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Live chat - as it happened: Obama's India visit 28.1.2015 Hindu: Home
Following President Obama's visit to India, it is time to understand what this historic visit means for India, for the U.S., this region and more importantly for the people of both countries. Join The Hindu's correspondents in New Delhi to discuss the Obama visit.
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'Green News Report' - January 27, 2015 28.1.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influence of global warming on the storm, with a 100% chance of denial; U.S. Interior Dept. to expand offshore drilling, as another pipeline explodes in West Virginia; PLUS: Obama calls on Republicans to permanently protect the ...
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Blizzard hits US northeast New York spared its brunt 28.1.2015 Hindustan Times: World
Blizzard hits US northeast New York spared its brunt
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A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails 28.1.2015 AP Top News
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight....
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Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay 27.1.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee's sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases with a charge on polluters is being heard Tuesday in the House Environment Committee. The plan would cap the overall amount of carbon emissions in the state and require major polluters to pay for each metric ton of carbon released....
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Snowstorm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt 27.1.2015 CNN-IBN: World
A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions.
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SkyMall's crash landing: Structural defect or pilot error? 27.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 ...
Obama's historic visit paves way for 'new era' in India-US ties 27.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Obama's historic visit paves way for 'new era' in India-US ties' at newkerala.com.
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India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough' 27.1.2015 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative Indian market to suddenly become less complicated for U.S. nuclear companies....
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China coal production falls for first time this century 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Coal production fell 2.1% in 2014 against 2013, with further decreases expected this year, BusinessGreen reports

The impact of China’s clean air and renewable energy policies are beginning to have an impact on the country’s coal industry, according to reports suggesting domestic coal production fell last year.

State media reported on Monday that coal production fell in 2014 for the first time this century, with production totalling 3.5bn tonnes between January and November representing a 2.1% fall on the same period in 2013.

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US-backed project collapsed amid questionable due diligence, worker harm, environmental cost 27.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia 27.1.2015 AP Politics
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold....
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Backed by US loans, a company crafted a plan to convert aged rubber trees into biomass chips 27.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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A plan to use rubber trees to help power Liberia collapsed amid connections, complaints 27.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Oil-rich Saudis find new help in struggle to delay action on climate change: Cheap gas 27.1.2015 Washington Post
As the ruler of a country that sits atop 300 billion barrels of oil, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was no fan of proposals to limit the burning of fossil fuels. During most of his reign, the king’s chief envoy to climate talks was a ­global-warming skeptic who boasted of his success at scuttling climate treaties.Read full article >>
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Africa's new breed of 'solar-preneurs' 27.1.2015 BBC: Business
Africa's "solar-preneurs" bring light to the unconnected
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The Guardian view on fracking: take the arguments seriously | Editorial 27.1.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Bribes and bullying are no way of dealing with genuine anxieties about a novel process The government’s approach to the critics of fracking has been a bit like the 17th-century royalist hero Prince Rupert’s approach to the parliamentarians during the English civil war. The faster you charge at your enemies, the further they will run. It was a tactic that turned out badly for Prince Rupert, as it did too for David Cameron and George Osborne last night, when – in the face of rebellion – the government made an 11th-hour embrace of a bundle of opposition amendments, tightening up the detailed regulations . The faster they insist on pressing ahead with shale gas extraction – on Monday we reported that the chancellor had written to cabinet colleagues instructing them to fast-track fracking as a “personal priority” – the more opponents they have created, including several Tories such as the former environment secretary, Caroline Spelman . On Monday, MPs on the environmental audit committee pointed out the ...
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In New Delhi, Obama announces modest efforts to bolster trade with India 27.1.2015 Washington Post: World
NEW DELHI — President Obama on Monday announced a series of modest initiatives to bolster trade and investment with India as he nears the end of a three-day trip here that has underscored the fragile nature of the renewed U.S.-India partnership. Read full article ...
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Eco-city dreams vs real eco-activism 27.1.2015 New Scientist: Health
Utopian plans for green cities are blasted in Julie Sze's Fantasy Islands, while Paul Steinberg holds out hope for the humble in Who Rules the ...
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David Mortenson will succeed his father as leader of M.A. Mortenson 26.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Generational change at family-led Mortenson, the builder of Target Field, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the new Vikings stadium.
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