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ITALY: Clean energy town asks why populists are abandoning it

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Italy's Five Star Movement used to rave about towns like Montieri, a village in the verdant Tuscan foothills that burns little coal or natural gas. Instead, the local power plant harnesses steam rising naturally from hot springs deep underground to generate electricity.

FRANCE: Paris riots show difficulty of fighting warming with taxes

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world.

AGRICULTURE: Pioneering vaccine seeks to save dying honeybees

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
A growing number of honeybees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with potentially disastrous consequences for agriculture and natural diversity.

COURTS: State AG says Exxon's climate claims hurt investors

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Massachusetts' attorney general accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of committing potential securities fraud in court papers filed this week for a case related to climate change.

SHIPPING: Sails make a comeback as industry tries to go green

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Experts see growing climate threat to U.S. highway system

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Nobody worried about climate change when construction of the Interstate Highway System began in 1956.

REGULATIONS: Critics decry administration's jettisoning of CCS

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Critics are pushing back on the Trump administration's rejection of carbon capture and storage as an "unproven" technology for cutting carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants.

COAL: Even EPA doubts weakened rules will spur struggling industry

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
A tiny 17-megawatt power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is currently the only coal-fired plant on the drawing board in America — and EPA's proposed loosening of emissions standards yesterday to help President Trump's favorite fuel source is unlikely to change that.

CAR RULES: Researchers decry 'misrepresented' findings in rollback plan

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Researchers published a paper yesterday outlining how they said the Trump administration misrepresented their work in its proposed rollback of Obama-era clean car rules.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Calif. prepares 'retreat' policy for beach homes

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:31am
Oceanfront homes could be demolished in California under a groundbreaking proposal to preserve the state's made-for-movies beaches before they're destroyed by rising seas.

AUTOS: VW says next generation of combustion cars will be its last

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Volkswagen AG expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.

SHIPPING: Maersk aims for zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S, the world's largest shipping company, plans to cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

FRANCE: Unions join fuel tax protests, piling pressure on Macron

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Nationwide protests against French President Emmanuel Macron took on an even bigger dimension yesterday after trade unions and farmers vowed to join the fray, unimpressed by government concessions that tried to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in a decade.

RENEWABLES: Report urges cash-strapped Pakistan to pursue clean energy

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Cash-strapped Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, nuclear and hydroelectric power, according to a report released yesterday urging the country's policymakers to rethink plans for building more coal-fired plants.

AIR POLLUTION: Fight warming to reduce dirty air, health group says

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Combating climate change could save about 1 million lives a year, according to a new analysis.

MEDIA: Film lets Pittsburgh talk back to Trump

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
As President Trump announced his decision to exit the Paris climate agreement in June 2017, he famously tried to co-opt Pittsburgh.

GREENLAND: Ice sheet is melting faster than in 350 years

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Centuries-old ice samples extracted from western Greenland have raised new worries about the melting ice sheet and its potential contributions to global sea-level rise.

HURRICANE MICHAEL: Fla. hospital damaged by storm plans major layoffs

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
A large number of layoffs are in the works at a Florida Panhandle hospital that was badly damaged by Hurricane Michael.

EPA: Staffers fumed over climate debate — emails

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Career staffers at EPA were deeply upset by former Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposed "red team, blue team" climate debate, newly released emails show.

POLITICS: AGU angers researchers by giving award to GOP senator

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Rank-and-file members of the American Geophysical Union are protesting the group's decision to give Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) an award for his record on climate change and the environment.

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