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Abandoning 60% of global oil might limit warming to 1.5 C

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 6:50am
It has to happen if the world wants half a chance — literally — at meeting its most ambitious climate targets.

British Airways invites passengers to pay for sustainable fuel

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:41am
British Airways introduced a mechanism allowing customers to buy so-called sustainable aviation fuel to reduce their carbon footprints.

Protests disrupt autobahn traffic before German auto show

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:40am
Environmental activists protesting car culture disrupted traffic on several highways around Munich before the opening yesterday of a leading auto show in the German city.

E.U. commission to issue €250B in green bonds

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:40am
The European Commission said yesterday it would issue up to €250 billion in green bonds this fall as part of its plans to finance the 27-nation bloc's recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

World's top Christian leaders make joint climate appeal

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:39am
The world's top Christian leaders — Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians — yesterday issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming U.N. climate summit to "listen to the cry of the Earth" and make sacrifices to save the planet.

Calif. evacuation expert knows what panic feels like

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:39am
Claudine Jaenichen designs maps and other material aimed at helping people survive wildfires, hurricanes and other perils. She's advised 24 California cities and counties, and is consulting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Carbon pricing could harm poor countries, Moody's warns

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:38am
Poor countries that rely on fossil fuels face rising economic risk from national and regional efforts to impose prices on carbon emissions produced by burning oil, gas and coal, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Insurers examine how their policies spur global CO2

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:37am
Major insurers are joining forces to help the global sector quantify the planet-warming gases released through its underwriting activities.

FEMA flood program faces review, criticism

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:36am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a top-to-bottom review of a program that cuts flood insurance premiums for millions of homeowners but has faced criticism for favoring large, affluent communities.

House centrists: Only climate can get deficit spending

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:35am
They say climate deserves a different budget standard, because the costs of inaction are huge yet difficult to quantify.

Methane rule to eclipse past regulations, including Obama's

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 6:34am
Officials at EPA are preparing to propose the nation's strongest rules against methane emissions this month, marking an escalation in the Biden administration's use of regulatory tools to reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuel companies.

Climate change pushes New Zealand to warmest recorded winter

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:30am
The southern winter that just ended in New Zealand was the warmest ever recorded, and scientists say that climate change is driving temperatures ever higher.

Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:29am
Greece’s center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change and named former European Union commissioner Christos Stylianides as minister.

Industry group backs global carbon price for large ships

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:29am
A major maritime industry association yesterday backed plans for a global surcharge on carbon emissions from shipping to help fund the sector's shift toward climate-friendly fuels.

World’s biggest wealth fund ups ESG focus in real estate

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:28am
The sovereign wealth fund of Norway says it’s working on a strategy update to ensure its $30 billion property portfolio lives up to the carbon neutrality goals mapped out in the Paris Agreement.

FEMA: Rebuilt homes must be elevated above flood levels

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:27am
Homes rebuilt with mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency must be elevated at least 2 feet above the height that floodwaters are expected to reach, according to new federal guidelines.

Is wave energy finally at a 'tipping point'?

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:27am
The struggle to build what might become the next big thing in renewable energy started in a Colorado garage. The designers had gathered about $100 worth of rubber, tubing and valves for a wave energy experiment.

Climate rule quelled by insurers in 2010 makes a comeback

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:26am
State insurance regulators are reinvigorating their efforts against the threat that climate change poses to the sprawling industry they oversee.

Carbon removal technology reaches early milestone

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:25am
The world's largest facility dedicated to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is set to come online tomorrow in Iceland, a major milestone for the nascent direct air capture industry.

Katrina spurred a mass migration. Will Ida do the same?

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:24am
Southeast Louisiana is bracing for a mass exodus following Hurricane Ida, which has killed at least 13 people in the state and left hundreds of thousands without power, water and other essential services.