Breaking: E.P.A. announces repeal of major Obama-era emissions rule.

The Trump administration announced Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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Essen's experiment: Can going green revive a post-industrial economy?

The shores of Baldeneysee, a ribbon of a lake that feeds into the Ruhr river near Essen, are busy. Schoolchildren cannonball into the water as sunbathers sit on beach chairs, nurse their beers and watch the paddleboarders pass by.

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Interfaith group addresses climate change.

Not that long ago, chance are pretty good Interfaith Power & Light (IP&L;) was not a household name in many homes in North Carolina.

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Migrating birds are running out of water.

WATER MANAGEMENT IN the West can often seem to pit people against wildlife, but it doesn’t have to, according to a recent report by the National Audubon Society. The report highlights how drying saline lakes in the West and changing riparian habitat along the Colorado River are impacting migrating birds. But the two habitats also share a vulnerability to climate change and water management. The demand for water from growing metropolitan areas, like Salt Lake City, is often at the expense of these habitats and wildlife.

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Storms spur $22 billion investment in battery-backed grids.

Growing demand for more resilient power supplies will spur $22.3 billion of global investment in battery-backed local energy systems over the next decade, according to Navigant Research.

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US tax reforms would leave renewable energy out in the cold.

The prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market -- except for renewable energy.

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Climate change creating food shortages across the Pacific, says support agency.

Food shortages and eroding coastlines are an increasingly urgent problem across the Pacific, thanks to climate change.

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Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change, scientists warn.

Commercial airliners will be buffeted by up to three times more turbulence in future decades, according to a new report.

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Obama environmental chief says Trump rollbacks won't wash.

President Barack Obama’s former environment chief bemoaned Tuesday the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental oversight, but said moves to undo his climate legacy would not withstand legal challenges.

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China will meet 2020 carbon reduction target, Xie Zhenhua says.

hina is on track to fulfil or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said.

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Divided US solar sector spars over trade relief at hearing.

(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.

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Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition.

The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry.

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China’s emissions trading scheme puts Australian companies on notice.

For a brief and shining moment in 2012, Australia was at the global forefront of climate change action, as one of the first countries to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. It lasted only two years, and was repealed amid much fanfare by the Abbott government in July 2014.

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Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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