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NEW YORK: Climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:45am
Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. Cars, home furnaces and factories converted to run on electricity from renewable sources.

DROUGHT: Forever dry, the West is desperate for water projects

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:44am
The United States just set a record for the wettest 12-month period in its recorded history, but the Colorado River remains in drought conditions for the 19th consecutive year.

EXTREME WEATHER: Scientists are faster at linking climate to disasters

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:44am
Scientists were already investigating the role of climate change as a blistering heat wave crackled across France last month, pushing temperatures in some areas beyond what's been seen: 114 degrees Fahrenheit.

CLIMATE IMPACTS: 'Shoes will melt.' Hot turf may pose risk for athletes

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:44am
Synthetic turf fields are cropping up all over the country. For athletic associations, the benefits are numerous: They last year-round and don't require water or landscaping.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Sanders wants to use military cash for climate action

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:44am
The 2020 Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders has yet to release a plan for global warming, but the Vermont lawmaker is hinting that he'll call for a major reduction in military spending worldwide so the money could be applied to climate action.

EMISSIONS: Temperatures are soaring today. So is CO2

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:44am
Greenhouse gas emissions will spike today as temperatures along the East Coast approach triple digits and grid operators fire up nearly all of their power plants to help Americans beat the heat.

PUERTO RICO: Protesters demand governor resign

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
Karla Villalón has three elementary-age children and an 81-year-old grandmother.

SOLAR: Freak weather events pose risk to India's renewables goals

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
India's ambitious plan to take the leadership position among nations as one of the largest producers of renewable energy may have run into some unfavorable weather.

TEMPERATURES: 'Dangerous and widespread' heat wave hits much of U.S.

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
Brace yourself for the hottest day of the year. It could reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) on Saturday as the U.S. East Coast slides into the weekend. When you add in the humidity, it could feel like 110.

FINANCE: German clean-energy fund expands into U.S. solar

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
Germany-based clean-energy fund Hep Kapitalverwaltung AG agreed to invest $50 million to $80 million annually in a partnership to develop small solar projects in the U.S.

EXTREME WEATHER: Warming's effects will strain federal coffers — GAO

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
The federal government is ill-prepared to shoulder what could be a trillion-dollar fiscal crisis associated with extreme weather, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters through 2100, federal investigators have found.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Berkeley eliminates natural gas in new homes

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
The liberal enclave of Berkeley, Calif., will ban natural gas hookups in new homes starting next year, a move praised by advocates as a revolutionary step to address climate change.

EMISSIONS: Scientists try to demystify the carbon budget

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
One of the most important climate change metrics — the "carbon budget" — may also be among the most confusing.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal-heavy co-op offers climate plan. And suspicions rise

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
Colorado has big climate goals. But to meet them, one of the state's largest power companies is going to have to stop burning so much coal.

CONGRESS: Protections for federal scientists face uncertainty on Hill

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
Democrats on Capitol Hill want to protect federal climate scientists whose work they say is being targeted by the Trump administration.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Could Antarctica be refrozen? Don't laugh

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:43am
In a hypothetical future, the once-pristine Antarctic landscape is cluttered with cutting-edge machinery to help refreeze the desolate continent. Scientists see it as an extreme measure to avoid catastrophic sea-level rise.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Fossil fuels are far less efficient than previously thought

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. In fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study.

GEOPOLITICS: New European Commission leader prioritizes climate change

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president yesterday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.

FINANCE: Food company raises $2.1B in China's first sustainability loan

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
The trading division of China's biggest food company signed a $2.1 billion loan that links all of its main financing lines to environmental targets.

CONGRESS: Republican lawmaker challenges Dems on emissions: 'Bring it'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:41am
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis yesterday showed deep partisan divides on the question of reducing planet-warming emissions from transportation.