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INTERIOR: Bernhardt on climate: 'I'm not a wallflower'

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:33am
It fell to a coal-state senator to ask David Bernhardt about climate change.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: Red ink spills over banks of major flood-control project

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:33am
Rerouting a river isn't easy. A project to steer the Red River of the North around a city in North Dakota is expected to cost $1 billion more than expected. The estimate comes as the Red threatens to overtop its banks.

BUSINESS: AT&T pays national lab for 30-year climate modeling

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
By 2050, residents of southern Florida could become familiar with storms borne on 90-mph winds. Water levels during floods will rise by an average of 5 percent across the Southeast. And it will not be out of the ordinary for swaths of southeastern Georgia to be inundated under waters as much as 10 feet deep.

SCIENCE: U.S. team to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region yesterday to study how pollution has affected the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.

GERMANY: Millions of electric cars needed in war on pollution

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
Germany will need a massive jump in the number of electric cars plying the autobahn highways to make serious progress in cutting carbon emissions from the transport industry.

ADAPTATION: Mozambique city fought climate change, but cyclone roared in

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique's seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change.

INTERIOR: Climate questions await Bernhardt

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
Climate is having a moment on Capitol Hill, and David Bernhardt is walking into the middle of it.

POLITICS: NOAA chief parts with White House on science review

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
The acting head of NOAA said yesterday that the White House's "adversarial" look at climate science needs to stick to peer-reviewed research to be taken seriously.

METHANE: 'Greening' lakes gush planet-warming gas

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:19am
Lakes all over the world are growing greener, scientists say, and that may be a rising problem for the global climate system.

DISASTERS: In major change, feds could pay less to victims

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:18am
The Trump administration is revising how it decides whether to help victims of natural disasters. The move overrules protests from populous states, which say the new policy will cause residents to be denied federal aid after hurricanes, major floods and other catastrophes.

POLITICS: Dems say 'I love you, I love you not' to Green New Deal

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:18am
House Democrats yesterday introduced their latest proposal to fight climate change — without mentioning the Green New Deal.

EMISSIONS: What Brexit means for the climate

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:18am
The United Kingdom's struggle to leave the European Union is disrupting most aspects of public life, including the policies that underpin its goals on climate change.

WEATHER: Spain chronicles spread of desertification over the decades

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Spanish weather authorities say 32 million people in the southern European country, or around two-thirds of Spain's population, are having to deal with higher temperatures, longer summers and more frequent tropical nights as a result of climate change.

NEGOTIATIONS: China, France push climate-friendly finance

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
The leaders of China and France are trying to ramp up efforts against climate change and are calling for a global rethinking of investments to make them more planet-friendly.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China scales back subsidies to spur innovation

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
China will scale back subsidies on electric vehicles as the industry develops and costs go down, trying to encourage local manufacturers to rely on innovation rather than government assistance to spur sales.

OREGON: State close to finalizing cap-and-trade bill

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Oregon lawmakers on Monday unveiled a compromise proposal to a cap-and-trade bill regulating greenhouse gas emissions, responding to overwhelming opposition from businesses and agricultural groups that worry the plan could put them out of work.

COAL: Asian boom offsets CO2 reductions from U.S. retirements

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Coal may be declining in America, but it remains on the ascent in Asia. And that dynamic threatens to undermine the world's long-term climate goals.

POLITICS: GOP counteroffer to Green New Deal hinges on research

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander this week unveiled a Republican alternative to the Green New Deal that puts the spotlight on federal clean energy research.

INTERIOR: Dems worry Bernhardt is cutting climate programs

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
While the Senate spent yesterday debating a nonbinding show vote on climate, the House was digging into the alleged neglect of climate programs already on the books.

DISASTERS: Administration response in Puerto Rico faces more scrutiny

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Democratic lawmakers lashed out at a federal investigator yesterday, accusing him of stalling a probe into whether the Trump administration delayed providing disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.

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