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RESILIENCE: Texas governor signs $1.6B storm plan 2 years after Harvey

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has signed a $1.6 billion storm and flood resilience plan nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered parts of the state.

FINANCE: Development banks hike climate funding 60% since Paris

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
Six multilateral development banks put $43.1 billion toward climate-focused projects in 2018, according to a report published yesterday.

Q&A: Meet the person who's bringing 100% clean energy to Calif.

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
Working in South Africa at the end of apartheid sparked an interest in solar energy for David Hochschild, who chairs the California Energy Commission.

POLITICS: Bipartisan climate caucus eyes a comeback

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
The two co-chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus plan to restart the group next week, and one of them — Republican Florida Rep. Francis Rooney — hinted that membership could come with a price to give the club "some teeth."

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Landfill plan sparks fight over floodplain development

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
An old golf course along the Mississippi River was piled high with construction debris after the Great Flood of 1993. Now two developers want to resurrect the site by building an entertainment complex, despite concerns that it could flood again.

EPA: Here comes the carbon rule. What to know

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:10am
EPA is expected to finalize its power plant carbon rule next week, according to multiple sources. It completes a two-year process to replace an Obama-era regulation with an industry-friendly substitute.

EMISSIONS: U.K. pledges net-zero fossil fuel pollution

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
Britain is to become the first major economy to adopt laws that require a cut in fossil-fuel emissions to zero by 2050 to fight climate change.

FRANCE: Climate activists convicted for removing Macron portrait

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
Six French environmental activists have been convicted of theft for removing an official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron to protest his climate change policies.

AVIATION: Jetliners to get E.U. carbon-impact rating

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
Europe's air-safety regulator plans to grade aircraft according to carbon emissions and pollution as passengers demand more information on the environmental impact of flights.

OCEANS: Study says climate change may reduce sea life by 17%

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
The world's oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says.

DEFENSE: Not all military bases plan for warming — GAO

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
The Defense Department may be aware of the risks of climate change, but it still needs to do a better job of preparing its facilities for the effects of a warmer planet, federal watchdogs warned in a report published yesterday.

Q&A: Meet 3 kids suing the government over climate

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
Alex Loznak, 22, of Oregon has gotten a crash course in the workings of the law.

DISASTERS: FEMA 'short a few thousand employees' as storm season starts

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in a precarious situation at the start of the annual hurricane season: Less than 25% of its disaster workforce is available and ready to respond to new calamities.

SCIENCE: Study asks if climate change contributes to armed conflicts

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
There are some consequences of climate change that experts nearly unanimously agree on: Global temperatures will rise, ice will melt, seas will rise and extreme weather events will increase in many places.

INTERIOR: Zinke was briefed by USGS chief before downplaying climate

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:21am
The U.S. Geological Survey director huddled with Ryan Zinke hours before the then-Interior secretary went on television to downplay the National Climate Assessment.

HURRICANES: Watchdog: N.C. storm fund distribution broke law

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety broke the law and didn't follow legislative directives when distributing $9 million of state money after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, according to a report Monday from the General Assembly's government watchdog agency.

DEFORESTATION: Europe criticized for not doing enough to slow tree loss

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
European companies aren't doing enough to slow deforestation as they're buying too much of commodities such as soybeans and palm oil from unsustainable sources, according to sustainable trade initiative IDH.

FASHION: Chanel takes minority stake in 'green' silk maker

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
Chanel Inc. has become the latest retail giant to make a public nod toward environmentally conscious products, investing in a "green" chemistry company as part of an effort to make luxury items less damaging to the planet.

RENEWABLES: Facebook builds huge solar project in West Texas

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.

ADVOCACY: Influential Seattle foundation calls it quits

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:14am
The Bullitt Foundation in Seattle plans to bestow its last dollar five years from now, ending a decadeslong run as one of the Pacific Northwest's best-known environmental charities.

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