November 15, 2019

The World’s Only $100 Billion Utility Owes Its Rise To Wind Power

Two decades ago, a Florida utility company—now called NextEra Energy—took a big, early gamble on renewable energy by investing in an Oregon wind farm. This year, the company became the world's first utility with a market capitalization of more than $100 billion, thanks largely to its clean-power business.

German Parliament Approves Climate Protection Law

German lawmakers approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to cut Germany's greenhouse gas emissions to 55 percent of its 1990 level by 2030. The package includes a domestic carbon pricing scheme, bigger incentives for buying electric cars and higher road tolls for trucks from 2023, among other measures.

November 14, 2019

November 13, 2019

FBI Eyes How Pennsylvania Approved Pipeline

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across the state, the Associated Press reports.

November 12, 2019

What’s Driving Antarctica's Meltdown?

Along with warmer water eating away at West Antarctica's ice shelves from below, new research shows that atmospheric rivers are causing trouble from above. Since 2000, those rivers have been swirling toward the coast more frequently, bringing more rain and surface melting.

EPA to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, despite protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

Is Climate Change to Blame for Australia's Bushfires?

Australia is enduring a bushfire crisis that has left three people dead, razed more than 150 homes, and prompted warnings of "catastrophic" danger, and the nation's political leaders are facing a backlash for batting away questions on the subject.

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