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A coastal storm is pictured in the mid-Atlantic off the U.S. Northeast coast in this November 7, 2012 NASA handout satellite image obtained by Reuters November 8.  The low pressure system is expected to move north, bringing rain, snow, and/or a mixture of precipitation to areas across the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as well as wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast. Snowfall across interior sections of New England could approach 6-12 inches. Coastal flooding is also possible.Credit: REUTERS

25 Feb 2015

US sea level north of New York City ‘jumped by 128mm’

Source: BBC News By Helen Briggs, Environment Correspondent | 24 February 2015 Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose by record levels during 2009-2010, a study has […]

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a metal fence surrounding a construction site in central Beijing May 18, 2012. China's heavily polluted capital plans to reduce air pollution levels by 15 percent by 2015 and 30 percent by 2020 through phasing out old cars, relocating factories and planting new forests, state media reported earlier this year. REUTERS/David Gray  (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

24 Feb 2015

More pressure for Chinese firms to cut emissions

Source: Energy Live News ­ By Taryn Nixon | 23 February 2015 The Chinese corporate sector must act now to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming below […]

Barclay's specialist trader Frank Masiello (R) works at the post that trades Duke Energy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in this file photo taken July 10, 2012.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

23 Feb 2015

Duke Energy fined over $100 million for environmental violations

By Anupam Chatterjee | 21 February 2015 (Reuters) – Duke Energy Corp has agreed to pay a fine of about $102 million for environmental violations related to a power plant’s […]

New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

23 Feb 2015

Climate change is not just an environmental issue – Ed Miliband

Source: The Guardian Ed Miliband, UK Labour leader | 21 February 2015 Tackling global warming is not just a global responsibility, argues the leader of the Labour party, it’s an […]

A view of the kitchen and living room in one of the world's narrowest buildings in Warsaw October 22, 2012. A building just 92 cm (36 inches) wide as its narrowest point was opened in Warsaw on October 20 as an artistic installation that will be a home from home for Israeli writer Edgar Keret. Keret, who told news channel TVN24 he would live there when he visits Warsaw twice a year, said he conceived the project as a kind of memorial to his parents' family who died in the World War Two Holocaust. Picture taken October 22, 2012. To match story POLAND-NARROW.Credit: REUTERS

19 Feb 2015

EU introduces new rules to make cooking greener

By Barbara Lewis | 18 February 2015 (Reuters) – The sale of energy wasting ovens and cooking hobs will be banned across the European Union after the latest set of […]

Windmills are reflected in a car mirror at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California, February 9, 2011. California aims to slow climate change by putting a price on carbon -- a low, low starting price. The program is the last, keystone step in a controversial half-decade push to green the state's business for the good of the planet and the economy. Picture taken February 9, 2011. To match Special Report CARBON-CALIFORNIA/   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

19 Feb 2015

Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spree

Source: GreenBiz By Heather Clancy, Senior Writer, GreenBiz | 18 February 2015 Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente plans to buy enough solar and wind energy to cover half of its electricity […]

Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station near Lithgow, 120 km (75 miles) west of Sydney, in this July 7, 2011 file photo. Australian consumer prices rose a surprisingly large 1.4 percent in the third quarter as energy costs spiked on the introduction of a carbon tax, sending the local dollar higher as the market pared expectations on the speed and scale of further rate cuts.Credit: REUTERS

18 Feb 2015

U.S. EPA chief hints at softening carbon rule interim timeline

By Valarie Volcovici | 18 February 2015 (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that it may ease an interim deadline for states to meet tougher carbon emission […]

The euro sign landmark is seen at the headquarters (R) of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt September 2, 2013. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 5. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

17 Feb 2015

EU launches pilot projects to leverage green energy spending

By Barbara Lewis | 16 February 2015 (Reuters) – European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) […]

A worker installs photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat on April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

17 Feb 2015

Land, finance key to India renewables drive: First Solar CEO

New Delhi | 15 February 2015  (Reuters) -India will struggle to hit its “hugely ambitious” renewable energy target if it fails to make more land available for plants and ensure […]

Residents ride bicycles along a street amid heavy haze in Xingtai, Hebei province November 3, 2013. Dense smog has periodically shrouded major cities in north and northeast China in recent years, raising increasing public discontent, Xinhua

16 Feb 2015

In China, a fight to save a forest tests toughened environment law

By Sui-Lee Wee | 12 February 2015 (Reuters) – A lawsuit filed against four Chinese mining executives accused of destroying a stretch of forest is shaping up as a test […]

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