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Climate change: China calls US 'selfish' after Trump seeks to bring back coal

State-run tabloid says Beijing cannot fill vacuum left by US and urges west to pressure Trump on global warming<p>Chinese state media has lambasted Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back many Obama-era environmental regulations, with a state-run tabloid saying that: “No matter how hard Beijing tries, it …

China

“It is pathetic”: Bernie Sanders slams Trump after ExxonMobil urges White House to abide by Paris climate accord

The largest oil company in the world understands more about climate change than the president of the United States<p>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday after energy giant ExxonMobil asked the White House to not yank the U.S. from participation in the landmark Paris …

Climate Change

The US Is Ceding the Energy Industry of the Future to China

On Tuesday, President Trump pledged to end the “war on coal” by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels states to …

Renewable Energy

Trump's climate change shift is really about killing the international order

President Donald Trump has done what he promised: kneecapping America's efforts to fight climate change. In a sweeping executive order Tuesday, the president rolled back rules limiting carbon emissions and regulating fossil fuel producers.<p>Trump explained this dramatic shift in economic terms, …

Climate Change

Apple, Wal-Mart Stick With Climate Pledges Despite Trump’s Pivot - Bloomberg

Many of America’s biggest corporations including Apple Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are sticking by their pledges to fight climate change even as …

Procter & Gamble

Climate Change, Emissions Reduction, Paris Agreement Among Terms To Be Avoided At DOE

The government has long prohibited seven dirty words from being broadcast, and now the Department of Energy’s international climate office is adding …

Climate Change

The Real Proof of How Humans Are Causing Climate Change

Climate change has been happening for a long time, and unfortunately, it’s because of us humans that it is gotten so bad. While there are different …

Climate Change

US Energy Department tells staff not to use words like climate change and Paris agreement

A spokeswoman insisted that 'no words or phrases have been banned'.<p>Employees at the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy – an arm of the …

Climate Change

WATCH: Stephen Colbert mocks Trump’s “clean coal” plan with hilarious new cartoon

"Clean coal sounds like an oxymoron... so does President Trump"<p>President Trump’s push for “clean coal” almost makes sense, explained Stephen Colbert.<p>“I know clean coal sounds like an oxymoron but so does President Trump,” the “Late Show” hosted noted.<p>“There’s really clean coal,” insisted Colbert. …

Comedy

Global Anger and Dismay After Trump Slams Brakes on U.S. Climate Action

The world reacted with dismay and anger as President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that dismantled critical U.S. climate policies, …

Climate Change

Trump’s Effort to Undo Climate Policies

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Trump Signs Rules to Block Efforts on Aiding Climate” (front page, March 29):<p>As a Catholic moral theologian, I think that President Trump’s executive order to reverse climate change mitigation efforts is one of the least “pro-life” decisions he has made to date.<p>Even if in the …

Climate Change

Trump’s executive order is the opposite of good business practices

Ironically, in private enterprise, the president has sought to protect his property from climate change.<p>President Trump issued an executive order …

Climate Change

Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite Trump's embrace of coal

On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump traveled to the Environmental Protection Agency to sign an executive order rolling back a number of …

Renewable Energy

Fred Wilson on Climate Change

A prominent startup investor and proponent of clean energy technology shares his thoughts on the President's latest executive order.<p>Yesterday brought us an executive order rolling back much of the (meager) progress we've made reducing the U.S.'s reliance on carbon energy and the resulting impact on …

Climate Change

‘House of Cards’ Creator asks Cuomo to Enact Tough Climate Bill

The New York State Legislature is considering a bill that has been hailed as the county's most ambitious climate legislation, but a group of prominent liberals worry it won't be enacted without intervention by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<p>The legislative package, which passed the state Assembly last year, …

Politics

Trudeau still committed to carbon tax despite Trump's action on climate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s still committed to a carbon tax despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to eliminate many restrictions on fossil fuel production and roll back measures to combat climate change.<p>“Canadian economic and environmental policy will be determined in Ottawa, not …

Climate Change

Justice Department asks court not to rule in Clean Power Plan case

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was set to release its judgement on the case any day.<p>Tuesday night, the Justice Department asked the D.C. Circuit …

Clean Air Act

Courts now at frontline in battles over climate change

As governments make commitments on emissions – or fail to do so – questions of follow-through increasingly lands in court. Vienna's airport is a case …

Climate Change

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 6 percent in 2016 - government

| LONDON<p>Britain's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 6 percent in 2016 compared with 2015 levels, largely due to a decline in coal-fired power generation and marking the fourth straight yearly drop, preliminary government data showed on Thursday.<p>Output of the heat-trapping gases in Europe's …

Climate Change

Renewables roadshow – Canberra: '100% renewable by 2020. It will happen' – video

Helped by the country’s largest community-owned solar farm, Australia’s capital is making plans to provide all its energy from renewables. Wind turbines now being built around Canberra and the 1.2MW community-owned solar farm will ensure the ACT meets its 2020 goal. About 600 locals have a share in …

Renewable Energy

This is how states will fight Trump's energy order

Donald Trump’s plan to bring an abrupt halt to America’s crusade against climate change will test California and other states like never before as they seek to wrest control of the nation’s energy future from a hostile White House.<p>The energy plan Trump unveiled on Tuesday left no doubt that the …

Climate Change

Jane Goodall calls Trump's climate change agenda 'immensely depressing'

Renowned primatologist is dismayed by Trump administration’s climate skepticism, but says people have ‘woken up’ to the dangers of doing nothing<p>Trump moves to dismantle Obama’s climate legacy with executive order<p>The leading conservationist Jane Goodall has condemned Donald Trump’s bid to rip up …

Climate Change

Former UN climate chief: Trump's energy order not 'a big deal' for climate agreement

The former head of United Nations climate negotiations says the Trump administration executive order rolling back energy regulations won’t derail the landmark Paris climate change agreement.<p>Christiana Figueres, who led nearly 200 countries to a hard-fought international climate change agreement in …

Climate Change

Senators Plead With Trump To Rescind Climate Executive Order

"Unfortunately, your Executive Order takes the nation in the wrong direction."<p>Ten Democratic senators from Western states sent President Donald Trump a letter Tuesday, urging him to drop his executive order rolling back policies enacted to curb greenhouse gas emissions.<p>The letter outlines how …

Government

Gorsuch Could Sway Climate Policy. Prepare to Be Surprised.

The keystone of President Donald Trump’s executive order on the environment, signed Tuesday, is a directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift the country’s electricity generation from coal-fired plants to …

Clean Air Act

As Trump administration reverses Clean Power Plan, CA and NY vow to continue pursuing it

Just last week we reported on the California Air Resources Board’s vote to protect the environment even if the federal government refuses to, and today the governors of California and New York released a joint statement condemning the federal government’s move to harm the health of Americans and …

Renewable Energy

Norway says its greenhouse emissions to fall to 1990 levels by 2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions will fall to around 1990 levels by 2020, the government said on Wednesday, far from original goals of deep cuts for an economy struggling with high emissions from oil and gas.<p>Prime Minister Erna Solberg said revised projections showed progress in …

Environment

Pruitt on the Paris Accord

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made two false claims about the Paris Accord, a global …

Climate Change

Exxon urges Trump to keep U.S. in Paris climate pact

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has written to the Trump administration urging it to keep the U.S. in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, calling the accord “an …

Climate Change

Up to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could be gone by 2100

Blame rising sea levels<p>Many of Southern California’s picturesque beaches are in danger of disappearing completely as sea levels rise, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The study predicts that, “with limited human intervention,” 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches …

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