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RENEWABLE ENERGY: U.S. trade rep: Solar tariffs 'very much on my mind'

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
A trade war over clean energy would imperil the global fight against climate change and hurt the U.S. renewables industry, warned U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai yesterday in a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

WILDLIFE: Salmon have shrunk so much, Whole Foods redid its guidelines

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
At OBI Seafoods, a sprawling operation with outposts throughout Alaska, there's all sorts of extra machinery for workers to master. At Whole Foods Market, there are new guidelines for purchasing salmon from wholesalers. And at Ivar's, a fixture on Seattle's waterfront for eight decades, the chef is sending back more and more salmon delivered to his kitchen.

EXTREME WEATHER: Western states prep for when 'the whole country's burning'

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
Fire managers across the West are deploying bulldozers, aircraft and firefighting crews as they gird for what experts anticipate will be a damaging fire season worsened by the effects of climate change.

TRANSPORTATION: Tires are big emitters. EVs could worsen their pollution

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
The tire industry has a sustainability problem and electric vehicles could make it worse, experts say.

SCIENCE: Glaciers worldwide melted 30% faster since 2000

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
Glaciers around the globe are losing ice at faster and faster rates, scientists say. New research suggests that melting worldwide has accelerated by around 30% in the last two decades alone.

POLITICS: Biden digs in on climate: 'Save the planet'

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
President Biden made the case for bold climate action in his first address to Congress. His environmental legacy could depend on the reaction of lawmakers.

CANADA: Trudeau answers criticism of his emission targets

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Justin Trudeau defended Canada's climate record against criticism its emissions targets aren't ambitious enough, arguing his government's carbon tax represents a more concrete plan.

PANDEMIC: France, Germany plan billions in pandemic recovery spending

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
France and Germany together laid out plans for billions in spending from the European Union's pandemic recovery fund aimed at fighting climate change and boosting the use of digital technology across the economy.

GEOPOLITICS: Germany, China to increase cooperation on climate change

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Germany and China agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in combating climate change in an effort to help keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100.

EMISSIONS: Study charts path to cut methane 50% in a decade

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Global methane emissions could be 50% lower by 2030 if a range of available mitigation solutions on oil and gas and other industries are deployed over the next decade, according to a new study.

SWITZERLAND: 3 indicted over scheme to avert fees on CO2 emissions

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Swiss prosecutors announced a criminal indictment Monday against a former official with the federal roads office and two co-conspirators over an alleged scheme to avert fees on CO2 emissions that stripped the government of 9 million Swiss francs (about $10 million) of potential revenue.

SCIENCE: Pandemic curbed pollution and saved snow — study

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Clearer skies born of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns appear to have had an unexpected side effect: They reduced summer snowmelt in the Indus River Basin, which supplies fresh water to more than 300 million people in India and Pakistan.

INVESTING: Financial climate risks are 'lurking out of view' — survey

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
The world's financial firms risk losing trillions of dollars because they are not properly preparing for climate change, according to a survey released today.

EXTREME WEATHER: FEMA seeks help to purge inequality in disaster aid

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a sweeping review of its disaster aid programs to evaluate whether they are unfair to minorities and other disadvantaged groups and if they are adequately addressing climate change.

SUSTAINABILITY: Brewer sells 'awful' beer to show climate effects

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
Want to make beer drinkers more conscious of climate change?

WHITE HOUSE: Biden to make climate case in first address to Congress

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
President Biden is expected to use his first congressional address tonight to tout how the first 100 days of his administration have yielded the most ambitious climate policy of any U.S. president.

FIRST 100 DAYS: Biden disrupts detractors with war on warming, not on coal

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 7:01am
President Biden redefined the climate fight to focus on investments rather than regulations. That scrambled the traditional model of reducing carbon emissions, and Republicans' opposition to it.

OKLAHOMA: Governor signs bills to limit utilities' costs from storm

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed a pair of bills Friday to mitigate the skyrocketing storm-related utility costs from a February winter storm.

MAINE: Less ice on lakes could affect water quality, fish

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Lakes in Maine are freezing later and thawing sooner in recent years, a trend that has scientists worried about long-term impacts to water quality and aquatic life.

TRANSPORTATION: Honda to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040 in North America

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Japanese automaker Honda said Friday that it plans to phase out all of its gasoline-powered vehicles in North America by 2040, making it the latest major automaker with a goal of becoming carbon neutral.

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