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Fifteen US states seek to block Obama's clean power plan 14.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Attorneys general for 15 other states issued a statement supporting the EPA rules to cut emissions and saying they would oppose legal efforts to block them

Fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington on Thursday to block new US rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants, in the first of several expected legal challenges to the Obama administration measure.

States that oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) clean power plan filed for the stay in the US court of appeals for the DC circuit. The states asked for a ruling by 8 September, one year before they need to submit compliance plans to the EPA.

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Satellite Eye on Earth: July 2015 – in pictures 12.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Coral reefs, New York from space and an erupting volcano are among images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

Two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection makes for a busy day in the northern Pacific Ocean in this image from 7 July. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa in the South China Sea meanders northward with winds near 55 knots ; Typhoon Chan-Hom has winds near 100 knots and strengthening, heading west-northwest toward the East China Sea; Typhoon Nangka is east of Guam heading west-northwest with winds intensifying near 140 knots in a couple of days. The large area of convection southwest of Hawaii was not expected to develop into a tropical system, despite its satellite presentation.

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Republican hopefuls reap $62m in support from donors with fossil fuel ties 12.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Rick Perry among candidates poised to see biggest benefits from handful of wealthy individuals and corporations Republican presidential candidates have banked millions of dollars in donations from a small number of mega-rich individuals and corporations with close ties to the fossil fuel industries that stand to lose the most from the fight against climate change. Eight out of the 17 GOP figures currently jostling for their party’s presidential nomination have between them attracted a bonanza of at least $62m so far this year from sources either directly involved in polluting industries or with close financial ties to them. Three Republican contenders stand out as recipients of this fossil fuel largesse: the Republican climate change denier-in-chief, Ted Cruz; the party establishment favorite Jeb Bush; and the former governor of Texas, Rick ...
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India coordinating with nations for agreement in climate change summit: Javadekar 11.8.2015 DNA: Popular News
India is coordinating with various countries to ensure an "equitable and balanced" agreement at the forthcoming UN climate change summit in December, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He also said the government was in the process of finalising its post-2020 Climate Action Plan to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and had taken up a "multi-stakeholder" dialogue to finalise the country's proposed greenhouse gas emission cuts. "Government of India has undertaken an elaborate multi- stakeholder consultation process for finalising its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for submission ahead of the expected date. "A series of consultative meetings have been held with various ministries, think tanks, institutions, industry associations, NGOs and civil societies in this regard," Javadekar told the Lok Sabha. He said India has been advocating a "strong and ambitious" outcome in Paris in accordance with the principle and provisions of the ...
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Abbott government's 2030 emissions target dubbed 'pathetically inadequate' 11.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Target of at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2030, to be taken to UN meeting in Paris in December, is less ambitious than most other developed countries

The Abbott government will reportedly unveil a target for a reduction in Australia’s greenhouse emissions of at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2030 – less ambitious than most other developed countries.

Conservationists and climate campaigners said the pledge, to be taken to the United Nations meeting in Paris in December, would be “pathetically inadequate”.

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Obama for engagement with China, India on climate change 6.8.2015 DNA: Top News
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has voiced appreciation for US President Barack Obama's "personal engagement" with India, China and Brazil on climate change, saying he counts on his strong leadership to reach an agreement on the issue in Paris in December. "I really appreciate your personal engagement starting with China and Brazil and India, and many others. As I'm going to have some small-scale leaders meeting on the margins of the General Assembly, I hope you will really lead all this campaign under your strong leadership," Ban said. The Secretary General commended Obama's "strong commitment" on climate change and said he counts on his continuing leadership to reach a climate change agreement in Paris in December. "The US can and will be able to change the world in addressing [the] climate phenomenon. And we are the first generation, as President Obama rightly said...to put an end to global poverty. And we are the last generation who can address climate change phenomenon," Ban said. Ban also lauded Obama's ...
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Obama to US: Curb warming 5.8.2015 Telegraph: International
President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming yesterday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.
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Government has taken Several Domestic Initiatives to address Climate Change: Javadekar 4.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
India has taken several domestic initiatives to address climate change. Government has been implementing the National Action Plan on Climate Change to support domestic actions for adaptation and mitigation.
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Obama unveils major climate change plan 4.8.2015 Rediff: Business
In a statement, Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz said this is the most ambitious initiative any president in history has taken to reduce heat-trapping emissions.
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Multi-stakeholder consultation on to finalise green gas cut 4.8.2015 ET: Policy
The government has voluntarily announced to reduce green house gas emission intensity of GDP by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 levels.
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Obama takes 'historic step', unveils revised Clean Power Plan 4.8.2015 Sify News
President Barack Obama along with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy unveiled the revised Clean Power Plan at the White House today.
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Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity - The Guardian 4.8.2015 google news
Asia takes leadership on renewables, but only out of necessity The Guardian A woman wearing a face mask walks through thick smog in Beijing. China's growth in renewables comes more from a desperation to solve domestic concerns than a desire for global leadership, argues Mike Scott. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty ...
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Live! Obama unveils major climate change proposal 4.8.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Obama unveils aggressive climate change plan 4.8.2015 Sify News
US President Barack Obama on Monday announced a tougher climate change plan for power plants amidst an overwhelming opposition from several states nationwide.
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Obama unveils sweeping cuts to power plant emissions: 'We have to get going' 4.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

‘We are the last generation that can do something’ about climate change says president in announcing requirement of 32% reduction on 2005 levels by 2030

Six years after first promising to “roll back the spectre of a warming planet”, Barack Obama finally committed the US to unprecedented action against climate change on Monday, with sweeping new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants that are equivalent to taking 70% of American cars off the road.

The culmination of his long-fought battle against coal industry lobbyists and climate change sceptics in Congress was greeted with jubilation by many environmentalists who described the tougher-than-expected regulations as a “game-changer”.

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Obama says no challenge greater threat to US future than climate change 4.8.2015 TOI: The United States
Speaking to a friendly crowd at the White House a few months before international climate talks in Paris, Obama said the world may not be able to reverse global warming if aggressive action to stop it is not ...
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Population growth and climate change: fewer people does not mean more CO2 | Letters 3.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Your editorial’s argument about a causal link between slowing population growth and increased economic growth (Fewer people means more carbon: the population paradox, 3 August) is dangerously out of date.

In its 2014 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed how the reduction through efficiency of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels was wiped out by population increase, the real paradox being why it then offered pages of energy policy advice, but not a word on population. Could it be that the IPCC – and you – are blinded by the logic that regards economic growth as more important than carbon emissions and misery for lots of women and children?

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Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn 3.8.2015 Guardian: Science

Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans

German researchers have demonstrated once again that the best way to limit climate change is to stop burning fossil fuels now.

In a “thought experiment” they tried another option: the future dramatic removal of huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would, they concluded, return the atmosphere to the greenhouse gas concentrations that existed for most of human history – but it wouldn’t save the oceans.

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Obama to unveil revised Clean Power Plan on Monday 3.8.2015 Sify News
, Aug.3 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce a revised "Clean Power Plan" on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions from American power stations by nearly a third within the
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Ted Cruz expresses 'full out denial' of global warming during forum 3.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Republican presidential candidate said the debate was a device used by liberals to appease ‘environmentalist billionaires and their campaign donations’ Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has stated that he doesn’t believe in the science behind global warming. In a forum hosted by Freedom Partners on Sunday evening, a key cog in the political network of the Koch Brothers, the Texas senator stated that “the data and facts don’t support” that global warming is occurring. The moderator of the forum described Cruz’s stance as “full out denial”. The Texas senator did not disagree with that characterisation. Cruz has previously compared those who believe in global warming to ...
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