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DEFORESTATION: Brazil's environment minister challenges Amazon Fund

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
Brazil's environment minister questioned Friday the effectiveness of the Amazon Fund created to contain the deforestation of the vast rainforest, the latest challenge to environmentalists from climate change sceptics within the far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

POLITICS: Tim Cook says his era has failed by over-debating warming

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
Tim Cook told graduates at Tulane University that his "generation has failed" them by fighting more than making change on issues including immigration, criminal justice and, pointedly, climate change.

FINANCE: Tycoon declares coal doomed in last bastion of big bank aid

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
While Southeast Asia remains one of the last places where coal power can attract international financing, one maverick tycoon thinks the region will no longer tolerate burning the dirtiest fuel.

AGRICULTURE: World will need to farm a whole new Egypt to feed itself

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
Agricultural commodity traders will be among the winners as global temperatures warm so long as policymakers ease trade rules to allow them to adapt the food supply to climate change.

COURTS: Trump admin backs oil firms in Calif. nuisance case

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
The Trump administration threw its support behind oil companies fighting California nuisance litigation that aims to hold them accountable for climate change.

AUSTRALIA: Climate-heavy election returns coal advocates to power

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
The surprise victory of Australia's Liberal Party in Saturday's national elections means the country is likely to remain a low-ambition actor on climate change for years to come.

PUBLIC LANDS: Feds call novel climate lawsuit 'fatally flawed'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
Government lawyers last week harpooned the "high-minded rhetoric" of environmentalists' claims for the "right to wilderness" in an unconventional climate case pending in Oregon.

ARMY CORPS: Floods prompt scrutiny of Missouri River dams and levees

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:07am
The Army Corps of Engineers is looking into strengthening flood control along the Missouri River in response to the record deluge this spring and criticism that the agency is not doing enough to protect communities.

RENEWABLES: Anheuser-Busch completes N.Y. solar power project

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
Anheuser-Busch has wrapped up work on a large solar energy project that will help power a brewery in central New York state.

RISK: Strong storms multiplying in Germany lift costs for insurers

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
Swimmers at the Lußhardtsee lake about 60 miles south of Frankfurt in Germany thought they'd found respite from the blazing sun one Sunday afternoon last summer.

FASHION: France wants brands to join sustainability pact

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
French President Emmanuel Macron is tapping Kering SA Chief Executive Officer François-Henri Pinault to lead a global fashion industry sustainability drive, seeking to reduce the heavy environmental footprint of one of the country's most lucrative businesses.

EUROPEAN UNION: Carbon price set to rise as permit supply shrinks

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
The cost of pollution for businesses in Europe, already near an 11-year high, may rise further as regulators tighten the screws in the world's biggest carbon market.

ADVOCACY: Bloomberg charity, Midwest universities organize 2020 summit

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
ST. LOUIS — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday announced his charity, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Washington University in St. Louis will organize a meeting of Midwestern universities focused on mitigating the effects of climate change and transitioning to 100% clean energy.

TEMPERATURES: 3 weeks in a broiler might be new normal in Northeast

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
Rural counties across much of the Northeast could see a big increase in very hot days within 40 years, resulting in harsher summers from West Virginia to Maine, according to new research from Dartmouth College.

ADAPTATION: Louisiana faces 'existential crisis'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
It's not surprising that a new report says Louisiana may have to cede flood-prone communities to nature, shift the state economy away from fishing and oil refining, and adapt to the inevitability of climate change.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Trailing polls, Inslee says he can do more than climate

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
The self-styled climate candidate could soon be talking about something else.

GEOPOLITICS: Islands eye climate action as Aussies go to the polls

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
Leaders of small nations are usually cautious about wading into the politics of their more powerful neighbors before an election, but Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is an exception.

BUSINESS: Walmart acted on warming. Here's how it made money, too

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:12am
Can businesses ease the threat of climate change and be more competitive at the same time? That's the major question arising from experiments by Walmart and several environmental groups.

FINANCE: Investors' green targets go beyond just Big Oil

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:22am
It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment.

EMISSIONS: Nonprofit highlights cities doing the most on climate change

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:22am
Cities, which are home to more than half the world's population, are stepping up efforts to slash pollution, often wresting the fight against climate change away from national governments.

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