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FOOD: 'Demographics matter': Study parses dietary climate impacts

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:36am
The eating habits of white people have a greater impact on climate change than those of other demographic groups in the United States, according to a new study.

POLITICS: Climate advisory panel disbanded by Trump releases report

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:36am
A climate science advisory panel disbanded by the Trump administration released a report today outlining the steps communities can take to prepare for climate change.

EMISSIONS: States focus on chemicals linked to warming when feds won't

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:36am
States are stepping up efforts to regulate a group of potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners, refrigerators and insulating foams.

WHITE HOUSE: 5 doozies from Trump on wind power and climate

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:36am
In suggesting that noise from wind turbines causes cancer, President Trump has added another untruth to a long line of inaccurate — and often bizarre — statements he's made over the years about climate change or renewable energy, especially wind power.

RENEWABLES: Italy might need energy storage to meet pollution pledge

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
Italy must more than double its capacity to store electricity if it wants to slash pollution from burning fossil fuels, the head of the nation's power transmission network said.

GERMANY: Emissions dropped in 2018 thanks to warm weather

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell 4.2% in 2018, the first major decrease in Europe's biggest economy in four years, thanks in large part to warm weather.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fiat to play active role in industry change, chairman says

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
Fresh off reports that it's exploring a venture with PSA Group to build cars in Europe, the chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said the automaker will remain an active player in helping to shape an automotive industry being transformed by technology.

FINANCE: BlackRock beefs up bet on renewables with small-scale solar

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
BlackRock Inc., the world's largest money manager, is boosting its bet on clean energy.

ARCTIC: Thawing soil causes Canadian island to 'slump'

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
Landslides on a large Arctic island in Canada have increased by sixtyfold, a staggering amount that scientists say is linked to thawing permafrost. And rising air temperatures are clearly to blame, the researchers say.

BREXIT: Cash for renewable energy falls in U.K. as departure looms

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
The United Kingdom has seen a drop in clean energy investment since it began the process of leaving the European Union in 2016, and some experts say Brexit could dampen its growth even more.

POLITICS: NASA chief mum on White House climate review

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
The head of NASA extolled the value of climate science before lawmakers yesterday but would not say whether his agency is participating in a White House effort to cast doubt on that science.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Lawmakers spotlight Inslee's record from Japan to Mont.

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:23am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made a campaign stop yesterday at the Rayburn House Office Building.

EMISSIONS: Red spruce sprout atop coal mines that helped kill them

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:22am
CHEAT MOUNTAIN, W.Va. — Red spruce blanketed the mountains of West Virginia a century ago, before being decimated by the saw blade and acid rain from coal plants. Now they're replacing the mines that helped kill them.

WILDFIRES: Calif. town destroyed by blaze issues 1st rebuild permits

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:26am
Small signs of rebuilding are sprouting in the California town of Paradise this spring, including the issuing of the first permits to rebuild two of the 11,000 homes destroyed five months ago by wildfire.

TENNESSEE: Governor not sure humans are cause of climate change

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:26am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says the state has a duty to protect the environment but held off from agreeing humans are the reason behind climate change.

FINANCE: Global sustainable investments rise 34% to $30.7T

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:25am
Global socially responsible investments grew by 34% to $30.7 trillion over the past two years, lifted by Japanese pension funds, retail investors everywhere and broad, growing concern about climate change.

EMISSIONS: First airline becomes top 10 polluter in Europe

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:25am
Ryanair Holdings PLC was one of the 10 biggest polluters in Europe last year, a first for a company that doesn't run coal-fired power plants.

CANADA: Carbon tax takes effect as Trudeau reels before elections

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:25am
Canada's federal government imposed a carbon price on four provinces yesterday that refused to adopt their own programs as tensions over climate policy flare ahead of this year's national elections.

ARCTIC: As sea ice disappears, so do nutrients for wildlife

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:25am
Arctic sea ice continues to suffer long-term declines — and many scientists are concerned the region is inching toward a future that will see no ice cover during the warmest months. Ice-free summers could help accelerate climate change in the rapidly warming Arctic, scientists say, and have profound consequences on the region's delicate ecosystem, from algae to polar bears.

CONGRESS: GOP mayor fights warming in Ind., takes spotlight in D.C.

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:25am
Jim Brainard is a creature of Washington, D.C., even though the six-term mayor of Carmel, Ind., lives more than 500 miles from Capitol Hill and has no plans this year to run for Congress.