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April 11, 2014 Obama rejects call by 11 Democrats to move on Keystone pipeline

Source: Christian Science Monitor

The White House on Thursday was quick to slap down a letter from 11 Senate Democrats that urged a presidential decision by May 31 on whether to build the hugely controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But that doesn't relieve...

April 11, 2014 Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Source: Reuters

TOKYO - Japan's cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima...

April 11, 2014 Will Climate Change Mean Terrible Food?

Source: Pacific Standard

Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, but it can also make crops less nutritious. A new discovery could help farmers develop new strains to feed the world even as carbon dioxide levels rise.

April 11, 2014 Americans consider the environment in what they buy, survey shows

Los Angeles Times - More and more companies are paying attention and reacting to these kinds of considerations among consumers by establishing better environmental practices, said Anne Kelly, director of Business for Innovative...

April 11, 2014 Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Source: LA Times

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31.

April 10, 2014 Contaminated sites cleanup to cost billions more, budget office says

CBC - "We warned that the costs that the government had put forward were probably understated," says Scott Vaughan, the former environment commissioner and now the president of the International Institute for Sustainable...

April 10, 2014 Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean - Addressing short-comings in complex food system requires strong political commitment, regional development plans and effective public-private partnerships.SOURCE îFood and Agriculture Organization of the...

April 10, 2014 China finds nearly 2,000 firms in breach of anti-pollution rules

Source: Reuters

Nearly 2,000 Chinese enterprises were found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign covering 25,000 industrial firms, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

April 10, 2014 World's first Water Stewardship Standard is released

Environmental News Network - The European Water Partnership, a Brussels-based NGO, has been a strong supporter and partner of the AWS bringing in European experience and expertise from the application of the European Water...

April 10, 2014 Coloradans grapple with expected water shortage

Source: KRDO

By 2050, the state expects to have more people than water for them to drink. Last year Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Water Conservation Board to develop a state water plan. The group is tasked with addressing...

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