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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge 26.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
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Obama proposes new protections for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 26.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. Department of Interior says the new recommendations have the potential to be one of the largest conservation measures "since Congress passed the visionary Wilderness Act over 50 years ago."
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.
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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 26.1.2015 NPR Health Science
The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.
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Obama's Alaska move triggers fight 26.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major part of Alaska's northern coastline, setting off another energy battle with Republican lawmakers.
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge, highest protection for public lands 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge 25.1.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain....
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Obama administration to propose new wilderness protections in Arctic refuge — Alaska Republicans declare war 25.1.2015 Washington Post
The Obama administration will propose setting aside the 1.4 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, according to individuals briefed on the plan, a move that will spark a fierce battle with the new Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman, Lisa Murkowski, and other Alaska Republicans.Read full article ...
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The week’s passages 25.1.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
A roundup of notable obituaries for the week ending Jan. 24.
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The India-US dialogues: Modi government working with Americans, says C Raja Mohan 24.1.2015 CNN-IBN: World
Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), C Raja Mohan praised the Narendra Modi government for working closely with the Americans.
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Here’s why Obama won’t get a climate deal with India this trip 24.1.2015 Washington Post: World
SHAKTINAGAR, India — In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat and the reservoir is foul with toxins like mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray. Read full article ...
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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil 24.1.2015 AP Business
MIAMI (AP) -- A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States....
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Interior Secretary Jewell to announce SunZia transmission decision during visit to New Mexico 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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EPA Sued Over Disclosure Rules for Toxic Pollution From Drilling and Fracking 24.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued over toxic chemicals released into the air, water and land by the oil and gas industry, a coalition of nine environmental and open government groups announced recently. The extraction of oil and gas releases more toxic pollution than any other industry except for power plants, according to the EPA's own estimates, the coalition, which filed the lawsuit this morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, noted. But the industry has thus far escaped federal rules that, for over the past two decades, have required other major polluters to disclose the type and amount of toxic chemicals they release or dispose. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a federal pollution database, established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and can be used by first-responders in the event of a crisis as well as members of the general public. "People deserve to know what toxic chemicals are being used near their homes, schools ...
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Illinois misses the fracking boom because of falling oil prices 24.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Lyle Weber paid off a sizable chunk of his son's college loan three years ago with money he got from an oil company intending to drill on his ...
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Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years as country switches to cleaner energy 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault 23.1.2015 NPR News
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
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Obama's India visit: Hopes for clean energy and climate deals 23.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

US president and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi expected to roll out a raft of clean energy initiatives for India’s polluted cities, with a post-2020 climate deal also high on Obama’s agenda

Barack Obama was advised, only half-jokingly, to wear a gas mask when he appears as guest of honour at India’s Republic Day parade on Monday. The air pollution in Delhi and other Indian cities has become that bad.

Related: Obama jets off to Delhi as US and India enter new era of goodwill

Related: Can Narendra Modi bring the solar power revolution to India?

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GE posts improved 4Q results, led by strong showing from power, water and transportation units 23.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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