BEIJING (AP) — China's Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country's notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Scientists with the Smithsonian Institution have discovered at least one new fish species at a deep reef off Curacao while conducting a yearlong project to gather data on temperature and biodiversity for monitoring climate change effects in the Caribbean.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest brought soaking rains and heavy winds to the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages, flash flooding and extensive flight delays, but largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that has already killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first glimmer of hope after three days of mounting damage, a sheriff said.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer will start consideration of a carbon emissions fee bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a climate change hearing next month, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country was hitting the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages and flash flooding, but still largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.
The International Energy Agency projected natural gas would become an important transportation fuel within the next five years on cheaper prices and air pollution concerns, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., would make a strong candidate to fill her committee's empty seat if he wins the Massachusetts Senate election, The Hill reports.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., led a group of Republican senators to criticize the Obama administration's recent shift in the "social cost" of carbon in calculating the benefits of new regulations, The Hill reports.