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COMMUNICATION: Michigan State to study how info on Hurricane Maria spread

9 hours 13 min ago
Michigan State University researchers have received a federal grant to study communication after Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.

WINE: Climate change hits Germany, and vintners are happy

9 hours 13 min ago
The Braunewell family has been practicing the ancient art of viticulture in the picturesque hills above the Rhine River since the middle of the 17th century. This year's grape harvest, at the end of Germany's second-warmest summer on record, is their earliest ever.

HURRICANE FLORENCE: N.C. solar farms slowly recovering after storm

9 hours 13 min ago
North Carolina's solar farms took a beating from Hurricane Florence, and many of the power plants remain out of service a week after the storm slammed into the second-biggest U.S. market.

FINANCE: Green projects are a safer bet for investors — Moody's

9 hours 13 min ago
Loans for green infrastructure projects are safer investments than the broader market, especially in wealthy countries, according to Moody's Investors Service.

AUTOS: Porsche to cull diesel cars in shift to electric vehicles

9 hours 13 min ago
Porsche AG will stop offering diesel versions of its cars, marking the latest blow for the technology that has come under intense scrutiny by regulators and environmental groups.

CANADA: Government pushes crude pipeline — and climate action

9 hours 13 min ago
Canada on Friday hosted other rich countries for a forum on clean energy while simultaneously redoubling its efforts to expand a controversial pipeline to carry Albertan crude to port in British Columbia.

CALIFORNIA: Big week for state climate policy

9 hours 13 min ago
California climate policies are moving forward at a furious rate two weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) corralled state governments around the world to accelerate progress in reducing carbon emissions.

NATIONAL PARKS: Protected lands are warming faster than rest of U.S.

9 hours 13 min ago
U.S. national parks are warming about twice as fast as the rest of the nation, an alarming new study suggests, raising big concerns about the future of lands that were intended to conserve and protect natural landscapes and the wildlife that call them home.

CAR RULES: Trump admin, Calif. set for a public face-off

9 hours 13 min ago
The Trump administration is set for an epic showdown today with California.

COAL: Trump makes it easier to release toxins in water

9 hours 13 min ago
When EPA issued a rule in 2015 to restrict coal plants from dumping toxic wastewater, environmentalists were elated. But the victory was short-lived.

COURTS: Brad Pitt foundation sues architect over post-Katrina homes

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

RENEWABLES: Solar worth more on Long Island than anywhere else in U.S.

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn't California or sunny Florida — it's Long Island.

STORMS: Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.

SCIENCE: Weight of rain from Harvey lowered Texas

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
So much rain fell on the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey last year that its weight lowered the region's elevation by almost an inch, according to new research.

BUSINESS: Emerging Asia's top power firm eyes M&A deals to go green

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Tenaga Nasional Bhd., the most valuable listed utility company in emerging Asia, is looking to sell its gas-fired power plant in Pakistan as it pushes forward with a plan to rely more on renewable sources of energy.

GROUP OF SEVEN: Wheeler didn't commit to fixing climate or sea trash

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler spent Wednesday in a room in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with environment ministers from other rich nations, hearing them extol the virtues of a low-carbon economy and the Paris Agreement.

STATES: Few agencies plan for and track disaster dollars — Pew

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Federal and state agencies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on hazard mitigation every year, but most investments are made only after a disaster, and very few states comprehensively track the flow of those dollars, according to a new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

CALIFORNIA: Coastal Commission warns oceans could be 10 feet higher

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
California coastal cities should be prepared for the possibility that oceans will rise more than 10 feet by 2100 and submerge parts of beach towns, the state Coastal Commission warns in new draft guidance.

GEOENGINEERING: Giant underwater walls could stop glaciers' collapse — study

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:49am
Scientists widely agree that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the most urgent strategy in the fight against climate change. But in case world leaders fail to prevent dangerous levels of warming, some scientists say contingency plans may be in order.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Coal disappears in the heartland as renewables get cheaper

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:48am
Coal has long been the fuel of choice in the Midwest. But two utility announcements this week highlight the change underfoot in the heartland: Coal is in retreat, and renewables are stepping in to fill the void.

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