US ruling boost for climate summit

Environmental Protection Agency announces new regulations for US industry.

    The US government has formally declared six greenhouse gases harmful to public health, paving the way for Barack Obama, the US president, to bypass congressional approval to order cuts in emissions.

    The announcement has boosted hopes of achieving an agreement at the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen to address global warming.

    Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?