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MICHIGAN: Environmental sustainability effort boosted

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:41am
State government in Michigan is stepping up efforts to boost environmental sustainability by using energy saving efforts at prisons, converting state parks and fish hatcheries to renewable energy, and taking other steps.

GERMANY: Report: Government weighs new debt to fund climate package

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:41am
Germany's finance ministry said there has been no government decision to abandon its policy of running a balanced budget.

FINANCE: Investment firm tops $1B goal for global impact fund

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
KKR & Co. exceeded the $1 billion fundraising goal for its first Global Impact Fund, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

EXTREME WEATHER: El Niño fades, so forecasters expect busier hurricane season

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
Government meteorologists say this year's hurricane season may be busier than initially expected now that summer's weak El Niño has faded away.

SCIENCE: Ocean heat waves a killer of coral reefs

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
Rising ocean temperatures and marine heat waves are already a threat to coral reefs around the world. But the future may be even more dangerous than scientists suspected.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Activists race to secure climate-only primary debate

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
With just a few weeks to go, climate activists are making a last-ditch effort to convince Democratic insiders to support a presidential primary debate focused solely on global warming.

RISK: Southern U.S. far behind on resilience — federal study

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
The southern half of the United States is far less resilient than the northern half, according to a groundbreaking federal study that analyzed factors such as income inequality and religious affiliation in every county.

INTERNATIONAL: U.N. chief mobilizes world body against coal

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
National leaders are expected to deliver hints this week of the bold greenhouse gas reduction plans they'll announce before the world in New York in September.

SCIENCE: Record wildfires offer lessons about nuclear war

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
Canadian wildfires produced so much smoke in 2017 that scientists say they've provided some insights on the climate effects of nuclear war.

POLITICS: Climate critics escalate personal attacks on teen activist

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:40am
Greta Thunberg, at age 16, has quickly become one of the most visible climate activists in the world. Her detractors increasingly rely on ad hominem attacks to blunt her influence.

EXTREME WEATHER: Typhoon Lekima threatens to pummel Shanghai with rain

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
A storm swirling over the Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan is threatening to become a super typhoon before weakening and dousing Shanghai this weekend with as much as 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: As cars go electric, Honda gases up new mowers

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Honda Motor Co. is racing toward an electric-powered and self-driving future for cars, but doubling down on gas-burning models for its U.S. lawn mower business.

FINANCE: Big money starts to dump stocks that pose climate risks

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Earlier this year, one of Meryam Omi's deputies at Legal & General Investment Management sat down with board members and managers from Exxon Mobil Corp. to discuss how the oil giant could address climate change. LGIM, which manages about $1.3 trillion, is one of Exxon's top 20 shareholders.

COASTS: Southern Calif.'s perfect beaches kill wildlife

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Southern California is known for its pristinely maintained beaches. But those perfect ribbons of sand are causing problems for the surrounding ecosystems.

COSTA RICA: Nation nears 100% renewable energy, but hurdles remain

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Costa Rica is inching ever closer toward its goal of generating all its electricity from renewable resources. But big hurdles remain, including uncertainties about how climate change will affect the small country.

COURTS: Shareholders join legal thicket around Exxon disclosures

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Exxon Mobil Corp. faces a new battleground this week after a group of shareholders brought a lawsuit against the company and its key players to a federal court in New Jersey.

CALIFORNIA: 5 ways the state could take on Trump

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
California's environmental policies often make waves beyond its borders. The state's pact last month with four automakers to adopt clean car standards, just as President Trump is rolling them back, is the latest example of California's resistance to White House policies.

SCIENCE: 'Butterfly effect' hampers weather forecasts

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
BOULDER, Colo. — When it comes to using very elaborate high-speed computer models to forecast the weather, there is good and bad news.

PEOPLE: Key architect of car rules rollback to depart — sources

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Regulators and other observers anticipate that Heidi King, a chief architect of President Trump's rollback of clean car standards, will soon leave the administration.

UNITED NATIONS: Major report urges overhaul of global land use, agriculture

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 6:42am
Halting climate change and feeding the world's rapidly growing population both require major overhauls to the way that humans manage the land they live on, according to a much-anticipated report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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