Doe Run to pay $65 million to clean up lead waste in southeast Missouri

Mo. company to pay $65M to cleanup lead sites

Confident China boosts standing at climate talks by showcasing energy efforts

China highlights climate change efforts

TIANJIN, China — As the world’s biggest greenhouse gas producer, China was widely seen as an obstacle in the Copenhagen climate summit last year. But while negotiations inched forward, Beijing poured $34.6 billion into clean energy in 2009, nearly double the U.S. investment.

Limited progress being made in climate talks in China as rich, poor countries remain divided

Limited progress in climate talks in China

Ballot effort to suspend Calif. greenhouse gas law raises $5.2M, nearly all from oil industry

Oil industry aids effort to suspend CA climate law

Delegates to climate change talks told to search for common ground before Cancun summit

Delegates told to ID achievable goals on climate

Climate change talks in China seek to narrow gap before year-end Cancun summit

Climate change talks open in China

TIANJIN, China — The U.N. climate chief urged countries Monday to identify achievable goals for fighting climate change ahead of a year-end meeting in Mexico, after last year’s Copenhagen summit failed to produce binding limits on greenhouse gas.

Farther on a gallon: New cars, trucks may have to improve to 62 mpg by 2025, government says

62 mpg for new cars? It’s the US target for 2025

Gov’t says fleet of new cars and trucks may have to improve to 62 mpg by 2025

Gov’t looking at 62 mpg goal for 2025 autos

AP Sources: Gov’t to say fleet of new cars and trucks may have to improve to 62 mpg by 2025

AP Sources: New vehicles could reach 62 mpg by ‘25

Hybrids and electrics ooze innovation, but combustion engines give more bang for the buck

At Paris, conventional engines still going strong

APNewsBreak: Regional EPA official commends NM effort to establish cap-and-trade program

APNewsBreak: EPA official praises NM emission plan

Wis. US Senate hopeful Johnson says global warming ‘unproven,’ shouldn’t dictate US policy

Wis. US Sen. hopeful: Global warming ‘unproven’

EPA slaps $15 million fine on BP for Texas City refinery Clean Air Act violations

EPA fines BP $15 million for Texas City violations

Should future cars average 60 mpg? Administration weighs mileage rules for 2017 and beyond

Gov’t weighs gas mileage rules for 2017 and beyond

Automakers look to cleaner cars, keep costs in mind for penny-pinching consumers at Paris show

3 C’s for Paris cars: Clean, Cheap and China

Automakers bet on green technologies, tilt toward China boom at Paris auto show

Automakers go green, sleek at Paris car show

Automakers aim to electrify Paris crowds with hybrid, battery powered cars after 2-year slump

Emissions rules hang over Paris car show

PARIS — European car makers are looking to a bevy of fuel-efficient, lower-emissions models going on display at the Paris Auto Show this week to weather a depressed market and tough new EU pollution standards.

China says countries to focus on reducing differences at climate talks next week

China says climate talks to focus on differences

Schwarzenegger blasts oil companies backing ballot initiative to suspend Calif. climate law

Schwarzenegger blasts big oil, defends climate law

Britain: New generation of nuclear power plants needed to help reach climate goals

UK: New nuclear plants needed to reach green goals

Calif. regulators to vote on nation’s most aggressive renewable energy standards

Calif voting on most aggressive energy standard

State air regulators require Calif. utilities to get a third of electricity from renewables

Calif. wants third of its power renewable by 2020

NM environmental board takes issue with conflict allegations while considering emission rules

NM enviro panel rebuts conflict-of-interest claims

Two-day climate talks ‘constructive,’ but little hope looms for new global warming pact

Big powers talk climate, no grand deal sighted

Farmers say dust part of rural life, await EPA rules others believe needed to protect health

Farmers fear dust rules won’t reflect rural life

Texas, EPA present draft plan to fix bad industrial air permits as new problems arise

Texas, EPA present draft plan to fix air permits

APNewsBreak: After ‘angst,’ Kan. plans to issue permit for coal plant ahead of new EPA rules

APNewsBreak: Coal plant permit expected this year

Jindal: Nucor picks Louisiana site for $3.5B iron plant project to be built in 5 phases

Jindal: Nucor picks Louisiana for $3.5B project

EPA official says agency working with Texas companies on truce over touchy permitting issues

Official: EPA, Texas working on permit solution

Biker rumble: California law would force noisy motorcycles to pipe down or pay up

Bikers make noise on attempt to quiet motorcycles

Wyoming governor tells EPA state law prevents greenhouse gas regulations sought by feds

Governor to EPA: Wyo can’t regulate greenhouse gas

Toyota to build a $300 million plant in Melbourne to produce greener engines

Toyota plant in Australia to build greener engines

EPA officials tell Kan. legislators that state must get in line with new greenhouse gas rules

U.S. President Barack Obama

Energy Secretary Chu announces $575 million in carbon capture grants to projects in 15 states

Barack Obama

Independent lawmakers hand Australia’s Labor Party enough support to form government

Australian Labor Party wins enough support to rule

Water also could become issue as utility seeks to build coal-fired power plant in SW Kansas

Water could be issue with western Kan. coal plant

California once a leader in waste-to-energy technology has fallen behind the rest of the world

Greenest state behind the waste-to-energy race

Greenpeace campaign gets 500,000 Facebook users to urge social networking site to quit coal

Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

Car shoppers to see new window stickers for 2012 model year with environmental info included

Updated car stickers to include environmental info

Trucking group to appeal court ruling permitting Los Angeles port to enforce anti-smog policy

Truckers to appeal ruling for LA anti-smog program

Federal judge: Port of Los Angeles’ clean trucks program can proceed

Judge: LA Port’s clean trucks program can proceed

Australian prime minister negotiates with independent lawmakers to hang on to power

Australian PM asks independents to save government

China sets up electric vehicle group, to promote standards, research

China electric car makers plan standards, research

Russian wildfires shrink but smog still hangs over Moscow

Smog lingers over Russian capital

MOSCOW — The number of wildfires in Russia has shrunk significantly, but clouds of acrid smog generated by them are still hanging over the Russian capital.

AP Enterprise: Coal industry in midst of expansion, despite push for clean technologies

AP Enterprise: Old-style coal plants expanding

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