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Firefighters brace for severe wildfires in drought-gripped U.S. West

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Firefighters work to stop the spread of Loma Fire off Via del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. is this picture released May 21, 2021. Mike Eliason | Santa Barbara County Fire Department | Reuters From igniting controlled burns to......

EPA to expand clean water protections to smaller U.S. waterways, reversing Trump policy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In an aerial view, low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville on June 01, 2021 in Oroville, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army on Wednesday announced their intent to expand the......

6/6/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Ransomware, Sir David

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 6/6/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Ransomware, Sir David – CBS News Watch CBSN Live WHO-led inquiry ends with even more questions than it began with on coronavirus origin; Then, how cybercriminals hold data hostage… and why the best solution......

CBS Weekend News, June 5, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, June 5, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live U.S. experiencing dangerous nationwide heatwave; Brood X Cicadas swarm across several Eastern states Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive......

U.S. experiencing dangerous nationwide heatwave

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. experiencing dangerous nationwide heatwave – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Millions of Americans across the U.S. are facing scorching temperatures that are not just uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous. CBS meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli has......

EXCLUSIVE-Biden’s electric vehicle plan includes battery recycling push

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By Trevor Hunnicutt, Ernest Scheyder June 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s strategy to make the United States a powerhouse in electric vehicles will include boosting domestic recycling of batteries to reuse lithium and other metals, according to government officials. As Biden makes fighting climate change and competing with China......

A severe drought is gripping the Western U.S. as wildfire season begins

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Low water levels are visible next to houseboats that sit anchored at the Bidwell Canyon Marina on Lake Oroville on June 01, 2021 in Oroville, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Nearly three-fourths of the U.S. West is grappling with......

How the $1 trillion market for ‘green’ bonds is changing Wall Street

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here So-called green bonds have become more popular in recent years, and this fast-growing segment of the $128.3 trillion global bond market could grow even more. When an issuer sells a green bond, they’re making a nonbinding commitment to earmark the......

Europe’s ports will need $7.9 billion of investment to support offshore wind expansion, report says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photo shows wind turbine parts at a port in Ostend, Belgium. Philippe Clément/Arterra | Universal Images Group | Getty Images European ports will require new infrastructure and significant investment over the next few years to cope with the growth......

Dutch court rules oil giant Shell must cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 in landmark case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A cyclist passes oil silos at the Royal Dutch Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled oil giant Royal Dutch Shell......

Why the world’s largest carbon market is experiencing a boom like never before

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Electricity pylons are seen in front of the cooling towers of the coal-fired power station of German energy giant RWE in Weisweiler, western Germany, on January 26, 2021. INA FASSBENDER | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The cost of......

Space tourist guides and leisure time planners: These are the jobs of the future

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WEF data showed that nearly two-thirds of children now starting school will work in jobs that have not even been invented yet. Klaus Vedfelt | DigitalVision | Getty Images More than 100 million workers in 8 countries alone might need......

‘A huge moment’: U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. offshore wind sector took a major step forward Tuesday after authorities gave the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind 1 project. In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior......

Big Oil and its green ambitions could be about to get a serious reality check

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A cyclist passes oil silos at the Royal Dutch Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — The month of May promises to be a ground-breaking one for......

The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically......

Video: Opinion | ‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad?

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“All right. Let’s see. I’m going to hit play.” Flint switched from water purchased from the City of Detroit to water pumped from the Flint River. “The tomatoes were turning black.” “My water comes out of my faucet smelling like it came out of someone’s butt.” “That’s — that’s America?”......

Global electric vehicle numbers set to hit 145 million by end of the decade, IEA says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The number of electric cars, buses, vans and heavy trucks on roads is expected to hit 145 million by 2030, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. According to the IEA’s Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, if governments ramp up their......

China has ‘no other choice’ but to rely on coal power for now, official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A coal fired power plant in Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China has ambitious goals for cutting its carbon emissions, but it won’t be abandoning coal power......

Senate votes to restore Obama-era regulation of methane, a climate-warming gas

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) participate in a news conference about the Senate vote on methane regulation outside of the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger......

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