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26 07 2021 | 09:14

US seeks cooperation with China on climate but not at any price

Climate envoy John Kerry has rejected notion that Beijing could buy US silence on human rights as price of cooperation on climate

24 07 2021 | 11:27

One million football fields and the entire Grand Canyon: This is how big US and Canada wildfires are

Around 1.2 million acres of land burning by end of last week. Wildfires have been raging across large swathes of the US as the western part of the country continues to grapple with crippling …

24 07 2021 | 09:05

The heatwave forcing America to confront climate reality

An extraordinary heatwave has swept the west coast of the US and Canada, leading to record temperatures, water shortages, and hundreds of deaths – and bringing home the catastrophic consequences of…

23 07 2021 | 11:51

‘No need’ for new fossil fuels anywhere in world, says John Kerry

Speaking in London, the US climate envoy said world did not have ‘the luxury of waiting until Covid is vanquished to take up the climate challenge’ There is “no need” for any new fossil fuel…

17 07 2021 | 10:07

Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives.

A new report has found that a policy standard would be most effective to reach the goal of 80% renewable energy use by 2030. A Biden administration plan to force the rapid uptake of renewable energy…

15 07 2021 | 09:36

Homeless people were already in a ‘humanitarian crisis’ during Covid. Then the Northwest heat wave hit

Coronavirus and wildfires were already making life very difficult for unhoused people in the Pacific Northwest, and this week’s record-breaking heat wave just made things worse, writes Josh Marcus…

15 07 2021 | 08:58

Large-Scale U.S. Solar Growth to Top Wind for First Time in 2022

Growth in large-scale U.S. solar capacity is projected to exceed that of wind next year for the first time. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.…

06 07 2021 | 10:03

Canada-US heatwave death toll feared more than 300 as Trudeau and Biden warn ‘this won’t be the last’

Portland, Oregon, reached 46.7C (116F) on Monday, a region which normally sees highs of around 26C (78.8F) this time of year The deadly “once-in-a-millennium” heatwave bearing down on parts of North…

05 07 2021 | 11:48

Ruthless Heat Wave Baking U.S. Northwest Triggers First Blackout

The unrelenting heat wave that shattered temperature records across the U.S. Pacific Northwest on Monday and threatens to smother the region for another six straight days has begun to trigger rolling…

05 07 2021 | 09:41

Voters Support Biden’s Infrastructure Package, Including Its Climate Provisions

Republicans argue green energy investments don’t belong in an infrastructure package. Polling shows the public disagrees. A majority of American voters support President Joe Biden’s landmark…

05 07 2021 | 09:33

California fires 2021: What to know about this year's wildfires

Wildfire season came early this year in the Bay Area after a meager rainy season left the landscape tinder-dry, offering an abundance of fuel for wildland blazes. In just the past few years,…

01 07 2021 | 16:46

Over 100 fire scientists urge the US West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

The heat wave hitting the northwestern U.S. and Canada has been shattering records, with temperatures 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more above normal.

28 06 2021 | 10:31

Activists fear Biden’s climate pledges are falling apart: ‘We aren’t seeing grit’

The president took swift action upon entering the White House, but recent developments raise concern his agenda has stalled. On his first day at the White House, Joe Biden earned praise for…

28 06 2021 | 09:07

Record-shattering heat wave bakes western US, raising drought and fire concerns

Summer has yet to officially begin and temperatures are soaring, bringing bad air quality and worsening the mega-drought This week the temperatures hit 106F (41C) in Billings, in southern Montana.…

23 06 2021 | 13:14

The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — and Protect Rare Plants and Animals

The Biden administration greenlighted a major new solar development in May. The Crimson Solar Project will stretch across 2,500 acres of public lands in the desert of Southern California and provide…

22 06 2021 | 09:18

‘Apocalyptic’ heat wave scorches U.S. Southwest again.

An extreme heat wave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power systems to the brink of failure as residents cranked up air…

18 06 2021 | 09:04

U.S. Has More Than Enough Renewable Resources to Meet All of Its Energy Needs, Report Finds.

The United States has the resources and technology to shift away from fossil fuels and build an energy system entirely run on renewables, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment…

14 06 2021 | 08:34

‘Never, ever give up’, Mckibben says, as TC energy cancels keystone XL

It took nearly five months, after U.S. President Joe Biden dealt a death blow to the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office. But Calgary-based pipeliner TC Energy finally, formally cancelled…

05 06 2021 | 12:33

Palaeontologists hope Biden will restore protections on fossil-rich US lands

Trump’s shrinking of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante reserves may be reversed — ensuring archaeological and fossil treasures are preserved for study.

02 06 2021 | 10:52

EPA suggests FERC consider gas pipelines as potential stranded assets.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staked out a new position on federal reviews of interstate natural gas pipelines, advising the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to weigh the potential for…