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EMISSIONS: Atmospheric methane surged at record rates in 2020

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:52am
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere surged at a record rate in 2020, NOAA scientists announced yesterday.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden wants a carbon price 'at some point' — Kerry

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:52am
Carbon pricing supporters are pushing to include the policy in the ongoing infrastructure push, and they appear to have allies in the Biden administration, despite a turbulent political landscape on Capitol Hill.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden poised to sign executive order on climate finance

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:52am
President Biden is preparing to throw his weight behind international efforts to alleviate climate risks that threaten the global financial system.

WEST VIRGINIA: Wildfires doubled in first 3 months of 2021

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
The number of wildfires in West Virginia nearly doubled in the first three months of this year compared with the same period of a year ago, forestry officials said.

AFRICA: Leaders call for climate financing acceleration

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the continent of 1.3 billion.

GERMANY: Greens to pick candidate for chancellor April 19

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
Germany's environmentalist Greens will decide later this month which of their two co-leaders will make the party's first run for the chancellery in a national election in September, a senior party official said yesterday.

CALIFORNIA: As drought looms, $500M expected for wildfire prevention

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and top state lawmakers are expected to announce as soon as today a plan to spend $500 million on wildfire prevention efforts.

RHODE ISLAND: Lawmakers pass sweeping climate change bill

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee (D) has indicated he will sign it.

ADVOCACY: Sally Jewell: Companies ignore climate, ESG 'at their peril'

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said yesterday that the federal government should compel businesses to reduce emissions and address climate change because corporations would resist taking steps voluntarily if they think it would hurt their bottom line.

EXTREME WEATHER: Get paid for letting Calif. control your thermostat

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
California businesses that agree to shut off electricity on scorching summer days will earn as much as $80 million over five years under a new program approved by state regulators.

TECHNOLOGY: Analysts debate whether cryptocurrency has a green future

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
Bitcoin long has struggled with a bad reputation among environmentalists because of the digital currency's reliance on massive quantities of energy — often from fossil fuel-fired plants.

WHITE HOUSE: U.S. infrastructure to headline global climate talks

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
President Biden confronted Republican hostility toward his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package yesterday by declaring it a pillar of his climate plan.

FINANCE: How much is BlackRock risking in new sustainability deal?

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:44am
The world's largest asset manager recently finalized a financing deal that for the first time would incentivize the firm to meet its own sustainability goals. But one analyst says BlackRock Inc. still isn't risking much.

UNITED KINGDOM: Report trumpets seabed's value as carbon sink

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
The U.K.'s seabed is more valuable as a carbon sink absorbing pollution from industry than as a source of oil and natural gas, official estimates from the government's Office for National Statistics show.

NEVADA: Las Vegas water official says state should ban 'unused turf'

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
A water official in Las Vegas says there ought to be a law requiring the removal of thirsty grass landscaping that isn't used for recreation.

WISCONSIN: Governor declares emergency because of wildfires

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday declared a state of emergency in response to dangerous wildfire conditions throughout the state.

ACTIVISM: Students target law firm over fossil fuel work

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
Climate-conscious law students are turning up the heat on a major law firm over its work for the fossil fuel industry.

TECHNOLOGY: PayPal pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2040

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
PayPal Holdings Inc. said it would achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 as it looks for ways financial technology can prevent climate change.

POLITICS: States press DOJ to chart new course in climate cases

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
Six Democratic attorneys general are calling on President Biden's Department of Justice to reverse the Trump administration's position in a slew of climate liability lawsuits against oil and gas companies.

SCIENCE: Longer droughts and unstable rainfall plague the West

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am
Much of the western United States is getting warmer and drier; that's a well-known fact. But that's not all, new research finds.

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