Adapting to their changing conditions, women are harvesting organic potatoes they planted in January. That's when villagers took advantage of their lengthened growing season for the first time. Weekend Edition, NPR.
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Extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change is projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020 to the end of the century. Times of India, India.
Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions. New York Times.
Many of the fracking jobs require highly technical skills and are often going to experienced workers brought in from out of state who then move on to the next job without sinking roots. Bloomberg News.
The air board’s generous impulse toward those polluters was an abrupt reversal of previous plans, ran counter to staff recommendations, and left at least one confused board member later saying he wished he had abstained from voting. CALMatters, California.
Why didn't manufacturers thrive while the rest of the U.S. solar industry was booming? How a federal commission answers that could upend an industry. InsideClimate News.
Switzerland and the European Union have moved closer to linking their carbon emissions trading systems after the European Commission and Swiss government gave their backing for a deal. Reuters.
Al Gore makes the profound statement that Western democracies are broken and in order to solve the climate crisis they need to fix democracy. The Conversation.
A growing number of initiatives are giving corporations the resources to help achieve global climate goals regardless of government support. Ensia.
In an event matching the upside-down politics of 2017, some ideologically right-wing voices are allied with the solar industry's main lobby group in a trade case that could shape the future of solar power. ClimateWire.
As the United States reverses its climate policies, the world's top greenhouse gas emitter is in the midst of setting up a national carbon-trading system. ClimateWire.
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has sold shares in some of the world's biggest companies to reduce exposure to firms emitting greenhouse gases. Radio New Zealand, New Zealand.
Oil flowing along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System became the backbone of Alaska's economy in 1977, lulling state leaders into a false sense of security. But that illusion ended in late 1986. EnergyWire.
Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry. Reuters.
The belief that electric vehicles are going to be a big business very soon is ever more widely held. Economist.
The climate metric, maligned by the Trump administration, helps build the cost of future climate harms into state electricity plans and markets. InsideClimate News.
After weeks of escalating criticism, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes still doesn’t have any regrets over bucking his party to support California’s cap-and-trade program on climate change. Los Angeles Times.
Faced with climate change, uncertain markets and government policies they see as unhelpful, many of Malawi's farmers feel ill-equipped to decide how much of which crop to plant and when. Reuters.
The Trump administration gave notice it intends to relax the rules governing greenhouse gas emissions on new model cars Thursday, in its latest move to undo President Barack Obama’s climate policies. Washington Post.
Coal-fired power plants employ more people than mines, and they’re shutting down all over the country. Bloomberg News.
More than $9 billion and 41,000 jobs have been added to the Inland economy as a result of California’s climate change initiatives, a new study found. Riverside Press-Enterprise, California.
Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints. Reuters.
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