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EMISSIONS: Red states sue Biden over social cost of carbon — again

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Ten Republican attorneys general yesterday sued the Biden administration over its plans to increase the social cost of carbon, building on an earlier lawsuit brought by a dozen red states.

SCIENCE: Millions of groundwater wells at risk of running dry

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Millions of drinking wells around the world may soon be at risk of running dry. Overpumping, drought and the steady influence of climate change are depleting groundwater resources all over the globe, according to new research.

EMISSIONS: Chamber resists pressure to back carbon pricing

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday stopped short of throwing its support behind pricing carbon emissions, despite strong encouragement from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

COURTS: NYC sues oil industry over 'green washing'

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
New York City yesterday sued oil and gas giants over their alleged deceptive advertising to consumers, firing a second shot in its legal battle with the fossil fuel industry after the city's first effort fizzled.

FINANCE: Biden doubles climate spending abroad, disappointing greens

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
Climate finance advocates have waited months for details of how President Biden plans to leverage public and private cash to curb global warming.

WHITE HOUSE: Historic U.S. carbon goals fail to sway major emitters

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:48am
The United States plunged back into the climate fight yesterday, shaking off years of denial and embracing steep cuts to carbon emissions that scientists say might keep global warming in check. But it failed to bring the world's biggest emitters along.

EUROPE: E.U. reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden summit

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that is intended to make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on new carbon emissions targets on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by President Biden.

CHINA: Xi to participate in White House climate meeting

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Biden's climate summit this week, the government announced yesterday.

FINANCE: Visa pledges net zero, wants cardholders to see emissions

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
Visa Inc. will aim to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 after already reaching carbon neutrality across its own operations last year.

KENTUCKY: Bourbon producer launches 'seed to sip' sustainability campaign

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon-producing giant is going green along the way.

INVESTING: Global financiers worth $70T launch climate campaign

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
Finance firms that manage $70 trillion of the global economy say they're all in on the clean energy transition.

REGULATIONS: Judge grapples with next steps on Trump NEPA overhaul

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
A federal judge yesterday appeared puzzled by environmental groups' request to scrap former President Trump's changes to implementing regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act.

NOMINATIONS: Bill Nelson trumpets NASA climate research

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
NASA is "uniquely positioned" to aid President Biden's climate policy agenda, former Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said during his confirmation hearing yesterday.

POLITICS: GOP tells world to doubt Biden's word on climate

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
President Biden will spend the next two days trying to convince world leaders that the United States is serious this time when it comes to dramatically cutting its carbon emissions.

EMISSIONS: Biden's climate goal would end American coal

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
Coal will need to disappear, electrification of cars and buildings must rapidly accelerate, and oil consumption has to wane if the United States hopes to cut its emissions in half over the next decade, experts say.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden promises to slash carbon up to 52% by 2030

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 6:50am
President Biden will announce historic climate commitments today at a White House summit with dozens of world leaders.

CALIFORNIA: Steyer joins pundits in call for state to go green faster

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
Billionaire Tom Steyer joined academics and environmental activists in urging California to end net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

FINANCE: Biden spending plan could jolt municipal green-bond sales

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The municipal debt market may be headed for a second straight year of unprecedented green-bond issuance, in a boon for asset managers keen on deploying cash to such investments.

UNITED KINGDOM: Brits toughen carbon target before Biden climate summit

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The U.K. government yesterday set itself a tough new climate target, pledging to cut carbon emissions by more than three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035 while closing a loophole that had left much of the pollution from airplanes and ships out of the tally.

AUSTRALIA: Nation to fund low-emissions projects ahead of Biden summit

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
Australia has announced more than $420 million in new funding for emissions-reductions projects, days before Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends President Biden's virtual climate summit of global leaders.

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