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Researchers complete first detailed map of global coral

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:39am
Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world's coral reefs by using more than 2 million satellite images from across the globe.

Activist investor urges Germany's RWE to exit coal quicker

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:38am
A small activist investor wants RWE AG to accelerate a transition to clean power, saying the German utility giant could double in value by closing and separating its lignite operations more quickly.

World’s top beef supplier approves methane-busting cow feed

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:38am
Brazil, the world’s biggest beef exporter, has approved the sale of a feed additive that cuts methane emissions from cattle as pressure builds on the livestock industry to curb its role in global warming.

Australia won't allow U.N. climate goals in U.K. free-trade deal

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:37am
Australia's government confirmed yesterday that it refused to allow climate change goals to be written into a proposed free trade deal with Britain, as pressure mounts on it to make more ambitious commitments to cut carbon emissions.

Appalachian activists push Manchin to support reconciliation

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:36am
Climate advocates in Appalachia are urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D) to drop his opposition to the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion “human infrastructure” package.

FEMA chief: Stop 'incremental' mitigation projects. Go big

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:34am
The nation must move away from “incremental” mitigation measures to counter the effects of climate change and focus on large projects that can protect a wide swath of people, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told emergency-response officials this week.

Greens beware: Republicans love 'fossil gas'

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:33am
Environmentalists' messages might be backfiring, new research warns.

Fate of Biden’s aviation plan may hinge on reconciliation

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:33am
President Biden yesterday introduced a sweeping plan to slash planet-warming emissions from airplanes, one of the climate crisis's most intractable challenges, in part by propping up sustainable aviation fuel.

Details emerge for $150B Clean Electricity Payment Program

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:32am
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will vote Monday on a clean electricity payment program, investments in electric vehicles and improvements in electric transmission for its portion of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

'Explosive' Dixie Fire could be worst in Calif. history

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 6:31am
The Dixie Fire is headed toward becoming the biggest blaze in California history as it devours mountainsides of brittle trees and shrubs caused by a yearslong drought and record heat.

Protecting sharks starts with knowing where they are

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:57am
One day earlier this summer, Tadzio Bervoets stood on the bow of a boat idling just off the shore of West Caicos, preparing to tag the last shark of the day. He took a moment to center himself before gripping a GoPro camera in his mouth to document the process he calls “walking the dog.”

U.K. watchdog blasts Britain’s effort at greener home heating

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:56am
The U.K.’s plan to decarbonize home heating fell far short of targets to drive a green recovery from the pandemic and cut emissions, according to a parliamentary spending watchdog.

German utility seeks limits on E.U. carbon market speculators

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:56am
Record gains in European Union pollution prices prompted a German power company to call for the bloc’s financial market regulator to curb the influx of speculative investors into the market.

Bezos pledges additional $203.7M in grants for Earth Fund

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:55am
Jeff Bezos promised to give away $203.7 million by the end of the year as part of the Bezos Earth Fund, his $10 billion commitment to fight climate change, which he started last year.

Judge tees up new test of Supreme Court climate ruling

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:55am
A federal judge yesterday sent Hoboken’s climate liability lawsuit back to state court, setting the stage for a new test of a Supreme Court ruling related to a similar challenge from Baltimore.

Water conservation could boost Calif. CO2 efforts — report

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:54am
As drought continues to grip California, stringent conservation measures would help the state avoid an uptick in the energy needed to meet its water needs, according to new research today.

Threatened nations ask to swap debt for climate projects

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:53am
Nations threatened by rising floods and seawater are trying to make sure they don't sink under another challenge: higher disaster debt.

European utilities face $130B in losses from climate change

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:53am
European utility companies could face more than $130 billion in losses if they don't boost their investments in green technology — and fast.

FEMA reduces racial barriers to disaster aid

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:52am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has taken a major step to address racial and economic disparities in disaster aid by making it easier for low-income individuals and minorities to qualify for emergency cash after a disaster.

Biden's solar goals hinge on reconciliation bill

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:51am
With the right policies, the United States could generate 40% of its electricity from solar power by 2035. But to have a chance of getting there, Democrats must pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill with its key climate provisions intact, experts said.