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EMISSIONS: More CO2 released in 2018 than ever before

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Global carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2018, an extraordinary watermark in Earth's history that underscores the need for faster and stronger action to address accelerating climate change, according to dozens of scientists.

COP 24: Poland celebrates coal as talks start in mining capital

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 7:44am
Climate negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland's coal region to draft the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. The setting is an affront to some climate advocates. "It is like an arms dealer sponsoring peace talks," said one attendee.

POLAND: With brass bands, miners honor saint in climate talks city

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Miners' brass bands led celebrations yesterday honoring the patron saint of miners in the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks.

OFFSHORE WIND: Germany may boost auction capacity 33% by 2030

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is bowing to industry pressure to boost Germany's offshore wind capacity, already among the biggest in Europe.

TECHNOLOGY: Huge data center looks cool — and is made to stay that way

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Data centers contribute about the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the aviation sector, according to the United Nations. Climate change activists have been pushing providers of digital services to reduce electricity use, especially as the sector booms in an era of Big Data.

FINANCE: Lender arranges $440M for clean-energy real estate

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Greenworks Lending, which provides financing to commercial-property owners working to boost building efficiency, has arranged $440 million in funding for sustainability and clean energy.

RISK: U.S. insurers are sticking with coal — report

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Even as U.S. private industry eclipses the federal government in addressing climate change, one multibillion-dollar sector is keeping its head firmly planted in the sand: insurance.

CALIFORNIA: EVs: Still elite but getting more equitable

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
California's pursuit of 5 million electric vehicles by 2030 is becoming more equitable in some ways.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Naval Academy plans to raise sea wall

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to raise a sea wall more than 2 feet to help counter the threat of sea-level rise.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Miami passes first-ever climate gentrification resolution

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Miami has become the first city in the nation to pass a resolution specifically dealing with the impacts of climate gentrification.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: 2 utilities predict bad times for coal

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:39am
Three makes a trend, or so the saying goes. If that's the case, events this week suggest the outlook for America's coal industry is even bleaker than initially thought.

FRANCE: Top climate nation suspends carbon tax to quell riots

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:38am
France bowed to intense public pressure yesterday and temporarily shelved a round of fuel and carbon tax hikes planned for the new year.

WHITE HOUSE: This is when the GOP turned away from climate policy

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:38am
At the start of the George H.W. Bush presidency, the Republican Party fretted about the dangers of climate change. By the end, it was focused on doubt and inaction.

POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren on climate change: Who knows?

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:38am
Elizabeth Warren has a huge following. But as the Massachusetts senator prepares for a likely presidential run, there are growing questions about what she would do to address the world's mounting climate crisis.

RENEWABLES: China aims to cut wind, solar power blocked from grid access

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
China set three-year targets for allowing more wind and solar power onto the power grid after the rapid addition of panels and windmills forced some electricity distributors to partly block that energy from flowing into their systems.

GERMANY: Homegrown miners suffer as coal power survives on imports

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
After following his father and grandfather into the pits of Germany's Ruhr valley as a teenager, Andreas Schreiter's family tradition will end when the country's last hard-coal mine — the 150-year-old Prosper-Haniel site — shuts in December.

PEOPLE: Schwarzenegger calls Trump 'meshugge' on climate accord

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used.

WILDFIRES: Emissions from Calif. blazes equal year of power pollution

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in a year to provide electricity to the state, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday.

INTERIOR: Bees get stung by Trump's monument decisions

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
One year after President Trump slashed the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half, new research shows that at least 80 species could be harmed.

EPA: Revamped carbon rule for new power plants could come soon

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:25am
EPA could soon release a new rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified power plants.

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