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Archive: Policy & Politics

30 Jun 2014

China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crops

by HE GUANGWEI
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19 Jun 2014

Peak Coal: Why the Industry’s Dominance May Soon Be Over

by FRED PEARCE
The coal industry has achieved stunning growth in the last decade, largely due to increased demand in China. But big changes in China’s economy and its policies are expected to put an end to coal’s big boom. READ MORE

16 Jun 2014

Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The sweeping nature of President Obama’s proposed regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants is likely to open his initiative to serious legal challenges. To date, however, the courts have given the federal government wide latitude in regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

29 May 2014

On the Road to Green Energy, Germany Detours on Dirty Coal

by FRED PEARCE
While Germany continues to expand solar and wind power, the government’s decision to phase out nuclear energy means it must now rely heavily on the dirtiest form of coal, lignite, to generate electricity. The result is that after two decades of progress, the country’s CO2 emissions are rising. READ MORE

27 May 2014

As Dairy Farms Grow Bigger, New Concerns About Pollution

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers. READ MORE

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24 Jul 2014: Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

21 Jul 2014: India Doubles Coal Tax to Fund Ambitious Clean Energy Initiatives

18 Jul 2014: Germany Tops Energy-Efficiency Ranking and U.S. Scores Near Bottom

16 Jul 2014: Politics and Education Affect When People Search for Climate Information

15 Jul 2014: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy

19 Jun 2014: Rerouting Flights to Avoid Contrails Would Slow Climate Change

18 Jun 2014: Global Energy Systems Must Prepare for Climate Change, Study Says

06 Jun 2014: Brazil Leads the World In Cutting Deforestation, Analysis Finds

04 Jun 2014: New Ozone-Depleting Gases Discovered in Atmosphere, Researchers Say

03 Jun 2014: Developing Countries Lead Global Surge in Renewable Energy Capacity


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