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ADVOCACY: Patagonia gives GOP tax windfall to environmental groups

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Patagonia, the outdoor gear company, is passing along the $10 million it saved from tax cuts to nonprofit environmental groups.

LAW: Petition argues Pa. has duty to enact cap and trade

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Pennsylvania is under pressure to establish and manage a cap-and-trade program, an effort that, if enacted, would limit greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state's economy.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Renewable quotas don't cut emissions on their own — study

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Renewable portfolio standards are an excellent way of getting more wind and solar onto the grid. What they're not as good at: reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

EUROPEAN UNION: Bloc proposes to go climate neutral by 2050

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
The European Union's executive branch proposed yesterday that the bloc should cut its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, a measure scientists say needs to be adopted worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming.

BRAZIL: Amazon nation won't host U.N. climate meeting

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Brazil's decision yesterday to abandon its commitment to host a major U.N. meeting on climate change in 2019 further aligns the nation's far-right president-elect with President Trump.

CONGRESS: Climate bill seen as a battle cry for future fights

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Two House Republicans signed onto a climate change bill that's more ambitious than Hillary Clinton's 2016 platform.

CONGRESS: Dem report warns of 'dire consequences' from warming

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Climate change already has hurt the U.S. economy and is expected to do even more damage in the years ahead unless American policymakers join the world in trying to mitigate its worst effects, according to a new congressional report.

EXTREME WEATHER: Unusually hot and dry conditions have doubled worldwide

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Wildfires, water shortages, agricultural damage — these are just a few of the risks that come with unusually hot, dry conditions. Scientists have warned that many regions around the world may be seeing more and more of this kind of weather as climate change continues to reshape the planet.

PEOPLE: White House energy aide lands on K Street

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
A veteran White House energy and environment official has left the administration for a lobbying gig.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump tries to quell climate attention. It rises instead

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
The Trump administration's rebuke of a 1,700-page climate report produced by 13 federal agencies has fueled a week of media coverage that shows little sign of dying down.

RENEWABLES: Clean power scores win over fossil fuels in emerging markets

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Developing countries have added more clean power capacity than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever, charging ahead of wealthier nations in the global green energy push, according to Bloomberg NEF.

WILDFIRES: Building flame-resistant homes can be affordable — report

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Homes in wildfire-prone areas around the U.S. could be built to better withstand blazes without increasing the cost of construction, according to a new report.

FEMA: Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Floodwaters rose about 15 inches into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched a tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry.

ADAPTATION: Mississippi Basin faces 'soaring' costs from climate risks

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Nearly 85 mayors along the Mississippi River corridor say the new National Climate Assessment highlights the immense risks and challenges that river communities face as droughts, floods and other weather extremes become more prevalent.

POLAND: Ahead of climate talks, Poles are divided over coal mining

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Electronics salesman Leszek Jaworowski says he can't discuss Poland's coal mining with his father. They end up at loggerheads, just like many families in the southern mining region of Silesia.

UNITED NATIONS: 'Emissions gap' widens as window to reverse it shrinks

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
The world is now in a race against the clock, warns a new U.N. climate report.

WILDFIRES: Smoke can affect local climate — but it's complicated

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
The Camp Fire, thought to be both the deadliest and most destructive California wildfire on record, has inspired many conversations about how climate change may be making such events worse.

SOLAR: Industry's future lies in lightweight technology

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Now that solar energy is competitive with fossil fuels for making low-cost electricity, has it peaked in the United States?

INTERIOR: Zinke claims USGS has 'concern' over climate report

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke yesterday claimed the U.S. Geological Survey has concerns about the National Climate Assessment, even though USGS scientists played a central role in writing the report.

MAINE: Emissions battle ensnares link to Canadian hydropower

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Maine's Democratic governor-elect, Janet Mills, campaigned as a climate champion. But a proposed transmission line to bring hydropower to New England from Quebec could test her commitment to her campaign's climate goals.

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