Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Tag: greenhouse gases

Alan Guebert dissects a New York Times video, which blames American agriculture for "ravaging the air, soil and water." Did they get it right or oversell?

Alan Guebert ponders the effectiveness of manure handling systems in reducing greenhouse gasses to combat climate change. Are they helping or hurting?

Pennsylvania came one step closer to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 3 to 2 on Sept. 1 to approve the regulation for Pennsylvania to join the regional cap-and-trade program.

House Bill 637 would take away the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s authority to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. It moved out of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee June 8.

Pennsylvanians can expect a hotter, wetter future, according to the Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment of 2021. The good news? It could mean a longer growing season for farmers. The bad news is more pests, flooding, drought and heat stress.

A recent study found that the adoption of E15 gasoline across Ohio would drive new grain demand for farmers and boost household incomes and tax revenue. This news comes at a time as ethanol producers and marketers are trying to show how the biofuel fits into the transition to clean energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering up to $35 million to develop technologies to reduce methane emissions in the oil, gas and coal industries.

Pennsylvania's efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative face continued opposition within the state legislature. A Republican lawmaker introduced legislation in March to require the General Assembly’s input in joining the regional cap and trade program.

If there was a ban on GMO crops in the US, consumers could expect food prices to rise 1-2 percent per year, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its latest annual report, and several Mahoning Valley industries and landfills have made the list.