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Texas Power Woes Linger as New England Girds for Deep Freeze

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in... Read More

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in a deadly winter storm, while a new wave of frigid weather rolling into the Northeast led communities to close schools... Read More

2023-01-30 15:16:40
by Dan McCue
ExxonMobil Affiliate to Invest $560M in Massive Renewable Diesel Facility

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the... Read More

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada.  According to a statement issued by ExxonMobil, the project at Imperial’s Strathcona refinery is... Read More

2023-01-30 15:07:30
by Dan McCue
Hydrogen Production Hub Proposed for US Gulf Coast

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to a press release on the multinational energy company’s website, the project will... Read More

House GOP Seeks New Restrictions on Use of US Oil Stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill set for... Read More

2023-01-25 18:06:40
by Kate Michael
Alaska Airlines Eliminates Plastic Cups on All Flights

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday it is eliminating in-flight plastic cups. The West Coast-based airline is the first U.S.... Read More

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday it is eliminating in-flight plastic cups. The West Coast-based airline is the first U.S. carrier to completely transition to paper cups as a planet-friendly alternative. Alaska Airlines estimates that this move will eliminate more... Read More

2023-01-23 17:19:24
by Dan McCue
EVs Take Center Stage at Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news... Read More

WASHINGTON — Forget a weeklong vote to get a House speaker, when all is said and done, the biggest news of the month may well be how electric vehicles dominated center stage at the Washington, D.C., Auto Show. The annual... Read More

Biden’s Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more... Read More

At Davos, UN Chief Warns the World Is in a 'Sorry State'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world is in a “sorry state" because of myriad interlinked challenges including climate change and... Read More

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world is in a “sorry state" because of myriad interlinked challenges including climate change and Russia's war in Ukraine that are “piling up like cars in a chain reaction crash,” the U.N. chief said at... Read More

2023-01-13 19:44:31
by Kate Michael
Abu Dhabi Summit Gathers Climate Advocates in Advance of UAE’s COP28

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan.... Read More

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 16 and 17 for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s Summit, where they will discuss key sustainability issues for the coming year,... Read More

2023-01-11 20:46:58
by Dan McCue
2022’s 18 Natural Disasters Cost the US a Total $165B, Report Says

WASHINGTON — Devastating hurricanes, deadly flooding and prolonged record-setting drought in much of the U.S. were just a few of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Devastating hurricanes, deadly flooding and prolonged record-setting drought in much of the U.S. were just a few of the 18 natural disasters that cost taxpayers roughly $165 billion last year, according to a new federal report. The sobering... Read More

2023-01-09 20:25:27
by Dan McCue
Report Highlights Far-Reaching Benefits of Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key... Read More

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key sectors of the American economy and demonstrates how efficiency investments reduce carbon emissions, lower energy bills and improve public health.... Read More

2023-01-03 23:57:30
by Kate Michael
Climate Action Campaign Greets 118th Congress With ‘Be Vocal’ Plea

WASHINGTON — The Climate Action Campaign, a coalition of national environment and climate action groups, met new members of Congress... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Climate Action Campaign, a coalition of national environment and climate action groups, met new members of Congress on their way to work to call for more congressional climate action at the opening of the 118th Congress. Greeting... Read More

2022-12-28 13:07:26
by Dan McCue
Diverse Coalition Urges Next Congress to Be Proactive on Climate Risk Mitigation

WASHINGTON — The change in House leadership next year is likely to renew the long-running congressional debate over how to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The change in House leadership next year is likely to renew the long-running congressional debate over how to fix problems that have plagued the National Flood Insurance Program for decades and make it better able to deal with... Read More

Massive Winter Storm Brings Frigid Temps, Snow and Ice to US

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans endured bone-chilling temperatures, blizzard conditions, power outages and canceled holiday gatherings... Read More

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans endured bone-chilling temperatures, blizzard conditions, power outages and canceled holiday gatherings Friday from a winter storm that forecasters said was nearly unprecedented in its scope, exposing about 60% of the U.S. population to... Read More

Temperatures Fall Far and Fast as Winter Storm Threatens US

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm began forming ahead of Christmas weekend,... Read More

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm began forming ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating holiday travel. The National... Read More

Storm Adds Uncertainty to Strong Holiday Travel Demand

Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive... Read More

Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive winter storm might. Forecasters predict an onslaught of heavy snow, ice, flooding and even tornadoes from Thursday to Saturday in a broad... Read More

2022-12-14 18:41:52
by Dan McCue
Senate Bill Aims to Boost Mental Health Care for Communities Facing Climate Disasters

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the Senate on Wednesday would establish a first-of-its kind $30 million pilot grant program... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the Senate on Wednesday would establish a first-of-its kind $30 million pilot grant program to provide funding to community-based mental wellness and resilience programs in communities bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. Introduced... Read More

US Storm Brings Tornadoes, Blizzard-Like Conditions; Two Dead

DALLAS (AP) — A destructive storm marched across the United States, spawning tornadoes that touched down in parts of Texas,... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — A destructive storm marched across the United States, spawning tornadoes that touched down in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, where the deaths of a young boy and his mother were reported, and it delivered blizzard-like conditions... Read More

Massive US Storm Brings Tornadoes to South, Blizzard Threat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest was braced... Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest was braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions, while states farther to the south saw tornadoes from a massive storm blowing across the country.... Read More

Dugong, Coral, Abalone Face Extinction Threat, IUCN Says

Populations of a vulnerable species of marine mammal, numerous species of abalone and a type of Caribbean coral are now... Read More

Populations of a vulnerable species of marine mammal, numerous species of abalone and a type of Caribbean coral are now threatened with extinction, an international conservation organization said Friday. The International Union for Conservation of Nature announced the update during the... Read More

UN Summit: Don't Repeat Mistakes on Nature, Scientists Warn

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Scientists around the world are warning governments that will be gathering in Montreal, Canada, this week... Read More

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Scientists around the world are warning governments that will be gathering in Montreal, Canada, this week for the United Nations' biodiversity summit to not repeat past mistakes and are urging officials to “avoid trade-offs” between people... Read More

Prince William, Like His Father, Prioritizes the Environment

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving... Read More

2022-12-02 18:43:52
by Tom Ramstack
Activist Gets Two Months for Blocking DC Beltway During Protest

The 60-day jail sentence a Montgomery County, Maryland, judge imposed this week on a climate activist appears to be part... Read More

The 60-day jail sentence a Montgomery County, Maryland, judge imposed this week on a climate activist appears to be part of a trend among courts to get tough on environmental protesters as they become more aggressive. William Regan, 43, received... Read More

2022-12-02 18:37:31
by Dan McCue
Interior Department Aims to Cut Energy Waste on Oil Fields

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Thursday announced a proposed rule to address the waste of natural gas during the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Thursday announced a proposed rule to address the waste of natural gas during the production of oil and gas on federal and tribal lands. Officials with the department’s Bureau of Land Management said the... Read More

Prince William Focuses US Trip on Climate Amid Harry Row

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Princess of Wales will be looking to focus attention on their Earthshot Prize... Read More

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Princess of Wales will be looking to focus attention on their Earthshot Prize for environmental innovators when they make their first visit to the United States in eight years this week, a trip... Read More

2022-11-22 21:31:30
by Tom Ramstack
Attorneys General Push Back Against Senators Who Protect Fossil Fuel Industry

WASHINGTON — A blame game like the one that marked the COP27 international climate change conference continued this week in... Read More

WASHINGTON — A blame game like the one that marked the COP27 international climate change conference continued this week in Washington between Democratic attorneys general and Senate Republicans. Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia fought back... Read More

New Zealand Targets Cow Burps to Help Reduce Global Warming

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (AP) — How do you stop a cow from burping? It might sound like the start... Read More

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (AP) — How do you stop a cow from burping? It might sound like the start of a humorous riddle, but it's the subject of a huge scientific inquiry in New Zealand. And the answer could... Read More

2022-11-11 22:09:42
by Dan McCue
Global Carbon Emissions Remain at Record Levels

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels — with no sign of the decrease... Read More

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels — with no sign of the decrease that climate scientists say is urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a team of researchers... Read More

2022-11-11 21:47:13
by Dan McCue
NGO, Nonprofits Decry Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Granted Access to COP27

SHARM El-SHEIKH, Egypt — An analysis of attendees at the United Nations-sponsored COP27 climate talks shows that the number of... Read More

SHARM El-SHEIKH, Egypt — An analysis of attendees at the United Nations-sponsored COP27 climate talks shows that the number of fossil fuel industry lobbyists on hand has jumped 25% from those in attendance at last year’s talks in Glasgow, Scotland.... Read More

Biden Says Climate Efforts 'More Urgent Than Ever' at Summit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking Friday at an annual international summit on climate change, urged world... Read More

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — President Joe Biden, speaking Friday at an annual international summit on climate change, urged world leaders to “double down” on their resolve to fight global warming, saying Russia's invasion of Ukraine reinforces the need to... Read More

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