19 Aug '11, 7am

News [Reuters]: U.S. Carbon Emissions Jumped Nearly 4 Percent In 2010.

News [Reuters]: U.S. Carbon Emissions Jumped Nearly 4 Percent In 2010.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Jumped Nearly 4 Percent In 2010 Date: 19-Aug-11 Country: USA Author: Timothy Gardner A layer of smog can be seen above Manhattan through the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York May 21, 2009. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson U.S. emissions of the main greenhouse gas rebounded nearly 4 percent last year as factories ran harder while the economy recovered and as consumers boost air conditioning during the hot summer, the government said on Thursday. U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of oil, coal and natural gas, which accounts for about 80 percent of U.S. overall greenhouse gas output, rose 213 million tonnes, or 3.9 percent, last year, the Energy Information Administration said. It was the first rise in the emissions blamed for global warming since the recession pushed them down in the previous two years and the largest increase since 1988. "I...

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