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  • Detroit official says water plan is working

    DETROIT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday. Mayor Mike Duggan's chief of staff, Alexis Wiley, said a...

  • Cities set the pace on climate change

    By undertaking certain actions, cities could conceivably reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- which most scientists say drive global warming -- 24 percent by 2030 and 47 percent by 2050.

  • Propane seller wants to resolve Michigan inquiry

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A propane seller that's being sued by the Michigan attorney general's office says it has been fully cooperating with the investigation and wants to resolve the situation. AmeriGas sent a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after Attorney General Bill...

  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • Former Treasury chief: Businesses won't act on climate without federal policy

    Paulson, and some other Republicans who are no longer part of official Washington, have started to embrace climate policies from a financial perspective.

  • Kerry: Climate change on par with terrorism, poverty, WMD

    Secretary of State John Kerry's comments come on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, where 120-plus heads of state including President Obama, will meet to discuss global warming.

  • Rockefellers to withdraw fossil fuel investments

    The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, established by Standard Oil Co. tycoon John D. Rockefeller, will begin untangling its $860 million of investments from fossil fuels and shift those dollars toward renewable energy, the philanthropy will announce Monday.

  • Michigan attorney general sues over propane costs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints...

  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers released its recommendations Monday during a conference on water...

  • Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

    MOUND CITY, Mo. (AP) — A company that had planned to build the largest wind farm in Missouri near several wildlife areas has decided to look elsewhere because modifications needed to protect the area's animals made it financially unworkable. Element Power, based in Oregon, had proposed erecting...

  • Residents may seek grant to track air quality

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — After years of dealing with thick dust, acrid smells and health problems, residents of a southeast Pascagoula neighborhood may soon know what's in their air. The Sun Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1sCmPFf) community leaders are working to secure an Environmental...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • Gov. Cuomo declares 'Climate Week' in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has designated this week "Climate Week" to get New Yorkers thinking about the challenges of climate change. The action comes as more than 120 world leaders prepare to convene Tuesday in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit. The meeting is...

  • Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    The emboldened new Senate Republican majority will likely pass a flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama's signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.



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