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CARBON RULE: How will EPA show deaths from soot?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 7:54am
How many people might die from air pollution? The answer should become clear today when EPA releases its revamped rule affecting carbon dioxide emissions at power plants.

EUROPEAN UNION: Wealthy nations push for net-zero CO2 by 2050

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to build momentum within the European Union about moving toward adopting a goal for zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century.

GERMANY: Subsidy-free green power may be coming

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Germany's decades-old willingness to subsidize green power is crumbling in the face of political headwinds over the cost of technology that's only getting cheaper.

FINANCE: Amazon, Exxon called out over climate transparency

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Amazon.com Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Volvo are among more than 700 companies being targeted in a campaign backed by a large group of investors advocating for greater transparency when it comes to environmental impact.

AUTOS: GM ponders clean revival of gas-guzzling Hummer

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
A zero-emission Hummer sounds as paradoxical as nonalcoholic whiskey, but General Motors Co. is mulling over the idea of building an electric vehicle that would bring the defunct gas-guzzling brand back to life.

DISASTER AID: Survivors could receive more help with rule change

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Federal housing officials are loosening a long-standing rule that has kept disaster victims from making multiple claims on federal recovery dollars.

GEOENGINEERING: Could experiments in the sky enlarge the ozone hole?

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Countries that form a working group for the Montreal Protocol are expected to begin debating a proposal to examine the risks and benefits of geoengineering next month in Bangkok. These are solutions that might help cool an overheated planet if global efforts to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions fall short.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: 60% of world could break heat records every year

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Extreme temperatures are setting heat records around the world almost every year. And it will become more and more common, scientists say.

POLITICS: N.Y. lawmakers agree to historic climate plan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:16am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said yesterday he has reached an agreement with legislative leaders over a bill to slash New York's greenhouse gas emissions, setting the stage for one of the most significant climate victories since President Trump took office.

EXTREME WEATHER: 'Nobody' knows why hailstorms are getting more expensive

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the U.S. was hit with a weather phenomenon little noted by anyone beyond the insurance industry.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Governor tries to prevent future flooding

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
Gov. Henry McMaster (R) started his Saturday in a South Carolina town devastated by flooding twice in three years to try to help make things better in the short and the long term.

ADVOCACY: Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police.

UNITED NATIONS: Climate envoys divide over 'zombie' carbon market

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
The role of markets in slashing fossil fuel pollution is returning to the center of the political debate about how to fight global warming.

GEOPOLITICS: U.S. backs G-20 plastics deal, but climate split persists

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
The United States and Japan joined 18 other countries yesterday in backing the creation of a new international "framework" to curb ocean plastics after rejecting a stronger Canadian proposal on the same topic last year.

AUTOS: GM faces increased pressure from investors on climate

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
Large investors in General Motors Co. are urging the company to take a stronger stance against President Trump's efforts to unravel a key Obama-era climate policy.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Trump efficiency plans could slow emissions reductions

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
If wind turbines and solar panels are the celebrities of the clean energy revolution, then energy efficiency is its workhorse.

FOREST SERVICE: Timber industry the focus of GOP wildfire response

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
Republican climate policy is taking shape under the Trump administration, with a new forestry proposal offering an example of businesses setting the parameters of action.

EXTREME WEATHER: Are U.S. heat waves driven by Arctic warming?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:14am
U.S. cities are bracing for another summer of extreme heat, with temperatures already skyrocketing in some places. Scientists are trying to determine if heat waves in the U.S. are caused in part by changes in the Arctic.

EMISSIONS: Researchers: Bitcoin's carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as a city like Las Vegas.

MINING: Project's approval seals Australia's commitment to coal

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
Australia has approved Adani Group's controversial coal project that opens up a new mining region and puts the world's biggest exporter further at odds with the global movement to phase out the fuel.

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