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Obama tightens air pollution limits

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  EPA to cut release of soot from power plants and diesel engines, following link to higher rates of heart attacks and lung diseases   Suzanne Goldenberg US environment correspondent The Guardian   The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second

 
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U.S. Gas Drilling Experts Say Technology Exists To Control Leaks And Pollution, But Problems Remain

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  By KEVIN BEGOS and SETH BORENSTEIN AP/Huffington Post    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. About 800 miles away on the plains of north Texas, there’s a drilling boom, too, but some air pollution levels have declined.

 
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Post-Sandy, urgent preparation is needed for storms of the future

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  Julian Hunt and Johnny Chan Toronto Star     The devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy (253 deaths in the Americas and more than $50 billion in economic damage and disruption), is prompting renewed thinking about climate change and national security. Several leading U.S. politicians have called for congressional hearings on this issue, while a

 
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US backs UN climate change process following rumours of withdrawal

Published on November 26, 2012 by in Home

  By John Parnell RTCC in Doha   The USA backed the UN climate change talks today, after rumours earlier in the month that it was seeking to shift discussions on greenhouse gas emissions to another forum. Speaking at the country’s first press conference at the negotiations in Doha, Deputy Climate Change Envoy Jonathan Pershing said other work

 
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Obama’s Greenest Day

Published on August 29, 2012 by in Home

 This is the most significant environmental issue presented by the President–one that will result in a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. by Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club   The word gridlock was coined in 1980 to describe a traffic jam, so it’s fitting that one of the Obama administration’s most impressive feats of gridlock-busting has

 
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Candidates clam up on climate

Published on August 27, 2012 by in Home

Although many Americans favour action on climate change, many don’t feel that it is the nation’s biggest environmental problem according to this report. So what is?     Reporters call out Obama and Romney’s silence   By Curtis Brainard The Observatory     Nary a word has been spoken about climate change on the presidential campaign trail,

 
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CCPA Infographic: Inequality in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Published on May 22, 2012 by in Home
 
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