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POLITICS: States are already working on 'Green New Deal'

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:19am
Green New Dealers found themselves at loggerheads last week. Members of the nascent movement agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an urgent priority. But how, exactly, to do it causes friction. Particularly vexing is the role of nuclear power in America's future clean energy mix.

SPORTS: Ski chief urged to quit over climate comment

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists.

ADAPTATION: 2 big payouts may endanger N.J.'s post-Sandy dune work

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie (R) set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile shoreline.

WISCONSIN: Obscure state board reverses climate change ban

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
An obscure Wisconsin board voted to lift a ban on its employees working on climate change during state time that was put in place by Republicans to target the daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, who was the board's executive director.

NEBRASKA: Despite fierce weather, state avoids climate change plan

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
Nebraska state lawmakers and conservationists who have seen a major drought, historic flooding and gigantic wildfires over the last decade are pushing to prepare the state for climate change, but if history is an indicator, legislators won't be warming to the idea anytime soon.

CITIES: Chicago scion pledges to make city carbon neutral by 2050

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
Climate change is on the ballot in this month's Chicago mayoral election.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Trump disputes warming by calling senator a 'Snowman'

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
President Trump challenged the authenticity of climate science yesterday when he mocked Sen. Amy Klobuchar for raising the issue in the middle of a snowstorm.

TRANSPORTATION: Climate plan sparks debate over cars, planes

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
Eliminate air travel. End the internal combustion engine.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Climate scientists brace for another funding lapse

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Yasin Elshorbany is worried that the federal government could shut down again next week and disrupt a climate change research proposal he has worked on for nearly a year.

SCIENCE: How climate change may affect winter 'weather whiplash'

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
There's nothing like a wave of wacky weather to spark discussions about climate change.

CONGRESS: Can 'Green New Deal' avoid cap and trade's fate?

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:41am
The last time congressional Democrats tried to pass major climate legislation, the effort barely cleared the House before hitting a wall in the Senate. A decade later, its two main authors are back — this time in support of the "Green New Deal."

HURRICANES: Fla. county to close schools after Michael trims population

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
A Florida county suffering a population drop after being hit hard by Hurricane Michael has voted in favor of temporarily closing three elementary schools.

OFFSHORE WIND: Mitsubishi Heavy predicts $1B business in Northeast

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Wind-power demand in the U.S. Northeast may spur $1 billion or more in orders for offshore towers, according to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. executives.

PARIS AGREEMENT: Chevron pledges alignment with accord but won't cap output

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Chevron Corp. vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris accord on climate change, potentially averting a shareholder rebellion at its annual general meeting.

DROUGHT: Wet winter drastically reduces dry conditions in Calif.

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
A very wet winter has greatly reduced drought conditions in California.

COURTS: Mich. quits coalition backing Exxon in climate investigation

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Michigan is stepping back from litigation in which it sided with Exxon Mobil Corp. against an investigation into the firm's disclosure of financial risks linked to climate change.

CONGRESS: Climate resolution seeks to transform transportation

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Promotional materials for the much-hyped "Green New Deal" resolution released yesterday contain some pie-in-the-sky claims about the future of transportation, providing ammunition for critics of the progressive policy.

COURTS: Kids make long-shot bid to stop fossil fuels

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
The kids and young adults involved in high-profile climate litigation against the U.S. government made an urgent request late last night for federal judges to suspend fossil fuel development.

EDUCATION: Climate in the classroom: Here's how states stack up

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Nina Corley, a science teacher at O'Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston, Texas, often avoids using the term "climate change" in her classroom.

POLITICS: Copy Obama to kick-start 'Green New Deal' — Browner

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
President Obama's climate czar told lawmakers yesterday to embrace the "Green New Deal," and she later suggested they start by codifying the Obama regulations that President Trump is trying to undo.

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