Nov 24, 2016

Trump may revive keystone by rescinding LBJ order: aides

Advisers to Donald Trump are exploring ways he can greenlight the Keystone XL oil pipeline on the day he is sworn into office, including by rescinding a 48-year-old presidential order. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say the issue is actively being discussed, ...

Drill, baby, drill? Election reignites offshore-oil debate

Nov 24, 2016

Drill, baby, drill? Election reignites offshore-oil debate

The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be the first major fault line that divides them from the new president. The Obama administration has ...

China likely to maintain climate goals

Nov 22, 2016

China likely to maintain climate goals

Beijing’s air quality fell short of national standards on 179 days last year. That’s one reason why the world’s biggest coal consumer is likely to stick with its plan to clean up its energy supply — regardless of what President-elect Donald Trump does in ...

Nov 22, 2016

Canada to end coal power by 2030

Canada will shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emission under the Paris climate accord, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. The plants, located in four provinces, produce about 10 percent of Canada’s total CO2 ...

Informed-Public Project seeks environmental justice on Okinawa

Nov 19, 2016

Informed-Public Project seeks environmental justice on Okinawa

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A recently founded organization on Okinawa is attempting to hold to account the powers-that-be for the damage that military contamination is causing the island’s environment. Established this year by Masami Kawamura, the Informed-Public Project (IPP) seeks to bring transparency to the often murky dealings ...

Nov 18, 2016

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies

When it comes to purging fossil fuels from the global economy by mid-century — our only hope of staving off catastrophic climate change — it turns out that you can’t get there from here without a good map. That’s the thinking behind detailed, long-term ...

Earth on pace to see hottest year on record

Nov 18, 2016

Earth on pace to see hottest year on record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged 58.4 degrees (14.7 Celsius), ...

Trump advisers eye Yucca waste dump revival

Nov 17, 2016

Trump advisers eye Yucca waste dump revival

The long-stalled plan to stash radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is set to be revived with the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington and the departure of the project’s most ardent Senate opponent, Harry Reid. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning ...