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EXTREME WEATHER: La. spillway gets rare workout in 'historic' flood fight

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
The Army Corps of Engineers will take unprecedented steps to reduce flood pressure on the Lower Mississippi River levee system by opening a major Louisiana spillway.

EPA: Trump admin to issue first-ever emissions limits for planes

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
EPA plans to issue its first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft this fall, the agency confirmed last week.

POLITICS: Cato closes its climate shop; Pat Michaels is out

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
The Cato Institute quietly shut down a program that for years sought to raise uncertainty about climate science, leaving the libertarian think tank co-founded by Charles Koch without an office dedicated to global warming.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: 40 homes and 17 floods. Now the neighborhood is moving

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:05am
POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. — Floods keep inundating a neighborhood of 40 homes, so the state is relocating it to a nearby farm field. Its low-income residents are the latest climate refugees.

ADVOCACY: Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.

GEOPOLITICS: Europe wakes up to climate concerns after green wave in vote

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
Green parties' surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other environmental issues will get more serious consideration on the continent.

TEMPERATURES: Heat wave before summer even starts grips Deep South

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
A scorching heat wave weeks before the start of summer is gripping the Deep South, with several cities reporting the highest temperatures ever recorded in May.

DISASTERS: Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
The residents of the small riverside town of Mosby, Mo., have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands, and ruin their floors and furniture.

CONGRESS: Green New Deal backers: 'Find the votes. Not the money'

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
The daylong workshop was billed as a discussion on how to pay for the Green New Deal.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: 100% renewable pledges don't equal carbon-free power

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
In recent years, scores of corporations have made renewable energy pledges. RE100, a corporate initiative aimed at getting companies to commit to purchasing all their electricity from renewables, counts 176 companies among its members, including Ikea, Coca-Cola Co. and Apple Inc.

LAW: Does Harvey trial signal new climate battlefront?

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
When Hurricane Harvey struck the shores of the Texas Gulf Coast in 2017, flooding inundated more than 10,000 homes upstream from two federally owned reservoirs.

INTERIOR: Restarting coal leasing won't affect climate — BLM

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
The Interior Department claims that lifting the Obama administration's coal moratorium would have no real impact on the climate.

POLITICS: GOP criticizes its own on climate

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 7:06am
As some Republicans inch toward climate policy for the first time in years, those in the party who reject climate science are getting nervous that a more permanent shift is coming. And they're going on the attack.

BUSINESS: Amazon rejects climate change proposal

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology.

NATURAL DISASTERS: Texas approves $3B in flood control after Harvey

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects.

CANADA: Trudeau faces renewed carbon fight as Alberta joins battle

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
Alberta's new United Conservative Party government introduced a bill to repeal the oil-rich province's carbon tax, setting up a legal showdown with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a cornerstone of his environmental policy.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla's success in Norway becomes double-edged sword

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
In one of Tesla Inc.'s biggest markets, it's been stung by its own success.

NOAA: Fierce 2017-18 storms have crews ready for 2019 hurricanes

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
In a rare twist of good fortune in the grim world of natural disasters, the federal government says it's better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season than in previous years because the devastating storms of 2017 and 2018 have left thousands of emergency workers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Underdog Democrat Delaney floats carbon tax

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
John Delaney yesterday became the latest Democratic candidate for president to outline a plan for climate change. But unlike many of his White House rivals, the former Maryland congressman would use a tax on carbon emissions to help wean the country off fossil fuels.

POLITICS: Detractors upbraid scientist who oversaw extinction report

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 7:28am
Sir Robert Watson has testified before Congress many times before, but it's never gone like this.

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