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Wildfires are making Americans sick

17 Nov 17 - As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.

GATESVILLE: Bill buys big bit of Arizona to build a smart city

15 Nov 17 - Bill Gates is buying 25,000 acres near Phoenix, Arizona, on which to build a high-tech smart city named Belmont.

What would happen if all Americans went vegan?

15 Nov 17 - To produce four US hamburger patties takes 25 kilogrammes of animal feed, 25 square metres of land, and about 220 litres of water.

Can California eliminate millions of fossil cars?

9 Nov 17 - California State leaders are discussing banning the sale of the millions of cars that run on gasoline or diesel.

EPA aims to block scientists who get EPA funding

2 Nov 17 - US Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is poised to jettison scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replace them with industry experts and state government officials.

Winter coming later ... and leaving earlier

1 Nov 17 - Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements.

Why California’s wine country fires were so destructive

31 Oct 17 - As of late October, more than a dozen wildfires north of San Francisco had killed more than 40 people, burned approximately 160,000 acres and destroyed more than 7000 structures.

Rising seas are flooding Virginia’s vast naval base

27 Oct 17 - The giant United States naval base at Norfolk is under threat by rising seas and sinking land - and little is being done to hold back the tides.

EPA scrubs website clean of ‘climate change’

27 Oct 17 - The US Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change.

US unprepared to face costs of climate change

27 Oct 17 - The risks to the US are big, and they’re rising, a new report says - just as the Trump administration is changing how it calculates costs to make them look smaller.

Texas power giant to shut coal-fired plants

25 Oct 17 - Texas power generator Luminant has announced it will close three coal-fired plants in early 2018. Combined, they account for 12 per cent of the state's coal power plant capacity.

Texas town mayor turns green-power tyro

19 Oct 17 - The mayor of Georgetown, Texas, Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists.

How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space

16 Oct 17 - Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, say scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.

Puerto Rico wants Tesla to make it a showpiece

12 Oct 17 - Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico has urged Tesla to turn the islands into a flagship project that can show the world what solar and batteries can do.

The war on coal is over, says US environment chief

10 Oct 17 - “The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared as he announced that this week he will sign a new rule overriding Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan.

Lawsuits try to paint green activism as a racket

9 Oct 17 - Logging and pipeline companies are using a new legal tactic to seek damages from Greenpeace and other groups. The long-shot cases are having a chilling effect.

Trump picks coal lobbyist to help to lead EPA

Andrew Wheeler

9 Oct 17 - President Trump's nominee to be second in command at the Environmental Protection Agency helped to kill bipartisan climate legislation during his time as a top Senate aide.

New York aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

5 Oct 17 - Donald Trump’s home city aligns its strategy with tough 1.5deg global warming limit, in defiance of the president’s hostility to climate action.

Post-hurricanes, wetlands take on a new role

4 Oct 17 - As communities rebuild after hurricanes, a study shows that wetlands can significantly reduce property damage.

US eyes help for struggling coal and nuclear plants

3 Oct 17 - US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has taken sweeping steps to buttress a pair of financially strapped nuclear plants under construction and to redefine how coal and nuclear plants are compensated for...

3 Oct 17  Trump swaps 'climate change' for 'resilience'

2 Oct 17  Trump's next climate act is a bit of a mystery

26 Sep 17  Ontario joins California-Quebec carbon market

25 Sep 17  Can the United States afford another hurricane?

19 Sep 17  Trump told Paris Agreement is non-negotiable

19 Sep 17  Jerry Brown’s climate coalition spreads the word

18 Sep 17  Trump might replace Obama's big climate rule

12 Sep 17  TRAGEDY TOWN: Community that took on the Kochs

11 Sep 17  Storms lay costs of climate denial at Trump’s door

8 Sep 17  Mars (the bars kind) counters Trump's climate craziness

8 Sep 17  BLOOM AND BUST: Sick seas hurt the housing market

6 Sep 17  Trump wants climate science denier to run NASA

6 Sep 17  Insurance industry eyes Hurricane Harvey cost

5 Sep 17  Faded favourite jeans might be causing a health threat

4 Sep 17  California wants law setting 100% renewable power goal

1 Sep 17  Invasive insect chewing through Mississippi delta

31 Aug 17  US to abolish job of climate change envoy

30 Aug 17  How did climate change make Hurricane Harvey much worse?

28 Aug 17  I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

25 Aug 17  California pollution permits sell at highest price ever

25 Aug 17  WALL WARS: Stop fighting and make Rio Grande grand again

24 Aug 17  There’s no saving the world without business

23 Aug 17  Denmark just generated 140% of its power demand from wind

23 Aug 17  Will the US ever build another big coal plant?

21 Aug 17  Doomed by climate – but they still don't get it

21 Aug 17  Trump cans no-sales rule on plastic bottles in parks

18 Aug 17  Not burning fossil fuels saves thousands of US lives

18 Aug 17  California eyes massive climate research move

17 Aug 17  Alaska lists 30 towns at risk from coastal erosion

16 Aug 17  Gulf of Mexico dead zone could get worse

14 Aug 17  AL GORE: Trump has failed to knock Paris off course

11 Aug 17  California's climate policies create economic boon

11 Aug 17  Court scuttles rule cutting potent greenhouse gas

10 Aug 17  Scientists fear Trump will dismiss blunt climate report

8 Aug 17  Don't call it climate change, says US federal department

8 Aug 17  Changing climate fuels Arizona’s monstrous monsoons

7 Aug 17  Hawaii wants hydrogen vehicles on road next year

3 Aug 17  Fears rise for future of US climate report

3 Aug 17  Meat industry gets blame for gulf 'dead zone'

3 Aug 17  Climate lab sits empty, waiting for its mighty machine

31 Jul 17  Carbon-free city being built from scratch

28 Jul 17  US powercos knew of climate threat decades ago

28 Jul 17  Climate science meets a stubborn obstacle: Students

27 Jul 17  Exxon, Shell face action over US sea level rises

21 Jul 17  Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

19 Jul 17  California extends cap-and-trade to 2030

19 Jul 17  GROW FOOD ON MARS: Los Angeles startups get inventive

18 Jul 17  Bloomberg and California launch climate action plan

18 Jul 17  US approves oil drilling off Alaska

14 Jul 17  California about to vote on emissions trading scheme

5 Jul 17  DIZZY DAYS: What Trump has scrapped since January

5 Jul 17  Climate change will worsen US poverty

30 Jun 17  Giant hailstones set to become the norm across North America

22 Jun 17  Big Oil backs Republicans' carbon tax proposal

22 Jun 17  Major businesses snap up renewable energy

22 Jun 17  In Phoenix, it's so hot the planes can't take off

21 Jun 17  How solar power can save lives and money

21 Jun 17  Whole Foodies ponder future under Amazon

21 Jun 17  Marijuana industry a glutton for fossil fuels

16 Jun 17  San Francisco restoring nature's delicate balance

16 Jun 17  US passes renewable power generation mark

14 Jun 17  Fighting climate change can be lonely for a kid

13 Jun 17  US opts out of G7 Paris Agreement pledge

12 Jun 17  Americans have found a new way of committing to Paris

9 Jun 17  Farmers can get tax break for donating food

7 Jun 17  California signs climate deal with China

7 Jun 17  Top US diplomat in China quits over Trump

6 Jun 17  OVER TO YOU: Trump cedes global leadership to China

6 Jun 17  Europe to bypass Trump administration

6 Jun 17  States and businesses stay with Paris

6 Jun 17  Exxon's figures a sham under Tillerson, says investigator

2 Jun 17  World grits teeth as Trump deserts Paris pact

2 Jun 17  Why the agreement will still be able to deliver

2 Jun 17  America will be the biggest loser, not the climate

2 Jun 17  Trump’s promises on coal turning to dust and ashes

1 Jun 17  WIPEOUT: Death knell sounds for California’s surf beaches

29 May 17  New York building energy grid of the future

25 May 17  Trump budget aims to kill ‘crazy’ climate science

24 May 17  How US companies export industrial pollution

18 May 17  TRUMP TACTICS: What Americans really, really want

12 May 17  Republicans fail to repeal methane regulations

11 May 17  Trump to make Paris decision after G7 summit

10 May 17  White House advisers postpone Paris pact talks

9 May 17  Chicago posts EPA’s deleted climate change info

4 May 17  Most Americans keen on carbon price

4 May 17  Atlanta commits to 100% renewables

2 May 17  High ground is becoming hot property

1 May 17  Paris Agreement not fair to US, says Trump

1 May 17  PEOPLE POWER: Angry America stages march against Trump

28 Apr 17  American climate refugees likely to flee inland

26 Apr 17  Ignore Trump, Bloomberg tells world leaders

21 Apr 17  Trump's people postpone Paris decision

18 Apr 17  White House showdown looms on Paris Agreement

12 Apr 17  US again shrinks electricity’s carbon footprint

11 Apr 17  SEE YOU IN COURT: Activists get ready to fight Trump

7 Apr 17  States gang up to challenge Trump over climate actions

29 Mar 17  Trump climate moves undermine Paris Agreement

28 Mar 17  Trump about to undo Obama's clean power plans

22 Mar 17  US budget aims broadside at climate change

16 Mar 17  Yes, California can go 100 per cent green

15 Mar 17  Trump set to target vehicle emissions rules

10 Mar 17  Pruitt stacks EPA with climate change sceptics

10 Mar 17  City goes 100% ... deep in the heart of Texas oil country

9 Mar 17  Hawaii aims to be free of fossil fuels by 2045

3 Mar 17  White House wants to cut EPA staff by one-fifth

28 Feb 17  Environment likely to pay for huge Trump defence spend

27 Feb 17  Groups sue EPA to protect salmon from climate

21 Feb 17  Trump's wall would carry environmental costs

20 Feb 17  Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

20 Feb 17  Depleted aquifers get new life from floodwaters

17 Feb 17  Trump man calls climate scientists 'glassy-eyed cult'

16 Feb 17  Guess what Trudeau and Trump didn't discuss

15 Feb 17  Why politicians think they know better than scientists

14 Feb 17  Air conditioning drains US power supply

9 Feb 17  Russia and US could be buddies in climate inaction

9 Feb 17  These Republicans have a climate change plan

7 Feb 17  Republicans back off bill to sell public land

31 Jan 17  What Trump can (and can't) do to wreck climate rules

26 Jan 17  Trump silences government scientists

25 Jan 17  Canadian scientists race to back up worried Americans

21 Dec 16  Las Vegas reaches energy milestone

20 Dec 16  Gates suggests Trump will support green energy

19 Dec 16  States urge Trump to kill clean-power plan

19 Dec 16  Obama makes final climate-change push

16 Dec 16  Trump gives Musk advisory job

16 Dec 16  Scientists frantically copying US climate data

14 Dec 16  TRUMP TEAM 1: Exxon's Tillerson gets state job

14 Dec 16  TRUMP TEAM 2: Perry heads outfit he pledged to scrap

14 Dec 16  US solar power smashes records in 2016

12 Dec 16  Trump lines up ardent climate denier for key green post

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