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FRANCE: Energy minister resigns over lavish lobster dinners

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
France's energy minister resigned after revelations he ordered a costly refurbishment of his private residence and splurged on lavish dinners using tax-payers' money, as Emmanuel Macron moved to avoid a repeat of last year's drawn-out saga over a disgraced bodyguard.

PUBLIC LANDS: Former Obama official calls drilling ban 'impractical'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
Democratic resistance to "keep it in the ground" is taking shape.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Klobuchar says her climate pitch can win the Midwest

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
When it comes to climate change, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a secret weapon none of her Democratic rivals can match — the ability to talk to the middle of the country about the threat of a warming planet.

PUBLIC HEALTH: VW cheating scandal had big impacts on kids — fed economist

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is investigating how the Volkswagen AG emissions cheating scandal affected health outcomes in the United States.

CAMPAIGN 2020: GOP primary? Sanford would clash with Trump on climate

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
A South Carolina Republican with a long history of pushing his party to create climate policy is mulling a primary challenge against President Trump.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Trump officials worry warming could hurt the grid

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
The Department of Energy is looking for information to help energy companies steel themselves against the impacts of severe weather events.

CARBON MARKETS: Exxon's court loss in Europe may be a gain for CO2 prices

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s loss in a court case in Europe may translate into a gain for carbon prices in the continent's emissions trading system.

UNITED NATIONS: Hunger scourge put at 8-year high on economy, climate shocks

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
The number of people suffering from hunger in 2018 climbed to an eight-year high as economic turmoil, civil conflict and climate shocks eroded food security and nutrition, according to a United Nations organization report.

ADVOCACY: Activists block U.K. roads in new climate change protests

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change.

AUSTRALIA: Mega-drought of 1903 offers grim climate warning

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
The worst drought in Australian history wiped out a third of the continent's flora and fauna, government scientists claim in a new report.

FINANCE: Russia Inc. gets climate wake-up call from Church of England

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
Finding a letter from the Church of England in his e-mail inbox was surprising enough for Vladimir Zaluzhsky, who's in charge of investor relations at Russia's second most valuable steelmaker. Even stranger was the demand to know what risks Severstal PJSC's operations pose to the environment.

SENATE: Not waiting for GOP, Dems will hold a climate hearing

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
A new climate committee formed by Senate Democrats is scheduled to hold its first hearing tomorrow when it examines how cities are dealing with global warming.

WILDFIRES: Surge of blazes linked to climate — study

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
Higher temperatures spawned by climate change played a "decisive" role in spawning extreme wildfires in California, a new study said.

SCIENCE: Will storms 'knock the bloody roof off'? Answers needed

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists are struggling to improve forecasts of heat waves and other dangerous events as they grow deadlier with climate change. Soaring temperatures across Europe at the end of June illustrated shortcomings in public advisories.

HURRICANE BARRY: Here's what went wrong with the forecasts

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
They warned of storm surges up the Mississippi River, flooding in New Orleans and more than 2 feet of rain along parts of the Gulf Coast.

CAR RULES: Trump admin abandons fast timeline for rollback — sources

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:40am
The Trump administration appears to have abandoned its initial strategy for defending the rollback of Obama-era clean car rules from court challenges, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.

MASSACHUSETTS: Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 6:39am
A bill designed to rev up the state's reliance on renewable energy by imposing a charge on carbon emissions is gaining steam at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

FINANCE: Idea of climate bank gets boost from new E.U. leader

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 6:39am
The leader designated to take over the European Commission endorsed the idea of creating a bank to concentrate on climate change, giving traction to a French proposal that would scale up green investment across the continent.

ADVOCACY: U.K. to charge hundreds of climate change activists

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 6:39am
British authorities are charging hundreds of climate change protesters with public order offenses in hearings that will take weeks to process.

GERMANY: Nation inches toward carbon tax with Merkel panel proposals

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 6:39am
Germany took a step toward introducing a sweeping levy on carbon-dioxide emissions to help recover lost ground on its international climate pledges.

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