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MEXICO: New leader's oil focus poses test for climate policies

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces tough challenges in the coming months.

DENMARK: Nation to ban sale of fossil fuel cars, boost EV sales

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Denmark will ban the sale of new fossil-fueled cars in 2030 and aims to have more than 1 million electric or hybrid vehicles on its roads by then, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen told Parliament yesterday.

IPCC: U.S. doubles down on science 'uncertainties,' fossil fuels

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Top researchers are huddled with government officials in South Korea this week to confront the scientific consensus that maintaining a safe global climate will require immediate and aggressive action.

TRANSPORTATION: Libertarian group warns of 'transit death spiral'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
An analyst at a free-market group with ties to the Koch brothers predicted yesterday that public transit would soon become obsolete.

POLITICS: Romney, almost a senator, has talked of 'climate realities'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:43am
Mitt Romney's likely election to the Senate next month has triggered a new round of questions about how he views climate change and what — if anything — he wants to do about it.

FINANCE: Vegan fund taps into do-gooder investing spirit

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
Exchange-traded funds, the millennials of the investing world, are staying on-trend. The latest? Going vegan.

UNITED KINGDOM: Hard Brexit increases worry for nation's biggest power plant

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
Drax Group PLC's Chief Executive Officer Will Gardiner has joined scores of other company bosses in starting to make preparations for the U.K. leaving the European Union without a trade deal.

OCEANS: U.N. court rejects Bolivia's Pacific access case

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
The United Nations' highest court has rejected landlocked Bolivia's bid to force Chile to the negotiating table over granting access to the Pacific Ocean.

CANADA: Trudeau notches crucial wins ahead of election

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
In less than 12 hours, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scored two of the biggest economic wins of his political career.

COLORADO: Greens inject cash into midterms to secure climate policies

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
A top environmental group in Colorado plans to spend at least $3.2 million to help Democrats take control of the state Legislature and governor's mansion.

EPA: Strong views but not much diversity at climate rule hearing

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
CHICAGO — Some participants at yesterday's public hearing and protests on the Clean Power Plan replacement are challenging whether the process is really giving enough access to the people most likely to be affected by the proposed rule change.

EPA: Ex-Koch official hired for science shop

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
EPA has hired a chemical engineer from Koch Industries Inc. to serve as the top political appointee in the agency's science office.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Calif. beach city challenges calls for 'retreat'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
A California beach city promised yesterday to challenge the state if it seeks to impose "managed retreat" as rising seas erode the shoreline and threaten homes.

POLITICS: 3 environmental rollbacks could result in 13,900 deaths

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
A key data point has been buried in the back-and-forth over the Trump administration's rollback of former President Obama's climate legacy: EPA's own research has found that lifting public health protections on air pollution could kill thousands of Americans.

ADAPTATION: A test for Green Climate Fund: Save a huge bog in Africa

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:11am
LIMOTO, Uganda — Uganda's climate-stabilizing wetlands are being destroyed by subsistence farmers seeking new plots, according to the country's government. But with help from the U.N.-sanctioned Green Climate Fund, it has struck upon a new approach.

GERMANY: Nation grapples to find exit from diesel-emissions crisis

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:32am
Germany's government is preparing a second round of potentially costly measures to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles as the country struggles to come to terms with excess emissions three years after Volkswagen AG admitted to cheating.

AGRICULTURE: Gassy cows are bad for the planet; could seaweed diet help?

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:32am
The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet.

JAPAN: Typhoon Trami brings Tokyo to a standstill with train halt

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:32am
A typhoon is bringing Tokyo to a standstill.

INDONESIA: Warning system might have saved lives in tsunami

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:32am
An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years.

SCIENCE: Long wet and dry spells may be linked to Arctic warming

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:32am
Atmospheric changes caused by a rapidly warming Arctic may be contributing to longer dry spells and extended rainy periods in the United States, a new study finds.

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