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EXTREME WEATHER: Don't toss that COVID mask — it may help with wildfire smoke

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Residents of California and the Mountain West may want to hold onto their COVID-19 masks even after their friends and families are vaccinated.

ADVOCACY: 'Control nature': Thunberg, top greens oppose geoengineering

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Opponents of geoengineering warned yesterday that humans could harm Earth by manipulating the atmosphere to reduce global warming.

POLITICS: The left muscles into infrastructure talks

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
Progressive lawmakers spent months on the sidelines as the White House negotiated infrastructure with Republicans.

OIL AND GAS: Shell CEO: Historic court ruling won't help climate fight

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell PLC said yesterday that he doesn't think a historic court ruling against the oil supermajor will cut global carbon emissions.

CONGRESS: Republicans to unveil a GOP-only climate caucus

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:34am
House Republicans are preparing to announce a new climate caucus focused on educating its members.

TECHNOLOGY: Automakers face threat to EV sales: Slow charging times

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
If the auto industry is to succeed in its bet that electric vehicles will soon dominate the roads, it will need to overcome a big reason many people are still avoiding them: fear of running out of juice between Point A and Point B.

BIODIVERSITY: Planet needs a World Bank for natural assets, economist says

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
The author of a landmark study on the economics of biodiversity is pushing policymakers to transform their words into action by creating a global institution to manage the planet's natural assets.

AUSTRALIA: Greenpeace wins court case against power company

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
Australia's largest electricity generator yesterday largely lost its court case alleging that the environmental group Greenpeace had breached copyright and trademark laws by using its logo in a campaign that described the company as the nation's "biggest climate polluter."

UNITED KINGDOM: BOE unveils sweeping climate test of banks and insurers

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
The Bank of England started a major new stress test of the country's biggest banks and insurers to judge how resilient they are to climate change.

TRANSPORTATION: Poll finds broad support for EV policies — even in the GOP

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. voters support federal efforts to spur a transition to electric vehicles, according to a new poll.

EMISSIONS: Calif. knows how to set climate goals. But can it meet them?

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
California launched work yesterday on a sweeping plan to make its economy carbon-neutral by 2045. But the new effort is overshadowed by fears the state can't meet a less ambitious mandate to reduce its emissions by 2030.

EMISSIONS: IEA: $1T needed for global energy transition

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
Rich countries have been touting their shift toward less-polluting energy. But reducing global emissions could hinge on developing nations and whether they're able to make a similar transition.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Talks founder — then restart — over climate spending

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
One set of bipartisan negotiations is dead. But another might be coming to life.

ADAPTATION: Saved from shuckers, oysters fight rising seas in NYC

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:59am
Thousands of live oysters were dropped into New York Harbor last month to recreate reefs killed over the last century by pollution. The shellfish were saved from restaurant platters by the pandemic.

BRAZIL: Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
Preliminary government data released on Friday has raised concern that the coming dry season will see even more deforestation of Brazil's Amazon than last year's surge of cutting.

AGRICULTURE: Climate change might be threatening future of apples

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
Patrick and Sara McGuire have been growing apples since they were married 25 years ago. Their 150 acres in Ellsworth, Mich. — dubbed Royal Farms — are a mix of sweet apples and the bitter varieties suited for making hard cider.

NEVADA: Drought-stricken state enacts ban on 'non-functional' grass

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
In Sin City, one thing that will soon become unforgivable is useless grass.

NATIONAL SECURITY: 'Duty to warn': Military leaders outline global climate risk

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
Militaries around the world could be overstretched as they respond to more intense and frequent climate-driven crises and threats to their own installations.

FINANCE: Bankers demand clarity as Sweden watchdog balks at ESG rules

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
In Sweden, where green bonds were pioneered, a warning from the financial regulator that it may not have the necessary tools to enforce new European Union sustainability rules has members of the financial industry voicing frustration and dismay.

EMISSIONS: Activists launch first climate lawsuit against Italian government

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:44am
Environmental activists are suing the Italian government in a bid to compel faster action on climate change, bringing the first lawsuit of its kind in the European nation.

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