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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.

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President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

Published: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:07am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.

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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:48am
Category: 
Water

The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. 

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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt

Published: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:43am
Category: 
Water

A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food.