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EPA: Career staff fueled blitz on climate models — ex-official

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 6:46am
The Trump administration's line of attack against the National Climate Assessment came from career staffers who worried that the report's findings would undermine their modeling work, a former senior political official told E&E News.

SWEDEN: Big cities face power shortage after fuel-tax hike

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
Sweden's introduction today of a tax aimed at phasing out the nation's last remaining coal and gas plants to curb global warming comes with an unintended consequence for some of its biggest cities.

WILDFIRES: Putin sends military to fight blazes raging in Siberia

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to help battle wildfires burning across a territory the size of Belgium after record high temperatures turned huge patches of forest into a tinderbox.

TEMPERATURES: Scientists: 10 warmest U.K. years have all been since 2002

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
Britain's weather service says the country's 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, as climate change makes the U.K. warmer and wetter.

CALIFORNIA: Newsom adds 400 firefighters as chaparral turns to tinder

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
California is hiring almost 400 firefighters as the wildfire season approaches.

EXTREME WEATHER: Businesses learn hard lessons when not prepared for disaster

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
When Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Carlos Melendez couldn't contact the staffers or customers of his San Juan-based technology firm, Wovenware.

FINANCE: BlackRock shareholders lose billions on fossil fuel — study

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
Shareholders in BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, have lost billions of dollars on the firm's investments in oil, gas and coal companies, according to a new report.

COURTS: Judge won't indulge 'revolutionary' wilderness case

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
A federal court has scrapped for good an unconventional climate case asserting a "right to wilderness."

COURTS: Greens sue over climate threats to penguins

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
An environmental group is suing on behalf of the world's tallest penguin species, claiming that global warming is rapidly depleting emperor penguin populations that should be protected by the Fish and Wildlife Service.

TRANSPORTATION: Climate policy for cars could hurt the poor, advocates say

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
Environmental justice advocates worry a proposed cap-and-invest program for cars won't help the low-income and minority communities that have historically borne the brunt of air pollution from vehicles.

EXTREME WEATHER: Immigrants might face storm dangers over risk of deportation

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
The day before President Trump's dramatic announcement on July 12 that immigration authorities would make mass arrests in the coming days, the Department of Homeland Security sent a different signal.

CAMPAIGN 2020: 'That is kindergarten.' Dems attack Biden's climate plan

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
DETROIT — Democrats running for president expanded their attacks last night about insufficient climate action beyond the usual targets of President Trump and oil companies. They took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden.

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Trump set to weaken wildlife rules during 'mass extinction'

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:58am
Scientists say plant and animal species are disappearing so fast that it amounts to the sixth mass extinction in Earth's history. That's the backdrop to proposed changes under the Trump administration that could make it harder to protect wildlife.

OCEANS: Study: Rising temperatures kill Guam coral reefs

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
A third of Guam's coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures, researchers said.

EMISSIONS: Clean energy supply gives Sweden edge in green steel race

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
As European steelmakers try to revolutionize the dirty production processes that have turned them into one of the main culprits behind the climate crisis, one producer may have an edge over its rivals.

WIND: Foreign firms look to make India a turbine export hub

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
Global wind turbine makers are expanding manufacturing capacity in India to boost exports from the South Asian nation even as the country's domestic industry faces headwinds.

COAL: Dead plant could turn into hip waterfront experience

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
The L Street Power Station provided Boston with electricity for more than a century, burning coal and belching fumes into the sky. Mostly mothballed in 2007, it may soon be reborn in a much different form.

COURTS: Baltimore climate case belongs in federal court — oil firms

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
Baltimore's public nuisance case against oil companies raises federal claims and should not have been remanded to state court, industry lawyers said yesterday.

POLITICS: Suppressed analyst: Worry about warming, not me

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
The federal intelligence analyst who quit after the White House scrubbed climate science from his congressional testimony would like you to stop talking about him.

UNITED NATIONS: Trump's likely ambassador to face big climate push

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
The wife of a Kentucky coal tycoon is poised to represent the United States at the United Nations, taking the job as the international body is pressing hard for governments to turn from fossil fuels and act on climate change.