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Global warming: Breakthrough material absorbs CO2 from gas

by Reuters Paris – Chemists said on Tuesday they had invented a material that easily removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas, making the abundant fuel more climate-friendly. The porous substance can cheaply separate CO2 at wellheads and safely store it for industrial use or for re-injection into the gas field, they said. Current processes for removing CO2 involve chemical scrubbing, a ...

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Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

By Jonathan Fahey | Associated Press Energy Writer NEW YORK — Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal — and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies — are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration’s new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The biggest U.S. natural gas producer, Exxon Mobil, will likely ...

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Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

Michael Hawthorne for Chicago Tribune By targeting the nation’s biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes. But federal rules requiring a dramatic cut in carbon dioxide emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants also ...

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EDITORIAL: President Barack Obama’s tough love for the planet

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 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Obama administration finally took the leadership role it needs to take on climate change when the Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan Monday to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan won’t take final form until next year, but the administration has set the right target, ...

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Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

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By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves ...

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EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

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By Dina Cappiello for the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. The rule, which is expected to be final next year, is a centerpiece ...

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New carbon dioxide rules will affect Ohio

By Lynn Hulsey – Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News, OH Rules that will for the first time limit carbon dioxide emissions are likely to have a big impact in coal-dependent Ohio. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected on Monday to issue the proposed rules, which will then go through a period of public comment and culminate in final rules. ...

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Georgia electric plants cut carbon faster than the nation

By Matt Kempner | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution As federal regulators prepare to reveal new pollution limits Monday to fight climate change, Georgia still has the nation’s biggest carbon-polluting power plant, Plant Scherer near Macon. But the state also has cut carbon dioxide emissions more sharply than the national average in recent years, according to the author of a new collaborative ...

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Study says new federal rules could mean cleaner air with fewer coal plants

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David Conti, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Stricter environmental controls on power plants coming next month from the federal government could greatly improve air quality in the Ohio River Valley and the Rockies, according to a university study released Tuesday. The greatest reduction in pollutants comes with regulations that result in the closing of more coal-fired plants, though, according to the study ...

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Climate change to make Great Plains hotter, drier

By JOHN FLESHER, The Associated Press Climate change will bring more drought, fierce storms and searing heat to the Great Plains, causing hardships that will test the region’s legendry capacity to cope with severe weather, says a report by the National Climate Assessment. Despite its sharply contrasting landscapes, the eight-state region extending from Texas to Montana by way of Oklahoma, ...

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