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
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.
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
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
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
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,