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Trump budget slashes environment funding

13 Feb 20 - President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021 calls for significant reductions to US environmental programmes at federal agencies, including a 26 per cent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump blanks climate crisis in State of the Union

7 Feb 20 - In his State of the Union address to a divided Congress, President Trump president has extolled his own role in making the nation the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.

Groups plan to sue Trump over airline emissions

4 Feb 20 - Protest groups plan to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate aircraft emissions after a 2016 agency determination that those emissions pose a danger to public health.

State marks first for coastal building rules

30 Jan 20 - New Jersey will become the first US state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects.

Amazon staff risk jobs to protest climate policies

30 Jan 20 - Amazon has threatened with dismissal hundreds of employees who are demanding the company adopts more eco-conscious practices.

GM to invest billions in EV plant

30 Jan 20 - General Motors will invest more than $2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to make the facility the automaker’s first devoted entirely to electric vehicles.

Court finds Exxon not guilty of fraud

11 Dec 19 - Exxon Mobil has prevailed in a lawsuit in which the energy giant was accused of downplaying the toll climate change regulations could take on its business.

Texas fossil fuel support paves the way for 'carbon timebomb'

9 Dec 19 - Texas is leading the way to a “looming carbon timebomb” as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise by 25 per cent over the next decade.

Climate change important to me, says Trump

6 Dec 19 - US president Donald Trump has described climate change as important to him, saying clean air and clean water were top of his environmental agenda.

Kerry declares war on climate with some help from Hollywood

John Kerry

4 Dec 19 - FORMER US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared World War Zero by forming a bipartisan coalition of Hollywood stars, world leaders and military brass to push for public action on climate change.

Most Americans say US should do more

27 Nov 19 - A majority of Americans believe the government must do more to address pollution and climate concerns, according to a new study.

Michael Bloomberg is a climate leader

26 Nov 19 - Michael Bloomberg has poured his time and hundreds of millions of dollars into projects aimed at getting the world 'beyond carbon,' but can he win the presidency?

California makes stand against major carmakers

21 Nov 19 - California says it won't buy cars from General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.

Green new-dealers go all out on housing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

19 Nov 19 - US political firebrands Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have unveiled the next step to their Green New Deal plan with a bill focused entirely on reimagining public housing.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT: Vodka made from CO2

19 Nov 19 - In Brooklyn, they're making vodka without potatoes or grains. The key ingredients are hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide.

EXXON TRIAL: It's now up to the judge

11 Nov 19 - Lawyers for New York State and ExxonMobil have wrapped up a landmark climate fraud trial, shaping a tangle of testimony and evidence.

US will keep seat at climate talks after it exits Paris

5 Nov 19 - Despite abandoning the Paris Agreement deal it helped to broker, the US will continue to influence global rulemaking on climate change.

How climate change could bust the housing market

4 Nov 19 - An investor whose firm saw the 2008 mortgage crisis coming, is warning that another financial disaster may be growing inside the real estate market: this time inflated by climate change denial on the...

TILLERSON TALKS: Former Exxon chief in the dock

4 Nov 19 - Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson has taken the witness stand in the company's climate fraud trial and gave the clearest defense yet for his former employer.

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