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The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

U.S. Renews Pledge To Cut Emissions 26 To 28 Percent By 2025

Environmentalists are giving cautious approval to the Obama administration’s big announcement.

March 31, 2015
Infrastructure, carbon, emissions, supreme court, pollution, EPA, climate change, law

EPA Rule On Power Plant Emissions Faces Formidable Hurdle In Supreme Court

The Obama administration is facing yet another high-stakes Supreme Court battle over the president’s use of executive power.

March 23, 2015
A coal power plant in New Mexico (Glennia via Flickr)

Obama Orders 40 Percent Reduction In Carbon Emissions By U.S. Agencies

President Obama is still working around Congress to fight climate change.

March 19, 2015

U.S. Sees Voluntary Emissions Cuts As Key To A Climate Change Accord

Can the U.S.-backed, “bottom-up” approach actually slow climate change?

December 2, 2014

Days With Unhealthful Air Will Soar Unless Emissions Are Slashed, Study Says

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says. Americans can expect the number of days with unhealthful air to rise 70 percent by midcentury unless emissions of smog-forming pollutants […]

May 12, 2014

Report: State Department Underestimated Effects Of Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department’s analysis of the Keystone XL Pipeline greatly underestimates its potential environmental harm, according to a report by Carbon Tracking Initiative. In January, the State Department released its final environmental impact statement on the controversial pipeline. Notably, the statement insisted that construction of the pipeline “remains unlikely to significantly impact the rate of […]

March 6, 2014