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Scientists turn carbon dioxide into harmless stone

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock. Experts say the results of a two-year, $10 million experiment called CarbFix , conducted about one-third of a mile (540 meters) deep in the rocks of Iceland, offer new hope for an effective weapon ...

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Global energy leaders look to nitty gritty of climate accord

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Energy leaders from countries that pump out 75 percent of the world’s climate-changing emissions talked Thursday on the nitty-gritty of putting last year’s Paris climate accord into action, including funding the needed global technology overhaul. The annual gathering of energy leaders representing 23 countries and the European Commission was one of their first since December, when ...

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Washington limits carbon pollution from largest sources

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state regulators on Wednesday unveiled an updated plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters, the latest attempt by Gov. Jay Inslee to push ahead with a binding cap on carbon emissions after struggling to win approval from legislators. Washington would join nearly a dozen states including California that have capped carbon pollution from industrial ...

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New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming. That’s because it implies that a key assumption for making such predictions is a bit off. “What this will do is slightly reduce and sharpen the projections for temperature during the 21st century,” ...

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Court: Massachusetts failed to adopt greenhouse gas limits

BOSTON (AP) — The state’s highest court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and sided with environmental groups that sued Massachusetts for failing to adopt strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Lawyers for the Conservation Law Foundation, the Massachusetts Energy Consumer Alliance and four Boston and Wellesley teenagers had asked the courts to rule that the state hasn’t lived ...

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Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case’s path to the Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order Monday scheduling oral arguments on the legality of the Clean ...

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Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy. At a climate action summit, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged governments, businesses and civil society to make good on the landmark climate agreement concluded ...

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Alaska aquarium replaces fossil fuel with seawater system

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of people visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for a look at Steller sea lions or harlequin ducks. What’s in the basement is almost as interesting. The SeaLife Center, which combines aquariums with research and wildlife rescue, announced Friday that 98 percent of its heating and cooling requirements are no longer filled by fossil ...

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West Virginia officials: State law hinders carbon compliance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say a 2015 state law prohibits using the least harmful option to meet federal carbon pollution regulations at coal-fired power plants. In Thursday’s study, the Department of Environmental Protection said lawmakers should change the law to permit trading carbon allowances with other states and measuring emissions by mass, instead of by rate. A ...

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California governor’s greenhouse-gas cuts scrutinized

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union’s aggressive climate change standards. The opinion by Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine does not curtail Brown’s authority to continue ...

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