April 27, 2018

British Columbia Seeks New Rules for Companies Moving Oil

The British Columbia government is asking a court whether provincial governments have the right to impose rules on companies that transport oil. The question is being asked amid a fight over a proposed expansion of a tar sands pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia. Read more from ICN about the pipeline fight and the impact on the industry.

How Oman's Rocks Could Help Save the Planet

If carbon mineralization, a natural process that turns CO2 into stone, could be harnessed and accelerated inexpensively, it could remove some of the billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide that humans have pumped into the atmosphere, scientists say. Rocks in Oman are serving as a test lab.

April 26, 2018

Macron Charms Both Parties in an Impassioned Speech to Congress

"Some people think that securing current industries and their jobs is more urgent than transforming our economies to meet the challenge of global change," French President Emmanuel Macron told a joint session of Congress. "What is the meaning of our life, really, if we work and live destroying the planet, while sacrificing the future of our children?"

April 25, 2018

Who Owns Real Estate Drowned by Climate Change?

America's coastal cities are preparing for legal battles tied to who owns real estate that becomes submerged because of climate change. Under current law in some states, waterways are public property and so is the land beneath them.

April 24, 2018

FirstEnergy's Push for Coal Plant Bailout No Longer on Fast Track

The Trump administration is taking its time in deciding whether to grant FirstEnergy Solutions' request for emergency measures to prop up the bankrupt company's coal and nuclear power plants. There are disagreements within the administration about whether the situation warrants such a drastic response, Bloomberg reports.

April 23, 2018

Bloomberg Pledges $4.5 Million for Paris Agreement

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, said he will donate $4.5 million to cover some of the U.S. government's commitment to the Paris climate accord. The money is a small share of the amount the U.S. was on track to give before the Trump administration announced it was withdrawing from the Paris Agreement.

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