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New York aims to create green union jobs

Monday - Efforts to build offshore wind turbines to power up to sx million homes will create more than 10,000 jobs under Climate Jobs New York's plan.

California bans pesticide linked to brain damage

Monday - California has banned a pesticide that has been proven to cause brain damage in children.

Clean up or pay up, New York warns Trump over buildings

Thursday - US President Donald Trump faces fines of more than $2 million a year unless he reduces carbon emissions from his New York buildings.

States fight rollback of Obama lightbulb rules

Thursday - US States are preparing to fight back as the Trump administration moves to erase Obama-era standards for lightbulbs.

Washington commits to 100% clean energy

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

13 May 19 - Washington has committed 100 per cent clean energy sources by 2045 - and six other US states are expected to follow suit.

Renewables pass coal in US for first time

8 May 19 - Renewable energy in April surpassed coal generation in the United States for the first time since records began.

Los Angeles reveals its own Green New Deal

1 May 19 - Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, buildings and air quality of America’s second-largest city.

New York sets ambitious climate rules

23 Apr 19 - New York City has set an ambitious new standard for combating greenhouse gas emissions, approving a package of climate policies designed to slash energy use in big buildings.

Worried property dealers size up climate threat

12 Apr 19 - Big real estate firms are pouring resources into calculating climate risk and its likely effect on property portfolios — everything from increasingly extreme weather to sea-level rise.

DC dawdles, so powerco chiefs go for green

10 Apr 19 - Patti Poppe used to drive around with an "I Love Coal" bumper sticker, but now the CEO of Michigan-based CMS Energy Corp. is eager to talk about phasing out the fossil fuel.

New York to make drivers pay for pollution

5 Apr 19 - New York is set to become the first US city to charge drivers a fee for releasing planet-warming pollution from their cars.

Judge blocks Trump's Arctic drilling plans

2 Apr 19 - A judge's ruling restores former president Barack Obama’s orders putting large parts of the Arctic off-limits to offshore drilling and throws Donald Trump’s oil and gas lease sale plans into question.

Corporate giants join green-energy alliance

1 Apr 19 - Hundreds of US corporate companies have joined together for a renewable-energy alliance.

Senate defeats Green New Deal proposal

28 Mar 19 - The US Senate has defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers.

Fossil fuel now costs more, says study

28 Mar 19 - Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study.

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects

22 Mar 19 - In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.

Most US produce has pesticide residues - even after washing

22 Mar 19 - About 70 per cent of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it even after it is washed, according to a health advocacy group.

America cares about climate change again

20 Mar 19 - For the first time in years, a broad spectrum of US climate advocates is going on the offensive.

We'll just make Manhattan bigger, says New York

19 Mar 19 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to protect Manhattan from climate change by expanding the island’s southern shore to keep rising seas at bay.

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