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China Pledges Climate Emissions Cuts, Premier Wen Bound for Copenhagen

China Pledges Climate Emissions Cuts, Premier Wen Bound for Copenhagen

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the United Nations’ climate summit in Copenhagen next month, the government of China announced today.

Two More Suits Filed in Legal War Over Bay-Delta Smelt

Two More Suits Filed in Legal War Over Bay-Delta Smelt

The Center for Biological Diversity today filed two lawsuits against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect two critically imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta fish species, the longfin smelt and delta smelt.

'Crude,' the Film, Explores Oil Giants' Crude Conduct in Ecuador

'Crude,' the Film, Explores Oil Giants' Crude Conduct in Ecuador

The acclaimed documentary film “Crude,” which details the 16-year struggle of indigenous peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon to hold Chevron legally accountable for contamination of a huge rainforest area, opens in Washington, DC on Friday during intense scrutiny of a $27 billion liability lawsuit against the oil giant.

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

Chicago Sets Goals for a Cooler City

CHICAGO, Illinois, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Richard Daley has set Chicago on a cooler path by outlining strategies to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and avert climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan introduced Thursday would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent of 1990 levels by 2020 by retrofitting commercial and…

Eco-Justice Groups Sue Over Chevron Refinery Expansion

Eco-Justice Groups Sue Over Chevron Refinery Expansion

RICHMOND, California, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental justice groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the Richmond City Council’s approval of Chevron’s refinery expansion project. At issue is an environmental review that the groups claim concealed the fact that the expanded refinery would process heavier, dirtier oil, resulting in higher levels of air pollution and…

Beijing Olympics Open But Air Does Not Clear

Beijing Olympics Open But Air Does Not Clear

BEIJING, China, August 8, 2008 (ENS) – Inside the Bird’s Nest, today’s opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games was brilliant, but outside the air quality was not. Despite years of effort by the Chinese government to eliminate sources of air pollution, and the statements of public officials to the contrary – a pall of…