Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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Shindell, professor of climate science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, co-authored the paper with colleagues from the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development in Washington, D.C.;

Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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billion in federal funds to DC. Keep in mind that Amtrak’s Acela train in Washington, D.C., Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. The Governor said the decision to reject the project comes down to three main economic realities: Capital cost overruns from the project could put Florida taxpayers on the hook for an additional $3 billion.

Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, initiated the working group with leaders from countries with heavy oil potential in the Americas during the Ministerial meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington, DC on 16 April. The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group.