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Canada abandons Kyoto ProtocolThe Independent | 13 Dec 2011
Canada is to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, its government announced last night. It will become the first signatory to pull out in a move that will undermine the world's most significant climate change treaty.
California proposes rules to spur clean car growthReuters | 07 Dec 2011
(Reuters) - California's powerful air quality regulator on Wednesday proposed sweeping new rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, including putting 1.4 million electric, plug-in and hydrogen cars on the state's roads by 2025.
U.S. climate agency NOAA loosens media restraintsReuters | 07 Dec 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The lead U.S. government agency for climate and weather research unveiled a new policy that will allow its scientists to speak freely to the media and the public about their research without prior permission, the agency's administrator said on Wednesday.
Health cost of 6 U.S. climate disasters: $14 billionReuters | 07 Nov 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deaths and health problems from floods, drought and other U.S. disasters related to climate change cost an estimated $14 billion over the last decade, researchers said on Monday.
Green groups give EPA more time on CO2 ruleReuters | 30 Oct 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Green groups said on Saturday they would give the Environmental Protection Agency more time to forge the first-ever plan to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants, the country's single biggest source of greenhouse gases.
California approves carbon market rulesReuters | 20 Oct 2011
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California regulators on Thursday approved final regulations for a carbon market that is one of the biggest U.S. responses to climate change.
How Companies Gain Strategic Advantage by Managing CarbonClimateBiz | 10 Oct 2011
The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Projects shows how American businesses are harnessing sustainability to create brand and corporate value. Three companies -- GE, UPS and Praxair -- illustrate the benefits of this strategy.
More wild fires erupt in TexasReuters | 11 Apr 2011
Six new fires erupted in Texas on Monday while more out-of-state firefighting reinforcements were dispatched to try to gain control in a state that has lost nearly 600,000 acres to wild fires since February 22.
Energy, mine activists win U.S. environmental prizesReuters | 11 Apr 2011
An ex-stuntman fighting for improvements at petrochemical plants and a renewable power developer who saw Chernobyl as a "wake-up call" are among the winners of a prominent U.S. prize for environmental activism.
Colorado wildfires force hundreds of evacuationsReuters | 08 Apr 2011
Four wind-driven wildfires forced the evacuations of 271 homes in the foothills west of Denver on Friday, in what has been an active early start to the wildfire season in Colorado.
House passes bill to stop EPA climate programReuters | 07 Apr 2011
The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions of gases blamed for warming the planet, a day after the Senate rejected similar legislation.
High chance major hurricane will hit U.S. in 2011: CSUReuters | 06 Apr 2011
The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will be above average in activity and there is a more than 70 percent chance of at least one major hurricane hitting the U.S. coastline, Colorado State University forecasters predicted on Wednesday.
Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climateReuters | 06 Apr 2011
The U.S. Senate rejected a measure on Wednesday to kill the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, handing President Barack Obama a victory in his effort to quicken the move to clean energy.
Obama calls for cut in US oil imports by a thirdGuardian Unlimited | 31 Mar 2011
President announces fuel efficiency goals - but Republicans push to stop administration from acting on climate change. Barack Obama called for cutting US oil imports by a third on Wednesday, in a speech aimed at defending his energy agenda from Republican attacks. President Obama also said the federal government would buy only advanced technology vehicles – such as electric plug-ins and hybrids – by 2015.
Lawmakers probe plan to shelve Yucca nuclear dumpReuters | 31 Mar 2011
Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed the Obama administration on its decision to stop work on a permanent nuclear waste storage site inside Yucca Mountain, Nevada, launching a formal probe and grilling the nuclear regulator on Capitol Hill.
Former State Dept envoy backs Keystone pipelineReuters | 31 Mar 2011
The energy security benefits of a proposed pipeline that would transport Canadian crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast outweigh the environmental concerns about the project, a former official at the agency that will decide the fate of the pipeline said on Thursday.