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Stories with subject: Environmental policy
  • Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:46 pm
  • BERLIN - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment' 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:52 pm
  • BERLIN - The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.

  • 'Poison Spring' details dirty EPA history 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:00 pm
  • "Poison Spring" (Bloomsbury Press), E.G. Vallianatos with McKay Jenkins

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.

  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:22 am
  • BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

  • Climate change responses to shape Asia's future 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:16 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits.

  • Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:29 pm
  • NEW YORK - On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

  • Army Corps backs away from levee vegetation policy 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:50 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Government agencies around the country will no longer have to remove trees and other vegetation from levees to qualify for disaster relief funding under a new interim policy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.

  • Summit to feature NH climate change research 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:16 am
  • GREENLAND, New Hampshire - The latest research on local climate change is up for discussion at the Third Annual Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit next month.

  • Group challenges New England energy coordination 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Boston environmental group is challenging how energy policy is coordinated by New England's six governors, saying the state leaders are conducting private negotiations with the energy industry.