Black Carbon

Wildfire

Wildfires Prompt Forestry Debate on Climate Change

While forests sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide, wildfires release enormous amounts of greenhouse gases as they increase in frequency and intensity from climate change.

November 29, 2017 - San Francisco Chronicle

Wood Fire Smoke

California to Implement Wood Smoke Reduction Program

The program is voluntary, providing incentives to replace older, uncertified wood stoves for cleaner replacements or alternatives. In addition to decreasing air pollution, it reduces emissions of a "super climate pollutant," black carbon.

October 21, 2017 - California State Senate

Successor Bill to California's Landmark Climate Change Legislation Introduced

AB 32, California's landmark climate change legislation, expires in 2020. Senator Fran Pavley (D-Calabasas), co-author of AB 32 in 2006, has teamed-up with Senator Ricardo Laro (D-Long Beach) to write a bill to continue emission reductions to 2030.

February 24, 2014 - Reuters

Regulating Diesel Emissions: An Environmental Twofer

This toxic emission is not only a threat to public health but also the second largest contributor to global warming, according to CARB. A new study has found that regulations to reduce diesel emissions fight both climate change and air pollution.

June 21, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

Black Carbon Takes No. 2 Spot In Climate Change Agents

31 atmospheric scientists have written a new study on the major component of soot called 'black carbon', long identified with causing respiratory problems - and have shown how it is the 2nd most important agent of climate change after carbon dioxide.

January 18, 2013 - The New York Times

World Leaders Tackle Climate Change, and Nearly Everyone Missed It

No, this is not a headline out of <em>The Onion</em>. Apparently, leaders at last weekend's G8 Summit agreed to “the biggest step in years in tackling climate change,” as reported by Geoffrey Lean.

May 23, 2012 - Grist

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