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Washington limits carbon pollution from largest sources

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has adopted a new rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters. State environmental regulators on Thursday morning finalized a rule that requires large industrial emitters to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time. It would cover many industries, including power plants, oil refineries, fuel distributors, pulp and paper mills and others. Gov. Jay Inslee ...

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Fed judge to decide whether climate change lawsuit proceeds

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Eugene, Oregon, is considering arguments about whether a lawsuit brought by a group of children and a leading climate scientist can go forward. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleges that the federal government has known for more than 50 years that carbon pollution causes climate change, but it has failed to implement plans to ...

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At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts

BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year’s landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain. Britons will decide next month whether to remain in the European Union while Americans will elect a new president in November. The 28-member EU has ...

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Demand plummets for California pollution credits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking a hit as demand has plummeted for pollution credits that are supposed to fund the initiative. Only about a tenth of the available pollution credits were sold in an auction last week, according to results released Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board. Gov. Jerry Brown’s ...

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Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case’s path to the Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order Monday scheduling oral arguments on the legality of the Clean ...

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NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

NYC mayor announces steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing building owners to update heating and power systems in order to help meet his goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. De Blasio announced the new energy efficiency measures on Friday, which is Earth Day. He said the city has set bold goals as ...

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The Paris climate deal at a glance

The Paris climate deal at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations. Here are some of the key elements of the Paris deal, which is the first agreement requiring all countries to join the fight against global warming. ...

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US Navy now requires climate change reporting from vendors

SUNNYVALE, California (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the country’s military — the world’s single largest user of fossil fuels — to say it will start requiring big vendors to report their output of climate-changing greenhouse gases and work to lower it. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the move at a Silicon Valley conference ...

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Another study says global warming may be worse than experts think

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests. It all comes down to clouds and how much heat they are trapping. According to the study published Thursday in the journal Science, computer model simulations say there is more ice and ...

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Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs who contend the U.S. is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene rejected motions by the U.S. government and trade ...

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