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EUROPE: E.U. eyes emissions trading system for cars, buildings

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Europe's car and construction sectors could face rising costs if they fail to substantially reduce their carbon footprint.

EXTREME WEATHER: Long waits for U.S. disaster aid spur state calls for reform

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Senior officials from the nation's three largest states urged the Biden administration and Congress yesterday to expedite and simplify a process that has delayed the release of tens of billions of dollars in federal aid to communities hit by natural disasters.

WASHINGTON: Gov. Inslee gets his wish: A deal on cap and trade

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Gregg Small was jogging Friday when he heard that the Washington state Legislature had just agreed to a cap-and-trade bill. He toppled over and began to cry at the news.

EMISSIONS: Gap between models and reports complicates climate action

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Countries may be less on track to meet international climate goals than their own estimates suggest.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Hardship binds flood survivors: 'All we have is each other'

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
One of the most effective environmental justice groups you never heard of operates not from New York City or Washington, but from a tiny town in northern Florida at the edge of the Alachua Sink, an ancient lake bed that fills up during major storms.

LAW: These Big Oil lawyers are major Democratic donors

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:33am
Three of the top lawyers representing oil and gas companies in climate change litigation are major Democratic Party donors, an E&E News analysis has found.

GERMANY: Bitcoin millionaire puts money on Greens in election

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:04am
A German software developer who made a fortune from bitcoin has given the environmentalist Green Party one of the biggest political donations in the country's history in hopes it will win this year's national election — and consider banning the digital currency.

BANGLADESH: Leaking landfill contributes to mystery methane hot spot

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:04am
A landfill in Bangladesh is leaking huge quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere, according to the emissions-tracking company GHGSat Inc.

NEW MEXICO: Report: Drought weakens trees as pests move in

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
New Mexico's relentless drought is stressing forests, making them more vulnerable to a widespread pest infestation that could cause a mass tree die-off if wetter weather doesn't come, a newly released state report says.

CALIFORNIA: Section of Highway 1 that collapsed during storm reopens

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
A section of California's scenic Highway 1 that collapsed during a winter storm reopened to traffic Friday.

EMISSIONS: Can natural gas pipelines help fight climate change?

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
To combat climate change, the United States should take the seemingly counterintuitive step of boosting investment in existing natural gas pipelines.

EXTREME WEATHER: Backlash hits FEMA plan to make states pay for disasters

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
State and local officials are warning that they would lose crucial federal funding to address climate threats under a Federal Emergency Management Agency plan that would make it harder to qualify for disaster aid.

EMISSIONS: DOE tries to unsnarl traffic jams to save gas and time

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
The Department of Energy is preparing to use the massive computing power of its national laboratories to tackle a daily scourge of American life: traffic jams.

BUSINESS: Elon Musk: Climate is daunting, but I'm more worried about AI

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
The $100 million climate contest Elon Musk is bankrolling isn't about saving the world from gloom and doom, the Tesla Inc. CEO said last week.

EMISSIONS: Why the U.S. might miss Biden's climate goal

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 7:03am
The United States is on course to reduce emissions by about 30% over 10 years. That leaves a large gap in President Biden's goal of cutting CO2 in half.

UNITED KINGDOM: Climate activists shatter windows at HSBC London building

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Climate change activists vandalized HSBC's London headquarters, smashing windows in a protest against the bank's alleged links to the fossil fuel industry.

NEW JERSEY: State to bake climate change risk into policies, share costs

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
New Jersey will incorporate the impacts of climate change and rising seas into all its major policy decisions in the near future, and will seek to share the costs of protecting the state among all levels of government and the private sector.

WISCONSIN: Governor calls for planting 75M trees before 2031

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order yesterday directing the Department of Natural Resources to plant 75 million trees and conserve 125,000 acres of forestland by the end of 2030.

EMISSIONS: Biden halts legal fight against Calif.-Quebec carbon pact

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
The Biden administration has asked a federal court to drop a Trump-era lawsuit over an emissions pact between California and the Canadian province of Quebec.

VERMONT: Maple season cut short; sap yields low sugar

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Seventy-degree Fahrenheit weather and low sugar content in tree sap have caused one of the shortest maple seasons in over a decade for producers in Vermont, the country's top maple syrup-producing state.

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