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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

One out of Two New Mexicans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment New Mexico report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.  The report found that, already, one in two New Mexicans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. 

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in economic damage. The risks posed by some types of weather-related disasters will likely increase in a warming world. Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently concluded that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars.

In support of President Obama's proposed fuel efficiency standards, we released data in November 2011 showing that if the standard had been in place over Thanksgiving weekend, Americans could have cut gasoline consumption by 75 million gallons, reduced global warming emissions for the period by 47 percent and saved $260 million at the pump.

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