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CONGRESS: Run school buses on electricity, Harris says

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
The Energy Department would receive $1 billion to help schools replace diesel buses with electric ones under a bill being rolled out today by Sen. Kamala Harris.

GREAT LAKES: 'New normal' brings record high water

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
This week's announcement that two of the five Great Lakes reached record-high mean water levels in May came as little surprise to climate scientists monitoring changing conditions on the world's largest freshwater ecosystem.

EMISSIONS: Scientists find that ocean temps can swing CO2 levels

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
Scientists believe they have solved a big puzzle that could help climate models more accurately forecast changes produced by global CO2 emissions.

WILDFIRES: Calif. considers multibillion-dollar victims' fund

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
Top California lawmakers are wrestling with how to pay for extreme wildfires in the future, including whether to create a catastrophe fund for victims totaling as much as $40 billion.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Activists slam DNC after it rejects climate debate

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
The Democratic National Committee has turned down Jay Inslee's request to host a 2020 Democratic primary debate focused on climate change, and many green groups, as well as other core Democratic constituencies, are angered by the decision and urging the party to reconsider.

EXTREME WEATHER: Paris climate targets could prevent thousands of U.S. deaths

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
Meeting the Paris climate agreement's targets could prevent thousands of heat-related deaths in cities across the United States, scientists say.

POLITICS: White House might make federal scientists debate skeptics

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:25am
A White House plan to debate the accuracy of climate science has hit a snag: Mainstream scientists are unlikely to participate. In response, officials have discussed requiring federal researchers to participate.

MAINE: Governor signs law to help prepare for sea-level rise

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Maine's coastal communities will have more resources to prepare for rising sea levels under a new law in the state.

GLACIERS: U.S. scientist sounds warning on future Everest dangers

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, a U.S. scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said yesterday.

AVIATION: Scandinavian Airlines stops duty-free sales to cut emissions

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Faced with growing consumer concern about the climate impact of flying, Scandinavian Airlines said yesterday it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel as part of a wider range of measures to cut emissions.

BUSINESS: Companies see $1T in climate risk, more in potential reward

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
An analysis of thousands of corporate disclosures on climate-change risks suggests that companies stand to gain more than they lose, mostly within the next five years.

ADAPTATION: Infirm risk losing life-sustaining machines as storms worsen

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
More than 2.5 million Americans face health risks and even death because home medical equipment cannot operate when the power goes out during extreme weather events, according to a report by two nonprofit organizations.

CONGRESS: A disaster bill finally passes. Here's what's missing

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
The disaster relief bill that President Trump is expected to sign is missing one significant component: money for the Disaster Relief Fund.

CAMPAIGN 2020: 'Amtrak Joe' calls for high-speed rail in climate plan

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
In Congress, Joe Biden earned the nickname "Amtrak Joe" for his habit of commuting by rail between Delaware and Washington, D.C.

Q&A: 227 court dates: One CEO's fight for electric cabs

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Chris Nielsen has been to court more than 200 times to defend electric vehicles.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Inslee would double Paris commitment, expand climate deals

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to double the United States' carbon reductions under the Paris Agreement and target other greenhouse gas emissions through international pacts and trade.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump chats with the prince. 'He is really into climate'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
Prince Charles and Prime Minister Theresa May pressed President Trump to address climate change during his state visit to the United Kingdom.

COURTS: Kids face off with feds in landmark climate case

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:39am
PORTLAND, Ore. — Twenty-one young Americans have no right to a "safe climate" under the Constitution, the Trump administration argued in court yesterday, rejecting a key assertion by the kids who say the government should phase out the use of fossil fuels.

NORWAY: Greenhouse gas emissions rise despite renewable push

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 7:17am
Norway, one of the top adopters of electric cars, pumped out more greenhouse gases in 2018 due to higher emissions from the transport sector, according to preliminary figures released by Statistics Norway.

SUSTAINABILITY: James Cameron sees global salvation in plant-based investing

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 7:17am
James Cameron has thrived on disaster and dystopia over his 40-year career. But when it comes to personal investing, the Hollywood director is betting on a better future.

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