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3/8/2014
In early 2011, after years of study, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration moved to reduce the permissible levels of silica dust wafted into the air by industrial processes like fracking, mining or cement manufacturing. The move came ...   
12/7/2014
Jacksonville is surrounded and bisected by water.So sea level rise ought to be raising concerns here.If tropical storms become stronger, the impacts could be severe.If flooding becomes more frequent, if rivers rise, the ...   
23/3/2014
hen faced with intractable problems, we often make up stories to console ourselves. The boat’s not really sinking, we say: We’re just going through a rough patch. We’re not headed for disaster; we’ve just been blown off course. Better to keep a ...   
10/12/2013
Conventional wisdom says environmentalism suffered a near-death experience in 2010, when a sweeping climate change bill ran aground in the Democratic-run Senate. But aspiring eulogists for the green movement have gotten ample material in the ...   
17/9/2013
When President Obama laid out ambitious plans in June for combating climate change, coal miners like Roger Horton heard what they considered the latest fusillade in the administration's "war on coal." Until his retirement two weeks ago, ...   
6/5/2013
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...   
20/3/2013
Even when she was a kid, Melissa Cervantes knew something was wrong with the air in Wilmington, a neighborhood next to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where she has lived most of her life. The streets here are verdant with mango, guava ...   
5/3/2013
Now that President Obama has selected his top climate and energy policymakers, having nominated Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and Environmental Protection Agency air and radiation administrator ...   
12/2/2013
An aura of excitement and predictability surrounds the president’s annual State of the Union speech: A few days of hyped drama and TV punditry builds to a political Woodstock featuring generals, justices, senators, cabinet secretaries and ...   
31/1/2013
Former Vice President Al Gore, arguably the loudest voice on the issue of climate change, told Andrea Mitchell that he thinks there is still time to avoid the worst effects of the changing climate. He said, “We do need to act quickly. We’re ...   
6/1/2013
Change usually happens very slowly, even once all the serious people have decided there's a problem. That's because, in a country as big as the United States, public opinion moves in slow currents. Since change by definition requires going up ...   
6/1/2013
Change usually happens very slowly, even once all the serious people have decided there’s a problem. That’s because, in a country as big as the U.S., public opinion moves in slow currents. Since change by definition requires going up against ...   
6/1/2013
Societal change usually happens slowly, even once it's clear there's a problem. That's because, in a country as big as the United States, public opinion moves in leisurely currents. Change often requires going up against powerful, established ...   
4/1/2013
With Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stepping down, President Barack Obama is losing one of the few people left in Washington who was willing to speak up about global warming and to push for significant measures to ...   
4/12/2012
President Barack Obama could cut greenhouse-gas emissions from U.S. power plants 26 percent by 2020, the Natural Resources Defense Council said in a plan that puts pressure on the administration to issue new rules. Obama can use his ...   
5/11/2012
Even in good weather a major threat looms over many of our largest cities. The threat is in the form of poison gases stored at thousands of U.S. based chemical plants. In the event of an accident, terrorist attack or another climate disaster such ...   
3/11/2012
Hurricane Sandy was a massive and deadly storm, extending more than 1,000 miles, bringing huge waves and more than 13 feet of water to parts of New York City. In Manhattan, floods swept away cars and overflowed subway stations. Along the Jersey ...   
23/10/2012
This election season it's unusual for candidates in any race to talk about clean energy as a solution to the jobs crisis let alone the climate crisis. The Washington state governor's race gets about as close as any to talking about the ...   
4/9/2012
Shaking off the dust of decades of US environmental inaction, he rode to power on a promise to slash US emissions by 80 percent by 2050, becoming not just America's, but the world's environmental candidate, preaching a rhetoric of hope that ...   
19/7/2012
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. ...   
26/6/2012
More than 45,000 people flew around the world to participate in Brazil's second Earth Summit last week, and many left here wondering whether it was worth the trip. Yet despite a final Rio Declaration widely derided as a failure, dozens ...   
31/12/2011
“Rice production to reduce by 36 per cent, farmers abandoned their fields due to lack of rains” Thousands of people in the southern part of Ghana wailed when they lost properties worth several millions of Ghana Cedis and 14 human lives ...   
5/10/2011
Life after Kyoto, Asia Time
We are now within three months of the climacteric year of 2012 around which the 1997 Kyoto Protocol was built, and therefore within 15 months of a period in which the Kyoto restrictions will no longer have effect. No fewer than 16 ...   
22/9/2011
President Barack Obama is racking up an impressive losing streak when it comes to energy.Under pressure from Republicans, he embraced offshore drilling — just weeks before the BP oil spill. He offered support for nuclear power, only to ...   
24/8/2011
Three years ago, the Obama buttons and chants of "Yes We Can' would have been a sign that the crowd gathered in front of the White House had caught inspiration from a young Illinois senator's promise of change they can believe in. On ...   

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