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DROUGHT: Wash. governor expands emergency declaration

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has expanded a drought emergency to nearly half the state because of worsened, poor water supply conditions and warmer and drier weather predicted throughout the summer.

SOUTH CAROLINA: House upholds governor's veto of sea wall construction

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
The South Carolina House has rejected a plan to let wealthy oceanfront property owners rebuild a sea wall on an eroding public beach in Georgetown County.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Europe leads G-20 in coal phaseout as China lags — report

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
As Britain, Italy and France lead efforts by the Group of 20 major world economies to phase out coal, progress by the rest of the bloc is sputtering, a new report shows.

FINANCE: Royal Bank of Canada green bonds may go to oil companies

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Royal Bank of Canada may make loans to oil and gas companies seeking to reduce their environmental impact under its recently created green bond program.

CONGRESS: Dems boost climate programs in jab at Trump

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Democrats are beginning to test how much climate policy they can enact with one chamber of Congress.

SENATE: Pat Roberts once said warming was 'elitism.' Now it's real

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a rare hearing on climate change yesterday, signaling a shift by the panel's conservative chairman and offering the beef industry a chance to push back on claims that it's a significant contributor of greenhouse gases.

AUSTRALIA: What happened to the climate election?

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
For months as Australia prepared for its elections last Saturday, news outlets cast it as a struggle for the nation's soul on climate change or as the final stand for its coal producers.

EPA: Wheeler orders agency to rethink costs and benefits

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
EPA is directing agency officials to draft new rules for how to include cost-benefit analyses into future rulemaking.

COURTS: Kids say Trump's order amplifies need for fossil fuel freeze

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Two weeks ahead of oral arguments at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, plaintiffs in the landmark youth climate case doubled down on an expansive request for a moratorium on all federal fossil fuel permitting.

CAMPAIGN 2020: O'Rourke is 'proud' of fossil fuel record

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Beto O'Rourke doesn't regret voting to allow U.S. oil exports and called himself proud of raising more money from the fossil fuel industry than any other Democrat during the 2018 election cycle.

POLITICS: Trump DHS pick has long battled climate science

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
The Trump administration is appointing one of the most vociferous climate science critics in recent memory to the Department of Homeland Security.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Northeast could trade gas for hydro. Here's the problem

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 7:26am
Canada has a surplus of hydropower that could help New England and New York meet their climate goals. But that electricity can't reach the United States without new transmission lines. And those projects are dividing communities.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Europe's largest economy votes to legalize e-scooters

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
Germany has become the latest nation to approve the use of stand-up e-scooters on roads and bicycle paths, paving the way for U.S. startups Bird Rides Inc. and Lime to enter Europe's biggest economy.

OIL AND GAS: BP employees work from home as Greenpeace blocks London HQ

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
BP PLC is continuing normal operations as employees work from home after Greenpeace put up barriers on the entrances to its London headquarters.

SWEDEN: Tiny hole at nation's oldest nuclear plant upends revival

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
A hole just a few millimeters deep at Sweden's oldest nuclear plant is upending the debate about whether to revive the technology to ensure that the Nordic region's biggest economy has enough power.

ADAPTATION: Extreme weather tests hydropower's resilience

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
Hydroelectric power is widely credited for being a climate-friendly energy resource due to its zero carbon emissions, a fact the industry likes to point out as it seeks to boost its share of global electricity generation.

HURRICANES: Watchdog: Mistakes delayed N.C. recovery funds

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
A North Carolina government watchdog agency says administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in the state's distribution of certain federal long-term recovery funds following Hurricane Matthew.

EMISSIONS: Experts: Turn methane into CO2 to fight climate change

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
Most plans to tackle climate change revolve around cutting down on carbon dioxide, usually by reducing human emissions.

CAMPAIGN 2020: 23 candidates, endless tweets and a missing carbon price

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
The issue of climate change is enjoying unprecedented attention among the two dozen Democrats running for president, but missing from many of their platforms is a solution that long has enjoyed support from the left: carbon pricing.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: A wild Canadian river is being dammed so U.S. can cut CO2

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:28am
CAMP MISTA, Quebec — The Romaine River runs through an unbroken boreal forest in this remote expanse of northeast Canada. It could soon provide carbon-free power to the United States. But at what cost?

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