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Map Shows Top CO2 Producers in the World

CNN reports on the new interactive Carbon Monitoring for Action database, or CARMA (

  • "A new interactive online database unveiled Wednesday provides maps, color-coded categories and detailed information about who is putting 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually from power plants around the world -- about a fourth of it from the United States.

    The Web site, which includes information from 4,000 utilities and 50,000 plants, shows not only the biggest CO2 emitters, but also the facilities and companies that are most green, releasing little if any carbon.

    "We're trying to provide complete, balanced information. It's an open site," said David Wheeler, a senior researcher at the Center for Global Development, where he directed the creation of the massive database.

    Using an array of information filters, a user can find out how much CO2 comes from electricity plants in a particular city or county, in a congressional district, from a specific company, or an individual plant.

    Dubbed the Carbon Monitoring for Action database, or CARMA (, it proclaims itself as "the world's best place for power-plant voyeurism.""

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