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POLITICS: Trump's pick for Fed sees global conspiracy on climate

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
President Trump's new nominee for the Federal Reserve Board has long been hostile to climate science.

CAMPAIGN 2020: White House contenders toe party line on Green New Deal

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:12am
Party unity beat out presidential ambition yesterday as every Senate Democrat running for the White House joined together to protest a Republican-staged vote on the Green New Deal.

NIGERIA: Mogul plans $2.5B power build-out

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
Nigerian business mogul Tony Elumelu plans to invest as much as $2.5 billion in power projects across Africa's electricity-starved biggest oil producer.

NATURAL DISASTERS: Aid increases to thousands homeless from Mozambique cyclone

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
Authorities in Mozambique say that with a key road open to the badly damaged city of Beira, conditions on the ground improving and more international help arriving, vital aid to those hit by Cyclone Idai should now flow more freely.

GLACIERS: Big U-turn: Melting Greenland ice is growing again

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest-shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

FLORIDA: Lawmaker hopes his rain boots will spark climate action

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
A Miami state lawmaker hopes his pair of black Bogs Bozeman mid-boots can inspire environmental conversations in Florida's Capitol, where the debate usually happens above leather dress shoes and hoisted heels.

EDUCATION: Alaska moves to strengthen climate lessons for kids

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
Alaska may soon require schools to teach kids about global warming, even as new Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy takes the state in a rightward shift and rolls back his predecessor's climate policies.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Annapolis parking lot foreshadows future flood losses

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
An outdoor parking lot in a small Maryland city that routinely floods during high tide is a harbinger of the economic damage that sea-level rise will inflict on the coastal United States, according to a new study by Stanford University climate scientists.

DISASTERS: Red tape ties up aid for hurricane-damaged areas — GAO

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
Staff shortages and insufficient guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development have prolonged the release of $35 billion in federal disaster grants to hurricane-ravaged areas like Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a government watchdog has found.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Greens who once fought nuclear power now lament its demise

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
American nuclear power is poised to fall off a cliff.

POLITICS: Swing voters haven't heard of Green New Deal

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
The Green New Deal is a buzzword in Washington, drawing both inspiration and mockery depending on one's political persuasion, but voters in at least one key swing state haven't even heard of it.

EMISSIONS: Growth in U.S., Asia fueled record carbon levels in 2018

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:11am
Global carbon levels reached a record high last year, as surging demand for fossil fuels in the United States and Asia sent emissions soaring, the International Energy Agency said today.

NATURAL DISASTERS: Mozambique flooding crisis classified in line with Syria

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
The U.N. World Food Programme raised the crisis classification for Mozambique's flooding after it was struck by Tropical Cyclone Idai to its highest level, which it said put the disaster on par with Syria and Yemen.

EUROPEAN UNION: Leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

SRI LANKA: Nation tests artificial rains to avoid power cuts

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
Sri Lanka has successfully conducted a test on artificial rains in the tea-growing mountain region where hydroelectric power is generated, in a bid to avoid possible power cuts during the dry season, a spokesman said Friday.

EMISSIONS: Maersk tests biofuel as it sets sail for carbon neutrality

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry's biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Consumers save money in coal-renewables switch — study

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
In 2018, two major utilities announced they would close their coal plants early, replace them with renewables and save consumers money. A new report suggests more power companies could soon follow suit.

SCIENCE: Island ecosystems at risk as stronger storms kill more trees

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic destruction across Puerto Rico in 2017. Nearly two years later, researchers are still assessing the damage — and they're finding that Maria far outstrips other hurricanes in its impact on natural ecosystems.

ADAPTATION: Sand fight sparked by big conservation plan for beaches

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
A Trump administration proposal to vastly expand federal conservation land along the East Coast is facing protests from states and communities that say the plan will damage tourism industries that are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

FLOODS: Along Mighty Mississippi, cities swap sandbags for marshes

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:20am
Mayor Rick Eberlin of Grafton, Ill., knows that by the end of this week he will probably be in another fight with the Mississippi River.

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