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RENEWABLE ENERGY: These treadmills generate electricity while burning calories

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
As scientists seek more ways to harness nature's power to produce renewable energy, there's one energy source burned naturally every day that isn't being harnessed: calories.

RISK: 4 climate-influenced disasters cost the U.S. $53B in 2018

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Four of the world's 10 costliest natural disasters in 2018 occurred in the United States, accounting for nearly $53 billion in economic losses and 176 deaths, according to the global reinsurance firm Aon PLC.

BUSINESS: Hot Disney parks, soda droughts: Firms tally climate risk

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Bank of America Corp. worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages. The Walt Disney Co. is concerned its theme parks will get too hot for vacationers, while AT&T Inc. fears hurricanes and wildfires may knock out its cell towers.

UNITED NATIONS: Report sees 3% growth, but climate risks cloud prospects

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
The global economy will grow around 3 percent annually in 2019 and 2020, but rising climate risks, waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes and increasing debt are clouding prospects, the United Nations said Monday.

DAVOS: Bolsonaro calls for development in the Amazon

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro used his first turn on the world stage yesterday to tell the global finance community that Brazil is open for business.

GERMANY: Proposal for 80 mph Autobahn speed limit fires up drivers

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans.

COURTS: Admin's top environment lawyer to argue kids' climate case

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
The Justice Department's environment division is trotting out its top political official to argue the government's appeal in the kids' climate case.

PUBLIC OPINION: Trump's taunts might resonate with fewer Americans

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
It's a new winter tradition: The president of the United States mocks climate science when it's cold outside.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Inslee tests climate message in N.H.

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
HANOVER, N.H. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday provided a glimpse of what a climate-focused presidential campaign would look like, arguing here that the world cannot wait another four years for America's chief executive to prioritize steep reductions in greenhouse gases.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Oil giants fight skeptic rep with 'practical' fix for CO2

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Ten of the world's biggest oil companies began addressing climate change collectively in 2014. Most American companies were not among them.

MASSACHUSETTS: Bill seeks to speed transition to renewable energy

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
A bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse seeks to help speed the state's transition to renewable forms of energy.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla can start delivering Model 3 in Europe

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Tesla Inc. received permission to start selling its Model 3 in Europe, clearing the final hurdle in bringing the electric-car maker's top seller to the home turf of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

EXTREME WEATHER: Tornado hits hurricane-damaged air base in Fla.

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Buildings on a Florida air base were damaged Saturday by an apparent tornado, according to officials at the base, which was hammered by Hurricane Michael last fall.

BUSINESS: Climate tops risk list as leaders gather in Davos

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Climate change is the top economic and social risk facing the world.

GERMANY: Crucial European river is running dry as glaciers shrink

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Kevin Kilps' car ferry churns the waters of Germany's Rhine river as he steers toward the bank opposite Kaub, a scenic village just south of the rocky outcropping named after the legendary siren Lorelei.

PUBLIC OPINION: Most Americans concerned about human-caused warming — poll

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe climate change is happening, and most agree it is caused by human activity, according to a new poll.

PENNSYLVANIA: Top 3 emitter gets in the global warming game

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Pennsylvania is the energy giant of the Northeast. It is America's second- and third-largest producer of natural gas and coal, respectively. Only Texas and California emit more carbon dioxide among states.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Dems pitched climate messages. Where was Kamala Harris?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
Democrats eyeing a run for president had a big opportunity to pitch their climate messages last week.

POLITICS: Trump's wall might be his biggest climate project

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:00am
President Trump likely would scoff at any suggestion that his desire for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has anything to do with climate change.

RENEWABLES: It's taking fewer and fewer people to develop solar

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:18am
Here's another sign the solar industry is maturing: It takes fewer people to get a megawatt of panels up and running.