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01 03 2021 | 13:31

Texas facilities released 3.5m pounds of extra pollutants during winter storm.

Emissions releases affected communities that are already disproportionately exposed to pollution. Oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other industrial plants in Texas reported releasing…

01 03 2021 | 11:59

Trump’s Environmental Policies Killed Thousands of People, Scientists Say.

The British medical journal The Lancet released a new report attributing 22,000 deaths in 2019 to the former president’s regulatory rollbacks. The Trump administration deliberately harnessed racism…

26 02 2021 | 11:28

Texas Refineries Released Tons of Pollutants During Storm.

Texas oil refineries released hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants including benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide into the air as they scrambled to shut down during…

26 02 2021 | 10:28

Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts. One of the first executive orders US President Joe Biden signed in…

26 02 2021 | 10:13

U.S. energy regulator to examine climate change's threat to power reliability.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulators said on Monday they will examine threats that climate change and extreme weather events pose to the country’s electric reliability in the wake of…

26 02 2021 | 09:58

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold.

Americans often take electricity for granted – until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,…

26 02 2021 | 09:52

US rejoins Paris climate accord with warning: this year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’.

John Kerry made remark as US officially returned to climate agreement on Friday, 107 days after it left under Donald Trump. The US has marked its return to the Paris agreement by urging countries to…

26 02 2021 | 08:21

How the Warming Arctic Helped Drive a Deep Freeze Into Texas.

The sub-zero temperatures causing blackouts across the southern U.S. are connected to climate change. The Earth’s poles are warming faster than anywhere on the planet. While the consequences of that…

25 02 2021 | 07:09

Damages from winter storm in Texas could approach $50 billion.

The estimate accounts for lost wages, damages to businesses and homes and cleanup costs. The cost of the devastating winter storm in Texas could end up costing the region close to $50 billion to…

22 02 2021 | 14:52

Sweden Shows Texas How to Keep Turbines Going in Icy Weather.

With the right gear, wind turbines can keep on generating through the harshest winter weather.

22 02 2021 | 14:22

Biden Official Says Texas Storm Shows Infrastructure Need.

The Biden administration said it will work with states and business to make infrastructure more resilient after a winter storm led to widespread power outages in Texas. “Climate change is real and…

21 02 2021 | 08:01

Winter Storm Leaves Texans in the Cold and Dark, Sparking Political Debate on Renewable Energy.

While Texans suffer from freezing temperatures and extensive power outages, frozen wind turbines are being used as a ploy to spread skepticism on the reliability of renewable energy.

20 02 2021 | 07:13

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed.

The transformation of the US government’s stance on the environment is hugely significant. Now the global green recovery must start.

17 02 2021 | 08:45

Top Economists Warn U.S. Against Underestimating Climate Damage.

A new paper argues that returning to estimates for the cost of carbon dioxide used in the Obama era would leave the U.S. far behind its Paris Agreement goals.

16 02 2021 | 10:38

After Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Operating Illegally, Dems Demand Biden It Shut Down.

Five Democratic lawmakers on Friday encouraged President Joe Biden to order an immediate shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last week…

16 02 2021 | 10:13

‘This land feeds our souls’: the battle to save the Rockies from big coal.

Growing opposition to the lifting of mining protections in Alberta has forced the Canadian province to backtrack. To the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies…

16 02 2021 | 09:34

Big Oil’s Undemocratic Advantage You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

Why Joe Biden needs to restore shareholder democracy in the US. We can’t waste any more time addressing the global warming issue we’re facing. The amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere…

16 02 2021 | 09:29

Biden Administration Seeks to Identify Climate Refugees.

A report commissioned by an executive order signed by President Biden last week could have major implicatio

09 02 2021 | 10:23

The United States may finally ratify the Kigali Amendment—with potential implementing legislation already underway.

Hydrofluorocarbons, an alternative to the ozone-depleting substances that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer, are potent greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change. These chemicals are…

09 02 2021 | 09:45

Dizzying pace of Biden's climate action sounds death knell for era of denialism.

Analysis: The new president has framed the challenge of global heating as an opportunity for US jobs, saying: ‘We have to be bold’. For a landmark moment in the global effort to stave off…