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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Nissan, BMW in talks to pull South Africa into EV era

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
Nissan Motor Co., BMW AG and Volkswagen AG are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa, as the nation's auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles.

FORESTS: German aid official says he doesn't plan to quit Amazon Fund

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
Germany's top aid official says he has no plans to stop financing projects intended to protect the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, despite another German government ministry's decision to put other funds on hold.

AGRICULTURE: Investors bet a small packet can help cut food waste

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
A sachet about the size of a sugar packet could be key in efforts to reduce food waste.

GULF OF MEXICO: $18M project fights coastal erosion at La. wildlife refuge

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
Louisiana is adding 3 miles of breakwaters to protect a state wildlife refuge where the shoreline is rapidly eroding and the bottom is extremely soft.

CALIFORNIA: Emissions fell faster than state mandate

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
California's greenhouse gas pollution is falling faster than the state mandates, officials said yesterday.

EXTREME WEATHER: Typhoon nears areas of Japan hit by last year's storms

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
A massive, powerful and slow-moving typhoon is threatening areas of Japan devastated last year by landslides and flooding.

ADAPTATION: Cities most threatened by warming are least prepared — report

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:37am
New research by the real estate industry shows that U.S. cities most vulnerable to climate change are the least prepared to deal with extreme events from rising temperatures.

DROUGHT: Climate shocks could reverse gains in child malnutrition

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:36am
Droughts linked to climate change are going to hit vulnerable populations the hardest, especially communities in war-torn countries such as Yemen and South Sudan, according to a new study.

ANTARCTICA: Melting icebergs may dampen global warming's effects

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:36am
Climate change is causing ice loss from Antarctica to accelerate, heightening scientists' concerns about the future of the ice sheet. But in a twist, the growing losses may also be altering the pace of global warming.

POLITICS: Republicans support 'monumental' climate measure for roads

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:36am
Congress is looking to strengthen the nation's transportation network by making it better able to withstand the effects of climate change, even as government agencies spend billions of dollars to fix roads after natural disasters.

COURTS: Attorney ethics rules: Another climate law frontier?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:36am
Professional rules for lawyers may be the next intersection of climate change and the law. One legal expert argues that attorneys could be open to charges of ethical breaches if they fail to disclose client activity linked to harms wrought by climate change.

BRAZIL: Indigenous women hold protest against Bolsonaro

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
Hundreds of indigenous women are arriving in Brazil's capital of Rio de Janeiro to protest the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro.

GERMANY: Damage to storied forests stokes climate debate

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
Germany's forests — long a source of pride and national identity — are feeling the heat.

EMISSIONS: 'Flight shame' fuels carbon offset boom

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
Campaigning by climate activist Greta Thunberg and filmmaker-naturalist David Attenborough is persuading pollution-conscious fliers to try to mitigate the environmental damage caused by their flights.

FLOODING: States boost prevention as damage costs soar

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
After devastating flooding this year, Iowa put $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri allotted more money to fight rising waters, including $2 million to help buy a moveable floodwall for a historic Mississippi River town that's faced flooding in all but one of the past 20 years.

Q&A: Calif. climate champion on her 'Cinderella moment'

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
A former state lawmaker who played a key role in shaping California's landmark actions on global warming is still battling for action on climate change.

TRANSPORTATION: Amtrak sees opportunity in anti-plane movement

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
A surprising party wants to capitalize on Greta Thunberg's climate activism: Amtrak.

COURTS: Oil companies push to halt climate cases

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
Fossil fuel companies embroiled in a climate nuisance lawsuit from the state of Rhode Island are appealing a federal judge's decision to have their case tossed from federal court.

EPA: New oil and gas rule may ignore methane

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
EPA will tip its hand in the coming weeks on how — or whether — it plans to regulate petroleum industry emissions of the second-most-important greenhouse gas.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Trump admin throws wrench into offshore wind plans

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 6:43am
The Trump administration is ordering a sweeping environmental review of the burgeoning offshore wind industry, a move that threatens to derail the nation's first major project and raises a host of questions for future developments.

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