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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.

DIVESTMENT: Huge wealth fund beefs up case for dumping oil stocks

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is building its case for divesting its massive holdings of oil and gas stocks.

RENEWABLES: Coal reaching $100 a ton in Europe boosts alternatives

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
Coal's push to $100 a ton in Europe may benefit the greenest energy providers more than it does for miners.

EUROPE: Parliament wants 40% emissions cut by 2030

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
The European Parliament wants to cut CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 40 percent by 2030 and will try to convince the European Union's 28 nations to back the idea despite objections from the powerful car industry.

COURTS: 12 states ask judge to toss climate suit against Big Oil

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
Indiana and 11 other states asked a federal judge yesterday to throw out a lawsuit in Washington state that seeks to make petroleum giants pay for damages related to climate change.

DISASTERS: Missed deadlines cost millions in potential aid

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be facing deadlines to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government.

INTERIOR: New science policy: 'It's all kind of vague right now'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
Fans and critics of the Interior Department's new science policy are still holding their breath over what it will actually change.

POLITICS: Pa. Democrat gets Obama's nod — but not green group's

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
At first blush, Pennsylvania Democrat Scott Wallace is the type of candidate who should be able to attract support from both environmental groups and liberal bigwigs.

POLITICS: Wash. failed twice to tax carbon. Is 2018 different?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
CENTRALIA, Wash. — Bob Guenther spent 34 years tending to a massive coal plant here in the shadow of Mount Rainier.

EMISSIONS: Say what? CO2 raises risk of space collisions

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:27am
Two satellites orbiting at speeds of almost 17,000 mph collided in 2009 over Siberia. Those kinds of space crashes could happen more frequently as humans release more carbon dioxide.

GARBAGE: Zero Waste households winnow their trash down to almost nil

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Less may be more, but zero is the best of all — at least where contributing to landfills is concerned.

EUROPE: Dearth of wind power set to bring back dirty plants

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Europe will likely need more coal and natural gas this month as the region is spared the usual autumn storms.

FEMA: Agency paid for phantom hurricane debris

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Rollbacks of federal monitoring standards for the removal of hurricane debris have ensnared the Federal Emergency Management Agency in another controversy over its performance during last year's historic storm season.

KEEPSAKES: U.S. flag shredded by storm sells for $10,900 on eBay

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
The U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence has brought $10,900 at auction.