Day 1:

Here Are The Details Of The Historic EPA Rule To Cut Carbon Emissions From Power Plants


On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s nearly 1,000 existing power plants. Specifically, the new regulation calls for cutting carbon pollution by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030.

Under the rule, states will be given a flexible timeline to create a plan for reducing carbon pollution, with plans due by June 2016. The program for reducing emissions will vary by state, depending on their unique situations.

And then on Day 2:

China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talks


China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks.


“C – Days” =  Carbon Days.

The World’s two greatest polluters have finally begun to do something about emissions targets.


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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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