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  • Google's Street View takes on America's gas leaks

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc's Street View cars have captured the world's roads, highways and back alleys for years. Now they are being used for something entirely different: detecting the thousands of natural gas leaks blighting major U.S. cities.
  • Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally

    Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally
    In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief. But one big move by Shell to...

    EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word

    EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word
    The coming legal battle over President Obama's far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — "system." Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is...

    13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list

    13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list
    West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities. The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington. The...

    State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say. The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...