Artists, conservationists, business leaders and film and music stars from around the globe are marking the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with a green auction to benefit the environment.
EPA Prods Congress by Issuing Rules (The Hill)
The EPA is planning curbs of greenhouse gas emissions to the nation’s largest industrial emitters of pollutants, prodding Congress to move forward on climate legislation.
Voinovich Seeks to Preempt State, EPA on Climate (Washington Post)
Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), a key player in the climate debate, has drafted language that would block both the states and the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases as part of a climate bill.
Democratic leaders in the Congress may try to win passage of contentious immigration reform legislation this year in a move that could further harm prospects for a climate bill, congressional aides said.
Massey Energy, owner of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 people were killed this month, said it expects a second-quarter charge of as much as $212 million for the accident, more than twice its 2009 earnings.
West Virginians who live near streams polluted by coal mining are more likely to die of cancer, according to a first-of-its kind study published by researchers at West Virginia University and Virginia Tech.
An environmental group is suing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to try to get the government to increase its regulation of mining in the nation’s top coal-producing region.
Pledges made at December’s UN summit in Copenhagen would lead to a rise of at least 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, a study in the journal Nature concludes.
Scientists in Bangladesh posed a fresh challenge to the UN’s top climate panel Thursday, saying its doomsday forecasts for the country in the body’s landmark 2007 report were overblown.
A U.S. general is trying to reassure the public that the military supports wind power and other alternative energy, despite his concerns that turbines may interfer with radar.
Amonix, a concentrated PV manufacturer, announced it has raised $129.4 million in Series B funding, with Kleiner Perkins named the lead investor.
Automakers including GM and Nissan plan to display a record 95 alternative energy-powered models at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, which opens on Friday. But the government has delayed a plan to introduce subsidies that may put the models within reach for buyers.
Green certification for one of Asia’s biggest paper producers has been suspended over concerns for high conservation value forests in Indonesia, an independent auditor said on Thursday.