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Americans are getting the message

Today 10:00am - Nearly half of Americans say people in the US are being harmed by global warming "right now" - the highest point ever in a decade-long national survey called Climate Change in the American Mind.

Scores of US military bases under threat

Wednesday - A new Pentagon report identifies significant risks from climate change at scores of military bases and says the Defense Department is taking protective measures against the looming threat.

Troubled Tesla cuts 7% of workforce

Tuesday - Tesla is cutting its full-time staff headcount by about 7 per cent, as it tries to reduce the price of its cars and boost margins, CEO Elon Musk has announced

Poor losing the high ground in Miami

21 Dec 18 - Miami's poor are being pressured to leave their high-ground homes as rising sea levels threaten the city's wealthy coastal suburbs.

California insists on electric buses

20 Dec 18 - The Californian Air Resources Board has revealed its plan to have an all-electric bus fleet in California by 2040.

Better land use could slash emissions

14 Dec 18 - US scientists have found a new way to cut or offset 22% of the greenhouse gas emissions from American factory chimneys, car exhausts and power stations -- better land use.

Patagonia gives $10m tax cut to the cimate cause

12 Dec 18 - Outdoor clothing company Patagonia will be giving to the planet the $10 million it made as a result of President Trump's tax cuts.


California plans coastal retreat as sea starts swallowing homes

10 Dec 18 - Ocean-front homes could be demolished along California's coastline under a groundbreaking proposal to preserve the state's made-for-movies beaches before they're destroyed by rising seawater.

War hero president MIA in early climate battles

10 Dec 18 - Among the tributes paid to former US president George H.W. Bush has been plenty of reflection on his war record – but less on how he handled himself during the early skirmishes of the climate battle.

Rising tides bring threat to Pacific military readiness

5 Dec 18 - On a Pacific archipelago 2400 miles southwest of Hawaii, the United States' enormous military capability collides with the accelerating climate risk that threatens to erode it.

It's just worst-case stuff, says Trump

3 Dec 18 - The Trump administration is minimising warnings from scientists by arguing that they are exaggerated and based on the worst-case scenario.

Risks are spiraling, warns US weather scientists

26 Nov 18 - The US government's own climate scientists have issued a blunt warning that global warming is a growing threat to human life, property and ecosystems across the country, and that the economic damage...

Report over the top, say Trump's people

26 Nov 18 - The Trump administration has tried to downplay the stark findings of its own climate change assessment, as Democrats sought to pressure the White House to avert looming economic and public health...

US exporters find new coal friend in India

23 Nov 18 - US coal exporters have effectively lost a promising market in China since the imposition of tariffs but have managed to find other buyers in Asia, chiefly India.

What exactly is the Green New Deal?

20 Nov 18 - In a Democratic clash on Capitol Hill, progressives are pushing an ambitious plan to wean the U.S off fossil fuels. Meet the "Green New Deal."

Climate changes threaten navy shipyards

20 Nov 18 - Damage from climate change to key US military shipyards would undermine the Pentagon’s ability to respond to military crises and counter China’s ambitions.

Crab fishers sue fossil fuel industry

19 Nov 18 - The largest US West Coast commercial fishing association is suing 30 fossil fuel companies it says are accountable for harming shellfish and livelihoods as the ocean warms.

Trump plans to target heavy trucks

15 Nov 18 - The Trump administration plans to cut air pollution from heavy-duty trucks, marking one of its first moves to regulate US industry rather than roll back environmental standards.

Environment crusaders head to Congress

13 Nov 18 - They’ve taken on polluters and built climate solutions. Now they’re bringing activism to Congress in one of the most diverse freshmen classes in US House history.


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