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Walmart aims high on lowering carbon footprint

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 1, 2017
Walmart among the businesses stepping up as government retreats on climate change.
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Climate alliance states have significant leverage

by Adam Allington Jul 18, 2017
Following withdrawal from Paris accord, states take the lead on emissions targets.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing in June.
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Executive order will discount the cost of carbon pollution

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by Jed Kim Mar 15, 2017
President Donald Trump went to Detroit and said he was going to boost American automakers. By rolling back EPA fuel economy standards that President Barack Obama finalized right before he left office, Trump said the big car companies could make…

As Trump talks coal revival, China seeks props on the fuel's decline

by Scott Tong Feb 28, 2017
We now have three years of data points on where China’s coal and carbon emissions are heading: downward. It may have to do with China’s economy becoming less energy-intensive as it moves away from infrastructure and heavy industry. It may…

Natural gas leaks make natural gas dirtier

by Gigi Douban Aug 17, 2016
Study of a methane plume over Southwest tracks back to natural gas fields.
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Why nuclear plants are having trouble making money

by Mark Garrison Jun 8, 2016
With natural gas so cheap, these expensive operations aren't competitive.
A view of the Palo Verde Nuclear generating plant in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Can you grow the economy without adding pollution?

by Scott Tong Mar 18, 2016
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Blocking U.S. emissions rule won't save coal industry

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Feb 11, 2016
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Volkswagen admits a 'chain of errors'

by Marketplace Staff Dec 10, 2015
The VW chairman has admitted several mistakes that led to the emissions scandal.