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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.

BP's $4.5bn plea deal approved

2013-01-30 15:27

A US judge has approved a $4.5bn deal in which BP pleaded guilty to criminal charges from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill - but the British energy giant's legal woes are far from over.

Republicans strike in climate battle

2011-01-07 12:18

US House Republicans have wasted no time in trying to block the Obama administration from acting to stem global warming.

Coastal wetlands may be 'doomed'

2010-05-23 19:14

Oil washing into the wetlands along the US Gulf Coast may prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists have said.

Crews scramble to keep oil from shore

2010-04-29 22:45

Crews are scrambling to contain a massive oil spill that is gushing five times faster than originally thought and drifting toward the mouth of the largest US river.

 

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.

US sets power plant emission standards

2012-03-27 20:05

The United States is setting the first national standards on carbon emissions from power plants, taking aim at the burning of coal which is considered a top culprit in climate change.

Oil dispersants cause concern

2010-08-01 22:51

BP is inching closer to permanently sealing its blown-out oil well, as environmental officials are debating the oil giant's liberal use of chemical dispersants.

Gulf oil slick to be burned

2010-05-05 22:17

Crews are preparing to conduct a controlled burn of the Gulf of Mexico oil slick, saying favourable weather had returned.

Oil spill: US prepared for worst

2010-04-29 19:43

The Obama administration has pledged an all-out response to the massive oil spill and dispatched top officials to the region to help co-ordinate defences.

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