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EXTREME WEATHER: Pacific season's 1st named storm off Mexico; no land threat

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane system is moving off the southwestern coast of Mexico, though forecasters don't expect it to pose any threat to land.

FINANCE: U.S. development bank hires first-ever climate officers

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
The U.S. International Development Finance Corp. yesterday tapped two climate experts to become the foreign aid agency's first-ever senior officials exclusively focused on global warming.

NASA: New chief big on climate, hedges on moon date

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
NASA's new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024.

CONGRESS: Bipartisan duo reintroduces carbon tax bill

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
A bipartisan pair of lawmakers have reintroduced the carbon tax bill first drawn up by former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).

RESILIENCE: Greens, military align to protect 1M acres of salt marsh

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
A long stretch of salt marsh that hugs the East Coast from North Carolina to Florida is being targeted for conservation under a unique agreement reached by state and federal officials, including several Pentagon leaders concerned about climate change.

LOUISIANA: GOP lawmaker withdraws fossil fuel 'sanctuary' bill

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
Legislation seeking to designate Louisiana a "fossil fuel sanctuary state" was sidelined after drawing fire from critics and constitutional experts while also receiving tepid support in the state's Republican-controlled Legislature.

SCIENCE: NOAA studies plan B for climate. The results are iffy

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
What would happen if a future "geoengineer" received authority to scatter a very large amount of sulfate aerosol into the Earth's stratosphere to reflect sunlight and prevent runaway temperature increases?

POLITICS: 'Hidden tax': Economic upheaval tangles infrastructure talks

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
A surprise slowdown in U.S. job growth is casting a shadow over crucial infrastructure negotiations this week. It could complicate President Biden's spending plan for climate programs.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Europe's record-high carbon price drives down coal use

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 6:46am
European carbon prices languished in the single digits for years. But no longer.

CHINA: Copper smelters to cut concentrate purchases in green push

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
China's major copper smelters have vowed to reduce purchases of concentrate this year as the country seeks to curb its carbon emissions, according to a state-run research firm.

BRAZIL: Amazon deforestation surged in April after pledges

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
Preliminary data released Friday signaled deforestation of Brazil's Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years, a report that comes two weeks after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said his government would dedicate more energy and resources toward curbing deforestation.

UNITED NATIONS: Chair says climate talks in Glasgow must be COVID-safe

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
The chair of this year's U.N. climate talks said Friday that he is planning for a physical meeting in November but that organizers are also discussing contingencies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA: Judge OKs rule to cut car emissions, boost electric vehicles

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
A judge on Friday gave Minnesota the green light to move forward with clean car rules, a pillar of Gov. Tim Walz's climate agenda.

ARIZONA: Wildfire closes route between metro Phoenix, White Mountains

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
A route between metro Phoenix and the White Mountains in eastern Arizona's high country remained closed Saturday because of a wildfire that for a time burned on both sides of the highway.

EMISSIONS: Calif. aims to cut gas use in homes, stops short of ban

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
California's energy bosses want to make it tougher to put gas appliances in new homes, but they aren't planning to snuff out natural gas use.

SUSTAINABILITY: Del. law aims to create socially conscious companies

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
Eight years ago, Delaware launched a bold experiment in corporate governance. The idea? Create a new type of for-profit business that could make it easier for participating companies to do right by the world.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Nashville is booming. So is its flood risk

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
Nashville is among the nation's fastest-growing cities: More affordable than New York or San Francisco, less sprawling than Atlanta or Phoenix, and increasingly attractive to global businesses and digital economy professionals.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden's climate bet rests on a clean electricity standard

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 6:45am
The true measure of President Biden's climate ambition is a clean electricity standard. But its passage is not within his control.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Chinese government tries to become clean energy supermajor

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
China is turning to its state-owned coal power companies to helm the next stage of the country's renewables push, as the sector becomes less attractive to other investors.

GREAT BRITAIN: Johnson to use G-7 meeting to press for climate finance

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he will use the Group of Seven meeting in June to "bend the ear" of fellow leaders to provide more financial help for poor countries to cope with climate change.

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