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New York approves ambitious climate plan

Today 12:00pm - New York politicians have reached a deal to create one of the most ambitious climate bills in the US, putting the progressive state on the front lines of fight over the environment.

Floridians set record for underwater cleanup

Today 12:00pm - The Florida city of Deerfield has put 633 divers into the water in what it claims is the world’s largest underwater clean-up.

Bloomberg mission is to close all US coal plants

11 Jun 19 - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new $500 million mission - to close every coal plant in the US by 2030.

Trump disses climate change after meeting Charles

10 Jun 19 - US President Donald Trump dismissed climate change as “a change in weather” just hours after holding talks on the issue with Prince Charles.

Lawmakers want to pay homeowners for bee gardens

6 Jun 19 - Minnesota aims to offer financial support to homeowners who want to transform their yards into bee-friendly gardens.

Florida creates office to take on climate crisis

31 May 19 - To say Dr Tom Frazer faces a daunting workload as he begins his new job as Florida’s first chief science officer would be an underestimation.

Amazon staff demand Bezos act on climate crisis

28 May 19 - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis.


Louisiana readies for resilience ... and retreat

22 May 19 - Louisiana has issued a blueprint for coping with the impacts of a warming planet, including a human migration that has already begun.

New York aims to create green union jobs

20 May 19 - Efforts to build offshore wind turbines to power up to sx million homes will create more than 10,000 jobs under Climate Jobs New York's plan.

California bans pesticide linked to brain damage

20 May 19 - California has banned a pesticide that has been proven to cause brain damage in children.

Clean up or pay up, New York warns Trump over buildings

16 May 19 - US President Donald Trump faces fines of more than $2 million a year unless he reduces carbon emissions from his New York buildings.

States fight rollback of Obama lightbulb rules

16 May 19 - US States are preparing to fight back as the Trump administration moves to erase Obama-era standards for lightbulbs.

Washington commits to 100% clean energy

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

13 May 19 - Washington has committed 100 per cent clean energy sources by 2045 - and six other US states are expected to follow suit.

Renewables pass coal in US for first time

8 May 19 - Renewable energy in April surpassed coal generation in the United States for the first time since records began.

Los Angeles reveals its own Green New Deal

1 May 19 - Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, buildings and air quality of America’s second-largest city.

New York sets ambitious climate rules

23 Apr 19 - New York City has set an ambitious new standard for combating greenhouse gas emissions, approving a package of climate policies designed to slash energy use in big buildings.

Worried property dealers size up climate threat

12 Apr 19 - Big real estate firms are pouring resources into calculating climate risk and its likely effect on property portfolios — everything from increasingly extreme weather to sea-level rise.

DC dawdles, so powerco chiefs go for green

10 Apr 19 - Patti Poppe used to drive around with an "I Love Coal" bumper sticker, but now the CEO of Michigan-based CMS Energy Corp. is eager to talk about phasing out the fossil fuel.

New York to make drivers pay for pollution

5 Apr 19 - New York is set to become the first US city to charge drivers a fee for releasing planet-warming pollution from their cars.


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