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BUSINESS: Bank predicts climate-driven windfall for Big Pharma

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
Climate change could spark a demand for vaccines for diseases such as Zika and Ebola worth up to $200 billion, according to Morgan Stanley.

CAMPAIGN 2020: More Dems debate tonight. Here are their climate plans

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
Round two of the Democratic debate in Detroit hits the airwaves at 8 EDT tonight, and the participation of one candidate — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — makes it likely that climate change will be a featured part of the conversation.

CAMPAIGN 2020: 'That is criminal activity.' Dems clash on scope of action

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:56am
DETROIT — Climate change turned into a flashpoint at last night's Democratic debate when most of the 10 candidates jumped into an argument about the best way to fight rising temperatures without wrecking the American economy.

EXTREME WEATHER: After nearly 7 years, Sandy damages claim gets new life

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
A claim for damages from Superstorm Sandy that has been rejected several times by the state of New Jersey has gotten new life from a divided state Supreme Court.

DROUGHT: Parched manufacturing city in India brings in water by rail

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
Amid the green Yelagiri hills of southern India, the train inches along the tracks, carrying what has become precious cargo: drinking water bound for Chennai, India's parched Motor City.

FORESTS: Ethiopia plants more than 200M trees in a day

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
Ethiopians planted more than 200 million trees yesterday, which officials stated will be a world record. The ambitious initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aims to help restore the country's landscape, which experts say is fast being eroded by deforestation and climate change.

TEMPERATURES: It's official: U.K. broke record during heat wave

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
Britain has officially had its hottest day on record.

PUBLIC OPINION: Environment important to 80% of Calif. voters

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
The environment will be an important issue in the 2020 elections for a large majority of California voters.

ADVOCACY: Swedish teen activist to set sail for U.N. climate talks

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to join a major U.N. climate conference in New York.

SCIENCE: 3 things to watch as summer heat bakes the Arctic

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:39am
An outbreak of extreme heat across Europe this month is finally subsiding — and it may be headed for the Arctic next. According to meteorologists, the weather system is moving north toward Scandinavia and Greenland.

EPA: Panel tasked with reviewing soot standard lacks key expert

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:38am
The expert panel advising EPA on particulate pollution doesn't include a representative from the discipline responsible for most of the scientific evidence that soot is a public health hazard.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal finally got a bailout. What it means for emissions

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:38am
Coal bailouts are in vogue. The only problem for the coal industry: They haven't been very successful.

CAMPAIGN 2020: 10 Dems will debate tonight. Here are their climate plans

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:38am
Democratic candidates for president return to the stage tonight and tomorrow for a two-part debate in Detroit. Here's what they plan to do about climate change.

OREGON: Scientists warn state is lagging in disaster preparedness

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
Oregon state lawmakers abandoned a multimillion-dollar project to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, and scientists warn that the funding shakeup could endanger public safety and put Oregon further behind other West Coast states in preparing for natural disasters.

SOUTH AFRICA: Coal plants threatened by emission standards

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
Sasol Ltd. said some of its South African plants are under threat from sulfur dioxide emission standards that it will need to comply with by 2025.

ADAPTATION: Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
Indonesia's president said in an interview that he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall around Jakarta to prevent the low-lying capital from sinking under the sea, lending renewed backing and a sense of urgency to a slow-moving and politically contested megaproject.

UNITED NATIONS: Chief urges nations to commit to net-zero CO2 target

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
The head of the United Nations is pressing governments to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050 if they are planning to participate in his September climate summit in New York.

FINANCE: E.U. bank aims to stop funding fossil fuel projects

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
The European Investment Bank is suggesting ending loans to fossil fuel projects by the end of next year, as part of the European Union's efforts to combat climate change.

FASHION: New Balance joins U.N. pledge to cut emissions

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
Sports footwear company New Balance Athletics Inc. has become the latest big name to sign on to a U.N. climate compact for the fashion industry.

RISK: How 5 big companies view climate threats

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 6:53am
The nation's largest corporations are publicly warning about the risks that climate change poses to their businesses, saying that everything from severe weather to green competitors to increased regulation could cut profit.

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