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2022 Election Features Few Climate Initiatives, but Those on the Ballot Are Big
2022 Elections
2022 Election Features Few Climate Initiatives, but Those on the Ballot Are Big
2022-11-07 19:52:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In most recent years, a slew of climate, energy and environmental initiatives have appeared on state ballots across the nation. This year, perhaps as a result of the Biden administration’s all-out push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to... Read More

Climate
White House, UAE Sign Pact to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition
2022-11-01 15:48:31
by Dan McCue

ABU DHABI, UAE — The Biden administration and the United Arab Emirates signed a major new clean energy framework Tuesday, agreeing to jointly invest $100 billion in projects intended to produce 100 GW of clean energy by 2035. The agreement... Read More

Think Tanks
Analysts Stress Overpopulation Is Not Climate Culprit
2022-11-01 14:01:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Population trends analysts are still trying to quash the idea that overpopulation causes climate change.  While connected, there is no simple and direct relationship between human numbers and environmental impacts. So to move forward toward real environmental change,... Read More

Climate
Celeb Youth Climate Activist at Press Club: ‘Rich Countries ... Do the Right Thing’
2022-10-10 14:39:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Vanessa Nakate, 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist and recently appointed UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited Washington last week to meet with staff at the World Bank charged with leading international climate finance. She also spoke to the National Press Club... Read More

Military
Army Releases Climate Strategy Implementation Plan
2022-10-05 19:04:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army released a comprehensive plan on Wednesday aimed at reducing the future impacts and risks on its installations and fighting forces associated with climate change. Senior Army leaders have long been concerned that the effects of... Read More

Energy
IKEA Home Deliveries to Be Fully Electric by 2025, CEO Says
2022-10-03 19:45:03
by Dan McCue

LONDON — The CEO of the world's largest furniture retailer said on Monday that all of the company’s home deliveries will be made by electric vehicles as early as 2025 as part of a drive to dramatically reduce its greenhouse... Read More

Congress
Disputes Linger in Congress About Biden’s Clean Energy Subsidies
2022-09-29 20:39:01
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — After Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida with Category 4 winds, a House committee met Thursday to discuss how the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act might help combat climate change. Climatologists predict fierce hurricanes like Ian will become a feature... Read More

Think Tanks
Pakistani Foreign Minister Praises Diplomacy but Blames ‘Great Polluters’ for Climate Catastrophe
2022-09-27 17:31:16
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — After what he called “encouraging” talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari dealt harsh chastisements and warnings for the United States at the Wilson Center on Tuesday morning. Despite saying he was... Read More

District of Columbia
DC Names Sports Celeb as City’s First Sustainability Ambassador
2022-09-06 14:46:38
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Heading into her second year with the Washington Spirit, the professional women’s soccer team in the nation's capital, Anna Heilferty expressed an interest in using her sports prowess to share her equal passion for sustainability. A new mayoral... Read More

Climate
More Land Leased for Carbon Capture in Western Louisiana
2022-08-22 16:16:51
by Dan McCue

HOUSTON — 1PointFive and Manulife Investment Management have entered into a lease agreement for approximately 27,000 acres of timberland in western Louisiana for a carbon capture and sequestration project. The agreement provides 1PointFive with access to subsurface pore space and... Read More

White House
Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act in Modest White House Ceremony
2022-08-16 21:05:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Looking fresh and relaxed from a week vacationing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, President Joe Biden returned to the White House this afternoon to sign the so-called Inflation Reduction Act and deliver on what he’s called the “final... Read More

Political News
In a Stunner, Manchin, Schumer, Strike Deal on Climate, Tax Package
2022-07-27 23:40:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — In a stunning and wholly unexpected turn of events, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Wednesday that he’d struck a deal with Democratic leaders in the Senate and would now support climate and tax measures he’d previously rejected. It... Read More

Climate
Congress’ Despair Over Climate Change Makes Carbon Capture More Likely
2022-07-27 21:44:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The desperation wrought this summer by record heat and drought across parts of the United States were obvious during a Senate hearing Wednesday on how to capture and reuse greenhouse gases. Only a few years ago, carbon capture... Read More

Climate
Climate Change Not Just Another 'Culture War Issue’
2022-07-23 16:40:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The summer of 2022 has shaped up to be a season of discontent for those who consider themselves climate activists and fans of the environment. It began three weeks ago, when a majority of justices in the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Trade
US, Canada Demand Talks Over Mexican Energy Policies
2022-07-22 16:11:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Just days after the second anniversary of the USMCA trade agreement, two of its three signers, the U.S. and Canada, are demanding dispute settlement talks with the third, Mexico, over domestic energy policies they say are undermining cross-border... Read More

Food Insecurity
Congress Seeks to Control the Harm of Climate Change on Food Production
2022-07-15 20:22:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Congress is searching for an innovative approach to rising food prices as climate change, political policy and farming increasingly collide, leaving consumers to suffer the consequences. For some, it means a bigger part of their annual budgets will... Read More

Environment
Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday dramatically limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, dealing a major blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change. The 6-3 ruling written by Chief... Read More

Environment
Georgia Power to Launch Largest Ever Coal Ash Harvesting Project
2022-06-29 15:42:08
by Kate Michael

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The project calls for millions of tons of stored coal ash to be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges,... Read More

Supreme Court
High Court Declines to Block Biden Greenhouse Gas Policy
2022-05-27 14:01:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block a Biden administration policy that directs federal agencies to assess the societal costs of greenhouse gases as part of their decision-making processes. As is their custom, the justices did not... Read More

International
Davos Ends With Germany Pushing Global Work on Climate, War

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed hopes Thursday for global cooperation on climate change, hunger and war, while dozens of climate activists demonstrated in the Swiss town of Davos as a meeting of global elites ended with many words but... Read More

Environment
Billions Pledged for Commitments at 7th Our Ocean Conference in Palau
2022-04-14 15:08:29
by Kate Michael

PALAU — The United States alone announced more than 100 commitments, worth more than $2.6 billion to tackle great threats to the Earth’s oceans at the 7th Our Ocean Conference held in Palau, April 13-14, 2022. Throughout six previous conferences,... Read More

In The States
NY’s Largest Solar Farm Project by Acreage Gains Approval
2022-04-07 16:54:58
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment authorized Excelsior Energy Center LLC to construct and manage a 280-megawatt solar farm in the Town of Byron, located in Genesee County. Following a review... Read More

Climate
US, Sweden Launch Formal Joint Green Transition Initiative
2022-04-01 15:21:34
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Government and industry representatives from Sweden and the United States came together to solidify an alliance to mitigate the impact of climate change at the Atlantic Council on Thursday. The two countries, which already have multiple collaborations to... Read More

Environment
Antarctic Marine Conservation Commission at Impasse Over Protected Areas
2022-02-01 18:50:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As global conservation and ecosystem protection efforts are gaining traction, discussions for creating dedicated areas for marine conservation around Antarctica are at an impasse, with nations unable to resolve conflicts between protection and rational use, and the future... Read More

In The States
Governors Turn to Budgets to Guard Against Climate Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty... Read More

Environment
Could Video Games Save the Oceans Someday?
2021-12-20 16:16:40
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Over 227 million Americans play video games, according to a survey of the Entertainment Software Association. But while people want to play games for fun, industry sees games as a powerful communication tool that can inspire players to... Read More

Congress
House Moves Toward OK of Dems' Sweeping Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government... Read More

Climate
Nancy Pelosi Stresses Climate Impacts on Women

GLASGOW, Scotland — U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for putting women and girls at the center of efforts to fight climate change, saying they are disproportionately affected by the impacts of a warming planet. Pelosi is leading a... Read More

Climate
Investors Bet Big On Climate Fight But Motives Questioned

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Governments and big investors announced fresh steps Wednesday to pour trillions of dollars into curbing global warming, reflecting the financial world's growing embrace of efforts to fight climate change as both a business necessity and opportunity. ... Read More

Political News
Troubles at Home Shadow Biden's Climate Efforts Abroad

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — President Joe Biden joined other world leaders Tuesday to highlight the importance of preserving forests as a force against global warming, whipping up ambitions at a U.N. climate summit abroad even as a coal-state U.S. senator... Read More

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