Monthly Archives: May 2014

EPA to make President Obama’s big move climate change

LA Times: When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president’s climate change policy – the most significant environmental regulation of his term – will not be declared in a sun-bathed Rose Garden news conference or from behind the lectern in […] Read the original post […]

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S. African archbishop Desmond Tutu describes Alberta oilsands as filth

CP: Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has called Alberta’s oilsands “filth” created by greed, and has urged all sides to work together to protect the environment and aboriginal rights. “The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence […] Read the original […]

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How will climate change affect the Sahara?

Wall Street Journal: At the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago, northern Africa became a grassland, home to fish, elephants and thousands of people. Then, 5,000 years ago, scientists say, it abruptly turned into an enormous wasteland–the vast desert that we now call the Sahara. […] Read the original post by […]

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WH accuses climate rule critics of scare tactics

Hill: White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that critics in Congress are making “doomsday claims” that the president’s forthcoming climate regulation will devastate the economy. Carney said that special interests and their allies in Congress will use the scare tactic against the administration’s cornerstone limits on carbon […] Read the original post by […]

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Obama says climate change growing threat to health

Bloomberg: President Barack Obama said the curbs on carbon emissions to combat climate change that his administration plans to unveil next week will also help address a growing threat to the nation’s health. “We don’t have to choose between the health of our economy and the health of our children,” he […] Read the original […]

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Obama step forward on carbon undone by China’s steps back

Bloomberg: President Barack Obama is set to take his boldest step to halt the rise of the oceans and stop the warming of the planet. It won’t be enough unless the rest of the world follows. Trimming carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 25 percent in coming decades, as Obama is […] Read the […]

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Obama’s new climate change regulations will affect Canada

Postmedia: U.S. President Barack Obama will release Monday what the White House is billing as a pivotal climate change plan that will lead to massive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The plan will target the nation’s 1,600 fossil fuel plants, which together produce about […] Read the original post by […]

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Coal-plant rules add fuel to Senate race’s fire

Courier-Jurnal: There was no quiet before this storm. Like a rising wind ahead of an approaching front, the debate over new rules limiting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants – to be unveiled on Monday – was in full fury this week. Add one of the most important U.S. Senate races in […] Read the […]

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Obama says to prepare now for hurricane season

Eagle-Tribune: President Barack Obama is urging Americans to prepare for this year’s hurricane season. Emergency response officials are briefing Obama on hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters. Obama says states have the primary response role, but it’s a team effort. Obama says it is […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Some banks stop funding mountain top removal

Livingo on Earth: Coal companies have stripped the tops of mountains in Appalachia in search of the fuel. But as Amanda Starbuck tells host Steve Curwood, the Rainforest Action Network has helped convince some of the world’s biggest banks to stop funding companies that practice destructive Mountain Top Removal. […] Read the original post by […]

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