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Climate change laws picking up momentum globally

Obama's new resolve underlines that the tide may be turning on tackling the prickly subject.

The timing of Mr Obama's announcement reflects the fact that his presidential legacy on this issue is at stake.

PRESIDENT Barack Obama released on Monday the most comprehensive ever US action to tackle climate change with sweeping emission cuts on the power sector. Known as the American Clean Power Plan, it will set environmental rules and regulations to decrease pollution from power plants (which account