Richard Harris http://wfpl.org en Tech Leaders, Economists Split Over Clean Energy's Prospects http://wfpl.org/post/tech-leaders-economists-split-over-clean-energys-prospects There is a broad scientific consensus that to keep global warming in check, we need to phase out 80 percent of all oil, coal and natural gas by midcentury. President Obama has set a nonbinding target to do precisely that.<p>There are technologists who say this national goal is well within reach, but there are also economists who are quite pessimistic about those prospects. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:13:19 +0000 Richard Harris 7726 at http://wfpl.org Tech Leaders, Economists Split Over Clean Energy's Prospects What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-it-us-cut-greenhouse-gas-emissions The United Nations <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=246409449">negotiations in Warsaw</a> over a climate treaty are moving at glacial speed — and that's in part because there's a fundamental problem.<p>In the coming decades, carbon dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly developing countries are expected to grow quickly. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:51:35 +0000 Richard Harris 7689 at http://wfpl.org What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions? As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect http://wfpl.org/post/temps-rise-cities-combat-heat-island-effect More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.<p>High temperatures increase the risk of everything from asthma to allergies, and can even be deadly. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:59:00 +0000 Richard Harris 1555 at http://wfpl.org As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect