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This Utah county is buying lawns to save water

Friday - Would you ditch your grass for less-thirsty plants? In a place where every drop of water counts, a little cash compels residents to say yes.

How much is a planet worth?

Thursday - OPINION: Donald Trump recently told fossil fuel execs that a clean billion would get them literally anything they want in his next administration. That they would use that power to once-and-for-all overheat the earth is a given.

Biden to set 100% tariff on electric cars made in China

Tuesday - It’s not official yet, but the Wall Street Journal says the Biden administration is expected to increase the import tariffs on electric cars made in China from 25% to 100%, a move that may embolden regulators in the European Union to do likewise.

Vermont could become first US state to make biggest emitters pay for climate-related damages

13 May 24 - Vermont’s House of Representatives has passed S.259, a state bill aimed at collecting recovery costs for climate-related damages from the biggest emitters, such as fossil fuel companies.

What Trump promised oil CEOs as he asked them to steer $1 billion to his campaign

10 May 24 - Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry.

Big Oil misled public for decades about climate change

6 May 24 - A new report released details how oil companies knew the consequences of their emissions since at least the 1960s.

Rooftop solar panels are flooding California’s grid. That’s a problem.

24 Apr 24 - As electricity prices go negative, the Golden State is struggling to offload a glut of solar power.

US must choose between cheap EVs or an American industrial renaissance

23 Apr 24 - Chinese electric vehicles—should be a godsend to the Biden administration, whose two biggest priorities are reducing carbon emissions quickly enough to avert a climate catastrophe and reducing...

Biden administration moves to make conservation an equal to industry on US lands

22 Apr 24 - The Biden administration finalised a new rule for public land management to put conservation on more equal footing with oil drilling, grazing and other extractive industries on vast government-owned...

US meat lobby celebrates ‘positive outcome’ of COP28

18 Apr 24 - Industry leaders praise un food and climate plan as “music to our ears”.

Biden awards $830 million to toughen nation’s infrastructure against climate change

16 Apr 24 - The Biden administration on Thursday awarded $830 million in grants to fund 80 projects aimed at toughening the nation’s ageing infrastructure against the harmful impacts of climate change.

Residents of one of Arizona’s last ecologically intact valleys try to detour the largest renewable energy project in the US

15 Apr 24 - The SunZia transmission line that would carry wind energy from New Mexico to California has sparked one of the most consequential fights over the development for green energy.

Challenges to US climate rules sent to conservative-leaning appeals court

26 Mar 24 - A US judicial panel consolidated at least nine lawsuits challenging the US Securities and Exchange Commission's new rules requiring public companies to report climate-related risks in a venue...

What do Schwarzenegger, Fonda and Newsom have in common? They’re fighting oil drilling

26 Mar 24 - As the oil industry wages a multimillion-dollar campaign to repeal California drilling restrictions, the campaign to defend the state’s environmental protections is starting to resemble a Hollywood...

More than 100 NGOs urge US special envoy to oppose carbon offsetting under Article 6

25 Mar 24 - More than 100 environmental, human rights, and frontline organisations have written to Joe Biden’s new special envoy for climate, John Podesta.

New report shows cancer organisation shares lobbyists with fossil fuel companies

25 Mar 24 - An American Cancer Society advocacy group’s links to firms that promote carcinogen producers called “shameful” and undermining to public health.

"There were no good options"

25 Mar 24 - OPINION: A real estate story in the New York Times might be one of the most telling pieces of climate journalism I’ve seen recently.

Biden seeks to accelerate the EV transition in biggest climate move yet

22 Mar 24 - The EPA’s final rule follows a concession to labor unions worried about a rapid shift to electric vehicles, and a nod that EV sales are slowing.

Connecticut wants to penalise insurers for backing fossil-fuel projects

21 Mar 24 - A new bill could impose a fee on any company insuring a fossil-fuel project in the state.

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