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U.S. to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

World / Science & Health Sep 12, 2018

U.S. to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco. A crescendo of efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities and business to ...

Environment Sep 4, 2018

Bangkok climate conference sounds alarm ahead of U.N. summit

Time is running out to save the Paris Agreement, United Nations climate experts warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok meeting, as rich nations were accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental damage. The six-day U.N. conference opened with an urgent plea from delegates to finalize ...

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

World / Politics Aug 19, 2018

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them. The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed earlier this month, represents a significant ...

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Business Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Environmental groups have filed lawsuits seeking to thwart expansion at Heathrow airport, with two complaints challenging the U.K. government over its approval of a third runway at the London hub. Lawyers for Friends of the Earth said Tuesday that they filed a request for a ...