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MASSACHUSETTS: Calls for water conservation grow as drought takes hold

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
Massachusetts officials are urging residents to conserve water as drought conditions affect much of the state.

UNITED KINGDOM: China's shadow hangs over private preparations for G-7

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
When the diplomatic emissaries of the Group of Seven nations met virtually late last month to prepare the ground for the leaders summit in June, one problem cropped up over and over again: what to do about China?

MAINE: State draws $4M from regional cap-and-trade auctions

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
Maine officials said the state has received more than $4 million from an auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances during the first quarter of the year.

FINANCE: 'The dial is shifting' toward regulating climate risks

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
Central banks should be pushing major lenders to more aggressively address climate change, according to a survey of global financial-sector experts and leaders.

INVESTING: World's top pension fund treads water as ESG picks up pace

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
After taking over the helm of the world's biggest pension fund in 2015, Hiromichi Mizuno helped chart a course that not just made sustainable investing big in Japan, but also raised the strategy's global profile.

PENTAGON: Biden plan would boost climate defenses at military bases

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
Military installations along storm-battered American coasts could see a surge in infrastructure spending as the Biden administration seeks to harden the Department of Defense against asymmetric threats like climate change.

EXTREME WEATHER: Analysis: 8 counties got half of 2020 flood claims

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
The federal flood insurance program paid $1.2 billion in claims in 2020, breaking the $1 billion threshold for a record sixth consecutive year, according to an E&E News analysis of federal records.

WHITE HOUSE: Kerry climate trip aims to warm China relations

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
John Kerry, President Biden's top climate diplomat, is on a mission to rally support from world leaders in the fight against global warming. Key to that effort is assuring other countries that the United States is willing to engage with the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter: China.

POLITICS: Biden wants bipartisanship. Will climate policy suffer?

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 7:07am
Much of Washington thinks bipartisanship is on life-support. But the White House isn't ready to declare it dead when it comes to climate change.

NORWAY: Masters of $1.3T fund see ESG dominating for decades

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
Norway's government, which oversees the world's biggest sovereign-wealth fund, expects climate and social issues to dominate investment decisions in the coming decades.

NEVADA: Las Vegas water officials promote bill banning ornamental grass

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.

RHODE ISLAND: Governor signs climate change bill into law

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee.

SCIENCE: Another threat to sea ice: Arctic cyclones

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
On a stormy summer day, the research ship Araon found itself frozen in a patch of Arctic sea ice. High winds howled around it.

FINANCE: SEC says some green funds aren't that clean

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
U.S. regulators have some bad news for investors who are trying to do good things with their money: that ESG fund might not really be all that green or socially conscious.

BUDGET: Biden's $1.2B for adaptation falls short of Obama pledge

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
Financing has been at the core of global negotiations to combat climate change, and the issue is expected to play a major role in a U.S.-led climate summit among 40 world leaders later this month. But President Biden's budget proposal released Friday would leave the United States playing catch-up on its climate commitments.

WASHINGTON: 'Breakthrough': State poised to slash vehicle emissions

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
In recent years, Washington state has committed to zeroing out carbon emissions from power plants, greening commercial buildings, and eliminating a powerful warming gas used in air conditioning and refrigeration.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Alaskan glacier is 'surging' down Denali

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
Muldrow Glacier, perched on the side of Alaska's highest peak, is on the move for the first time in more than 60 years.

POLITICS: 5 ways Biden wove climate action into his budget

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 6:48am
President Biden's first budget proposal sketches a vision for greening the entire federal government, and it includes areas that have been traditional afterthoughts to climate policy, such as prisons.

RWANDA: Electric motorbike pioneer secures Silicon Valley funds

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:52am
East Africa's motorbike taxis are $3.5 million closer to mass electrification following an investment from Silicon Valley.

DENMARK: Leaders plan $17B transport boost with no climate impact

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:52am
Denmark wants to spend 106 billion kroner ($17 billion) by 2035 on transport infrastructure projects that will have a combined neutral impact on emissions even as the Nordic nation is struggling with its ambitious climate targets.

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