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RENEWABLES: Chile tests floating solar island

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water.

OIL AND GAS: Italy's Eni aims to erase upstream carbon footprint by 2030

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
Italian energy firm Eni SpA is aiming to make its upstream business carbon neutral by 2030 as part of a transformation to meet its Paris Agreement targets, CEO Claudio Descalzi said Friday during the presentation of a new business plan.

KENTUCKY: Lawmakers pass bill that could cut solar credit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
Homeowners who install solar panels will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK'd new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country's top coal-producing states.

CARBON MARKETS: How Calif. cap and trade and S.C. forests help each other

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
South Carolina and California have little in common politically, but the Golden State's laws are protecting the Palmetto State's trees.

MITIGATION: Coastal program saved billions by deterring development — study

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
A federal program has saved taxpayers billions of dollars in disaster relief payments by keeping environmentally sensitive coastal areas clear of buildings, roads and infrastructure, a new study says.

ARCTIC: Warming affects trails, but people follow them anyway

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
Threats to indigenous groups are growing in the rapidly warming Arctic, where local cultures and livelihoods are inextricably tied to the shifting landscape. Arctic communities face challenges from rising sea levels and shifting wildlife populations to declines in the Arctic sea ice some cultures use as hunting grounds.

FLOODS: Deluge could 'test the limits' of Midwest

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
Low-lying communities from Minnesota to Missouri are bracing for what could be the Mississippi Basin's worst flooding since 1993 as temperatures rise and rainstorms continue to track over areas with deep winter snowpack.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: How co-ops are bringing solar power to rural America

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:04am
In 2014, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association studied what some of its members saw as a touchy subject: local electricity powered by the sun.

FINANCE: Leonardo DiCaprio has a new job advising climate-tech fund

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Leonardo DiCaprio is joining a climate-technology fund as an adviser, bringing the Oscar-winning actor's environmental activism deeper into the capital markets.

ADVOCACY: Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change.

POLITICS: Gore: U.S. getting close to political shift on climate change

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change.

WEATHER: Heat records fall twice as often as cold ones

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.

FORESTS: Report questions fighting wildfires with bulldozers

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Using bulldozers to fight wildfires can do more harm than good, due in part to climate change, according to new analysis by a group advocating less intervention in wildfires.

RISK: Private insurers join flood game

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
The private sector is returning to the risky world of insuring homes against flood damage, offering hope that the paltry percentage of homeowners with flood insurance will rise out of the single digits.

STATES: Northwest acts on climate, but CO2 might not fall

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:11am
Oregon and Washington have spent years struggling for a breakthrough on climate policy. This year, they may finally get it.

COURTS: D.C. girds for Exxon climate battle

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:10am
The District of Columbia's top lawyer is preparing for a potential courtroom fight against one of the biggest oil companies in the world.

TRADE: Cohn says he tried to sell Trump on solar jobs over coal

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 7:31am
Gary Cohn, the former head of President Trump's National Economic Council who left after losing a battle over steel tariffs, said he tried to sell Trump on solar jobs — and seemingly failed as the administration eventually imposed tariffs on the industry.

CALIFORNIA: State is free of drought after wet winter

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 7:31am
California is free of drought, and only a small amount of territory remains in the lesser condition of abnormal dryness after a very wet winter.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Beto faces 'army' over fossil fuel money

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 7:31am
Beto O'Rourke spent his first day on the presidential campaign trail touting the Green New Deal, joining most other Democratic 2020 hopefuls in endorsing massive government intervention to lower emissions.

FRANCE: Government confronts legal challenge urging climate action

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 7:31am
Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.