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NEWS: US president Barack Obama champions electricity for Africa and insists business leaders accept climate change

NEWS: Green activists are protesting a trans-Atlantic trade deal they say could harm the environment

NEWS: US Secretary of State says this week’s climate talks have been productive, but warns of further challenges

NEWS: Climate change is key focus at US-China economic dialogue in Beijing, as countries’ relationship comes under strain

NEWS: Loan guarantees aim to boost flagging renewables sectors, under pressure from cheaper fossil fuels

NEWS: New analysis by team at Climate Central illustrates how summer temperatures have been steadily rising since 1970

COMMENT: East Coast state’s new climate change law shows legislators must deal with mitigation and adaptation together

NEWS: East Coast state targets 80% greenhouse gas emissions cut below 1990 levels by 2050

NEWS: Improving air quality linked with fewer deaths from lung disease and pneumonia say scientists

ANALYSIS: New US proposals likely to be tip of new carbon cuts as country seeks to meet international targets

NEWS: Obama’s climate rules show international leadership, but environmentalists will push for tougher targets

NEWS: Reaction from ministers, UN officials and NGOs as White House unveils plan to cut CO2 pollution

NEWS: Business driving grocery giant’s green ambitions, says VP, revealing new push on energy intensity targets

ANALYSIS: US wind power data suggest a poor 2014, confounding industry forecasts

PICTURES: Study from Union of Concerned Scientists cites State of Liberty, Alaska’s permafrost and NASA’s coast facilities at risk

NEWS: Coal and nuclear provide more than half of the country’s electricity, with the future mix central to the USA’s climate ambitions

ANALYSIS: Water shortages and concerns over fugitive emissions are causing some to question how long shale drilling will last

NEWS: Data submitted to UN reveals US is over halfway to meeting its 2020 climate change target

NEWS: Bill payers will receive a welcome bank account boost this month, as state’s carbon policies start to pay off

NEWS: New strategy could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by 1% by 2020, says White House