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Storm Brewing Over New EPA Ozone Standard

With Republican majorities both Houses, the incoming Congress is likely to be unreceptive to the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda and could pose resistance to the Environmental Protection Agency’s highly controversial proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone. The EPA’s new ozone standard, widely reported to be between 60-70 parts per billion (ppb), was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review in mid-October, a move strongly...

Hundreds of Records Fall During Cold Spell

Climate Change Weekly #148 Climate tweet of the week from economist Richard Tol: “The US-China climate deal is a model for world diplomacy: too small to fail” Mid-November 2014 has been a time of record-setting temperatures and snowfall. Hardly anyone in the United States can avoid it, and even if your locale hasn’t experienced record cold itself, somewhere in your region has. This is not how global warming is supposed to work. The United States has experienced an...

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