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Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'

Published: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:22am
Category: 
Energy

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. 

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White House Unveils Plans to Cut Methane Emissions

Published: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 9:31pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production.

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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.

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As Listener and Saleswoman, E.P.A. Chief Takes to the Road for Climate Rules

Published: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:28pm
Category: 
Energy

Gina McCarthy was deep in enemy territory. Here on this wind-whipped prairie pocked with strip mines, Ms. McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, faced 20 coal miners, union workers and local politicians deeply suspicious of the new climate change regulations she had come to pitch.

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They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

Published: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:56am

Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.