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COURTS: Brad Pitt foundation sues architect over post-Katrina homes

10 hours 18 min ago
Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

RENEWABLES: Solar worth more on Long Island than anywhere else in U.S.

10 hours 18 min ago
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn't California or sunny Florida — it's Long Island.

STORMS: Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

10 hours 18 min ago
The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.

SCIENCE: Weight of rain from Harvey lowered Texas

10 hours 18 min ago
So much rain fell on the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey last year that its weight lowered the region's elevation by almost an inch, according to new research.

BUSINESS: Emerging Asia's top power firm eyes M&A deals to go green

10 hours 18 min ago
Tenaga Nasional Bhd., the most valuable listed utility company in emerging Asia, is looking to sell its gas-fired power plant in Pakistan as it pushes forward with a plan to rely more on renewable sources of energy.

GROUP OF SEVEN: Wheeler didn't commit to fixing climate or sea trash

10 hours 18 min ago
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler spent Wednesday in a room in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with environment ministers from other rich nations, hearing them extol the virtues of a low-carbon economy and the Paris Agreement.

STATES: Few agencies plan for and track disaster dollars — Pew

10 hours 18 min ago
Federal and state agencies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on hazard mitigation every year, but most investments are made only after a disaster, and very few states comprehensively track the flow of those dollars, according to a new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

CALIFORNIA: Coastal Commission warns oceans could be 10 feet higher

10 hours 18 min ago
California coastal cities should be prepared for the possibility that oceans will rise more than 10 feet by 2100 and submerge parts of beach towns, the state Coastal Commission warns in new draft guidance.

GEOENGINEERING: Giant underwater walls could stop glaciers' collapse — study

10 hours 18 min ago
Scientists widely agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the most urgent strategy in the fight against climate change. But in case world leaders fail to prevent dangerous levels of warming, some scientists say contingency plans may be in order.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal disappears in the heartland as renewables get cheaper

10 hours 18 min ago
Coal has long been the fuel of choice in the Midwest. But two utility announcements this week highlight the change underfoot in the heartland: Coal is in retreat, and renewables are stepping in to fill the void.

COAL: In blow to Trump, buyer pulls out of Navajo plant

10 hours 18 min ago
The sole company interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station pulled the plug yesterday on its acquisition bid, delivering a major blow to the Trump administration's efforts to keep one of America's largest coal plants from closing next year.

POLITICS: Jerry Brown's satellite is really small — and not funded

10 hours 18 min ago
The world may have finally caught up to Gov. Jerry Brown's dream of getting California its own satellite, though his decades-old wish still has a ways to go before becoming reality.

STORMS: Thousands of cars will be damaged by Florence's floods

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
As flooding continues in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence's massive rainfall, experts say high water will damage thousands of vehicles.

TEMPERATURES: Reno sets record for hottest summer 2nd year in a row

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
For the second year in a row, Reno, Nev., sizzled through its hottest summer on record.

EUROPE: August car sales surge ahead of new emissions tests

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
European car registrations skyrocketed in August as automakers hurried to get vehicles out the factory door before the start of new emission-testing regulations.

RISK: African farmers protected under climate insurance

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
Germany will spend €10 million next year to finance an insurance program that covers damages from climate change in two African countries.

CARBON TAXES: Weak CO2 prices not enough to reduce emissions — study

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
Carbon prices are spreading throughout the world's largest economies. The only problem for climate hawks: They're nowhere near high enough to produce a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions.

CALIFORNIA: Clean energy mandate could cost utilities

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
California's ambitious push for clean energy will be a tough lift for utilities and potentially their bondholders.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump's top aide on disasters is unknown in security circles

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
President Trump has staked political capital on his administration's response to Hurricane Florence. But a White House official who plays a key role in that effort is virtually unknown to those who work at the nexus of natural security and climate change resilience.

FORESTS: Unheralded redwood grove features McApin Tree, age 1,640

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:23am
CAZADERO, Calif. — An ancient redwood grove on the coast in Northern California is being studied for its response to climate change.

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