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Experts: Ore. seems to be in 'perpetual drought'

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:41am
Experts say Oregon is becoming less resilient to drought as fewer seasons of abundant rain and snow prevent it from bouncing back from hot and dry conditions.

Warming speeds up U.S. harvest, giving oil unlikely lift

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:40am
American farmers are preparing to fire up their tractors earlier than usual this year, and it’s an unexpected gift to oil markets.

Singapore exchange plans mandatory climate disclosures

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:39am
Singapore will require mandatory climate-related disclosures for listed companies under proposals that aim to meet rising investor demand for commitments to tackle climate change.

Australian gas producer's net-zero pledge challenged in court

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:39am
Australian oil & gas producer Santos Ltd. will be challenged in court on its claim to have a “clear and credible” path to net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, in a case brought by a climate activist group.

Wind and solar soar. But it's not enough for net zero

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:38am
The United States is on track to smash its record for wind and solar installations for the second straight year. But that won't put it on course for a net-zero-emissions economy by midcentury.

Mich. utility offsets CO2 with 'Big Wild' forest credits

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:36am
A partnership among the state of Michigan, one of its largest utilities and a Utah-based carbon offset developer will help one of the state’s most popular forests store more carbon dioxide in its trees.

Flood risks rise in booming northeast Fla. county

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:35am
The nation's fastest-growing large coastal county, St. Johns, Fla., is among the nation’s riskiest for both coastal and riverine flooding, according to an E&E News analysis of census data and flood risk calculations from the First Street Foundation.

How blockbuster U.N. report can help climate lawsuits

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:33am
A landmark U.N. report on climate science could become a crucial piece of evidence in courtrooms around the world, environmental lawyers say.

Federal fleet electrification faces delays

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:33am
Shortly after his inauguration, President Biden set an ambitious goal: to electrify the entire federal fleet. Now, his agencies are drafting a plan to phase out hundreds of thousands of internal-combustion engines, which analysts say could save the government billions of dollars and make a dent in one of the most intractable carbon-emitting sectors.

Climate denial newspaper flourishes on Facebook

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 6:32am
One of the most-viewed sites on Facebook was a subscription page for a conservative media outlet that promotes climate denial.

Russian climate plan relies on forests to counter emissions

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:41am
Russia expects to increase greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years and instead rely on its trees to meet its international climate obligations, according to a draft of the nation’s low-carbon development strategy.

Industry group sees $8.2B insured damage from German floods

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:41am
Devastating floods in western Germany last month likely caused insured damage to the tune of about €7 billion ($8.2 billion), an insurance industry group said yesterday, significantly increasing its previous estimate.

U.K. chemicals giant looks at hydrogen to cut climate impact

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:40am
Ineos Group, operator of a major U.K. refining and chemicals complex, is looking at hydrogen to cut its carbon emissions.

Insurers could drop oil and gas, but many won’t — analysis

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:40am
For the insurance industry to fulfill its stated commitment to combat climate change, it may want to accelerate its efforts to exit the oil and gas industry.

Bolt owners not following recall instructions

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:39am
Owners of the electric Chevrolet Bolt are bucking General Motors’ recall guidelines and risking high-voltage battery pack fires, according to a new analysis.

Swiss Re lays bet on commercializing direct-air CO2 capture

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:39am
Swiss Re Group is placing a groundbreaking decadelong bet on a startup working to commercialize technology for sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Judge skeptical of Republican case on social cost of carbon

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:38am
A federal judge yesterday appeared skeptical of a lawsuit brought by Republican-led states over President Biden's executive order on climate change.

Trump adviser involved in Vineyard Wind opposition

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:36am
The two Nantucket women said they were suing the federal government because they wanted to save the North Atlantic right whale from offshore wind. Then a former member of President Trump’s EPA transition team stepped to the microphone to commend them for their bravery.

U.S. global climate promises hang on reconciliation battle

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:35am
The ability of the United States to meet its international climate promises hangs on the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill now being crafted by Democrats in Congress.

Afghan officials, some in hiding, hope to attend COP

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:34am
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan scattered a team of officials who had been preparing to attend a global climate convention as extreme drought leaves the mountainous country staggering. The timing couldn’t be worse.