US carbon pollution up 2 percent in 2013

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, shows a poor air quality sign is posted over a highway, in Salt Lake City. A new government report released Jan. 13, 2014, says energy-related carbon dioxide pollution increased slightly in 2013 after declining for several years in a row. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says energy-related carbon dioxide pollution increased slightly last year after declining for several years in a row. The 2 percent increase was largely due to a small increase in coal consumption in the electric power sector.

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