Bagley

While the national climate debate is fixed on whether Earth is warming, climate scientists are focused on understanding how bad it will be.

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Associated Press | May 31, 2012

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant.

Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t...

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EnergyWire | May 23, 2012

The dramatic decoupling of crude oil and natural gas prices in 2009 has created a riddle of profound importance to energy investors and company balance sheets, two Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers conclude in a new study.

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Washington Post | Apr 25, 2012

There are two ways to think about the cost of energy. There’s the dollar amount that shows up on our utility bills or at the pump. And then there’s the “social cost” — all the adverse consequences that various energy sources, from coal to nuclear power, end up foisting on the public.

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LA Times | Mar 27, 2012
Proposed new emissions standards would limit carbon dioxide produced by new power plants, which would probably prohibit construction of any coal-fired facilities.

The Obama administration proposed rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a move that could essentially bar new coal-fired electric generation facilities. Howard Herzog comments.