Category: Environment

Obama targets power plants in call for climate change action

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to combat climate change, including setting in motion the stalled first limits on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants and accelerating renewable projects on federal lands.  More »

Climate change becoming top shareholder concern

Climate change concerns are becoming the biggest priority for shareholders, according to a study released by Ernst & Young on Tuesday morning.  More »

Supreme Court will hear Texas-EPA dispute over power plant emissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case in which the state of Texas and other parties are challenging an Obama administration rule on power plant pollution that crosses state lines.  More »

New carbon pollution rules could still be years away

When President Barack Obama unveils his broad plan for combating climate change on Tuesday, he is expected to tout new rules to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.  More »

Solar-powered boat travels Atlantic Coast on a mission (photos)

The world’s largest solar boat, a Swiss marvel named MS Turanor PlanetSolar, has made its way to the United States on a mission to collect climate data along the Gulf Stream.  More »

Obama to unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech

Obama said in a video the White House released Saturday that he’ll lay out his vision for reducing carbon pollution, preparing the U.S. for the effects of climate change and leading other nations in the global effort.  More »

IEA: Renewable energy making global gains, but so is coal

Renewable energy grew at an extraordinary pace worldwide in 2012, but it’s not enough to curb the march of climate change, because coal has continued to dominate growth in power generation around the world, the IEA said in a report this week.  More »

Some residents oppose Wyoming fracking study deal

Some Wyoming residents say they were excluded from a deal that has the state government taking over further study of tainted drinking water in their area from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  More »

Top Republican: Obama’s climate change plan ‘absolutely crazy’

The top Republican on Capitol Hill on Thursday called the Obama administration’s possible plan for reigning in greenhouse gas emissions “absolutely crazy.”  More »

Top White House adviser: Meaningful climate action coming soon

While the Obama administration won’t put its weight behind a carbon tax, it is preparing to “take meaningful action” to prevent a warming planet, the top White House energy adviser said Wednesday.  More »

Houston area sees a couple of oil spills a day (photos)

Oil spills along the Texas coast are declining, but the Houston region still reports one or two a day.  More »

Poll: Environment beats drilling for voters in Western states

Westerners are more concerned about preserving public land than drilling on it, according to a new poll that bucks the conventional wisdom about the public’s view of energy development in the region.  More »