70% of U.S. Expected to Have Freezing Temperatures

This post was originally published on this site Temperatures plunged rapidly across the U.S. this week and around 70 percent of the population is expected to experience temperatures around freezing Wednesday. A dip in the jet stream is bringing Arctic air to states across the country, with snow falling in the Midwest and Northeast and […]

EPA Proposal to Restrict Science Panders to Polluters

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to significantly limit the use of science in agency rulemaking around public health, the The New York Times reports. None A draft of the proposed science transparency rule obtained by the Times instructs that scientists disclose all raw data […]

New Zealand Passes ‘Historic’ Zero Emissions Bill

This post was originally published on this site New Zealand politicians reached across the aisle this week to pass a historic bill aiming to get the country to zero emissions by 2050 and fulfill its commitments under the Paris agreement. In a 119 to one vote, the bill, which commits New Zealand to keeping global […]

French Activists Face Charges for Stealing Portraits of Macron

This post was originally published on this site French climate activists have been stealing portraits of President Emmanuel Macron from town halls this year, protesting what they say is Macron’s climate-friendly international image that hides his lack of action. More than 130 portraits have been taken from town halls across the country, and the diverse […]

Brazilians Clean up Oil by Hand Amid ‘Disgust’ Over Bolsonaro’s Inaction

This post was originally published on this site More than 1,000 miles of shoreline in Brazil are now contaminated by a mysterious oil spill. that has lasted for weeks as the country struggles to clean what may be its largest oil spill in history. The administration of industry-friendly President Jair Bolsonaro has failed to identify […]

El Niños Strengthened by Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site El Niños are getting stronger due to climate change, according to a new study in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. None El Niño is a naturally occurring band of warm ocean water found in the eastern and central Pacific that can cause extreme weather […]

Puerto Rico Aid Deliberately and Illegally Delayed, Agency Says

This post was originally published on this site Top officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development confirmed to lawmakers last week that they knowingly — and illegally — stalled hurricane aid to Puerto Rico. HUD Chief Financial Officer Irv Dennis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development David Woll said […]

Volvo’s First EV Comes With a Plan to Slash Emissions

This post was originally published on this site Volvo introduced its first-ever all-electric vehicle this week, kicking off an ambitious plan to slash emissions and phase out solely gas-powered vehicles starting this year. The Swedish carmaker unveiled the XC40 Recharge, a battery-powered SUV, at an event in Los Angeles Wednesday and has pledged to introduce […]

Climate Change Threatens Two-Thirds of North American Bird Species With Extinction

This post was originally published on this site Two-thirds of North America’s birds are threatened with extinction from climate change, a report released Thursday by the Audubon Society finds. None The research uses 140 million observations of 604 North American bird species and climate models to gauge how birds may respond to climate change and […]

The Rich Get More Aid After Floods, New Research Shows

This post was originally published on this site Wealthier counties receive more federal home buyouts in the wake of natural disasters than poorer areas, regardless of whether or not these homes are at increased risk of flooding, new research shows. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances analyzes 40,000 voluntary buyouts made by […]

The War on Drugs Drives Deforestation

This post was originally published on this site The cocaine trade and efforts to combat it, including the U.S.-led war on drugs, are helping to drive deforestation in Central America, new research shows. The findings, released Tuesday at UN events sponsored by the government of Costa Rica, show that traffickers are being pushed into more […]

2 Women Charged With Conspiracy, Arson Over 2017 Dakota Pipeline Protests

This post was originally published on this site Federal authorities on Wednesday charged two women who set fire to machinery and attempted to pierce portions of the Dakota Access Pipeline with torches with counts of conspiracy and arson. None Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek worked in November of 2016 to damage the controversial pipeline, hosting […]

Trump Admin: There’s No ‘Climate Crisis,’ So Drill Baby Drill

This post was originally published on this site The Trump administration has asserted that “there is not a climate crisis” as justification for expanding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. E&E first reported Monday that the Bureau of Land Management’s Environmental Impact Statement for expanded drilling in Alaska, released last month, contains stark denier […]

Massive Mont Blanc Glacier in Danger of Collapsing Soon

This post was originally published on this site Authorities have closed roads and evacuated buildings in the Italian Alps after scientists warned Wednesday that a massive chunk of a glacier is in danger of collapsing. Experts say a 250,000 cubic meter section of the Planpincieux glacier on Grande Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif […]

Houston Cleans up After Imelda’s Devastating Rains

This post was originally published on this site Authorities confirmed a fifth death this weekend linked to devastating rainfall from Tropical Storm Imelda as the Houston area struggles to recover from last week’s intense flooding. None Around 60 residents were rescued by boat Friday after the storm dropped as much as 43 inches of rain […]

Trump Admin Ignored Its Own Data Linking Migrant Crisis to Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site The Trump administration ignored its own evidence on how climate change is impacting migration and food security when setting new policies for cutting aid to Central America, NBC reports. None An internal Customs and Border Protection research report obtained by NBC documents how the areas in Guatemala […]

Climate Crisis Caused High Healthcare Costs in 2012

This post was originally published on this site Extreme weather events supercharged by climate change in 2012 led to nearly 1,000 more deaths, more than 20,000 additional hospitalizations, and cost the U.S. healthcare system $10 billion, a new report finds. The study, published Tuesday in the journal GeoHealth, looks at the health impacts of 10 […]

Greta to Senate: Sorry, but Please Do More

This post was originally published on this site Teen activist Greta Thunberg delivered a talking-to to members of Congress Tuesday during a meeting of the Senate Climate Change Task Force after politicians praised her and other youth activists for their efforts and asked their advice on how to fight climate change. “Don’t invite us here […]

Fires Rage Across Indonesia, 200 Suspects Arrested

This post was originally published on this site Nearly 200 people have been arrested in Indonesia over their possible connections to the massive wildfires raging in the nation’s forest, officials said this week. Hundreds of wildfires have burned nearly 840,000 acres of forest in Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra this year, in the country’s worst fire […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Angrily’ Rejects $22M in Aid From G7

This post was originally published on this site Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro angrily rejected $22 million international aid offered by the G7 this week as fires burning in the Amazon continue to wreak havoc in the rainforest. Bolsonaro, who has accused other countries of trying to take Brazil’s sovereignty through investments and aid in the […]

Andrew Yang Reveals Almost $5 Trillion Plan to Address Climate Crisis

This post was originally published on this site Entrepreneur and 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang released a plan to address the climate crisis Monday, calling for investments in technology to get to net-zero emissions by 2049 and providing federal funding to relocate communities at risk. Yang, who has campaigned on his Silicon Valley background, emphasizes technical […]

Keystone XL Inches Closer to Reality

This post was originally published on this site A Nebraska court has granted a victory to the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline, removing one of the last major challenges in the project’s way. The state’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled unanimously that the state’s Public Service Commission had acted in the public interest in […]

Newark’s Lead Crisis Escalates

This post was originally published on this site The city of Newark has begun passing out cases of bottled water as concerns mount over how effective filters provided to residents with lead water service lines may be. None New Jersey’s largest city began handing out lead filters to primarily low-income residents with lead service lines […]

Wheeler Signs Proposal for Pipeline Projects to Bypass Clean Water Act

This post was originally published on this site U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal Thursday night to change Clean Water Act rules and streamline the federal permit approval process for infrastructure projects like pipelines. The change would limit the ability of states to cite the Clean Water Act to block […]

Democratic Candidates Spent 13 Minutes on Climate Change in Second Presidential Debate

This post was originally published on this site Democratic presidential candidates spent 13 minutes on climate change in the second presidential debate Wednesday evening in Detroit — one more minute than the 12 spent on Tuesday evening, according to a Washington Post tally. None Washington governor Jay Inslee, whose campaign has centered around the issue, […]

How Jair Bolsonaro Is Boosting Deforestation

This post was originally published on this site Right-wing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration has pushed pause on monitoring industry in protected areas of the Amazon, the New York Times reports. An analysis of public records by the Times shows that enforcement actions, like fines and warnings against loggers, ranchers and miners illegally operating in […]

EPA Wants to Limit Your Ability to Oppose Pollution Permits

This post was originally published on this site The Trump administration is preparing to roll out a proposal that would remove communities’ ability to officially contest decisions regarding how much pollution can be released by local power plants and factories, the New York Times reports. A draft plan, which sources tell the Times could be […]

France Announces an ‘Eco-Tax’ on Air Travel

This post was originally published on this site France will impose a tax on flights leaving the country in an effort to curb emissions from air travel, the government said Tuesday. Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne said an “eco-tax” on flight tickets leaving France will begin next year, ranging between 1.50 euros and 18 euros per […]

Britain to Become First G7 Country to Commit to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

This post was originally published on this site Britain has a new goal to reach net zero carbon emissions, making it the first G7 country to implement such a target. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled the government’s plan Tuesday, which builds on a previous target set by MPs in 2008 to reduce emissions by […]