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EPA presents draft rule on methane emissions for landfills

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented proposals for updating air standards for municipal solid waste landfills.
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EPA proposes draft rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced draft rules that are predicted to reduce heat-trapping pollution from power plants by 30 percent from the levels recorded in 2005 by 2030.
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San Diego Water Authority faces lawsuit over water supply plan

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Environmental non-profit organization San Diego Coastkeeper has accused the San Diego Water Authority of ignoring the dangers of climate change in its recently presented water supply plan.
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Climate change could have dramatic effect on US Southwest's water supply by end-century

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Over the past few years, communities in the U.S. Southwest have increasingly felt the devastating effect of drought and, according to a report by a team of scientists at the University of Arizona, the worst is yet to come.
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Natural gas wells contribute significantly to methane emissions, study finds

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A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
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The water industry takes a look in the mirror

Only 18% of those surveyed see utilities covering service costs with rates and fees.
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Palm oil production contributes to climate change, study claims

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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China aims to develop shale gas industry

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Chinese authorities are looking for ways to respond to climate change swiftly and effectively, turning their attention towards fracking and other non-conventional methods for energy production in the hope that the country will be able to radically cut down on its coal use.
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US carbon emissions down 10% since 2010

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The U.S. EPA has released data showing that the amount of greenhouse gas pollution from big facilities in the United States fell by 10 percent over the past two years.
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Natural gas not as beneficial for carbon emissions cuts as previously thought

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A new report by a panel of experts and modeling teams claims that shale gas will have little effect on carbon-dioxide emissions and will do little to help tackle global warming.
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