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CONGRESS: Republicans promote emissions reductions, the GOP way

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
An environmentally friendly Republican Party showed up at a congressional hearing on climate change yesterday, offering solutions instead of skepticism and casting itself as the party of green innovation.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Gillibrand climate plan bans <em>some</em> fracking

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand revealed a plan today to tackle global warming that builds on her support for carbon taxes and the Green New Deal.

FINANCE: The Fed plans its first conference on climate change

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is planning a research conference on climate change — a first for the central bank.

UNITED KINGDOM: Is Boris Johnson like Trump on climate? We checked

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
The United Kingdom's new leader is being labeled an enemy of climate science and an ally of President Trump, but his public record paints a murkier picture.

EMISSIONS: Less CO2 in China means fewer deaths in the U.S. — study

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
China's pledge to cut its carbon dioxide emissions beginning in 2030 includes a generous gift for its downwind neighbors: less deadly air pollution.

EMISSIONS: Scientists say they debunked claims of natural warming

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 7:00am
Skeptics of human-caused climate change have often relied on a favorite argument involving the planet's natural climate cycles: Earth experienced natural warming and cooling long before humans began pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Now, scientists say they can show why that argument is wrong.

RENEWABLES: Pakistan plans clean energy wave to make up 20% of capacity

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
Pakistan is planning a wave of new wind and solar plants that will expand its clean energy capacity to about fifth of its total.

DROUGHT: Rhine River risks repeat of last year's historic shutdown

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
The bustling boat traffic on Europe's Rhine river ground to a halt for the first time in living memory last year, as shrinking alpine glaciers and severe drought made the key transport artery impassable. Those historic conditions could be repeated in a few weeks.

SPECIES: Tenn. researchers make device to study salamander habitat

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
East Tennessee State University researchers have developed a device to measure environmental preferences of salamanders that live in southern Appalachia.

ADVOCACY: Teen climate activist to French critics: Listen to science

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told lawmakers at France's lower house of parliament that they need to listen to scientists on the issue of climate change and act now to avert a catastrophe.

RISK: Calif. to nudge insurers toward climate adaptation

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
California will team up with the United Nations to help insurers see the financial benefits of addressing climate change.

BUSINESS: CO2 crackdowns pose risk for transportation firms — Moody's

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
Moody's Investors Service is warning that U.S. auto, shipping and rail companies face heightened risks from climate change.

DISASTERS: Advocates slam treatment of disabled people after storms

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
People with physical and mental disabilities have been placed illegally in nursing homes after natural disasters, a disability rights advocate charged yesterday in testimony that drew attention to the struggles many disabled people face when they evacuate their homes.

COURTS: Adaptation case in R.I. moves forward

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
A New England environmental group can move ahead with new claims in an adaptation lawsuit against a fossil fuel producer accused of failing to adapt its facilities to climate change threats.

FUSION: World's first reactor is under construction. Begin countdown

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
A multination project to build a fusion reactor cleared a milestone yesterday and is now 6 ½ years away from "First Plasma," officials announced.

POLITICS: Fla. Republican seeks $30 carbon tax

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
Rep. Francis Rooney is the rare House Republican who sees carbon taxes as a solution to global warming — so much so that the Florida lawmaker plans to introduce a second measure tomorrow that would impose a new fee on carbon emissions.

EPA: Meet 7 science advisers under Trump

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:43am
The Trump EPA has tried to stack the deck against tougher standards for smog and soot by recruiting anti-regulatory advocates for key advisory committees.

TECHNOLOGY: Sawdust might be one answer to the world's plastic problem

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:40am
A technology startup near Ontario's leafy border with Michigan says it has the answer to the world's plastic pollution problem: sawdust.

TEMPERATURES: Europe braces for next heat wave; London could set record

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:40am
Europe is facing a second heatwave this summer, just weeks after the hottest June on record, intensifying concern over climate change and the rise in extreme weather events.

ALASKA: University budget cuts may affect climate researchers

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:40am
The University of Alaska's leadership in climate science could be threatened by budget cuts made through Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes, according to a researcher at UA Southeast.

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