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COURTS: Legal defeats pile up for Trump rollbacks — report

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
The Trump administration has failed to successfully defend any climate-related regulatory rollbacks before the courts during the president's time in office thus far, according to a new report from the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

CALIFORNIA: Insurance rates, cancellations up after repeat wildfires

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
Home insurance rates are jumping for Californians living in places with high risk for wildfires, and some policies are getting canceled, according to a state commission.

EXTREME WEATHER: <em>Anyone there?</em> 2.3M unanswered calls for help after storms

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to answer 2.3 million phone calls placed to its disaster assistance help line during an eight-week period in 2017 when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck and caused thousands of deaths, according to a new government report.

EPA: Wheeler targets 'worst-case' climate scenario

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the use of an inappropriately pessimistic climate modeling tool is driving bad press around climate change, and he's pledged to halt its use.

COURTS: <em>Juliana</em>: 'A bridge too far'?

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
As a tough panel of appellate judges grappled with the latest phase of the kids' climate case last week in Portland, Ore., the views of another court across the country loomed large.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: How much credit can Beyond Coal claim for plant closures?

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:15am
In 2011, when the Sierra Club and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the Beyond Coal campaign, coal accounted for 42% of America's power generation. Today, that figure is closer to 25%.

BUSINESS: Firms make progress, but not enough, gauging climate risk

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Companies too often make the mistake of thinking climate change is a long-term issue, but it's actually affecting decisions today, according to a report by a global commission set to evaluate transparency into financial climate risks and opportunities.

RENEWABLES: Spain's Iberdrola to build Europe's largest solar farm

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Iberdrola SA is working to build what it says will be Europe's largest solar farm at a cost of €300 million ($337 million).

UNITED KINGDOM: Treasury backs $1.3T plan to cut emissions

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
The U.K. Treasury supports a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 but wants a review before signing off on a policy it estimates will cost taxpayers £1 trillion ($1.3 trillion), according to a person familiar with the matter.

CARBON MARKETS: Poland may halt utilities' free CO2 permits to boost budget

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Poland is poised to give up handing out free carbon permits to utilities, opting instead to sell those allowances and boost state funds.

ARMY CORPS: Spillway protecting La. cities to stay closed — for now

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Nearly 14 years after federal levees failed to protect New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina's storm surge, the city could be counting on another federal system to shield it from potential devastation.

CAR RULES: Automakers to Trump: Rollback will cause 'instability'

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Seventeen car companies are warning President Trump that his rollback of Obama-era clean car rules stands to wreak havoc in their industry.

POLITICS: Scientists see White House climate effort as career-damaging

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Scientists reacted sharply to revelations that the White House is discussing ways to potentially force federal researchers to debate the credibility of mainstream climate science, saying it threatens to pull experts into conspiratorial exercises that might harm their careers.

TRANSPORTATION: Is air travel a 'necessary evil'?

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
MONTREAL — Experts from around the world gathered here this week for Movin'On, a conference focused on sustainable mobility.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: 5 cities with growing flood risk

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
Just as in 1993 and 2011, Americans are focused on the Mississippi River as one of the largest and longest floods in U.S. history threatens cities from Minnesota to Louisiana.

POLITICS: Emissions, tempers rise in Bernie Sanders' home state

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:20am
When Alec Fleischer was arrested during a climate protest at the Vermont Statehouse last month, the target of his ire was not President Trump or Phil Scott, the Republican governor. His frustration was directed at the Democrats who hold a supermajority in the Legislature.

EMISSIONS: Study: Western forest fires release less carbon than thought

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
The amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from forest fires in the U.S. West is being greatly overestimated, possibly leading to poor land management decisions, researchers at the University of Idaho said.

SUSTAINABILITY: Health and beauty brands try to cut down piles of waste

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

DROUGHT: U.N.: 2M Somalis could die of starvation this summer

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country.

SOLAR: World's biggest panel maker sees slowdown in China

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
JinkoSolar Holding Co., the world's biggest solar panel maker, sees China's photovoltaic power additions slumping this year and a greater share of its revenue coming from overseas amid uncertainties over Beijing's new policies.

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