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    In World First, New Zealand Law Will Force Banks to Disclose Climate Impacts of Investments

    In World First, New Zealand Law Will Force Banks to Disclose Climate Impacts of Investments

    By Andrea Germanos New Zealand officials on Thursday heralded passage of a groundbreaking law requiring financial institutions to disclose climate-related risks. “This is a landmark day,” Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said in a speech to Parliament. At issue is the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, which had its […]

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    By Jake Johnson The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that’s expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day over a 30-year period — a plan that runs directly counter to the White […]

    There’s No Compromising on Science When It Comes to Protecting Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

    There’s No Compromising on Science When It Comes to Protecting Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

    By Derrick Z. Jackson With its “Waters of the United States” rule, President Obama’s administration enacted unprecedented protections of rivers and streams. The Trump administration, ignoring science and the importance of wetlands, tried to return many of those waterways back to polluters by rolling back the Waters of the US rule. Now Michael Regan, President […]

    Biden Orders Gov. Agencies to Address Financial Climate Change Risks

    Biden Orders Gov. Agencies to Address Financial Climate Change Risks

    President Biden on Thursday ordered agencies across the federal government to prepare for risks to the American economy posed by climate change. The harms inflicted by human-caused global warming are already being felt in the form of rising sea levels, extreme weather, wildfires, and droughts, but “these risks are often hidden,” the White House said. […]