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US Supreme Court Strikes Down EPA Limits on Mercury Pollution

Decision is a setback for Obama administration and Environmental Protection Agency

By Suzanne Goldenberg and Raya Jalabi The US Supreme Court struck down new rules for America’s biggest air polluters on Monday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to set limits on the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxins coal-fired power…
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by: The Guardian – June 29, 2015

Environmental Movement Is Having a Real Impact in the US, Study Finds

States with strong green voices perform better on cutting emissions whereas those with climate sceptic views have seen emissions rise

By Damian Carrington The environmental movement is making a real difference in the US, according to a new research that shows states with strong green voices have significantly lower emissions of the gases that drive global warming. Photo by CREDO.fracking Activists protest…
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by: The Guardian – June 16, 2015

Latest Santa Barbara Oil Spill Is Reminiscent of 1969 Disaster

Area known as the Galápagos of the north is again choked with oil as operators exploit patchy regulation

By Andrew Gumbel Mark Massara was eight years old in 1969, when a blowout at a Union Oil well off the California coast spilled more than three million gallons of crude along the beaches of Santa Barbara and devastated one of the northern hemisphere’s…
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by: The Guardian – May 25, 2015

Fossil Fuels Are Subsidized by $10 million a minute, according to IMF study

'Shocking' $5.3 trillion subsidy estimate for 2015 'shatters the myth that fossil fuels are cheap'

By Damian Carrington Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3 trillion a year, equivalent to $10 million a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. Photo by Robert S. Donovan, on Flickr…
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by: The Guardian – May 19, 2015

Obama Pushes Climate Action on Earth Day Visit to the Everglades

'Folks don't have time' to wait in south Florida, where sea level rise threatens wildlife and local drinking water

By Tom McCarthy President Barack Obama used an unusually picturesque appearance at Everglades National Park on Wednesday to draw attention to an ugly problem that he said was threatening the well-being of people in south Florida and around the world: climate change.…
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by: The Guardian – April 23, 2015

Maybe Monsanto Is Not All Bad

Biotech firm's acquisition of Climate Corporation will help farmers plan for severe weather

By Marc Gunther David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation, expected pushback when he decided to sell his San Francisco-based big data company to Monsanto. He was surprised, though, when some of the loudest criticism came from his own father. Photo by Bill…
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by: The Guardian – April 13, 2015

Republicans Try to Prevent Wisconsin Official Working on Climate Change

Critics say Matt Adamczyk’s proposal to prohibit Tia Nelson from ‘engaging in global warming or climate change work’ on the job is politically motivated

By Katherine Krueger  Wisconsin Republicans are looking to place a Florida-style moratorium on the ability of a key public official to work on matters related to climate change on state time. Photo by Ian Britton, on Flickr Adamczyk alleges that Nelson’s co-authoring of…
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by: The Guardian – April 9, 2015

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