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ARCTIC: Iceland builds port as global shipping routes get redrawn

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Poll: Iowa Democrats love the Green New Deal

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
The Green New Deal enjoys sky-high support among Iowa Democrats, according to a new poll — a sign the ambitious climate plan could play a significant role in the state's milestone presidential caucus and the 2020 Democratic primary overall.

RISK: Schumer vows to fight FEMA flood plan

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to halt revisions to the flood insurance program that could result in millions of homeowners seeing their premiums rise or fall.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: CO2 debate rages as Maine approves new power line

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
Utility regulators in Maine approved a 145-mile transmission line linking Quebec and Massachusetts yesterday, moving the controversial power line one step closer to completion.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump targets blue states with rules and actions — critics

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
The Trump administration has taken a flurry of recent actions that prevent blue states from forging ahead with climate and clean energy goals.

ANTARCTICA: 'Hair dryer' winds could strain vulnerable ice sheet

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
Warm, dry winds sweeping across Antarctica can temporarily cause extraordinary melting events. Known as "foehn" winds — from a German word often translated as "hair dryer" — they pack a major punch, even during the frigid fall and winter months.

WHITE HOUSE: Climate review to be led by nuclear weapons expert

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:29am
A controversial plan by the White House to review the connections between climate change and national security might be led by a former official with the Department of Energy who oversaw talks about nuclear weapons tests with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

NATURAL DISASTERS: Cyclone Idai's death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.

EUROPEAN UNION: Carbon surges to 10-year high as glut begins to subside

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
Carbon pollution allowances soared to their highest level since 2008 after the European Union's move to ration supply stoked concern that a shortage will unfold in the months ahead.

COAL: German plants may escape the junkyard as big batteries

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
Germany's dirtiest power plants may avoid the scrap heap in the nation's coal exit by getting refashioned as giant batteries for storing wind and solar power.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Gas-guzzling SUVs become election battleground in Australia

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
Faced with an uphill battle to retain power in next month's elections, Australia's prime minister has found a new rallying cry: a pledge to protect drivers of gas-guzzling SUVs from a global push to switch to battery-powered electric vehicles.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Inslee pleads for more supporters

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
Jay Inslee wants his presidential campaign to save the planet. But for an hour last night, he was trying to save his candidacy.

EXTREME WEATHER: Annual hurricane costs double — CBO

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
The Congressional Budget Office doubled its estimate of annual hurricane costs, finding that extreme weather is dishing out damage that wasn't expected for another 50 years.

EXTREME WEATHER: 'This is what we would expect from climate change'

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
MINNEAPOLIS — More than 10 million Americans are seeking shelter this morning from rain, sleet, snow, hail, ice and wind as one of largest spring storms on record churns across the Great Plains into the Missouri and Mississippi river basins.

TRANSPORTATION: Flying cars: Sci-fi or climate solution?

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
Flying cars may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but they could help fight climate change, according to a novel new study.

ARMY CORPS: After $14B upgrade, New Orleans levees are sinking

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:40am
The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding.

NORTH KOREA: Extreme weather pummeled nation before talks with Trump

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:39am
North Korea is often seen as threatening nuclear winter, but hot temperatures are the real killer.

EMISSIONS: Cheap renewables shave $10T off cost to curb warming — group

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
The cost of reaching global climate goals is falling rapidly as wind and solar prices plummet and policy makers push electrification as the main tool to cut pollution, the International Renewable Energy Agency said.

RISK: Missing climate goals will cost investors, firm warns

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
Investors be warned: If the planet heats up by more than 2 degrees, it's going to get a lot harder to make money.

EUROPEAN UNION: Bloc wants members to drop veto over possible carbon tax

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:31am
The European Union's executive branch is proposing that individual member countries drop their right to veto decisions on energy taxes, a move that could facilitate the introduction of a carbon tax across the whole bloc.

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