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Citigroup, citing climate change, will reduce coal financing

Citigroup said its credit exposure to coal mining had “declined materially” since 2011 and that the trend would continue into the future.
An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

LNG boosters tout it as a cleaner, greener alternative to burning coal overseas

Even when U.S. natural gas is super-chilled into a liquid form, shipped by tanker around the globe, and burned to generate electricity, it producers fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the coal it often displaces, according to an industry analysis released Monday.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration’s plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and to regulate small streams and wetlands.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) shakes hands with workers of Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras at Petrobras's shipyards in Rio de Janeiro, on September 11, 2013. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil pledges to cut emissions

Our goals are just as ambitious, if not more so, than those set by developed countries,” President Dilma Rousseff said as she announced the targets at the U.N. in New York.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after speaking during a state arrival ceremony for the Chinese president, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S., China, Pope Francis help build momentum for international climate talks

Hopes for an international climate accord in Paris this December were buoyed Friday, as the world’s largest economies — the United States and China — joined together to pledge curbs on greenhouse gas emissions and Pope Francis exhorted world leaders to take immediate, “concrete steps” to improve the environment.
Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Pope Francis beseeches world leaders to protect environment

Pope Francis steered clear of specific policy prescriptions but exhorted world leaders to take “concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment.” The message comes less than three months before international climate negotiations in Paris.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gasoline prices.

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, walk from the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, for a private dinner at the Blair House, across the street from the White House. Xi arrived in Washington late Thursday for a State Visit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

China plans to launch national cap-and-trade system

Beijing plans to put a cap-and-trade system in place in 2017 as part of measures aimed to address climate change in cooperation with the U.S. and others.
US President Barack Obama speaks with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 23, 2015. More than 15,000 people packed the South Lawn for a full ceremonial welcome on Pope Francis' historic maiden visit to the United States. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

At White House, Pope Francis makes plea for climate action

Pope Francis praised the Obama administration’s plan for curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, an EPA initiative that has drawn scorn (and lawsuits).
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BLM moves forward with plan to crack down on venting and flaring

A plan to curb natural gas venting and flaring at wells on public land is now being scrutinized in an interagency review process, teeing the proposal up for possible release later this year.