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Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko

New Obama order aims to prepare communities for severe weather

Nov 01 2013

WASHINGTON In another move to address the impact of climate change, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse droughts.

New Obama order aims to prepare communities for severe weather

Nov 01 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 In another move to address the impact of climate change, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse droughts.

U.S. environment chief uses humor, health argument to sell carbon plan

Sep 20 2013

WASHINGTON When U.S. environment chief Gina McCarthy talked about cutting climate-warming carbon emissions on Friday, she offered a translation for those unfamiliar with the dropped "R" of her thick Boston accent.

U.S. offers fuel economy, emissions labels for used cars

Sep 12 2013

WASHINGTON U.S. car dealers and private sellers may now post window labels on used vehicles that show gas mileage and climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions under a federal government program to help buyers pick out more fuel-efficient second-hand vehicles.

US offers fuel economy, emissions labels for used cars

Sep 12 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 U.S. car dealers and private sellers may now post window labels on used vehicles that show gas mileage and climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions under a federal government program to help buyers pick out more fuel-efficient second-hand vehicles.

U.S. spent $62 billion on disaster relief in fiscal 2011 and 2012

Sep 11 2013

WASHINGTON The U.S. government spent nearly $62 billion on disaster relief in the two-year period ending September 30, 2012, to help Americans recover from severe storms, droughts, heat waves and wildfires, a new analysis of federal data has found.

U.S. will destroy ivory stockpile to fight wildlife trafficking

Sep 09 2013

WASHINGTON The United States will destroy its six-ton stockpile of elephant ivory as a way to combat wildlife trafficking, an international fight that often has law enforcement outgunned by well-financed crime syndicates, White House panelists said on Monday.

Measles-like virus may be cause of dolphin deaths on U.S. coast

Aug 27 2013

WASHINGTON A measles-like virus that suppresses the immune system could be the reason an extraordinary number of bottlenose dolphins have died after becoming stranded along the U.S. East Coast, a panel of dolphin experts said on Tuesday.

Introducing the olinguito, the newest mammal discovery

Aug 15 2013

WASHINGTON The long-tailed, orange-furred, big-eyed olinguito - said to resemble a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear - is the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years, the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday.

Introducing the olinguito, the newest mammal discovery

Aug 15 2013

WASHINGTON The long-tailed, orange-furred, big-eyed olinguito - said to resemble a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear - is the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in 35 years, the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday.

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