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Saturday, April 19, 2014   9:28 GMT



Coal Trains Run into Stiff Resistance in U.S.
Matthew Charles Cardinale
SPOKANE, Washington, 27 Dec (IPS) - Citizens and activists in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are fighting three different proposed coal terminals, including one in Oregon and two in Washington.
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U.S. Wind Industry Buffeted by Uncertainty
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 17 Dec (IPS) - The U.S. wind industry looks set to enter a period of uncertainty, with an important government subsidy expiring at the end of the month and no clear plan for lawmakers to work towards an extension.
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U.S. Unveils Military Strategy for Arctic
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 26 Nov (IPS) - The United States is calling for greater cooperation in the Arctic, even as it warns that it will defend its sovereignty in the face of strengthening international interest in newly opening shipping lanes and natural resource extraction opportunities as the regions ice disappears.
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Multinationals' Interest Grows in Sustainable Bioplastics
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 21 Nov (IPS) - Eight major multinational consumer products companies have come together to investigate whether it is possible to produce a sustainable form of bioplastic, made from plants rather than petroleum products.
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In Anti-Poaching Warning, U.S. Destroys Ivory Stockpiles
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 14 Nov (IPS) - The United States has become the first developed country to destroy its stock of seized ivory, a move being widely lauded by conservation groups pushing for an outright ban on domestic ivory sales.
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U.S. Fights G77 on Most Counts at Climate Meet, Leaked Doc Shows
Claudia Ciobanu
WARSAW, 14 Nov (IPS) - The U.S. delegation negotiating at the U.N. international climate change conference in Poland is pushing an agenda of minimising the role of Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC framework, prioritising private finance in the Green Climate Fund, and delaying the deadline for post-2020 emission reduction commitments, according to a State Department negotiating strategy which IPS has seen.
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Nuclear Called a Lesser Evil than Fossil Fuels
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 4 Nov (IPS) - Four prominent climate and energy scientists are calling on environmentalists to rethink their longstanding opposition to nuclear energy, warning that there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.
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South of the Border, Mining Is King
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 1 Nov (IPS) - Civil society groups from throughout Latin America are urging home countries to take greater responsibility for the actions of their companies abroad, particularly those in the extractives industry.
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Waiting for the Next Superstorm
Samuel Oakford
NEW YORK, 30 Oct (IPS) - One year ago, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast United States, causing an estimated 68 billion dollars in damage and paralysing the worlds financial nerve centre.
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U.S. Science Reporters Becoming an Endangered Species
Zofeen Ebrahim
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, 15 Oct (IPS) - The news for environmental journalism in the United States is grim and getting grimmer.
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