Green Light: Obama’s climate speech, green deal and shale gas ( THE GUARDIAN)


Green Light: Obama’s climate speech, green deal and shale gas

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Green news roundup: Obama’s climate speech, green deal and shale gas

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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Barack Obama speech on climate change

Barack Obama speech on climate change. Photograph: Rex Features

Barack Obama’s climate speech

Barack Obama pledges to bypass Congress to tackle climate change
Panel verdict: ‘It is time for Congress to share his ambition’
Nafeez Ahmed: Obama’s fracked-up climate strategy will guarantee global warming disaster
Dana Nuccitelli: President Obama acts on climate change by enforcing the law
• Leader: Obama and climate change

Environment news

Cuadrilla shale gas fracking plant in Preston, LancashireGreen deal mired in legal and IT problems
UK shale gas survey likely to reveal reserves higher than expected
Australia censures Japan for ‘scientific’ whaling
UK ‘could miss carbon emissions targets in 2020s’

On the blogs

Kevin RuddIs Obama’s climate plan enough to ‘stop the planet being beyond fixing’?
Can Kevin Rudd protect Australia’s climate change credibility?
Spending review: environment suffers worst cuts once again
Wimbledon tennis balls travel over 50,000 miles to arrive at centre court
Don’t twist reality to create the wild Wales of English romantic myth
The reality of environmental espionage is more dramatic than The East


Barack Obama announces new measures to tackle climate change – video
Forest fires in Sumatra’s Riau province – in pictures
A tour round an endangered wildlife market in Indonesia – in pictures
The week in wildlife – in pictures

Best of the web

Cambodian tailorbird: new species discovered in Phnom Penh
Lower pollution levels linked to worse hurricanes
Green deal makeover could boost property values by £16,000

Npower green deal microsite

• Find out more about the government-backed flagship energy efficiency scheme – and how you could cut your energy bills

…And finally

Migaloo the white whale spotted with friend off NSW coast

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