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EPA proposes draft rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants

June 4, 2014
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

May 20, 2014
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

May 8, 2014
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

April 21, 2014
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

April 15, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

February 3, 2014
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

October 28, 2013
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

October 23, 2013
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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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

October 21, 2013
The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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