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Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency's new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would allow states the flexibility to set their own standards for performance at existing coal-fired power plants, rather than follow a single federal standard

TRUMP AND COAL. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate plan

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump and follows his decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says rolling back Obama s 2015 Clean Power Plan will bring back coal jobs

Trump hits State Department in 'hard power' budget blueprint

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:20 PM

3rd UPDATE An alarmed United Nations warn against abrupt funding cuts that would undermine its longer term reform efforts

AMERICAN AID. In this file photo, a USAID officer watches as a US military C-17 cargo plane taxis to a stop at Kathmandu's international airport on May 3, 2015. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Trump rushes to control communication of U.S. agencies

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Press Secretary Spicer: I don t think it s any surprise that when there s an administration turnover that we re going to review the policies

US President Donald Trump during a reception with Congressional leaders on January 23, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

VW says wrongfooted by US going public on emissions

Mar 07, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen believed it could clear up emissions cheating allegations with US authorities amicably and was caught off guard by them going public instead

VW. The logo of German car maker Volkswagen is seen on the wheel cap of a vintage VW beetle car at a workshop in Usseln, western Germany, on November 4, 2015. Photo by DPA / Uwe Zucchi / Germany Out / AFP

Photojournalist Dennis Sabangan dies of heart illness

Jun 29, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2001 Sabangan told the terrorists: You want Pepsi? The choice of the new generation Five minutes later he and the other journalists were back in the car

Steam powers Mondelēz Philippines’ manufacturing plant

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The use of the biomass boiler results in electricity savings comparable to the average annual consumption of a million households

Taiwan hails first US cabinet-level visit for 14 years

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Taiwan President Ma Ying jeou hailed the trip of EPA administrator Gina McCarthy as important for bilateral ties with Washington

IN TAIWAN. Gina McCarthy (C), the administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, gestures while visiting the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Obama lays out national plan to fight climate change

Jun 26, 2013 - 7:49 AM

Obama: As a president as a father and as an American I am here to say we need to act

CLIMATE SPEECH. US President Barack Obama delivers a speech on climate change at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, June 25, 2013. White House video frame grab

Obama to propose 'national plan' on climate change

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:37 PM

UPDATE Obama will bypass climate change skeptics in the US Congress and order tough new rules to curb carbon emissions

US President Barack Obama speaks in an online message posted at the White House official website June 22, 2013. Frame grab courtesy of the White House

EU gives nod on €31.5-B for poor states

Jun 07, 2013 - 10:26 PM

The European Union EU gives its go signal for the €31 5 billion in development funds in 2014 2020 for struggling nations in Africa the Caribbean and the Pacific ACP

DEVELOPMENT FUND. The European Union (EU) gives its go signal for the €31.5 billion in development funds in 2014-2020 for struggling nations. Photo by AFP

BP banned from US government contracts

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:44 PM

The British oil giant is banned from US government contracts until the Environmental Protection Agency determined BP meets its standards

SUSPENDED. Cleanup crews manually sift sand on Barrancas Beach, Florida after the 2010 oil spill. Photo courtesy of BP America