Apple digs in on green with China solar

2015-04-16 22:03

Apple is looking for greener paper and is investing in solar power in China in an endeavour to fight climate change.

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

2015-04-15 22:34

The Obama administration's climate change plan faces a high-profile legal test at the appeals court.

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

2014-11-18 10:24

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world.

Ozone regulations stay - US court

2014-10-07 05:00

The Supreme Court has rejected an industry challenge to US Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by the former administration that set standards for ozone pollution.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Marine biologists urge end to Aussie shark cull

2014-07-04 07:25

Hundreds of the world's top marine scientists have called for Australia to ditch its shark cull policy, arguing there is no evidence that it makes beaches safer, a report says.

Climate change fight: Obama gets tough on coal

2014-06-02 10:54

US President Barack Obama is doubling down in the fight against climate change. With Congress refusing to budge, he is poised to unveil sweeping new limits on carbon emissions.

Biofuels may increase global warming: Study

2014-04-22 14:00

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration.

US carbon pollution up 2% in 2013

2014-01-14 10:26

Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2% last year after declining several years in a row, a government report says.

New EPA chief takes on critics

2013-07-30 21:01

Delivering her first speech as the top US environmental steward, Gina McCarthy pre-empted a frequent mantra of the agency's critics.


Court sceptical of challenge to Obama climate plan

2015-04-16 20:28

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

Republicans to nix Obama climate plan

2014-12-03 16:04

There is little backing in Congress for Obama's climate moves.

Hyundai, Kia - $100m fine for fake fuel economy

2014-11-03 20:31

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay $100m to settle a US government investigation of exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models.

Toxic algae cause 400 000 to go without water

2014-08-04 10:58

Health authorities have tested water for toxins in Ohio, as some 400 000 people remain without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

Failures in monitoring US fracking

2014-07-23 13:50

Strained by resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in the US, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or provide clear information to citizens.

Obama pollution cuts may take years to work

2014-06-03 11:48

Obama's plan to implement cuts on coal plants is ambitious and in realty will be fully realised after Obama's successor takes office. The plan in addition will generate only modest progress worldwide.

Moms furious over pesticide found in breast milk

2014-05-28 10:44

A group of angry mothers met with US Environmental Protection Agency regulators over concerns that residues of a pesticide had been found in breast milk, calling the herbicide poison.

US court divided over climate case

2014-02-25 07:52

The US Supreme Court appears divided over an Obama administration programme aimed at limiting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

Dead whales wash ashore in Ghana

2013-09-07 07:25

Environmental officials in the West African nation of Ghana have denied a link between offshore oil production and four dead whales that have washed ashore in recent days.

Obama to tackle oil dependence in cars

2013-02-13 08:29

US President Barack Obama has told divided lawmakers he will act on climate change, vowing to set ambitious long-term goals such as ending the car's dependence on oil.

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