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al Protection Agency is expected to propose on Wednesday more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, sources said.Under a court-ordered deadline of next Monday to release its ...
The latest public opinion study out of Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication has all the usual hints of optimism we`ve seen in the Project`s many other climate reports. According to “Climate Change in the American Mind,” released this ...
Among the many bits of bad news for the environment
from this year’s midterm election
s, one that got lost in all the drama around control of the Senate is that a trio of far-right governors of swing states managed to win reelection: Wisconsin’s ...
After a vigorous six-hour debate, the U.S. Senate failed, by one vote, to pass a bill authorizing the immediate construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
The negative vote - just shy of the required 60 - comes five days ...
As Senators began debating the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline ahead of a Tuesday night vote on the project, it became clear that Republicans and Democrats viewed the Louisiana Senate seat, rather than the oil pipeline, as the real prize in the ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm election
s, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Barack Obama’s handshake deal with China and $3bn pledge for climate finance could break down the wall between rich and poor countries that has blocked action on global warming for 20 years, observers of the negotiations said.
The White ...
On the eve of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the Australian government has just hosted the 'Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit', a two-day event that brought together political leaders, academics, environment
al managers and NGO staff in an ...
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have raised the stakes in the battle over global climate policy, and in doing so, are forcing the hand of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In a deal signed on Wednesday in ...
Next month's climate talks in Peru are a pivotal point in the push for global action on climate change. But it's a far less publicized gathering in Berlin that holds the key to whether the Lima negotiations succeed--and whether a useful climate ...
And with their election
victories Tuesday and takeover of the Senate, putting James Inhofe, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, in charge of the Senate Environment
Committee, we`re going to be ...
In the emotionally charged run-up to their lopsided victory on Tuesday, political organizers for Frack Free Denton and their allies employed some weird weaponry against their well-financed oil and gas industry adversaries.
Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environment
al issues, including the controversial Keystone XL ...
Rapid climate change sparks tornados and floods, battering the world and throwing Americans into a new era of fear.
That’s the apocalyptic premise of the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow. In reality, climate change is a more distant ...
Now that Republicans have taken control of the Senate in addition to the House of Representatives, the attacks on the environment
they`ve long advocated for will most likely rise to the top of the congressional agenda.
One prominent item ...
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm election
s with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...
s were a major defeat for those who want to take serious action against global warming. Environment
alists spent millions in an effort to defeat pro-fossil-fuel Republicans, but their efforts largely failed. Key Senate committees ...
Day on Tuesday in many parts of the country wasn't just about having a say on candidates for Congress and local government. Climate, environment
and energy issues were prominent on ballots, too, in some states.
Voters in Denton, ...
The fate of nascent government efforts to combat climate change hangs in the balance following the recapture of the Senate by Republicans, environment
al activists fear.
By wresting control of the chamber from Democrats and tightening a ...
al activists, backed by a billionaire philanthropist, have launched an unprecedented campaign to push voters to elect leaders this November who are willing to confront global warming.
The project, called NextGen Climate Action ...
Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown ...
The effort by a California billionaire named Thomas F. Steyer to bolster global climate change measures in Washington has turned the battle over the State Senate into one of the most expensive legislative election
s in state ...
During a heated moment in their second gubernatorial debate, Gov. Rick Scott said of his opponent, "Charlie Crist never did anything for the environment
"That's the most absurd statement anybody could make," Crist said in an interview ...
Climate change and the environment
aren't likely to be the dominant factors swaying midterm races across the country next month.
That's according to recent polls gauging voters' priorities when they head to the polls on Election
Day. It ...
MARK COLVIN: Climate advocates aren't all that happy but they concede it's a good start.European Union leaders have struck a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030.It's what's being described as an ...