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  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet....

  • Activists plan NYC climate march before UN summit

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York labor unions and environmental groups are planning a march to draw attention to climate change two days before a United Nations summit on the issue. City Councilman Donovan Richards predicted Wednesday that the Sept. 21 demonstration would be largest climate march in...

  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    GENEVA (AP) — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396...

  • 1st meeting of Virginia climate panel set for Wed.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost on cue, rain and high tides brought flooding Monday to Norfolk ahead of the first gathering of Virginia's new climate change panel. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Climate Change and Resiliency Commission on Wednesday when its 30-plus members meet in Richmond....

  • Carbon dioxide levels last year rose at fastest rate since 1984

    Carbon dioxide levels increased the most last year since 1984, driving the concentration of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to a new high, according to a study released Tuesday.

  • Global warming may mean bye-bye for some birdies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world gets warmer, the Baltimore oriole will no longer be found in Maryland. The Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state. And the California gull will mostly be a summer stranger to the Golden State. Those are among the...

  • Rand Paul's favorite new thing: criticizing Hillary Clinton

    Sen. Rand Paul has in recent months developed a love for taking potshots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which may have something to do with the fact that the two are likely considering running for president in 2016.

  • Environmental group to spend $25 million on midterms

    The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.

  • EPA takes step toward regulating plane emissions

    The regulator this week informed the United Nations aviation program that it had begun investigating whether airplane emissions endangered public health.

  • EPA struggles to account for cross-state emissions reductions in power plant rule

    States that import electricity from neighbors are giving the EPA headaches when it comes to crediting them for reductions under the proposed power plant emissions rules.

  • EU climate chief aims for binding climate deal even if Obama won't

    The EU's climate chief said she wasn't ready to settle for a mix of voluntary environmental pledges and some legally binding provisions like the ones the White House is reportedly coveting

  • Colorado buys CNG vehicles, but state workers fill'em up with petrol

    Many of the vehicles are being used in areas that lack CNG fueling stations, according to Watchdog.org.

  • EPA chief to investors: We need more gas pipelines

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants energy investors to spend their dollars on building infrastructure to carry natural gas across the country. McCarthy's pitch to the business community at a Barclays-hosted conference in New York Tuesday instead of, say,...

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • EPA chief mum on potential new fracking regs

    Gina McCarthy said the agency is on track to release its strategy for controlling methane gas leaks this fall, but didn't hint at whether it would include new regulations.



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