October 29, 2018

October 26, 2018

Building Higher on Cape Cod to Escape the Rising Sea

Cape Cod can't ignore the reality of sea level rise and increased flooding, but residents say they aren't planning to move farther from the coast. Instead, they're builder higher and stronger. The area's residents are planning for climate change, but they're divided on what they believe is causing it.

GM Breaks with Trump in Call for National Electric Car Mandate

The Trump administration has been working to end California's mandate for automakers to sell more electric cars in the state each year. General Motors, which supports the requirement, now plans to propose a nationwide program based on the mandate, Bloomberg reports. Read more from ICN on how automakers have shifted to producing more trucks and SUVs.

October 25, 2018

Trump Switches Out Energy Commission Chairman

President Trump named a new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday. Neil Chatterjee, a commission member and former top energy adviser to pro-coal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, replaces the previous chairman, Kevin McIntyre, who cited "health issues" as a reason for stepping down.

October 24, 2018

How the Farm Bureau’s Climate Agenda Is Failing Farmers

A new InsideClimate News series launched today exploring how the farm lobby has wielded its extraordinary influence to undermine U.S. climate policy while sowing uncertainty about the causes of global warming and the urgency to bring it under control. The result has left farmers less prepared to cope with the effects of climate change and missing opportunities.

October 23, 2018

New Climate Change Lawsuit Filed as 'Climate Kids' Effort Stalls

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit to compel the federal government to act on climate change as a similar lawsuit filed by a group of young activists is on hold. They're asking a federal judge to declare that the U.S. government is violating their rights by contributing to a rising concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Willa Closing In on Mexico Coast

Hurricane Willa was headed toward a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned it was likely to bring "life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall" to parts of west-central and southwestern Mexico. The State has more on Willa's potential impact as it cross into the U.S. this week toward the storm-ravaged Carolinas.

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