In other news Wednesday, the Tokyo stock market rebounded, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new national limits on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.
In other news Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Tehran would swiftly counter any new sanctions placed against it and Russia joined the U.S. and France to urge Iran to stop enriching uranium.
In other news, another airline security incident occurred in Miami last night when an unruly passenger was arrested, and leaders in Europe remain divided over whether to use full body scanners at airports.
In an interview with Gwen Ifill, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson explains the decision to declare greenhouse gases a danger to human health.
As an international climate summit kicked off in Copenhagen on Monday, the EPA took a step toward regulating greenhouse gases by declaring them a risk to human health. Kwame Holman reports.
In other news, the House of Representatives formally reprimanded Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for his "You lie" outburst during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress last week, and the White House unveiled new fuel economy standards for…
General Motors announced Tuesday that its long-awaited Chevrolet Volt hybrid, a battery- and gas-powered electric vehicle, can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, dwarfing every other car on the market in fuel efficiency.
An EPA report has labeled greenhouse gases as pollutants that threaten public health, paving the way for possible new emissions regulations. Analysts examine what the move means.
By Brian Santalone
Carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions are a danger to public health and welfare, and possibly even national security, according to an Environmental Protection Agency scientific review released Friday.
In December, tons of spilled coal ash devastated the town of Kingston, Tenn. Tom Bearden reports on the disaster's effects on residents, cleanup efforts and the debate over safety standards for other coal ash storage sites around the country.
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