October 11, 2019

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October 9, 2019

Incoming Top EU Climate Official Pledges to Tax Polluting Imports

The EU will start work immediately on a tax on polluting foreign firms to shelter EU businesses striving to meet a goal to be climate neutral by 2050, says Frans Timmermans, the senior official set to take responsibility for climate in the new European Commission. "We should also be prepared to consider other instruments, for instance a carbon border tax, to level the playing field for European products." 

Climate Change: Emperor Penguin 'Needs Greater Protection'

Researchers are calling for the conservation status of Emperor penguins to be upgraded from "near threatened" to "vulnerable" to help protect them from the dangers of climate change, which is predicted to degrade the birds' habitats by 2100 and threaten their existence, BBC reports.

The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops

Green roofs—rooftops with gardens in place of asphalt—have become increasingly popular as concerns about climate change and dwindling natural resources grow, The New York Times reports. One group estimates the number of green roofs have increased about 15 percent in North America since 2013.

October 8, 2019

Perry Denies He Is Planning to Resign

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied reports that he will leave the Trump administration in November. Last week, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent questions to Perry related to his travel to Ukraine amid scrutiny of the Trump administration's dealings with that country.

October 7, 2019

Oil Companies Ponder Climate Change, but Profits Still Rule

Oil companies are putting substantial funds into clean-energy investments as public pressure grows for countries around the world to curb their carbon emissions. Yet about a third more oil is being burned today than in the late 1990s, a sign that profits are still driving the energy market, The New York Times reports.

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