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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW builds Europe's biggest e-car plant to halt Tesla's march

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:40am
Volkswagen AG will invest 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) to revamp a plant in eastern Germany into Europe's largest electric-car factory, giving chase to Tesla Inc.'s move into affordable zero-emission vehicles.

NORTH CAROLINA: Coastal sites get $1.1M to manage shoreline erosion

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:40am
Two North Carolina coastal communities have received $1.1 million to control shoreline erosion.

SOLAR: First U.S. residential projects turn to output insurance

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:40am
A tool designed as an insurance policy for solar-power generation will be used to manage the risk associated with U.S. residential systems for the first time as part of a financing agreement backing 4,000 projects in the Northeast.

ACTUARIES: Number-crunchers say insurers face rising climate risks

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:40am
Experts who calculate risk for North American insurance companies said yesterday that extreme weather, sea-level rise and other climate-related stressors have driven threats to health, home and property to their highest levels ever.

COURTS: State AGs support NYC lawsuit against Big Oil

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:40am
Democratic attorneys general, city officials and a large environmental group threw their weight behind a New York City lawsuit demanding five of the world's biggest oil companies pay for climate change damages.

FORESTS: 'Natural' solutions could cut a fifth of U.S. emissions

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:39am
Transitioning to renewable energy isn't the only way to combat climate change.

POLITICS: White House plans another coal event at U.N. talks

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:39am
The Trump White House plans to reprise a controversial fossil fuel and nuclear side event at this year's round of U.N. climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

EMISSIONS: New Dem governors eye power-sector cuts. What about cars?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:39am
Climate hawks are cheering after Democrats wrested control of governors' mansions in key states last week.

ENERGY TRANSITION: Tech companies cut risk of renewables with insurance

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:39am
Corporate America is bingeing on renewables.

CONGRESS: Dems know it's warming but not how to fix it

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:39am
Climate change is the first big fight for congressional Democrats. It's fracturing the party along fault lines of turf, strategy and age.

EMISSIONS: Draft study analyzes Wash. methanol plant

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
A draft study of a proposed $2 billion methanol refining project in Kalama, Wash., says the plant would drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by displacing coal-based methanol sources.

BUSINESS: Scooter startup Lime launches car-sharing service in Seattle

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
San Francisco-based startup Lime has spent the last year scattering an assortment of brightly colored scooters and bikes around American cities, arguing such services will reduce car use and traffic problems. But even Lime can't quite sever ties with the automobile. Starting this week, the company will start spreading around Lime-branded cars, too.

AUTOS: Decades before self-driving cars are ubiquitous — Waymo CEO

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
The head of Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous vehicle unit gave a cautious outlook for the nascent industry Tuesday, saying the technology won't be ubiquitous for decades and that driverless vehicles will always have constraints.

JAPAN: Economy shrinks for 2nd time in 2018 after disasters

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
Japan's economy contracted in the third quarter for the second time this year after an earthquake, typhoons and torrential rain battered production at home and exports declined amid softer demand overseas.

AUSTRALIA: Warming sharpens long drought — and politics

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
Australia's drought is nowhere near over. And neither are its political fights over climate change.

CALIFORNIA: State could be first to recognize tropical forestry offsets

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
California is poised to become the first government to endorse the concept of paying other governments to reduce emissions from tropical forests.

EMISSIONS: Flouting Trump, Colo. to vote on tougher car rules

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
Colorado is poised to take a big step to defy President Trump on climate.

COURTS: Fishing industry sues Big Oil for raising water temps

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
Commercial fishermen in California and Oregon sued dozens of oil and gas companies yesterday for hurting the fishing market in the Pacific Ocean by raising temperatures on Earth.

HURRICANES: Skyscrapers and global warming both make big storms worse

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
Two new studies, both published this week in the journal Nature, once again highlight the influence of human activity on extreme weather events.

WILDFIRES: Trump and his archrival on climate talk about deadly burn

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:06am
CHICO, Calif. — President Trump and one of his toughest critics, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), tamped down political conflagration yesterday to focus on dealing with the state's catastrophic wildfires.

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