In a bid to further his environmental legacy, President Obama is heading to Alaska on a three-day tour the White House is calling “a spotlight on what Alaskans in particular have come to know: Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, it is being driven by human activity, and it’s disrupting Americans’ lives right now.”
As if the cities aren’t already plagued with enough unhealthy vehicle emissions and dirt, new research suggests that the filthy, black grime that resides over buildings, statues and other outdoor surfaces in urban areas breathes out harmful nitrogen gases when exposed to sunlight.
US President Barack Obama will unveil a finalized version of the US Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to curb carbon emissions from the electricity sector. What Obama called “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change,” is an ambitious move to rein in the electric sector’s carbon emissions and a groundbreaking effort to tackle pollution and climate change.
Already battling with habitat loss, pesticides and diseases, Bumblebees are probably heading towards their extinction, as biological effects of climate change threaten the very existence of the species. There’s new evidence that the nature’s most effective pollinators of wildflowers and crops are struggling to adapt to climate change and global warming, as bumblebees residing in Europe and North America fail to migrate to cooler temperatures.
A well-known Republican senator said on Mon that the US had gone “too far into the essential environmentalist camp” soon after unrest in the Middle East that contributed to an increase in oil costs.
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