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    U.S. National Parks Most Vulnerable to Rising Heat, Study Shows

    U.S. National Parks Most Vulnerable to Rising Heat, Study Shows

    Unchecked climate change will rapidly change the United States’ national park system, which has warmed twice as fast on average as the rest of the country between 1895 and 2010, new research shows. A study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that under a business-as-usual emissions scenario, temperatures at the most […]

    Philippines Prepares For ‘Monster’ Typhoon

    Philippines Prepares For ‘Monster’ Typhoon

    Millions of people, including 1 million living below the poverty line, are directly in the path of powerful super typhoon Mangkhut as the 550-mile-wide storm churns towards the Philippines. Thousands are being evacuated from their homes before the storm is expected to make landfall on Saturday morning. The storm, which has maximum wind speeds of […]

    Trump to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Rules

    Trump to Roll Back Obama-Era Methane Rules

    The Trump administration is planning to roll back Obama-era rules on methane emissions from oil and gas production, the New York Times reported Monday. Documents reviewed by the Times show that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning as early as this week to significantly relax two-year-old regulations on how often drillers must monitor and […]

    California Commits to 100% Clean Energy By 2045

    California Commits to 100% Clean Energy By 2045

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a law to require that 100 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2045, making it the second state after Hawaii to set such a mandate. The measure also requires utilities to get half of their energy from renewables by 2026, four years ahead of […]

    September Heatwave Is Closing Northeast Schools

    September Heatwave Is Closing Northeast Schools

    Schools across the northeastern U.S. are cutting the school days short this week as extreme heat and a lack of air conditioning combine to make dangerous conditions inside classrooms. Numerous districts in Connecticut and New Jersey, at least two districts in New York state, and one in the Washington, DC metro area sent kids home […]

    Peruvian Farmer Takes German Energy Giant to Court

    Peruvian Farmer Takes German Energy Giant to Court

    A German court on Monday moved forward a case brought by a Peruvian farmer against a German utility alleging climate-related damages. Saul Luciano Lliuya claims in his suit that emissions from the German energy giant RWE have endangered his hometown of Huaraz by melting glaciers and swelling a mountain lake that threatens to flood the […]

    UN Climate Summit Opens in Bonn

    UN Climate Summit Opens in Bonn

    The 23rd annual Conference of Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change kicked off in Bonn, Germany Monday morning, as the world nations gather to discuss implementation of the Paris agreement. The Trump administration’s June announcement that it intends to exit the agreement is set to complicate matters for the U.S. team in […]

    Losses From California Wildfires Top $1 Billion, Expected to Rise ‘Dramatically’

    Losses From California Wildfires Top $1 Billion, Expected to Rise ‘Dramatically’

    Insured losses from fires in Northern California have topped $1 billion and are expected to rise “dramatically,” state insurance officials announced Thursday. The state estimates that the fires have now torched 8,400 buildings and left 42 dead, making these fires the deadliest in the state’s history. Fighting wildfire is now costing the U.S. billions of […]