Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34573 - Does the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Listing Provide More Protection of the Polar Bear?: A Look at the Special Rules
10-Nov-2010; Kristina Alexander; 16 p.
Update: Previous editions:
October 16, 2009
September 2, 2008
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Abstract: The polar bear has been protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) since 1972, meaning that it is illegal to kill or harass the bear or to transport or trade its parts (with a few exceptions). The Endangered Species Act (ESA) also prohibits killing or harming listed species. Some ask.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, General Interest, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R40506 - Cars, Trucks, and Climate: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources
2-Nov-2010; James E. McCarthy; 22 p.
Update: Previous releases:
May 4, 2010
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Abstract: As Congress and the Administration consider new legislation to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency has simultaneously begun to exercise its existing authority under the Clean Air Act to set standards for GHG emissions. T.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Climate Change
go directly to report, PDF _ R40110 - Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs
15-Sep-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci; 18 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
July 29, 2008
March 18, 2008
January 3, 2007
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Abstract: With recent high energy prices, the passage of major energy legislation in 2005 (P.L. 109-58) and 2007 (P.L. 110-140), and the passage of a new farm bill in 2008 (P.L. 110-246), there is ongoing congressional interest in promoting alternatives to petroleum fuels. Biofuels—transportation fuels pro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Science & Technology, Transportation
go directly to report, PDF _ R41049 - Climate Change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Looking to 2020
10-Sep-2010; Larry Parker; 23 p.
Abstract: The European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a cornerstone of the EU’s efforts to meet its obligation under the Kyoto Protocol. It covers more than 10,000 energy intensive facilities across the 27 EU Member countries; covered entities emit about 45% of the EU’s carbon dioxide emiss.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, International
go directly to report, PDF _ R40001 - A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations
14-Apr-2010; Jane A. Leggett; 14 p.
Abstract: Under the 2007 “Bali Action Plan,” countries around the globe sought to reach a “Copenhagen agreement” in December 2009 on effective, feasible, and fair actions beyond 2012 to address risks of climate change driven by human-related emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). The Copenhagen conference wa.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, International
go directly to report, PDF _ R41144 - Deforestation and Climate Change
24-Mar-2010; Ross W. Gorte and Pervaze A. Sheikh; 45 p.
Abstract: Efforts to mitigate climate change have focused on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere. Some of these efforts center on reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, since deforestation releases about 17% of all annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is seen .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Climate Change
go directly to report, PDF _ R41130 - Legal Issues Associated with the Development of Carbon Dioxide Sequestratian Technology
19-Mar-2010; Adam Vann, James E. Nicols, Paul W. Parfomak; 23 p.
Abstract: In the last few years there has been a surge in interest in the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2), a process often referred to as carbon capture and storage, or carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), as a way to mitigate man-made CO2 emissions and thereby help address climate change.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Stratospheric Ozone, Waste Management
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33970 - Greenhouse Gas Emission Drivers: Population, Economic Development and Growth, and Energy Use
5-Mar-2010; John Blodgett and Larry Parker; 36 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 13, 2008
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Abstract: In the context of climate change and possible responses to the risk associated with it, three variables strongly influence the levels and growth of greenhouse gas emissions: population, income (measured as per capita gross domestic product [GDP]), and intensity of emissions (measured as tons of g.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ R41153 - Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress
21-Jul-2010; Ronald O'Rourke; 66 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 30, 2010
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Abstract: The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region’s future. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region. On January 12, 2009, the George W. Bush Administ.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Climate Change
go directly to report, PDF _ RL30024 - U.S. Global Climate Change Policy: Evolving Views on Cost, Competitiveness, and Comprehensiveness
25-Jun-2010; Larry Parker, John Blodgett, Brent Yacobucci; 18 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 28, 2008
January 12, 1999
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Abstract: The nature of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (particularly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions) makes their control difficult to integrate with the U.S economy and traditional U.S. energy policy. Despite the obvious interrelationship between energy policy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the United.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Economics & Trade, Energy
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