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RISK: Threat of costly storm surge rises along coasts

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
Development along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts is inflating both the number and value of U.S. homes exposed to storm surge from hurricanes and tropical storms, a new analysis has found.

CONGRESS: GOP delays disaster aid but allows flood insurance extension

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
Another House conservative blocked a $19.1 billion disaster aid package yesterday, but lawmakers did approve a two-week extension of an expiring federal flood insurance program just as hurricane season begins.

COLORADO: Polis signs series of climate bills

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed seven bills yesterday aimed at greening Colorado's economy, capping off what environmentalists called one of the most active legislative sessions for climate policy in state history.

EPA: Wheeler's cost-benefit memo fulfills industry request

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
Industry groups see another wish about to come true under President Trump.

COURTS: 'All eyes of the world are on <em>Juliana</em>'

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
The 21 youth plaintiffs of Juliana v. United States are days away from another milestone in their climate case against the government, a hearing that will determine whether their case gets back on track for what they call "the trial of the century."

WHITE HOUSE: Trump was briefed on plan to review climate science

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 7:00am
A White House initiative to scrutinize climate science appears to be making headway.

INDIA: Power producer picks renewables chief to speed transition

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
State-run NTPC Ltd., India's largest coal-fired power producer, is appointing a new head of its renewables team to speed up its expansion into clean energy, according to a company official with knowledge of the plan.

CONNECTICUT: Bill to require climate change education advances

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
A bill that would require instruction on climate change at Connecticut schools has cleared the House of Representatives.

FINANCE: Mispricing climate change could hurt stability — bank

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
Climate change could hit bank balance sheets with a knock-on effect on financial stability, the European Central Bank warned yesterday.

AUTOS: Ferrari unveils plug-in hybrid supercar

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
Ferrari NV unveiled its first production-volume plug-in hybrid, the 1,000-horsepower SF90 Stradale, as the supercar maker aims to keep pace with tightening emissions regulations while still satisfying its power-hungry customers.

ARMY CORPS: 'We can no longer control the water'

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
The Army Corps of Engineers is struggling to control historic flows at the southern terminus of the Mississippi River even as it takes unprecedented steps to avoid flooding, a top agency official said yesterday.

ARCTIC: Mass puffin die-off probably linked to climate change

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
In October 2016, a tiny island in the frigid waters between Russia and Alaska was the site of a morbid mystery. Dozens of dead seabirds began suddenly washing up on the shore. The bodies continued to arrive for months.

POLITICS: Republican who blocked disaster bill sought storm money

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
Rep. Thomas Massie, the Kentucky Republican who blocked a major disaster-relief bill Tuesday, has asked Presidents Trump and Obama on at least four occasions to approve disaster aid for his home state and for his own congressional district.

OREGON: Cap and trade makes a stand

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
Oregon lawmakers are entering final negotiations over a cap-and-trade bill, setting the stage for a key climate test in the Pacific Northwest.

ADAPTATION: Calif. uses untested powers for 'managed retreat'

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 7:08am
California created an agency to protect its beaches from overdevelopment before the threat of rising seas was widely understood. Now it's testing the limits of those powers to wage war against the effects of climate change.

WEATHER: Student revives decades-old research sidelined by sexism

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
A University of Tennessee doctoral student is resurrecting research that was abandoned nearly 80 years ago that could be crucial for the Tennessee Valley Authority's understanding of long-term weather patterns that factor into the agency's decisions regarding water.

SUSTAINABILITY: Hungary to build $1B green-powered town from scratch

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
Hungary is planning to create a green-powered town with jobs and housing for thousands on a barren strip of Danube floodplain.

COAL: China proposes price cuts to ease burden on power producers

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
China is seeking to lower domestic coal prices to aid power producers, and has proposed that miners bring the benchmark grade to below 600 yuan ($87) a ton, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

FRANCE: Climate activists on trial for taking down Macron portraits

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his inaction against climate change.

EXTREME WEATHER: NOAA flood alerts jump tenfold since 1990

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
When NOAA announced this month that the United States had recently experienced the wettest 12-month period in more than 100 years, the agency celebrated the news by noting a near-elimination of drought conditions in the country.

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