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July 3, 2015
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Primary Threat to Polar Bears

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Greenhouse gas emissions remain the primary threat to the preservation of polar bear populations worldwide. This conclusion holds true under both a reduced greenhouse gas emission scenario that stabilizes climate warming and another scenario where emissions and warming … Continue reading

June 28, 2014
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A plan to share the carbon budget burden

For 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. J. Timmons Roberts, the Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, has co-authored a four-step compromise toward emissions reduction that … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
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New Ideas Needed to Meet California’s 2050 Greenhouse Gas Targets: Berkeley Lab Study

California is on track to meet its state-mandated targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 2020, but it will not be able to meet its 2050 target without bold new technologies and policies. This is the conclusion of the California … Continue reading

June 24, 2013
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Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions

Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues have discovered the properties that made ancient Roman concrete sustainable and durable The chemical secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2,000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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New Research Lowers Past Estimates of Sea-Level Rise

*Projections for the future still loom large* The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms. But how high could they go? Projections for the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or even more. The sub-tropical islands of … Continue reading

December 28, 2011
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First Independent Review of Provincial-Level Environmental Data in China

A team of researchers jointly led by Yale University and Columbia University has released a report that introduces a framework for assessing China’s environmental management and performance. This analysis offers the first independent review of Chinese provincial-level environmental performance by … Continue reading

December 13, 2011
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J. Timmons Roberts: What did Durban do for climate?

J. Timmons Roberts, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Environmental Studies, led a group of Brown researchers and students to the United Nations climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa. On his return, Roberts spoke with Richard … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
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Interior Releases First-of-its-Kind Regional Study as Part of National Assessment of Carbon Storage in U.S. Ecosystems

*Report evaluates amount of carbon absorbed by wetlands, grasslands and forests in the Great Plains region* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Interior today released the first in a series of regional studies measuring the amount of carbon stored … Continue reading