Jeff Brady

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Encore: Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Americans love their gas stoves, but many may soon face a decision about switching to electric. Gas stoves emit more pollution into homes and are supplied through a system that leaks methane.

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Incandescent lightbulbs are on the way out. So which new lightbulb should you choose?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Biden administration is phasing out incandescent lightbulbs. Here's how to pick a longer lasting and more energy-efficient option.

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Encore: Home generator sales spike with mass outages, climate change and COVID

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Climate change is bringing more extreme weather that often leads to mass power outages. That has more Americans installing home generators. (Story originally aired on ATC on Jan. 31, 2022.)

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Home generator sales are booming with mass outages, climate change and COVID

Monday, January 31, 2022

More extreme weather can mean extended blackouts, and it's especially disruptive for those working at home. Owners and experts offer guidance on what kind of generator to get and how to use it safely.

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Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off

Thursday, January 27, 2022

A new study finds tiny leaks from loose fittings added up to more emissions than when stoves were in use. The impact on climate change amounts to the same effect as a half-million cars.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions jumped in 2021, a threat to climate goals

Monday, January 10, 2022

The spike was attributed to a slew of causes, including behavior changes after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, but environmental advocates say it's worrisome.

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In 2021, climate ambitions soared and crashed in the U.S. and around the world

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

President Biden's lofty domestic goals were brought down to earth by congressional opposition, notably from one Democratic senator. International efforts to fight planetary warming also fell short.

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Biden's climate change plan stalls after Manchin opposes Build Back Better

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

President Biden campaigned on the most ambitious climate agenda of any major party candidate. But the cornerstone of his plan appears doomed in Congress, rejected by a Democrat from a coal state.

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With the loss of Manchin's vote, Biden's climate change agenda may be doomed

Monday, December 20, 2021

Despite a year of increasing weather disasters, Biden's ambitious climate plans may be doomed in Congress.

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Fossil fuel subsidies are proving harder to end than first thought

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

President Biden campaigned on ending oil and gas industry subsidies. But getting rid of them requires passing legislation. A bill eliminating the overseas drilling subsidy is stalled in Congress.

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Biden signs executive order to make the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

In a sweeping executive order, President Biden aims to cut all climate warming emissions from federal government operations. The push dates to the Obama-era, and faces a lot of challenges.

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U.S. to release 50 million barrels of crude oil from the reserve to lower gas prices

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Biden administration is tapping into the country's emergency petroleum reserves in a bid to bring down high gas prices. But it's not clear how successful that strategy will be.

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U.S. to release oil reserves as the holiday travel season gears up

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Biden administration will release 50 million barrels of oil from the country's strategic petroleum reserve to lower gas prices for Americans as the holiday traveling season kicks off.

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The infrastructure bill could boost the industry removing carbon dioxide from the air

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The infrastructure law includes money for capturing carbon from power plants and removing it from the air. Scientists say such technologies are crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

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In a first, U.N. climate agreement could include the words 'coal' and 'fossil fuels'

Friday, November 12, 2021

The U.N. secretary-general warns the main goal of limiting global warming is "on life support." But Glasgow negotiators are making modest progress in their final hours.

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Glasgow climate pledges are 'lip service' without far more aggressive plans

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

New analyses find countries' latest climate promises are still not enough to meet the goal set in the Paris climate agreement. And they warn few countries even have plans to carry out their pledges.

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Biden proposes new rules to cut climate-warming methane emissions

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

In a major expansion, the new rules would apply not just to new operations but to older ones as well. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and considered key to slowing global warming quickly.

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As U.N. climate summit begins, export emissions are getting extra scrutiny

Monday, November 01, 2021

Australia says it is committed to addressing climate change, yet it exports huge amounts of coal and natural gas. There are calls for Australia to wind down global fossil fuel exports.

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Despite their climate pledges, the U.S. and others export huge amounts of fossil fuels

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Under the Paris climate deal, exports of oil, gas and coal don't count toward a country's emissions. That's coming in for scrutiny as leaders gather for another global climate summit.

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The U.S. wants to cut its own emissions, but plans to keep exporting fossil fuels

Friday, October 29, 2021

Even as the U.S. aims to cut climate-warming emissions at home, it still exports huge amounts of natural gas, oil and coal. That's coming in for scrutiny ahead of another global climate summit.

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