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New York commits $1.4b to renewable energy work

Friday - New York has said it will spend $1.4 billion on 26 renewable projects, including 22 solar farms, three wind farms, and one hydroelectric project.

Schwarzenegger planning to sue oil companies

Thursday - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning to sue oil companies, alleging they are "knowingly killing people all over the world".

Pompeo is a buddy of the Koch brothers

Thursday - Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's choice to replace Rex Tillerson as US foreign affairs chief, is an ally of the Koch brothers and a critic of the Paris climate agreement.

How America's clean coal dream unravelled

6 Mar 18 - Kemper power plant in the US promised to be a world leader in ‘clean coal’ technology but Guardian reporting found evidence top executives knew of construction problems and design flaws years before the scheme collapsed.

Major US emitters getting away with it

14 Feb 18 - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement activity against polluters has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.

Why hasn’t Trump affected carbon markets?

9 Feb 18 - US President Donald Trump's fight against climate change reduction efforts hasn't had a noticeable impact - yet. Why not?

Top universities form climate change coalition

9 Feb 18 - Leading universities across North America have launched the University Climate Change Coalition to leverage their research and resources to spur local climate action.

Half of US bases worldwide under threat from weather

9 Feb 18 - Nearly half of US military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change, according to a new Pentagon study.

Florida Keys raising road levels to beat the sea

7 Feb 18 - Parts of the Florida Keys will spend millions on raising roads before they are inundated by rising sea levels.

California wants five million electric cars by 2030

31 Jan 18 - California Governor Jerry Brown wants to put five million electric cars on the state’s roads by 2030.

Trump tariffs will cost thousands of solar jobs

25 Jan 18 - President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a tariff on imported solar panels will cost the US solar industry about 23,000 jobs this year and risks slowing the growth of clean energy.

INTERVIEW: Trump's man who doesn't know what 2deg means

15 Dec 17 - Donald Trump’s climate adviser George David Banks cut an intriguing, divisive figure at the recent climate talks in Bonn.

How Big Oil is tightening its grip on the White House

13 Dec 17 - The oil industry has stalled action on climate change from the inside and sold America on fossil fuels – and its influence goes back further than people realise.

GE's 12,000 job cuts highlight how it went wrong

13 Dec 17 - After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.

These high-speed trains could take 3m cars off the roads

13 Dec 17 - A $3 billion project that will introduce high-speed deisel trains to the US could take up to three million cars off the roads.

US judge sends Volkswagen exec to jail for seven years

11 Dec 17 - A senior Volkswagen executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a US court after being found guilty of concealing software used to evade pollution limits on nearly 600,000 diesel...

Peru’s melting glaciers are a godsend (until they’re gone)

29 Nov 17 - Accelerating glacial melt in the Andes caused by climate change has set off a gold rush downstream, letting the desert bloom. But as the ice vanishes, the vast farms below might do the same.

What do the Koch brothers want from Time?

28 Nov 17 - That Charles and David Koch are putting $650m into Meredith Corp’s purchase of Time would ordinarily be cause for great soul-searching in media. But these are not ordinary times.

Drilling awakens sleeping faults in Texas

27 Nov 17 - Since 2008, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and a handful of other states have experienced unprecedented surges of earthquakes.

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