Sustainability

Lower carbon-capture costs could entice businesses to address climate change

PHOENIX – A Republican plan to mitigate climate change would permanently grant tax breaks for businesses that reduce carbon emissions and purchase equipment with technology to capture emissions from the atmosphere. But is “direct capture” an effective tool?

Climate change already is diminishing the Colorado River, U.S. researchers find

GREELEY, Colo. – Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have found that the Colorado River Basin is extremely sensitive to slight variations in temperature. For each degree that average Celsius temperatures rise, they found, flows in the Colorado are likely to decline more than 9%. It’s a problem that will only get worse as the planet continues to warm.