The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, which is a joint effort of Canada, the US, and Mexico, released on June 10, 2009, its annual report tracking and comparing toxic emissions.
After several years of preparatory work, EPA is expected to announce by June 26, 2009, its proposed primary standard for one of the six "criteria" air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide.
Southerners are looking to their forests for alternative fuel.
Four island nations facing inundation from sea-level rise wrote President Obama, asking him to support their efforts to control HFCs.
"Aboriginal leaders welcomed an agreement announced Monday between the federal and Ontario governments to clean up 16 abandoned Cold War radar sites in northern Ontario at an estimated cost of more than $100 million."
Advanced geothermal technology -- deep drilling to fracture rock far underground -- threatens to cause earthquakes when deployed along faults. The Energy Department is funding private firms to try such projects in the U.S.
"As the House barrels toward a vote on climate and energy legislation, a group headed by a prominent Republican is launching a national campaign aimed at scuttling the bill."
"The Department of Energy has released the first third of its $25 billion advanced technology loan fund for automakers to 'create thousands of green jobs while helping reduce the nation's dangerous dependence on foreign oil.'
A Senate Appropriations subcommitte slashed $200 million from the spending bill for the Interior Department and EPA.