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Obama unveils 'Clean Power Plan' to tackle climate change

Barack Obama has unveiled his Clean Power Plan to tackle climate change.

The Clean Power Plan includes:

  • The US President's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution
  • The Clean Air Act to address carbon pollution from power plants
  • Proposed power plant regulations fixed in law to reduce CO2

Obama: No challenge greater threat than climate change

Obama: No challenge poses greater threat to future than a change in climate Credit: Reuters

President Obama has told a press conference that "no challenge poses a great threat to the future than climate change".

He said that if the world does not get climate change right, it may not be able to reverse it.

The US President added that a new power plan would ultimately save Americans money on their energy bills.

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Cecil hunter's representative contacts US agency

A representative has contacted a US agency investigating the hunt

A representative for the hunter who allegedly illegally killed Cecil the lion, Dr Walter Palmer, has contacted a US wildlife agency.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), who are assisting Zimbabwe authorities with an investigation over the killing of the 13-year-old lion, said on Twitter that a representative of Dr Palmer had contacted them yesterday.

Cecil the lion killer could face up to 10 years in jail

Protests have been held outside Walter Palmer's house and dentist practice in the US. Credit: Reuters

Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer could face up to 10 years in jail if he is convicted in a Zimbabwean court.

The country has called on the US to extradite the 55-year-old dentist after it emerged he had shot the protected animal with a bow and arrow.

Palmer fled the country before the Zimbabwean authorities knew what had happened.

He admits killing black-maned Cecil, who was a tourist attraction, but said he hired professional guides and believed he had the necessary permits.

The life-long hunter has gone into hiding since his identity was revealed by Zimbabwean conservationists.

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