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ADAPTATION: Mississippi Basin faces 'soaring' costs from climate risks

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Nearly 85 mayors along the Mississippi River corridor say the new National Climate Assessment highlights the immense risks and challenges that river communities face as droughts, floods and other weather extremes become more prevalent.

POLAND: Ahead of climate talks, Poles are divided over coal mining

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
Electronics salesman Leszek Jaworowski says he can't discuss Poland's coal mining with his father. They end up at loggerheads, just like many families in the southern mining region of Silesia.

UNITED NATIONS: 'Emissions gap' widens as window to reverse it shrinks

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
The world is now in a race against the clock, warns a new U.N. climate report.

WILDFIRES: Smoke can affect local climate — but it's complicated

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:20am
The Camp Fire, thought to be both the deadliest and most destructive California wildfire on record, has inspired many conversations about how climate change may be making such events worse.

SOLAR: Industry's future lies in lightweight technology

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Now that solar energy is competitive with fossil fuels for making low-cost electricity, has it peaked in the United States?

INTERIOR: Zinke claims USGS has 'concern' over climate report

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke yesterday claimed the U.S. Geological Survey has concerns about the National Climate Assessment, even though USGS scientists played a central role in writing the report.

MAINE: Emissions battle ensnares link to Canadian hydropower

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 7:19am
Maine's Democratic governor-elect, Janet Mills, campaigned as a climate champion. But a proposed transmission line to bring hydropower to New England from Quebec could test her commitment to her campaign's climate goals.

FRANCE: Government stands tough against violent fuel tax protesters

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:29am
French President Emmanuel Macron's government yesterday vowed an "uncompromising" stance toward troublemakers who use protests over rising fuel taxes to damage businesses and clash with police — including in the heart of Paris, on the glittering Champs-Élysées.

AUTOS: The plug-in hybrid car hits its stride, just in time to die

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
About 18 months ago, BMW started selling a plug-in hybrid version of its mid-sized sedan for the first time. The 530e is a more expensive, bulkier version of the German automaker's sports sedan. It goes about 30 miles on a charge and tops out at an Autobahn-friendly 146 miles per hour. It's the kind of hybrid that hyper-milers could have only imagined back when Toyota unveiled the original Prius two decades ago.

RISK: Technology shapes insurance companies' response to wildfires

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers Cos. Inc. sat in a command center 3,000 miles away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was happening on the ground.

NATURAL DISASTERS: A tough hurricane recovery job: Making kids feel safe again

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings.

CALIFORNIA: Cities spurned in court dump attorneys

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
Two California cities that lost lawsuits seeking to make the largest oil companies pay for climate impacts have switched attorneys as they appeal.

FINANCE: New tool helps banks value Mother Nature

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
For generations, bankers and policymakers have undervalued Mother Nature as a positive force that helps companies function.

SCIENCE: Banned greenhouse gas resurges as others reach record highs

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
As the country digests the latest federal report warning that climate change could shrink the economy and threaten Americans' lifestyle, another report has found that reducing planet-warming emissions may be even more daunting than expected.

INTERIOR: Public lands spew 25% of U.S. emissions — USGS

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
The National Climate Assessment wasn't the only global warming report the Trump administration quietly released over the Thanksgiving holiday.

ADAPTATION: 'We're not responding quickly enough'

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
The United States has invested more money and resources in climate change adaptation since 2014 — elevating roads and bridges, hardening shorelines, expanding stormwater drainage systems, and building hurricane-proof buildings, among other actions.

POLITICS: Conservative media fueled Trump's denial of climate report

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
Days after his administration released a major climate report produced by federal researchers that found climate change would kill and displace more Americans, President Trump finally weighed in yesterday.

CONGRESS: Here's where incoming Republicans stand on climate

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 7:28am
If they stay true to their campaign rhetoric, the class of freshman House Republicans won't be leading any revolutions next year on the issue of climate change.

NEGOTIATIONS: European leaders call for ambition ahead of climate talks

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
Leaders from 16 European countries called Friday for greater efforts to curb global warming ahead of international climate talks taking place in Poland next month.

CALIFORNIA: Carbon auction raises more than $800M

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:32am
California raised more than $800 million from selling permits to release greenhouse gases in the latest quarterly auction.

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