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  • Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say

    Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the...
  • Court skeptical of EPA regulations

    Court skeptical of EPA regulations
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, sounded ready to reject a set of disputed permitting rules designed by the Obama administration to restrict carbon emissions from plants and factories. But a majority of justices also agreed...
  • Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

    Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...
  • Climate change brings more crime

    Climate change brings more crime
    A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures -- on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis -- are likely to produce more crime. The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consulting...
  • Obama seeks new fuel efficiency rules to cut truck pollution

    Obama seeks new fuel efficiency rules to cut truck pollution
    WASHINGTON – President Obama moved ahead Tuesday with plans to further tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from trucks and buses, saying the new fuel efficiency rules will reduce pollution, save consumers money and help cut back on oil imports....
  • Obama, the shrinking imperialist president

    Obama, the shrinking imperialist president
    Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents — by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum — two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other. When...
  • Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

    Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight
    Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses. Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
  • In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama

    In parched Central Valley, a message of aid and a warning from Obama
    FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
  • $21,000 reward offered in shootings of 3 California sea otters

    $21,000 reward offered in shootings of 3 California sea otters
    A $21,000 reward is being offered to help find who shot three California sea otters found dead last fall on a Monterey Peninsula beach, federal wildlife authorities announced Friday. One male sea otter was found dead along Asilomar State Beach in...
  • Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles

    Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles
    WASHINGTON – Nancy Sutley, the top White House environmental advisor, is a fan of Wallace and Gromit, the claymation movie stars. Wallace, a tinkerer, habitually gets in trouble with his elaborate inventions, and Gromit, his silent but hyper-...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...