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Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering. Senior American political figures had promised to introduce a “cap and trade” energy bill today, paving the way for the kind of substantial international talks that failed to […]

Obama: US, Europe must push hard for climate deal

Obama: US, Europe must push hard for climate deal

President Barack Obama, second from right, listens as Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, second from left, speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. European High Council High Representative Javier Solana is at left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is at right. (AP […]

Envoy: No China-US climate pact from Obama visit

Envoy: No China-US climate pact from Obama visit

President Barack Obama’s visit to China next month is not likely to yield a separate accord on countering global warming, though both countries are pushing for progress for upcoming global talks in Copenhagen, the top U.S. envoy on climate change said Wednesday. “I don’t think we’re going to get an agreement per se,” said Todd […]

Obama says US in global race to develop clean energy

Obama says US in global race to develop clean energy

President Barack Obama championed US leadership on clean energy on Friday, as international deadlines for climate change mitigation loom and a growing number of Americans is questioning the science of global warming. At a speech at MIT, Obama said the US faces stiff competition from other countries to develop clean technologies that will power the […]

Obama ‘ought to do a lot more’ on climate: Pachauri

Obama ‘ought to do a lot more’ on climate: Pachauri

US President Barack Obama should do more to push for a US climate deal, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Thursday. “I personally feel he ought to be doing a lot more,” Pachauri told reporters after a debate on climate change in Stockholm, adding the […]

The sands are running out

The sands are running out

The days when the words ”absolute beachfront” were an enticement to buy real estate are coming to a close – another casualty of global warming and rising sea levels. Plenty of property owners, though, are unaware or choose to ignore the trend. Beach erosion that will be compounded by climate change is yet another problem […]

700 strip naked for climate message

700 strip naked for climate message

700 strip naked for a climate warning message in a French vineyard ( Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes ) 700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. This human art installation in the South of Burgundy was created by artist Spencer Tunick – to warn about the dangers of […]

No US climate bill before December talks: Obama aide

No US climate bill before December talks: Obama aide

A top aide to US President Barack Obama said there was virtually no chance Congress would have a climate and energy bill ready for him to sign before negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen, The New York Times reported Saturday. The newspaper said the prediction was offered by Carol Browner, […]

Obama vows to push ahead on climate talks

Obama vows to push ahead on climate talks

US President Barack Obama said Friday he wanted to push forward on the pressing issue of global warming, a little more than two months ahead of the Copenhagen world summit on climate change. “Something that obviously is pressing now is the issue of climate change… We are keenly interested in it,” Obama said ahead of […]

Obama Administration Unveils Fuel Economy Rules

Obama Administration Unveils Fuel Economy Rules

WASHINGTON — With global talks on climate change looming, the Obama administration sought to gain momentum Tuesday by unveiling its plan to require better gas mileage for cars and trucks and the first-ever rules on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson released the proposed regulations at the White […]

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