November 26, 2019

November 25, 2019

American Climate: A Shared Experience Connects Survivors of Disaster

Rising temperatures are strengthening the destructive force of wildfires, hurricanes and floods, putting tens of millions of Americans at risk. Many are already paying a high price, their lives shattered by climate calamities. In this year-long documentary project launched today, ICN reporter Neela Banerjee and videographer Anna Belle Peevey tell their stories.

Increase in Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Breaks Record Again

The average increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday. The annual increase has been above the average for the last 10 years and is 147 percent of the pre-industrial level in 1750.

Photos Show Dramatic Swiss Glacier Retreat

More than 500 Swiss glaciers have already vanished, and the government says 90 percent of the remaining 1,500 will go by the end of the century if nothing is done to cut carbon emissions. A Reuters montage of images, comparing old to new, shows the dramatic extent of that change.

November 22, 2019

Tesla Unveils Its Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his company's electric "Cybertruck," which he said would be more capable, in terms of towing and hauling, than a Ford F-150 and perform as a better sports car than a Porsche 911.

November 21, 2019

A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Far Beyond the Floodplains

This autumn marked the wettest year to date on record for the lower 48 states, with the kind of extreme rainfall events that are increasingly associated with climate change. It also had the highest number of acres of insured farmland that went unplanted since 2007, when the Agriculture Department began keeping those records.

November 20, 2019

House Democrats Release Renewable Energy Tax Credits Proposal

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday released draft legislation aimed at addressing climate change by extending and expanding tax breaks for renewable energy. If approved, it would extend a host of renewable energy tax breaks, including the production tax credit and the investment tax credit.

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