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Ikea to double its spending on renewable energy to $4 billion
The investment boost is part of Ikea's plan to get all the energy used at its stores and by subcontractors from renewable sources by 2020.
Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage
WASHINGTON — President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.
LEDs Emerge as a Popular ‘Green’ Lighting
The lighting industry has finally come up with an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like: the LED bulb.
How High Could the Tide Go?
BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.
China Lets Media Report on Air Pollution Crisis
The Chinese state news media on Monday published aggressive reports on what they described as the sickening and dangerous air pollution in Beijing and other parts of northern China, indicating that popular anger over air quality had reached a level where Communist Party propaganda officials felt that they had to allow the
Lowering emissions, raising red flags
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard was intended to reduce California carbon emissions, but it may come with some terrible unintended consequences.
EPA proposes compromise on Navajo Generating Station's emissions
Haze from the Arizona power plant can be seen at many Southwest parks and wilderness areas. The EPA proposes giving it five extra years to lower emissions, which could save tribal members' jobs.
5 Must-See Charts From Major New U.S. Climate Report
A major new federal climate science assessment, released in draft form on Jan. 11, finds that “climate change is real and accelerating,” and that myriad impacts are already being felt in the U.S., from more frequent, hotter heat waves, to coastal flooding and precipitation extremes.
Obama On Climate Change Faces High Expectations, And High Hurdles, In Second Term
On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future generations a nation not only free of debt and unencumbered by inequality, but also one "that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."
Climate assessment delivers a grim overview
A draft version of a national report details the accelerated effects of climate change across the U.S., describing battered coastlines, devastating rainfall and drought.