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Major US emitters getting away with it

Wednesday - The US Environmental Protection Agencyís enforcement activity against polluters has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.

Why hasnít 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 stateís roads by 2030.

Trump tariffs will cost thousands of solar jobs

25 Jan 18 - President Donald Trumpís 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 Trumpís 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 Ė 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 thatís 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...

Peruís melting glaciers are a godsend (until theyíre 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 Corpís 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.

Community solar heads for rooftops of New York

24 Nov 17 - New York Cityís public housing authority is taking bids in a plan to lease its roofs for community solar projects that could power thousands of urban homes.

Climate change drove Trumps out of Germany

24 Nov 17 - Climate change contributed to the wave of German immigration to the US that included Donald Trumpís grandfather.

California nets $860 million from carbon auction

23 Nov 17 - California will collect $860 million from auctioning carbon-emissions permits after the allowances sold out at a record price for the second straight quarter.

Senate bill would cut EPA funding by $150 million

23 Nov 17 - The US Senate Appropriations Committee this week introduced a bill that would cut nearly $150 million in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency next year.

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