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Climate change back on US political agenda

8 Nov 18 - With their win of control of the US House of Representatives, Democrats will now have the numbers to put climate change issues back on the Congressional agenda.

Court allows children's climate case to go ahead

6 Nov 18 - Two weeks after it put the case on hold, the US. Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults against the federal government over climate change to proceed.

US makers double down on utes and SUVs

2 Nov 18 - The big three US vehicle makers - GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler - talk about a cleaner future, but in reality are pushing the sales of gas-guzzling SUVs and utes.

Climate change drives migrant caravan

1 Nov 18 - While violence and poverty have been cited as the reasons for the Central Amica exodus, experts say the big picture is that changing climate is forcing farmers off their land – and it’s likely to get...

US scientists keen to get political power

24 Oct 18 - More than a dozen scientists are candidates for US House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

US emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut

23 Oct 18 - Greenhouse gas emissions from the largest US industrial plants fell 2.7 per cent in 2017 as coal plants shut, according to the Trump administration.

Trump tries again to stop youngsters' case

23 Oct 18 - President Trump’s administration has for a second time asked the US Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the government of ignoring the perils of...

Judge rules youngsters can sue the state

18 Oct 18 - A lawyer for a group of young Americans suing the federal government over climate change said a judge’s decision to allow the suit to move forward should clear the way for a trial to begin this month.

There's something there, says Trump

17 Oct 18 - US President Donald Trump, speaking during a hurricane recovery briefing in Georgia, said he believes "there is something there" when asked about climate change, but once again cast doubt on the...

I sued the state of Washington because I can't breathe there

8 Oct 18 - Summers in my home city of Seattle didn’t use to be smoggy to the point that they make me and my friends sick. Now they are – and that violates our rights.

MOVING OUT: America's era of climate mass migration is here

26 Sep 18 - By the end of this century, sea-level rises alone could displace 13 million Americans. Many states will have to grapple with hordes of residents seeking dry ground.


25 Sep 18 - The United States stands to lose a lot more from climate change than it realises.


25 Sep 18 - California coastal cities should be prepared for the possibility that oceans will rise more than three metres by 2100, the state Coastal Commission warns.

HOME INVASION: It's time to move away from the coasts

17 Sep 18 - For an increasing number of people, coastal flooding and erosion is a real threat to property, the local economy and, in some cases, life.

EPA loses 1600 employees under Trump

12 Sep 18 - The US Environmental Protection Agency lost 1600 employees in the first 18 months of the Trump administration, including 260 scientists and 185 specialists. Fewer than 400 people have been hired.

California governor ups the clean-energy game

12 Sep 18 - California solidified its role as a world leader on climate action as Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to shift the state to 100 per cent carbon-free electricity by 2045.

Thousands march across US to protest at environment crisis

11 Sep 18 - Tens of thousands of people took part in marches and other events across the US at the weekend, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy.

California plans to run on carbon-free power by 2045

31 Aug 18 - Legislation has been passed to move California towards 100 per cent clean energy by 2045.

Dire climate report raises fears for California

29 Aug 18 - California’s summer of deadly wildfires and dangerous heatwaves will soon be the new normal if nothing is done to stop climate change, a new report warns.

Trump guts US climate control regulations

23 Aug 18 - The Trump administration has proposed to replace the nation's landmark climate regulations with a watered-down version that would do next to nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power...

23 Aug 18  New York wants skyscrapers to slash emissions

21 Aug 18  We no longer need to conserve oil, says Trump

21 Aug 18  Trump closes in on Obama’s climate rules

15 Aug 18  Forgotten coal mines harbour methane problem

13 Aug 18  Cows could help ease methane leak impact

10 Aug 18  California hits back at Trump's car pollution move

10 Aug 18  The crisis facing California ... and what will happen next

9 Aug 18  Ocean spot records warmest temperature in 100 years

8 Aug 18  EPA wants to redefine the dangers of soot

7 Aug 18  GOP and Big Oil can't escape the blame for climate change

3 Aug 18  California vows to fight as EPA acts to scrap car rules

1 Aug 18  Experts fear the age of extreme fire has arrived

31 Jul 18  US spends $20b a year on fossil fuel subsidies

27 Jul 18  Feel free to ruin public land, Trump tells miners

26 Jul 18  Washington’s political lobbying shackles science

23 Jul 18  Baltimore sues 26 fossil fuels companies ...

23 Jul 18  ... and judge pours cold water on New York hopes

20 Jul 18  California's mega farms display their dark side

17 Jul 18  SCIENCE UNDER SIEGE: Behind the scenes at the EPA

17 Jul 18  Pence’s failed gas stations cost taxpayer $20M

13 Jul 18  Heatwave could be making Americans think

11 Jul 18  Six ways Andrew Wheeler could reshape the EPA

9 Jul 18  Oil powerhouse shows way with wind technology

6 Jul 18  Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency

5 Jul 18  Rising seas could cost $27 trillion a year by 2100

5 Jul 18  US state to sue oil companies over climate change

28 Jun 18  US judge rejects lawsuit against oil majors

28 Jun 18  SEA CHANGE: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

19 Jun 18  US coastal property worth billions at risk

12 Jun 18  Cities advance climate policies without saying so

8 Jun 18  One Koch brother is calling it quits

7 Jun 18  Hawaii signs to become carbon neutral by 2045

6 Jun 18  Trump orders action to save power plants

6 Jun 18  California strikes e-vehicle gold

30 May 18  Big US banks resume lending to coal companies

28 May 18  Changing climate might be killing off bees

25 May 18  EPA ‘secret science’ proposal alarms health experts

23 May 18  Proud Norfolk wants to remake itself as seas rise

23 May 18  New York wants to end coal-fired power

21 May 18  Oil-rich Alaska plans to tackle climate change

21 May 18  The world according to GOP ...

16 May 18  Investors urge oil firms to shun Trump's Arctic plan

15 May 18  California turns farms into carbon-sucking factories

11 May 18  California faces long road to reach e-car target

9 May 18  Why you can’t have free trade and save the planet

4 May 18  E-waste innovator is going to prison

1 May 18  DIVIDED COUNTRY: Border gets the creeps

26 Apr 18  Hands up those companies making an effort

24 Apr 18  Bloomberg vows to pay America's Paris dues

24 Apr 18  California must live with whiplash events

23 Apr 18  Miami mans the pumps to beat sea level

18 Apr 18  Carbon markets pay off for US states

18 Apr 18  Nature best weapon against flood damage

16 Apr 18  Coal lobbyist becomes No2 official at EPA

16 Apr 18  Seas rising too fast to save much of Mississippi Delta

9 Apr 18  Seattle wants to charge city drivers

5 Apr 18  US to ease car and truck emissions standards

5 Apr 18  Walden Pond pilgrims pollute one of nature's sacred sites

3 Apr 18  Judge rejects Exxon bid to shut down fraud probe

29 Mar 18  US judge rules out mining on public land

16 Mar 18  New York commits $1.4b to renewable energy work

15 Mar 18  Schwarzenegger planning to sue oil companies

15 Mar 18  Pompeo is a buddy of the Koch brothers

6 Mar 18  How America's clean coal dream unravelled

14 Feb 18  Major US emitters getting away with it

9 Feb 18  Why hasn’t Trump affected carbon markets?

9 Feb 18  Top universities form climate change coalition

9 Feb 18  Half of US bases worldwide under threat from weather

7 Feb 18  Florida Keys raising road levels to beat the sea

31 Jan 18  California wants five million electric cars by 2030

25 Jan 18  Trump tariffs will cost thousands of solar jobs

15 Dec 17  INTERVIEW: Trump's man who doesn't know what 2deg means

13 Dec 17  How Big Oil is tightening its grip on the White House

13 Dec 17  GE's 12,000 job cuts highlight how it went wrong

13 Dec 17  These high-speed trains could take 3m cars off the roads

11 Dec 17  US judge sends Volkswagen exec to jail for seven years

29 Nov 17  Peru’s melting glaciers are a godsend (until they’re gone)

28 Nov 17  What do the Koch brothers want from Time?

27 Nov 17  Drilling awakens sleeping faults in Texas

24 Nov 17  Community solar heads for rooftops of New York

24 Nov 17  Climate change drove Trumps out of Germany

23 Nov 17  California nets $860 million from carbon auction

23 Nov 17  Senate bill would cut EPA funding by $150 million

22 Nov 17  EPA revises social cost of potent greenhouse gas

17 Nov 17  Wildfires are making Americans sick

15 Nov 17  GATESVILLE: Bill buys big bit of Arizona to build a smart city

15 Nov 17  What would happen if all Americans went vegan?

9 Nov 17  Can California eliminate millions of fossil cars?

2 Nov 17  EPA aims to block scientists who get EPA funding

1 Nov 17  Winter coming later ... and leaving earlier

31 Oct 17  Why California’s wine country fires were so destructive

27 Oct 17  Rising seas are flooding Virginia’s vast naval base

27 Oct 17  EPA scrubs website clean of ‘climate change’

27 Oct 17  US unprepared to face costs of climate change

25 Oct 17  Texas power giant to shut coal-fired plants

19 Oct 17  Texas town mayor turns green-power tyro

16 Oct 17  How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space

12 Oct 17  Puerto Rico wants Tesla to make it a showpiece

10 Oct 17  The war on coal is over, says US environment chief

9 Oct 17  Lawsuits try to paint green activism as a racket

9 Oct 17  Trump picks coal lobbyist to help to lead EPA

5 Oct 17  New York aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

4 Oct 17  Post-hurricanes, wetlands take on a new role

3 Oct 17  US eyes help for struggling coal and nuclear plants

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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