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Greenpeace co-founder says 'no scientific proof' humans cause climate change

A co-founder of Greenpeace told a Senate panel on Tuesday that there is no scientific evidence to back claims that humans are the "dominant cause" of climate change. Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, tol ...

McCain: 'On what planet' does Kerry reside?

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Secretary of State John Kerry, who called climate change one of the world's top problems, shouldn't "talk about" the issue. During a speech Monday in Jakarta, Kerry said climate change is "the greatest challenge o ...

EU backs off expensive climate change actions

With "unintended consequences" of its ambitious agenda being felt in sluggish economies across the Continent, the European Union on Wednesday made a dramatic retreat from its climate change goals. Political pressure led leaders of the 28-country bloc ...

Coast Guard's Polar Star heads to Antarctica to help icebound ships

SEATTLE _ She's not the biggest ship around, but she's the baddest of her kind, and now the Seattle-based Polar Star, the U.S. Coast Guard's only active heavy-duty polar icebreaker, is heading to Antarctica to rescue two other icebreakers stuck in pa ...

Feds want frog protection over 2 million acres of Sierra Nevada

A federal proposal to make the Sierra Nevada as comfortable as possible for some of their rarest amphibian inhabitants has stirred a backlash from business owners over the economic pain it could cause the region's recreation industry. Many opponents ...

Gov't Motors slashes sticker price of Volt by $5K

In an effort to juice up tepid sales of its 2014 Chevrolet Volt, General Motors Co. will slash the sticker price by $5,000, to $34,995, including shipping. The price cut makes the plug-in hybrid Volt more competitive with other rechargeable cars, inc ...

Coal, an Obama target, looks abroad

The U.S. coal industry, under increasing pressure at home after President Obama's call Tuesday for tougher anti-pollution rules, is ratcheting up a more promising part of its business: exports. Coal exports set a monthly record in March, driven large ...

Obama to go around Congress to satisfy global warming supporters

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans a major push against the pollution blamed for global warming, trying under pressure from environmentalists and fellow politicians to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. "This is th ...

L.A. approves ban on plastic grocery bags

Attention Los Angeles shoppers: The plastic bag is disappearing from more than just the supermarket. L.A. on Tuesday became the newest and by far the largest city to back a ban on plastic grocery bags, approving an ordinance that applies not just to ...

Will the carbon tax be back on the agenda?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax. On Tuesday, a conservative think tank held discussions about it while a more liberal think tank releas ...


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