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May 6, 2015 China to expand coal ban to suburbsSource: Reuters
China will expand its bans on coal burning to include suburban areas as well as city centers in efforts to tackle air pollution, the top energy agency said on Tuesday. Detailing its clean coal action plan 2015-2020, the National...
May 6, 2015 Bill gutting fracking bans advances in TexasSource: Reuters
A bill giving Texas the sole right to regulate the oil and gas industry and take away the power of municipalities to pass anti-fracking rules moved a step closer to becoming law on Monday after it passed the Senate.
The head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday predicted an above normal wildfire season for vast swaths of the western and northern United States due to drought and higher-than-average temperatures
May 6, 2015 Coffee crisis brewing as planet heats up
SciDev.Net - The study, published in the journal PLOS One (14 April), compiled data from more than 62,000 points worldwide where Arabica coffee beans are grown and analysed climatic predictions by the îIntergovernmental...
May 6, 2015 Greedy Environment Steals California's WaterSource: Bloomberg View
There’s this thing called “the environment,” and it’s using up as much as half of California’s scarce water. Pretty greedy, huh?
In a functioning democratic republic, a Congress elected to protect the interests of the people would redistribute some of the profits from fossil fuel companies to communities affected by climate change. They would tax carbon...
Source: UN News Centre
The head of the United Nations body tasked with setting the global environmental agenda today stressed the need to limit the use of dangerous chemicals and to find a solution to the masses of electronic waste building up around...
May 5, 2015 Supreme Court to Review FERC Energy-Saving RuleSource: Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court said on Monday it would consider whether a federal regulator overstepped its authority with a rule to promote energy conservation using incentives for big energy consumers to cut power use.
Deutsche Welle - To prevent global warming from exceeding a dangerous 2 degrees Celsius, humankind has to transition out of fossil fuel usage by the middle of this century, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on...
Climate change is a health threat. The nation’s public health leaders, doctors, and nurses are seeing more and more evidence — both in their patients and in epidemiological data — showing the direct and indirect links. We’re...
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