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Carbon markets pay off for US states

Wednesday - Nine years after its launch, the US's first mandatory carbon-trading programme is still boosting the economy and creating jobs in its nine-state region.

Nature best weapon against flood damage

Wednesday - Scientists have found nature is the most cost-effective way of reducing the impacts of extreme weather events.

Coal lobbyist becomes No2 official at EPA

Monday - Former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has been confirmed as second in command at the the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Seas rising too fast to save much of Mississippi Delta

Monday - Louisiana is proceeding with ambitious plans to redirect the Mississippi River — but even this massive intervention might not be enough to save the most threatened lands from fast-rising seas.

Seattle wants to charge city drivers

9 Apr 18 - A Seattle proposal to make drivers pay a fee for coming downtown is a linchpin in a list of initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions from the city’s transportation sector.

US to ease car and truck emissions standards

5 Apr 18 - US environmental regulators will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Obama was not appropriate and set standards “too high”.

Walden Pond pilgrims pollute one of nature's sacred sites

5 Apr 18 - Even the waters of Walden Pond, where Henry David Thoreau famously retreated to try to understand nature, are not safe from climate change and human pollution.

Judge rejects Exxon bid to shut down fraud probe

3 Apr 18 - A US federal judge has rejected Exxon's attempt to shut down two state investigations into whether the oil giant misled investors for years about the risks of climate change.

US judge rules out mining on public land

29 Mar 18 - A federal court has ruled on clmate grounds against a US Interior Department plan to open more than 15 million acres of public land and mineral rights to fossil fuel extraction.

New York commits $1.4b to renewable energy work

16 Mar 18 - 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

15 Mar 18 - 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

15 Mar 18 - 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...

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.

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