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CALIFORNIA: Governor front-runner says he'll 'tighten' fossil fuel rules

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
California gubernatorial front-runner Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said yesterday that he would "tighten" up the state's fossil fuel extraction policies if elected.

AIR POLLUTION: Rule rollbacks could hurt Trump voters the most

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The Trump administration's rollbacks of regulations on coal plants would disproportionately hurt those who voted for the president, a new study has found.

RENEWABLES: Why a European takeover could boost American offshore wind

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
Danish wind giant Ørsted A/S said yesterday it will acquire Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million, reshaping America's nascent offshore industry just as a series of Northeastern states prepare to test the waters of the Atlantic with major new projects.

EMISSIONS: Focus on 'how hard to apply the brakes,' experts say

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
A much-anticipated report from the world's leading authorities on climate change has reignited a debate over the usefulness of the "carbon budget."

IPCC: Report makes case for more ambitious global climate pact

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The goal posts for the Paris Agreement have moved. The world's top climate scientists this weekend declared that keeping temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius is no longer sufficient. Instead, they said, the globe must prevent warming of 1.5 C above preindustrial levels or abandon billions of people to the social and natural dangers of runaway warming.

STORMS: A year after Maria, dialysis clinic arrives in Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
A mobile dialysis unit long sought by patients suffering kidney failure on the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques has arrived more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

POLAND: 'No turning back' for utility building last coal plant

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
Poland's Energa SA will not abandon a contested 6 billion zloty ($1.6 billion) Ostroleka power plant project as the country needs to replace its aging facilities to meet rising demand for electricity, according to its chief financial officer.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: High fuel prices are just what EV makers need

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
Oil's march toward $100 a barrel is coming at just the right time for automakers investing billions in the switch to electric cars.

FINANCE: Investors to GE: Scale back on fossil fuels

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
A group of investors and hedge fund managers is calling on General Electric Co. to "focus on clean technologies" and pull back from fossil fuels.

PUBLIC HEALTH: Scientists urge building doomsday vault for 'good' germs

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
As the world's microbial diversity is decimated by antibiotics, processed food, filtered water and other wonders of modern life, researchers are proposing the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity.

FORESTS: Woods rich in tree diversity capture more carbon

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
As the world's scientists debate whether there's a realistic way to avoid catastrophic warming, a big new experiment supports advocates who say one path runs through forests.

EPA: To topple climate rules, officials erase air pollutants

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
The Trump administration might be weakening the case for future climate change policy by removing an important metric that lowers the cost of reducing carbon: simultaneous cuts to conventional air pollution.

GLACIERS: Melting ice can dump entire lakes down a mountain

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
A catastrophic flood ripped through villages in a Nepali mountain valley two years ago after a lake fed by glacial meltwater suddenly burst, sending more than 100,000 metric tons of water hurtling downstream.

EPA: Wheeler touts 'progress.' Greens say he can thank Obama

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has made a point of touting the United States' progress in curbing greenhouse gas emissions in recent speeches.

COURTS: Kids' case tests 'Hail Mary' climate argument

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:07am
Twenty-one young Americans will go to trial later this month to argue that the government has infringed on their constitutional right to a safe climate.

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