Majority supports limits on carbon emissions. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed in a recent poll support limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Looking at the partisan split in the poll, 82 percent of those identifying as Democrats, and 50 percent of Republicans, support such limits.
Truckers going greener to save money. High diesel prices are causing some companies to upgrade their big rigs to more be more fuel efficient or use alternative fuels. Others are using technology to reduce their diesel consumption.
Climate change may be hard on elderly. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health found temperature fluctuations from climate change could put the elderly with chronic illnesses — such as heart failure and lung disease —at more risk.
AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark H. Ayers passed away yesterday. The Hill has more on the passing of a visionary leader in the labor movement and vigorous advocate for America’s working families.
We saw the warmest March on record in the lower 48 states, The Hill reports.
CleanTechnica reports a new report has contends U.S. industrial and manufacturing companies must undertake additional energy management measures soon “to ensure that they remain cost-competitive on a global scale.”
The Los Angeles Times says the national average gasoline price fell two-tenths of a penny on Sunday, marking a possible end to price increases.
Pollution in the United Kingdom reached the “top level of the government’s new air pollution index” in March. The Guardian has more.
The Los Angeles Times reports the state have California is examining the safety of chemicals found in some supposedly toxic-free nail products. One issue being considered is the impact of these chemicals on nail salon workers.
According to the New York Times, a soon-to-be-released report from the Government Accountability Office found “Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey exaggerated when he declared that unforeseen costs to the state were forcing him to cancel the new train tunnel planned to relieve congested routes across the Hudson River.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, New York City has tripled solar production to 648 kilowatts after installing solar panels on ten city-owned buildings.
Connecticut residents wishing to install photovoltaic solar energy systems on their homes could be helped by a new state program, the New Haven Register says.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Union says right-to-work law violates free speech
Environmental Health News: EPA cancels $20-million green chemistry grant program, gives no explanation
GreenTech Media: Arizona Politics at Odds With Solar and Renewable Industry Progress
Hill’s Congress Blog: Finding infrastructure solutions, big and small
Wall Street Journal: Study Questions Natural Gas's Environmental Benefits
Arizona Capitol Times (AZ): AZ House OKs secrecy for environmental reports
Burlington Free Press (VT): Energy efficiency movement focuses on financing
Detroit Free Press (MI): 2 Chrysler plants recognized for manufacturing processes
Los Angeles Times (CA): Congressional panel launches probe of California's high-speed rail project
Oakland Tribune (CA): Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program
Tennessean (TN): This is no time to back off clean energy
TriCities News (TN): VW conducting national search to fill Tenn. jobs
WGMD (NJ): Newark makes environmental improvements