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FOOD SECURITY: U.N.: Climate change, depleted resources leave world hungry

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:24am
Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach "zero hunger."

PUBLIC OPINION: Belief in global warming grows despite Trump

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:24am
Climate change skepticism may be alive and well at the White House, but nearly 3 in 4 Americans believe there is "solid evidence" that global warming is occurring, according to new survey data released by Muhlenberg College and the University of Michigan.

WYOMING: Conservative oil state trumps the president on methane

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:24am
President Trump has spent much of the past two years dismantling methane regulations governing oil and gas wells.

LAW: Trump climate report can strengthen lawsuits against govt.

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:24am
Congress has required the executive branch to draw up a massive, thud-generating document on climate change called the National Climate Assessment for almost 20 years.

WHITE HOUSE: 'Deregulation is not always helpful for manufacturing jobs'

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:24am
President Trump promised to revitalize the manufacturing sector after decades of decline, a message that has especially resonated in the Midwest, where manufacturing has an outsize share in total state employment. But his rollbacks of key Obama-era environmental rules could test that pledge.

TECHNOLOGY: Tesla starts 2nd phase of virtual power plant in Australia

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Tesla Inc. has started the second phase of its virtual power plant in South Australia as it seeks to potentially connect 50,000 homes to provide as much capacity as a large gas turbine.

RENEWABLES: Starbucks baristas to make lattes using wind power in Ill.

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:30am
Starbucks Corp. will soon be able to brew lattes and other cups of joe with wind power at more than 340 Illinois stores in the latest step toward the coffee supplier's goal of eliminating fossil fuels from its operations.

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.

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