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ARCTIC: Russian experiment abandons plans to export Alaska bison

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:45am
A Russian bioengineering experiment has abandoned plans to export 12 Alaska bison because of difficulty finding a company capable of making the journey.

UNITED NATIONS: Greenwashing threatens global climate fund — Macron

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:45am
French President Emmanuel Macron called for more climate-related financing yesterday at the One Planet Summit in New York City. He also said "concrete" adaptation projects need to be identified and funded more quickly.

ALASKA: Politically threatened governor doesn't rule out carbon tax

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:45am
At a high-stakes media event on climate policies, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) declared that he would not raise the cost of energy on Alaskans.

SUPREME COURT: Kavanaugh fight has big consequences for climate law

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:45am
If Senate Republicans plow ahead and confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the longtime jurist could have near-term impact on a slew of environmental cases.

POLITICS: Michael Avenatti for president? Climate tops his agenda

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:45am
Attorney Michael Avenatti has hit President Trump on extramarital affairs, hush money and sexual assault. Next up, climate change?

FINANCE: Standard Chartered to stop funding new coal plants

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Standard Chartered PLC said it will stop financing new coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world as part of its commitment to supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

WILDFIRES: Famed Ore. Shakespeare Festival burned by smoke

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that brings tourists from all over the world to southern Oregon each year says it lost $2 million this summer because it had to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances due to wildfire smoke.

WEATHER: Florence was nation's 2nd-wettest storm, behind Harvey

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated.

RISK: Big industrial emitters vulnerable to hurricanes — report

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
The number of new oil, natural gas and chemical plants approved in Texas and Louisiana since 2016 could emit as much greenhouse gases as 11 coal-fired power plants, according to a new analysis.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL: Calif. ballot proposal will seek to nix $77B project

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Opponents of the California gas tax increase passed by state legislators last year yesterday proposed a new ballot measure for 2020 to provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's $77 billion high-speed rail project.

CALIFORNIA: Groups press governor hopefuls for climate specifics

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Clean energy advocates are pushing California's gubernatorial candidates to take a stand on outgoing Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious greenhouse gas and renewable goals.

EMISSIONS: More satellites to join 'Claire' in detecting methane leaks

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
A Montreal-based company that has pioneered the use of a small privately owned satellite to spot methane leaks plans to launch more of the microwave-sized greenhouse gas detectors into space.

UNITED NATIONS: French president: Don't trade with U.S. based on climate

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
President Trump's provocative trade moves dominated headlines this year, but yesterday another president threw down a gauntlet of his own: no deals for countries that don't comply with the Paris climate pact.

POLITICS: 5 election fights featuring green ads

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Candidates nationwide are making their closing arguments to voters six weeks before midterm elections — and they're often infusing green themes into their political ads.

LOBBYING: How much is Big Oil working to pass a carbon tax? We checked

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 8:15am
Big oil companies publicly support carbon taxes. But an E&E News examination of hundreds of lobbying records reveals rare instances in which six of the largest corporations urged lawmakers to adopt the climate policy.

GERMANY: Nation's economic backbone suffers from soaring power prices

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
Bosses at a steelmaker in northwest Germany have ripped out old-style lighting in favor of LEDs, tinkered to make machinery more efficient and even locked staff into classrooms to teach them how to save energy.

ASIA: Plush Singapore tower shows developers' green loan push

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
Asian property developers are delving deeper into green loans, as shown by a recent deal tied to a premium office tower in a Singapore park.

FINANCE: Green mortgages on tap from banks funding climate investment

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
Thirty-nine European banks agreed to test a new type of green mortgage under which borrowers ensure their properties abide by a suite of energy efficiency standards.

SCIENCE: Major investment firm wants to rely on climate data

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
One of the world's largest investment management firms wants to incorporate climate science into its asset management.

CALIFORNIA: Largest pension funds must disclose climate risks

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
The two biggest pension funds in the United States must disclose their climate-related risks, under legislation that California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed earlier this week.

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