"Electric vehicles are booming as expected, a new analysis found, but renewable power isn’t growing as quickly as hoped."
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- Source: NYTimes, 02/23/2024
"EPA Administrator Michael Regan and White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi arrived at international climate negotiations in the United Arab Emirates late last year with a big announcement: The Biden team had finalized a major climate rule aimed at slashing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. But nearly three months later, the rule hasn’t been officially printed by the government."Source: E&E News, 02/23/2024
"An estimated 2.5 million people were forced from their homes in the United States by weather-related disasters in 2023, according to new data from the Census Bureau."Source: NYTimes, 02/23/2024
"The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has removed some of its most ambitious greenhouse gas emission disclosure requirements from corporate climate risk rules it is preparing to adopt, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday."
"China approved 114 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity in 2023, up 10% from a year earlier, with the world's top carbon polluter now at risk of falling short on climate targets after sanctioning dozens of new plants, research showed on Thursday."
"The Biden administration will allow gasoline containing a higher percentage of ethanol to be sold year-round in eight states starting in 2025, it announced Thursday."Source: The Hill, 02/23/2024
"In a mossy stretch of forest on Washington state's outer coast, streets and sidewalks have appeared in recent weeks, representing the future of the Quinault Indian Nation. The coastal tribe has spent a decade trying to move its villages out of reach of a rising Pacific Ocean and its tsunamis."Source: KUOW, 02/23/2024
"A city and county in Ohio have agreed to pay $112,000 to resolve NewsNation journalist Evan Lambert’s federal civil rights lawsuit, which stemmed from his unlawful arrest last year while covering a press conference about the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio."Source: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 02/23/2024
"It's 7:30 in the evening in Warsaw, and public news broadcaster TVP Info is about to broadcast live to millions of viewers across Poland. Producers in a crowded control room scurry in and out, sometimes stopping to peer through a narrow window into a studio where the host reads from a teleprompter."Source: NPR, 02/23/2024
"Tunisian wheat farmer Hasan Chetoui is seeking inspiration from the deep past as he tries to adapt to drought caused by climate change, sowing old wheat varieties that he hopes will produce crops throughout the year."
"The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a group of states, companies, and trade associations seeking to temporarily block a rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce air pollution from power plants and other industrial facilities in 23 states that do not want to adjust their emissions policies."Source: SCOTUSblog, 02/22/2024
"For decades, a graveyard of corroding barrels has littered the seafloor just off the coast of Los Angeles. It was out of sight, out of mind — a not-so-secret secret that haunted the marine environment until a team of researchers came across them with an advanced underwater camera."Source: LA Times, 02/22/2024
"A federal appellate court on Wednesday delivered a victory for the mining sector and scrapped a lower court ruling that froze new coal leases on public lands."Source: E&E News, 02/22/2024
"Two Texas farm families have seen their health decline, their pets and livestock sickened and killed, their water poisoned and and their property values wiped out due to high levels of chemical contamination linked to a company marketing treated sewage sludge as a fertilizer and soil conditioner, according to a lawsuit filed by the families."Source: The New Lede, 02/22/2024
"A “Hail Mary” legal tactic by the pipeline company invokes a 1977 pipeline treaty between the U.S. and Canada. The Bad River Band says the treaty is superseded by 1854 tribal treaty rights."Source: Inside Climate News, 02/22/2024