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SOLID WASTE: Africa's trash problem grows, posing climate threat

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it.

NEGOTIATIONS: Climate group: 14 activists banned by conference host Poland

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
An environmental group said Friday that at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since last week's start of the United Nations climate conference in the south of the country.

COP 24: Big investors call for carbon price, end to subsidies

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Institutional investors increasingly concerned about climate change have teamed up to ask governments to set tougher policies.

PENNSYLVANIA: Governor reviewing plan to cap greenhouse gases

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Gov. Tom Wolf says he's considering whether to support a petition filed late last month that asks a Pennsylvania environmental rulemaking board to impose a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

WASHINGTON: Inslee invokes Churchill as he rolls out climate legislation

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) unveiled an ambitious package of climate legislation yesterday, aiming to revive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Evergreen State after a series of major policy defeats earlier this year.

FINANCE: This group coined 'carbon bubble.' Its influence is growing

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
When Barbara Underwood, the New York attorney general, sued Exxon Mobil Corp. this fall over potential fraud tied to the firm's financial and climate change disclosures, she referenced a little-known London-based think tank called the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

HURRICANES: Puerto Rico's watershed still reeling in storms' wake — study

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Two major hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico in 2017 dealt an unexpected blow to the island's watershed, according to a study released yesterday.

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Biofuel might hurt some species more than warming

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
One would-be cure for climate change might be as bad as warming, according to new research.

DISASTERS: Survivors build bigger homes after storms

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
So much for managed retreat. Hurricanes have cleared the way for even bigger houses along the nation's battered coastlines.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal-rich Colo. starts hiking long road to green power

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Colorado is in the vanguard of America's energy transition. The Rocky Mountain State's largest utility last week committed to slashing its emissions 80 percent by 2030 and zeroing them out by midcentury. And a day later, a municipal power company announced it, too, would eliminate its carbon emissions.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Extreme events 'virtually impossible' without warming

ClimateWire News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 7:17am
Climate change isn't just exacerbating extreme weather. Some events wouldn't happen without it, according to a major scientific report released yesterday.

PARIS AGREEMENT: New Zealand minister says emissions will keep rising

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:31am
New Zealand has set itself apart from neighboring Australia by declaring climate change a top priority. But despite some lofty goals, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise in the South Pacific nation and could do so for years to come.

RENEWABLES: Minn. prison program prepares inmates for solar jobs

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:31am
A growing demand for clean energy employees led the Minnesota Department of Corrections earlier this year to offer a solar installation course to two classes of inmates prior to their release dates.

WILDFIRES: FEMA mishandled contracts in Calif. — GAO

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:31am
FEMA mishandled contracts with private companies in the aftermath of California's wildfires and other disasters last year, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

POLITICS: Nobel winner: No progress from Trump on carbon tax

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:31am
A winner of this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences who advocates for carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect President Trump to back his view.

STATES: N.J., Va. poised to enter cap-and-trade program

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:31am
New Jersey and Virginia are on their way to joining nine other states in a regional cap-and-trade program.

ACTIVISM: Climate protesters target Democrats — again

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:30am
Hundreds of activists from the Sunrise Movement plan to descend on Capitol Hill today for a major demonstration in support of its vision to fight climate change through a "Green New Deal."

SPECIES: Here's what warming does to Christmas trees

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:30am
Christmas isn't Christmas without Christmas trees.

COP 24: U.S. stands with Russia and Saudi Arabia against science

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:30am
KATOWICE, Poland — The United States worked with Russia and Saudi Arabia on Saturday night to sideline climate science in U.N. negotiations, angering nations that say urgent action is needed for their survival.

EPA: Science adviser allowed oil group to edit research

ClimateWire News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 7:30am
When EPA begins a major review of air pollution standards this week, a researcher who has received funding from an industry group opposed to the rules will be leading the agency's panel.

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