climate change

7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

USDA Launches Website to Help Landowners Manage Climate Change Risk


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new website designed to provide practical information to farmers, ranchers and landowners dealing with the effects of climate change across the country.

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2:08 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

U.S. Military Calls For Action on Climate Change, Which is Already Causing Security Threats

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Climate scientists are largely in agreement that the earth’s climate is changing, and carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are playing a role. Even so, politicians continue to argue about the severity of the problem, or whether climate change even exists.

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12:50 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Urging Action on Climate Change, Kentuckians Join 400,000 in New York City Rally

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Kentuckians joined politicians, celebrities, labor unions, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and about 400,000 other people in New York City this weekend to demand action on climate change. The People's Climate March was meant to draw attention to the communities that have already been affected by the world’s changing climate, and to spur world leaders into action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Smaller marches were also held around the world yesterday, including one in Louisville that organizers said drew 150 people.

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7:45 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Where Do Kentucky's Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Climate Change?

Credit Erica Peterson / WFPL

As candidates to become Kentucky’s next governor scramble to pledge allegiance to the coal industry, there’s one question they’re not addressing: Does burning coal contribute to climate change?

None of the three announced candidates for governor—former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, both Republicans; nor Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway—have offered a statement one way or another about whether they agree with the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels like coal makes the planet warmer and destabilizing the climate.

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7:03 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Kentucky Legislative Leaders Stumbo and Stivers Blast New EPA Pollution Regulations

Robert Stivers and Greg Stumbo
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FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s top-ranking lawmakers have some choice words for the proposed federal regulations governing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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3:44 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Unclear on Supporting Senate Democrats Climate Change 'Talk-a-Thon'

Alison Lundergan Grimes
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A majority of Democrats are planning to takeover the Senate floor to bring attention to climate change in a so-called "talk-a-thon" Monday. 

It's unclear if Kentucky candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes either supports or would participate in the event.

But a prominent environmentalist says the campaign is promising Grimes will be more aggressive in fighting for a green agenda after the election.

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5:13 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Measure to Block Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Limits Passes House

Erica Peterson WFPL

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block upcoming greenhouse gas regulations on power plants. The legislation is in response to proposed EPA rules designed to cut back on emissions that contribute to climate change.

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4:30 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Presbyterian Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies Gains Momentum

The Mid-Kentucky Presbytery is the latest regional body of the Presbyterian Church to vote to divest the church’s assets from fossil fuel companies. The overture began with the Presbytery in Boston, and has since gained support from six other presbyteries across the country, including the Louisville-area group.

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4:10 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Sierra Club Poll: Americans Want Carbon Regulations for Power Plants

Erica Peterson WFPL

The Sierra Club is touting new poll results that show a majority of respondents favor more regulations on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

The survey was conducted last month by progressive polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Pollsters surveyed 1000 registered voters across the country via land lines and cell phones.

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9:56 am
Wed January 29, 2014

President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups

Barack Obama
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In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama dedicated several minutes to energy issues. And judging from the statements from non-profits and trade groups sent out soon after, he managed to make many diverse groups unhappy.

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