Emissions

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

Diesel smoke spews from a truck as morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030

The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.

04/29/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car is seen at a press conference at 2014 International CES (Photo by Rob Lever/Getty Images)

DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered Car

The District of Columbia’s top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that’s powered by air.

03/18/2015

(City of Sunnyvale)

Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In Sunnyvale

The city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.

01/05/2015

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

DPR Construction headquarters in San Francisco (CBS)

DPR Builds San Francisco’s First Net Zero Energy Office Building

From the outside it looks like any other office building, but inside the new San Francisco offices of DPR Construction the hallmarks of green building are everywhere.

08/14/2014

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

A police officer urges calm amid confrontations during a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

Truckers Protest Emission Standards, Block Traffic At Port Of Oakland

Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.

11/27/2013

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