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NORWAY: Loophole lets $1T fund boost its coal exposure

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
Norway's massive sovereign wealth fund has increased its exposure to coal reserves even after imposing restrictions on investing in the fossil fuel that's seen as one of the main catalysts for global warming, according to a report.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tata Power aims to set up charging stations in Delhi

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
Tata Power Co. is seeking to set up electric vehicle chargers in the Indian capital, a company official said, as one of the most polluted cities on earth plans an ambitious push toward cleaner vehicles.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Study: Coastal property value lags due to climate change

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
New research indicates Rhode Island's coastal real estate market is already feeling the effects of climate change.

PUBLIC OPINION: Support for environmental spending drops during Dem admins

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
Elect a Democratic president, expect less support for environmental spending, according to new research.

HURRICANES: Fla.'s timber industry needs years to recover, expert says

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
It could take a decade or more for Florida's timber industry to recover from Hurricane Michael's devastation, and the countless downed trees pose an immediate wildfire threat, Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karels told a state Senate committee Tuesday.

SECURITY: Intelligence community: Warming could spark migration

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:11am
A new assessment by the National Intelligence Council warns that climate change could contribute to a growing number of refugees who flee violent conflicts that erupt from competition over food and other resources. It comes as President Trump rolls back programs to address climbing temperatures.

EMISSIONS: Giant carbon sink could peak in 40 years

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:10am
Droughts, heat waves and other extreme climate-related events are growing concerns in a warming world. Studies have found climate change is already fueling an increase in some extreme events and that they're likely to worsen as temperatures continue to climb.

ILLINOIS: Governor promises to phase out coal, help miners

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:10am
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed an executive order yesterday to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, bringing one of America's largest coal producing states and carbon emitters into a coalition dedicated to upholding the terms of the Paris climate accord.

CONFLICT: Study links climate change and war refugees

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:10am
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found the strongest link yet between climate change, conflict and migration.

POLITICS: 2020 Dems embrace climate, but will voters?

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 7:10am
It's just a few weeks into the presidential primary season, and already Democratic contenders are talking far more about climate change than they have in the past.

RENEWABLE ENERGY: These treadmills generate electricity while burning calories

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
As scientists seek more ways to harness nature's power to produce renewable energy, there's one energy source burned naturally every day that isn't being harnessed: calories.

RISK: 4 climate-influenced disasters cost the U.S. $53B in 2018

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Four of the world's 10 costliest natural disasters in 2018 occurred in the United States, accounting for nearly $53 billion in economic losses and 176 deaths, according to the global reinsurance firm Aon PLC.

BUSINESS: Hot Disney parks, soda droughts: Firms tally climate risk

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Bank of America Corp. worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages. The Walt Disney Co. is concerned its theme parks will get too hot for vacationers, while AT&T Inc. fears hurricanes and wildfires may knock out its cell towers.

UNITED NATIONS: Report sees 3% growth, but climate risks cloud prospects

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
The global economy will grow around 3 percent annually in 2019 and 2020, but rising climate risks, waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes and increasing debt are clouding prospects, the United Nations said Monday.

DAVOS: Bolsonaro calls for development in the Amazon

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro used his first turn on the world stage yesterday to tell the global finance community that Brazil is open for business.

GERMANY: Proposal for 80 mph Autobahn speed limit fires up drivers

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
A leaked proposal to impose universal speed limits on the Autobahn is causing outrage among car-loving Germans.

COURTS: Admin's top environment lawyer to argue kids' climate case

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
The Justice Department's environment division is trotting out its top political official to argue the government's appeal in the kids' climate case.

PUBLIC OPINION: Trump's taunts might resonate with fewer Americans

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
It's a new winter tradition: The president of the United States mocks climate science when it's cold outside.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Inslee tests climate message in N.H.

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
HANOVER, N.H. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday provided a glimpse of what a climate-focused presidential campaign would look like, arguing here that the world cannot wait another four years for America's chief executive to prioritize steep reductions in greenhouse gases.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Oil giants fight skeptic rep with 'practical' fix for CO2

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:27am
Ten of the world's biggest oil companies began addressing climate change collectively in 2014. Most American companies were not among them.

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