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The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

Published: 
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:47am
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Water

In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, where thousands of sea creatures making up dozens of species gleam pink and gray on mounds of ice. 

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Nearing a Climate Legacy

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Energy

The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change. 

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Key Details of E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Proposal

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:21am
Category: 
Energy

A rule proposed by the Enivironmental Protection Agency would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 – the equivalent, according to the agency, of taking two-thirds of all cars and trucks in America off the road. 

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Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama’s new plan to fight climate change depends heavily on states’ devising individual approaches to meeting goals set in the nation’s capital, a strategy similar to the one he used to expand health care, often with rocky results.

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Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution

Published: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:15am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Monday will announce one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan who spoke anonymously because they had been asked not to reveal details.