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26/11/2014
Now this is something to be thankful for: The air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. Federal officials love to bury controversial news by releasing it around a holiday. Cue today`s announcement from the EPA that it is proposing ...   
25/11/2014
Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India's coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents. But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the ...   
25/11/2014
The Environmental 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 ...   
25/11/2014
Can China Cut Coal? | Photo, Scientific American
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country`s air. China’s new coal-fired power plants and other industrial boilers often came equipped with ...   
22/11/2014
Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate change. They will do so under the auspices of the UN framework convention on climate change. This is an international treaty negotiated at the Earth ...   
21/11/2014
Renowned author, biologist and advocate Sandra Steingraber, PhD, U.S. Air Force veteran Colleen Boland (retired) and avid environmentalist Roland Micklem headed to the Chemung County jail Wednesday evening after pleading guilty and refusing to ...   
20/11/2014
Ontario and Quebec are forging a common strategy on TransCanada Corp.’s $12-billion Energy East pipeline project to address its impact on greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure that their natural gas customers will not be ...   
20/11/2014
Nearly one lakh premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industrial sectors, a UN report today ...   
20/11/2014
Among the many bits of bad news for the environment from this year’s midterm elections, 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 ...   
20/11/2014
Much of the change in climate change is happening to the ocean. It`s not just the extra heat hiding within the waves. The seven seas also absorb a big share of the carbon dioxide released by burning the fossilized sunshine known as coal, natural ...   
19/11/2014
The world must halt fossil-fuel emissions within the next six decades to stave off irreversible impacts that may stem from a warming planet, the United Nations said.Sometime between 2055 and 2070, any carbon dioxide produced as the result ...   
19/11/2014
State officials illegally have approved 30 permits allowing the storage and treatment of fracking waste, two environmental groups claimed in a lawsuit filed in Columbus yesterday. The lawsuit asks the Franklin County Court of Appeals to ...   
19/11/2014
During the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing, something remarkable happened, as it does every time the world`s news cameras train their sites on the Chinese capital: The toxic gray air turned blue. The state-run press ...   
19/11/2014
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions. Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...   
19/11/2014
Q. What is the Keystone XL pipeline? A. The Keystone oil pipeline system is designed to carry up to 830,000 barrels of petroleum per day from the oil sands of boreal forests in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries and ports on the Gulf ...   
18/11/2014
Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.The ...   
18/11/2014
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...   
18/11/2014
Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas and environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved fracking in George Washington Forest. Objections to the plan came from members of Congress from ...   
18/11/2014
A U.S. Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, slated for Tuesday, won't resolve the seemingly endless pipeline saga that has engulfed Barack Obama's presidency. Even if the Senate passes a bill to force approval of the $8 billion ...   
17/11/2014
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate change is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...   
16/11/2014
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.Associate professor of natural resource social science Linda Prokopy and fellow ...   
16/11/2014
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling for natural gas upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate playing out in real ...   
16/11/2014
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...   
14/11/2014
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 ...   
12/11/2014
The leaders of the world`s two biggest greenhouse gas emitting nations -- China and the United States -- today jointly pledged ambitious actions to limit climate change "for the common good." Emerging from their bilateral meeting during ...   

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