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PNW Takes Fast Route to Dirty Truck Cleanup

The struggle to take “dirty” trucks operating in West Coast port areas off the road has been a major rallying cry for ports…

Why a National Renewable Energy Standard *Is* a Jobs Bill

While we're stoked that jobs bill passed, Congress must stop ignoring another major source of jobs- a national renewable energy standard. AWEA and…

EPA’s GHG Reduction Scenarios for Transport Sector

Environmental Protection Agency says various reduction scenarios could result in vehicle emission reductions of up 27 percent through 2030, which explains their recent actions…

Beyond Olympic Glory: Athletes Blast Canada’s Tar Sands Industry

The Winter Olympics this year in Vancouver, BC, is a little more than the usual venue for endless corporate advertising and big money…

Commerce Secretary Organizes Climate Change Office

A little-known agency within the Commerce Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will become the Obama Administration’s focal point for climate…
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Ocean Carriers Propose Emissions Reduction System

Rather than dealing with a potpourri of environmental emissions regulations and fees, a group comprising the world’s largest international liner shipping companies is…

Meltdown Over Himalayan Glacier Melt

A funny thing happened on the way to the great Himalayan glacier meltdown. It turns out that that yes, the glaciers are receding…

Ford Ups the Ante on EVs

Ford is investing another $450 million in electric vehicle development and facility retooling, bringing its total investment in this area to a cool…

EPA Backtracks on Mountaintop Coal Mining

Just when you thought it might be safe to go hiking in West Virginia’s mountains or along its streams, the EPA apparently has…

Toyota to Unveil “Baby Prius” Concept This Month

There’s a big reason that Toyota Motor Company is the world’s largest carmaker: It responds nimbly to the demands of the marketplace. The…

EPA’s Gift to Maritime Industry: Stringent Emission Regs

Just in time for holiday gift-giving season the Environmental Protection Agency wrapped-up final regulations that slap stringent emission control standards on ocean vessels…
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New Poll: U.S. Supports Cap & Trade, Would Pay Extra to Reduce CO2

A new poll released today (PDF) demonstrates that over 60 percent of Americans recognize that the earth is getting warmer mostly because of…
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Why the EPA’s Endangerment Finding Sets the Stage for Action

Showing a fine sense of message and timing, the United States entered the first day of the crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen…
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Kohl’s Plans Carbon Neutral (That’s Zero) Footprint Next Year

Kohl’s Department Stores is going all-in on carbon neutrality. The Wisconsin company says it’s the first retailer to commit to reaching a net…

Shell’s Gamesmanship: Governments Should Intervene in Carbon Markets

Expecting a full-blown global carbon trading market to emerge without the influence, intervention – or perhaps interference – of world governments is probably…