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SOUTH CAROLINA: Drought declared in 6 northeast counties

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
A dry spring has led a committee to declare that six counties in northeast South Carolina are in the first level of drought.

POLAND: Miners, power workers protest shift away from coal

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
Some 4,000 Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw on Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine.

NORWAY: World's electric car capital is having nasty fights over oil

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
In one of the greenest cities in the world, where electric cars abound and almost all carbon emissions will be eliminated within a decade, the debate about climate change is so poisonous that the police are investigating violent threats against one of its top officials.

AVIATION: European airlines dragging feet on carbon curbs, group says

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
Europe's biggest airlines are seeking to deflect moves to tighten carbon curbs by favoring an increasingly discredited offsetting program, according to climate watchdog InfluenceMap.

CALIFORNIA: At least 1.2M chargers needed for state's EV goals

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
California needs 1.2 million electric vehicle charging stations to meet its 2030 clean car goals, a new state study said.

COURTS: Citizens launch first climate lawsuit in coal-rich Poland

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
Five Polish citizens are taking their coal-reliant country to court over its alleged failure to protect them from the perils of global warming.

SCIENCE: Glacial avalanche triggered deadly Himalayan flood — study

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
Four months after a catastrophic flood ripped through northern India — leaving more than 200 people dead or missing — scientists say they've confirmed the disaster's cause.

EXTREME WEATHER: NASA satellites may vastly underestimate downpours

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
A government scientist investigating Hurricane Maria's destruction said yesterday that NASA satellites may underestimate precipitation during major storms, raising questions about using them to inform warning systems before and during disasters.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Keystone XL is dead, but oil sands are waking up

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
Climate activists celebrating the death of the Keystone XL pipeline might be in for a disappointment.

GEOPOLITICS: Biden carries climate baggage to world meeting

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:50am
President Biden's soaring climate agenda was stumbling as he boarded Air Force One for a high-profile trip to Europe, where the world's pace-setting policies on emissions are waiting to be enacted.

CANADA: Oil sands industry backs plan to help reach climate goal

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Canada's oil sands industry, which produces one of the dirtiest forms of crude, is backing a plan to build out carbon-capture infrastructure to eliminate some emissions on a net basis by 2050.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: E.U. vows to shield poor from CO2 market-linked price hike

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
The European Union's climate chief pledged measures to protect the most vulnerable households during the transition to a cleaner economy, seeking to allay concerns about a potential expansion of the bloc's carbon market into transport and heating.

CONGO: World needs copper to kick fossil fuels, billionaire says

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
An African nation emerging from decades of conflict and corruption holds the key to greening the global economy.

EXTREME WEATHER: Don't toss that COVID mask — it may help with wildfire smoke

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Residents of California and the Mountain West may want to hold onto their COVID-19 masks even after their friends and families are vaccinated.

ADVOCACY: 'Control nature': Thunberg, top greens oppose geoengineering

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Opponents of geoengineering warned yesterday that humans could harm Earth by manipulating the atmosphere to reduce global warming.

POLITICS: The left muscles into infrastructure talks

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Progressive lawmakers spent months on the sidelines as the White House negotiated infrastructure with Republicans.

OIL AND GAS: Shell CEO: Historic court ruling won't help climate fight

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell PLC said yesterday that he doesn't think a historic court ruling against the oil supermajor will cut global carbon emissions.

CONGRESS: Republicans to unveil a GOP-only climate caucus

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
House Republicans are preparing to announce a new climate caucus focused on educating its members.

TECHNOLOGY: Automakers face threat to EV sales: Slow charging times

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
If the auto industry is to succeed in its bet that electric vehicles will soon dominate the roads, it will need to overcome a big reason many people are still avoiding them: fear of running out of juice between Point A and Point B.

BIODIVERSITY: Planet needs a World Bank for natural assets, economist says

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
The author of a landmark study on the economics of biodiversity is pushing policymakers to transform their words into action by creating a global institution to manage the planet's natural assets.

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