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OBITUARY: Remembering Walter Mondale: VP and climate advocate

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
MINNEAPOLIS — "I don't like wasting my time slaying windmills," Walter Mondale quipped in 1972, when campaigning for a second term to the U.S. Senate.

REGULATIONS: Judge to decide fate of Trump NEPA overhaul

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The future of former President Trump's National Environmental Policy Act overhaul now rests in the hands of a federal judge, who will hear arguments on the matter today.

EXTREME WEATHER: Fire risk 'ringing alarm bells' across the West

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The western United States is ripe for an explosive wildfire season this summer, as climate change helps scorch plants and soils, experts warn.

SCIENCE: Heat is reshaping Greenland, and it's raising sea levels

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
Scorching heat waves and extreme melting events were once remarkable events for the Greenland ice sheet. In recent years, they're becoming more and more common as Arctic temperatures continue to soar.

BUSINESS: Inside the Chamber of (Climate) Commerce

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce faced years of pressure from within its secretive membership to adopt a friendlier position on climate change. Here's how it happened.

WHITE HOUSE: A guide to Biden's climate summit

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:49am
The world's top emitters will convene tomorrow — and the setting might as well be a virtual chess board.

INVESTING: Emerging market green debt sales to soar past $100B

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
Emerging market green bond issuance will more than double by 2023 to exceed $100 billion, according to two of the biggest players in the sector.

GERMANY: Greens bid for chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
Germany's environmentalist Greens announced yesterday that co-leader Annalena Baerbock will make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the September national election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc was mired in a power struggle.

INDIA: Electric vehicles face practical, technical hurdles

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
H.S. Panno, an independent contractor living in a spacious two-story penthouse in New Delhi, had his doubts when he bought his first electric car in September.

RENEWABLES: Anheuser-Busch InBev announces solar-powered beer

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
Anheuser-Busch InBev will use solar power to brew Michelob Ultra Pure Gold beer in its latest effort to appeal to younger, more environmentally conscious consumers.

STATE DEPARTMENT: Blinken: 'Climate is not a trading card'

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
World leaders shouldn't use climate change as a bargaining chip when dealing with the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday.

FINANCE: Yellen hires Treasury's first-ever 'climate counselor'

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
The Treasury Department finally has a climate boss.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal plant closures slow, in blow to Biden climate goals

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
Coal plant retirements are likely to slump to their lowest level since 2014 in President Biden's first year in office, according to federal data.

WHITE HOUSE: Harris touts 'giant leap' economic plan, mum on climate

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
In her first major economic address, Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday outlined what the White House billed as a "vision of the future."

WHITE HOUSE: A Biden climate order fails, leaving agencies grasping

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:51am
The president intended to require that all federal infrastructure projects be built to withstand the flooding effects of climate change. But the provision failed to revoke a Trump-era order.

KANSAS: New law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelines

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:49am
A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines.

ILLINOIS: Environmentalists cheer new safeguards on coal ash

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:49am
Environmentalists are cheering rules that Illinois regulators have adopted to govern toxic byproducts from burning coal.

ARIZONA: Spring wildflower bloom absent this year

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:49am
Southern Arizona's treasured spring wildflower bloom is pretty much a no-show this year.

INVESTING: Cost of financing renewable energy fell sharply since 2010

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:49am
Climate change has started to transform the financial sector in two distinct ways, according to new research.

FINANCE: Banks face growing pressure to phase out fossil fuel lending

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:49am
Investors managing $11 trillion have called on the world's biggest banks to phase out financing of fossil fuel companies and throw their weight behind the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

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