April 5, 2018

Driving in Downtown Seattle? You May Soon See Congestion Pricing

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has unveiled a dozen initiatives to tackle the city's carbon problem, including a congestion pricing plan for cars entering downtown. The city says the plan would help fund the expansion of transit services and more electric vehicle charging stations.

April 4, 2018

2 Florida Republicans Call for Trump’s EPA Chief to Resign

Republican Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ilena Ros-Lehtinen called for Scott Pruitt's resignation, with Curbelo tweeting that Pruitt's "corruption scandals are an embarrassment to the administration, and his conduct is grossly disrespectful to American taxpayers."

April 3, 2018

Sierra Snowpack Still Skimpy After March Storms

The fifth most productive March on record for snow wasn't enough to make up for an exceptionally dry winter. The April measurement for Sierra Nevada snowpack water content stands at more than 40 percent below normal. The snowpack provides about a third of California's water supply.

Fiji Prime Minister: Climate Change Threatens Our Survival

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the country has entered a "frightening new era" of extreme weather after Cyclone Josie hit the island last weekend with deadly force. He said Fiji is in "a fight for survival" as climate change brings frequent damaging storms.

Ticks Rising

In a warming world, ticks thrive in more places, for longer periods of time, than ever before. Lyme disease could be the first epidemic of climate change. Read more from ICN about the links between climate change and the rise of tick-borne diseases.

April 2, 2018

Investors Stunned Over Oil Producer’s Climate Change Exemption

Trillium Asset Management proposed a resolution calling on oil producer EOG Resources to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. EOG complained to the Securities Exchange Commission, asking to omit it from consideration. The SEC agreed and recently rejected an appeal, worrying some investors about how this move could stifle climate action.

Drought Affecting 99% of New Mexico

Nearly 99 percent of New Mexico is in some stage of drought, and the northern third of the state is in extreme drought, mostly because of little to no snowpack this winter. Ranchers are hauling water to herds and confronting a hay shortage that will make feeding cattle harder.

Shipping Industry Faces Demands to Cut CO2

At the International Maritime Organization meeting next week, nations are expected to face demands for the shipping industry to dramatically reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. The UK is proposing to shrink emissions by 70 to 100 percent of their 2008 levels by 2050.

March 30, 2018

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