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04 12 2021 | 14:43

The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

The average American’s everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills. The connections between those acts…

28 11 2021 | 08:46

Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience.

24 11 2021 | 10:05

Build Back Better Act Passes House With Most Ambitious Climate Provisions in U.S. History

The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference. The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes the largest-ever federal investment…

21 11 2021 | 11:14

U.S.: Proposed gas plants found unnecessary and inconsistent with New York climate law

State regulator rejects gas owners’ vague promises of shift to non-fossil fuels as “aspirational” A New York state environmental agency recently saved electricity ratepayers millions of dollars by…

18 11 2021 | 12:31

US auctions off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico after climate talks

Biden administration launching auction of more than 80m acres for fossil fuel extraction that experts call ‘incredibly reckless’ Just four days after landmark climate talks in Scotland in which Joe…

14 11 2021 | 08:44

The hidden climate costs of America’s free parking spaces

Street parking takes up space and incentivizes driving. New curb management companies are trying to help cities better use this space

12 11 2021 | 11:15

Biden climate envoy: United States “won’t have coal” by 2030

ohn Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, predicted the world’s biggest economy will stop burning coal by the end of the decade.  “By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal,” Kerry said…

11 11 2021 | 15:14

US and China announce surprise climate agreement – video

The United States and China, the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling the climate crisis. US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese…

10 11 2021 | 15:19

Op - If Biden doesn’t pass the climate bill, it will be the betrayal of a generation

Deep into the night last Friday, long past the hour when most Americans had ceased paying attention, Congress passed the $1.2tn bipartisan infrastructure bill otherwise known as the BIF. Its passage…

10 11 2021 | 14:14

‘The whole place feels wrong’: voices from across America on what the climate crisis stole

In the six years since the Paris agreement, the climate crisis has rapidly accelerated. From catastrophes to slow transformations of familiar landscapes, lives everywhere have been upended

09 11 2021 | 13:23

COP26: Obama tells young people to stay angry on climate fight

Barack Obama has called on young people to "stay angry" in the fight against climate change at the COP26 summit. The former US president urged them to apply political pressure to make a change, but…

04 11 2021 | 14:25

Repressed report finds U.S. “supergrid” could slash renewable costs

Connecting America’s regional electric grids to create a “supergrid” that stretches across the country would slash the cost of achieving high levels of renewable power, according to a resurfaced…

03 11 2021 | 14:35

U.S. financial regulators release proposals for climate risk management

Climate change could bombard the U.S. financial system on many fronts, and the nation’s growing dependence on natural gas for heating and electricity requires particular scrutiny as regulators…

03 11 2021 | 14:10

Leonardo DiCaprio brings star power to Glasgow for COP26

Actor and environmental campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio has arrived in Glasgow for the COP26 summit. The Hollywood star, who is a UN climate change representative, was seen at the Kew Carbon Garden…

03 11 2021 | 13:34

Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought

The deluge extinguished smoldering fires – but the west may not get the wet winter it desperately needs. Over the span of two days, dramatic scenes of dried landscapes and wildfires that have…

03 11 2021 | 13:26

Biden unveils pledge to slash global methane emissions by 30%

US-led alliance includes 90 countries but China, India and Russia have not joined the methane pact US president Joe Biden has unveiled a multinational plan to control methane, regarded by the…

28 10 2021 | 08:17

US plastics to outstrip coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, study finds

American plastics industry, described by experts as ‘the new coal’, releasing at least 232m tons of gas annually The plastics industry in the United States is on track to release more greenhouse gas…

25 10 2021 | 15:11

Climate crisis likely to fuel conflicts over water and migration, US analyses say

The Biden administration has released three reports on security and humanitarian disasters that could strike as world heats up The climate crisis is likely to intensify cross-border clashes,…

23 10 2021 | 09:25

Ford Foundation to divest from coal, oil and natural gas

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other…

22 10 2021 | 15:52

Almost one-third of U.S. gas plants losing money, $24 billion at risk

Gas-fired power plants are increasingly making a loss in both Europe and the US, a situation not helped by soaring fuel prices, a report from Carbon Tracker reveals. The financial think tank…