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US wildfires could spark financial crisis

11 Sep 20 - The devastating wildfires now sweeping across the western United States are among the sparks from climate change that could ignite a financial crisis by damaging home values, state tourism and local government budgets, says an advisory panel to a US markets regulator.

Biden would push allies on climate, says adviser

8 Sep 20 - Joe Biden will not pull any punches with allies including Australia in seeking to build international momentum for stronger action on the climate crisis, an adviser to the United States presidential candidate has said.

City sues fossil-fuel companies over climate change

4 Sep 20 - The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from ExxonMobil and other major oil and gas companies for misleading the public about the harmful climate-related impacts such as sea level rise they knew would be caused by burning fossil fuels.

Rewilding the heart of New York

1 Sep 20 - Biodiversity and effects of climate change can be significantly affected by small-scale rewilding projects, argues designer and environmentalist Julia Watson, who has temporarily covered New York's Rockefeller Center plaza and ice rinks with native plants.

Batteries boost Californian hopes of cooler future

26 Aug 20 - Recent reports of record-breaking heat in the Golden State may be only part of the story: Californian hopes of cooler future days are strengthening with the entry into service of new technology that should promise a less torrid future for millions of people.

Soaring costs of extreme weather

26 Aug 20 - The costs of wildfire, hurricanes, floods and droughts have quadrupled since 1980, a new report shows.

More people will want air-con as the climate warms

24 Aug 20 - Demand in the United States or air conditioning is expected to increase 59 per cent by 2050.

Biden says he will ditch subsidies for fossil fuels

21 Aug 20 - United States presidential candidate Joe Biden says he is committed to ending fossil-fuel subsidies after a backlash from environmentalists over the removal of the issue from a Democratic Party...

How the gas industry is waging war against climate action

21 Aug 20 - When progressive Seattle decided last year to wipe out its climate pollution within the decade, the city council vote in favour was unsurprisingly unanimous, and the easiest first step on that path...

Colorado wildfires - climate change 'in the here-and-now’

21 Aug 20 - Despite the intense heat and smoky air, John Omstead decided to spend one of his days off fly fishing. He traveled from his home town of Vail to a spot on the Eagle River near Dotsero, just a few...

Death valley hits world-record temperature

18 Aug 20 - What could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth - 130F (54.4C) - may have been reached in Death Valley National Park, California.

Trump rolls back methane climate standards for oil and gas industry

14 Aug 20 - The Trump administration is revoking rules that require oil and gas drillers to detect and fix leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas that heats the planet far faster than carbon dioxide.

Can Kamala Harris shift US position on climate?

13 Aug 20 - Joe Biden’s pick of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the United States presidency could reinvigorate stalled world action on climate change in a “night and day” switch if the Democrats...

Trump man has a plan for phones

13 Aug 20 - Coal is on it's way out when it comes to electricity generation, but at least one Trump administration official has some creative ideas for how to keep it in our lives.

Carbon tax back before US lawmakers

12 Aug 20 - For years, the idea of putting a price on carbon emissions seemed like a no-brainer — economists claimed that it would cut fossil fuel pollution quickly and efficiently, and at the same time, could...

RGGI cuts carbon and helps kids to breath

4 Aug 20 - With Virginia and Pennsylvania clamoring to join, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, affectionately known as RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”), is becoming the coolest climate club on the United States...

Big Oil helps fund powerful police groups in US cities

29 Jul 20 - Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major...

OPINION: I’m bewildered that Trump would imperil America by abandoning the Paris Agreement

28 Jul 20 - By BAN KI-MOON | The Paris agreement to tackle climate change is an extraordinary opportunity. In a remarkable display of unity, almost every nation on Earth has agreed to make critical changes that...

Campaigners want to break up Big Tech and Big Oil

28 Jul 20 - When Sam Kern started working at Google four years ago, she believed she could drive change as an insider. If she could just get the ear of the right executives, Kern thought, she could convince them...

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