October 31, 2019

October 30, 2019

Another Rising Cost of Climate Change: PG&E's Blackouts, Now Needed to Prevent Wildfires

With wildfires forcing evacuations in the Los Angeles hills and Sonoma County, and parts of California under an "extreme red flag warning," the state's largest electric utility triggered another preemptive blackout, costing billions as businesses and schools shut down. It vividly illustrates how the costs of failing to address climate change reach far wider than the property lost to the flames.

Study Triples Population at Risk of Climate-Triggered Floods

The number of people threatened by climate change-triggered flooding is about three times higher than previously thought, a new study says. But it's not because of more water. It's because the land, especially in Southeast Asia, is several feet lower than what space-based radar has calculated, according to a new study.

October 29, 2019

October 28, 2019

Energy Efficiency: Maine's Improbable Dream

Maine has a goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent in 2030. To get there, the state's aging, oil-burning housing stock will have to be made more energy-efficient, one attic at a time. But at the current pace of weatherization, there's no way to reach enough homes in 10 years.

October 25, 2019

Citgo Gets a U.S. Lifeline in Holding Off Creditors

The Trump administration on Thursday threw a lifeline to the Venezuelan-owned refining company Citgo, protecting it from creditors by closing a narrow loophole on sanctions intended to topple the Venezuelan government. This week, the oil giant missed a $913 million payment on its 2020 bonds.

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