Carbon dioxide http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-naacp-says-shifting-coal-renewables-would-benefit-african-americans <p>The local NAACP says air pollution from coal-fired power plants is having a disproportionate impact on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The civil rights organization joined the Sierra Club, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and others on Wednesday to rally in favor of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois" target="_blank">the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:41:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans National Analysis Suggests Cutting Carbon Dioxide Would Improve Air Quality In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-analysis-suggests-cutting-carbon-dioxide-would-improve-air-quality-missouri <p>Cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants would also reduce other types of air pollution, both here in Missouri and nationally.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's according to </span><a href="http://eng-cs.syr.edu/our-departments/civil-and-environmental-engineering/research/carbon-co-benefits-research/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a recent analysis</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by researchers at Harvard and Syracuse Universities.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:38:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 36852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Analysis Suggests Cutting Carbon Dioxide Would Improve Air Quality In Missouri New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The proposal sparked immediate debate over the impact, especially in states such as Missouri that depend heavily on coal.</p><p>The new regulations would reduce carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent nationwide by 2030, compared to 2005 emissions levels.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:18:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 36672 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-s-power-plants-among-worst-us-greenhouse-gas-polluters <p></p><p>Missouri's coal-fired power plants are among the largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution in the country and a significant contributor to global warming.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:38:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters