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ADAPTATION: 10 counties struck by Michael had 'weak' evacuation plans

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:50am
Roughly 375,000 Floridians were advised to evacuate the Gulf Coast before Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon. But some of the state's most at-risk residents may not have had the tools to get out.

SCIENCE: 'Rapid intensification' could be a sign of warming

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:50am
Hurricane Michael left a historic trail of destruction in the Florida Panhandle, with residents of Mexico Beach describing apocalyptic conditions caused by the roaring storm, which made landfall just shy of Category 5.

BIKES: In Motor City, a push for equal access to two wheels

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:50am
DETROIT — Here in this city of just under 700,000 people, a movement is underway to make bikes more accessible to minority and low-income communities that have traditionally felt excluded.

EPA: Wheeler disowns Facebook post, is open to clean car talks

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:49am
ESCALON, Calif. — Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler addressed his controversial Facebook activity yesterday, calling a racist image of the Obamas that he endorsed on the website "absolutely offensive."

COURTS: Govt. strategy in kids' climate case: Don't attack science

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:49am
To fight off a lawsuit that claims people have a constitutional right to a safe climate, first blame factors other than warming for harming the plaintiffs. Then argue that the United States can't alone address climate change.

EMISSIONS: Big Oil could reap windfall on fossil fuel limits — Goldman

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
Cracking down on fossil fuels could actually boost profits for the world's biggest oil companies, though the industry must shift toward cleaner fuels or be left behind by investors, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Battered by Sandy, N.J. plans to protect its coast

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
New Jersey is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from the effects of sea-level rise and severe storms.

CARBON TAX: Bill Gates backs Wash. ballot measure

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has endorsed a November ballot measure in Washington state that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

POLITICS: Calif. AG uses climate dangers to raise money

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) is citing the dangers outlined in a global report on climate change when asking for campaign contributions.

POLAND: Nation hopes E.U. election will soften bloc's climate rules

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
Poland is hoping the European Parliament's resolve to crack down on fossil fuel emissions will soften after elections next year likely to bring gains in representation for anti-establishment parties.

WORLD BANK: Financial institution turns its back on coal

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
The World Bank Group is out of the coal business, possibly forever.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: U.S. reaches its 1 millionth EV. Does it matter?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
Electric vehicle advocates are celebrating a major milestone this month.

ECONOMICS: A $5K carbon tax sparks questions — and laughter

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
The only thing certain about the call by scientists this week for using large carbon taxes to stop climate change is that they won't be adopted anytime soon.

POLITICS: Senators blow off climate at future threats hearing

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
Senators yesterday discussed what worries them most about the future. Climate change barely registered.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump asked about hurricanes, and scientists chime in

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
President Trump asked a lot of questions about hurricanes yesterday. He didn't mention climate change, but he might as well have. His inquiries about the strength, intensification and rain related to Hurricane Michael might have connections to rising temperatures.

IPCC: Was the scary report too conservative?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
The U.N. climate report released this week had some stunning revelations, claiming that the 2020s could be one of humanity's last chances to avert devastating impacts.

POLITICS: Empty port tests Trump's promise to save coal

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:38am
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Longview was designed and built by a timber baron in the early 1900s to serve what was then the world's largest sawmill. Now it represents one of the coal industry's greatest hopes for expansion — or even survival.

FINANCE: Tool that helped cause recession reworked to green the Earth

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:59am
The financial instrument that nearly collapsed the global economy is being re-engineered to create a new market with a lofty goal: to save the planet.

PEOPLE: Nobel could lift climate change movement, winner says

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:59am
The 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, which recognized a leading researcher into the effects of climate change, should give momentum to policies aimed at minimizing the damage, according to the Yale University professor who shared the award.

SOLAR: Salt Lake City Fire to open rare renewable energy station

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
The Salt Lake City Fire Department is preparing to dedicate a station it says is one of a few in the country to create as much renewable energy as it uses.