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EDUCATION: Lawmakers work on disaster relief for N.C. schools

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
North Carolina legislators say they're working on a disaster relief bill that will address extended public school closures and teacher pay issues resulting from Hurricane Florence.

HURRICANE FLORENCE: Navy needs to consider broader climate effects, experts say

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
While Hurricane Florence was still barreling toward the East Coast, the Navy shipped its vessels out of harm's way.

ANTARCTICA: Climate change identified as culprit behind warming waters

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
Scientists say they've demonstrated for the first time that climate change is behind the alarming rate of warming in the chilly waters around Antarctica.

CAR RULES: 'That sounds dumb.' Motor City weighs in on rollbacks

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
DETROIT — The Trump administration has argued that scaling back Obama-era clean car rules will help consumers across the country. But here in Motor City, the rollback is far from people's minds.

UNITED NATIONS: Trump will address world leaders, but his audience is voters

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:36am
President Trump's address to skeptical world leaders today could celebrate his isolating decisions on the global stage related to climate change and trade issues in a message tailored for conservative voters six weeks before crucial midterm elections.

COMMUNICATION: Michigan State to study how info on Hurricane Maria spread

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
Michigan State University researchers have received a federal grant to study communication after Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.

WINE: Climate change hits Germany, and vintners are happy

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
The Braunewell family has been practicing the ancient art of viticulture in the picturesque hills above the Rhine River since the middle of the 17th century. This year's grape harvest, at the end of Germany's second-warmest summer on record, is their earliest ever.

HURRICANE FLORENCE: N.C. solar farms slowly recovering after storm

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
North Carolina's solar farms took a beating from Hurricane Florence, and many of the power plants remain out of service a week after the storm slammed into the second-biggest U.S. market.

FINANCE: Green projects are a safer bet for investors — Moody's

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
Loans for green infrastructure projects are safer investments than the broader market, especially in wealthy countries, according to Moody's Investors Service.

AUTOS: Porsche to cull diesel cars in shift to electric vehicles

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
Porsche AG will stop offering diesel versions of its cars, marking the latest blow for the technology that has come under intense scrutiny by regulators and environmental groups.

CANADA: Government pushes crude pipeline — and climate action

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
Canada on Friday hosted other rich countries for a forum on clean energy while simultaneously redoubling its efforts to expand a controversial pipeline to carry Albertan crude to port in British Columbia.

CALIFORNIA: Big week for state climate policy

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:13am
California climate policies are moving forward at a furious rate two weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) corralled state governments around the world to accelerate progress in reducing carbon emissions.

NATIONAL PARKS: Protected lands are warming faster than rest of U.S.

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:12am
U.S. national parks are warming about twice as fast as the rest of the nation, an alarming new study suggests, raising big concerns about the future of lands that were intended to conserve and protect natural landscapes and the wildlife that call them home.

CAR RULES: Trump admin, Calif. set for a public face-off

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:12am
The Trump administration is set for an epic showdown today with California.

COAL: Trump makes it easier to release toxins in water

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:12am
When EPA issued a rule in 2015 to restrict coal plants from dumping toxic wastewater, environmentalists were elated. But the victory was short-lived.

COURTS: Brad Pitt foundation sues architect over post-Katrina homes

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

RENEWABLES: Solar worth more on Long Island than anywhere else in U.S.

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn't California or sunny Florida — it's Long Island.

STORMS: Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.

SCIENCE: Weight of rain from Harvey lowered Texas

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
So much rain fell on the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey last year that its weight lowered the region's elevation by almost an inch, according to new research.

BUSINESS: Emerging Asia's top power firm eyes M&A deals to go green

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Tenaga Nasional Bhd., the most valuable listed utility company in emerging Asia, is looking to sell its gas-fired power plant in Pakistan as it pushes forward with a plan to rely more on renewable sources of energy.

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