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In 27 cities, emissions are declining and economies are growing

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am

Climate scientists warn that global emissions need to peak by 2020 if the planet is to dodge catastrophic warming. At the summit Thursday, 27 cities announced they have already met that goal, and their emissions are on the decline even as their economies are growing.

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Greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on the planet. What if they could be used for good?

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:05pm

When Gaurav Sant thinks about how the planet might dodge catastrophic climate change, at the front of his mind are not solar panels or wind turbines or electric cars.

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EPA May Slash Obama-Era Methane Restrictions: Report

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Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:45pm

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon propose plans to make it much easier for oil and gas companies to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, according to a report Monday in The New York Times.

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Judge Kavanaugh could give conservatives the vote they need to rein in EPA rules on climate change

Published: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:09pm

In its most important environmental ruling of recent decades, the Supreme Court decided in 2007 that the greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet can be regulated as air pollutants under the Clean Air Act of 1990.

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California vs. Trump ‘will be a giant case’ over air rules, could end up in Supreme Court

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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 5:35pm

California and like-minded states are girding for a legal battle with the Trump administration on whether those states have gone too far in controlling greenhouse gases from automobiles, a prospective case that legal scholars say — barring a last-minute settlement — is sure to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.