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    U.S. President Joe Biden is set to sign a series of actions Wednesday to combat climate change.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that Biden believes climate change is one of the top crises to address during his time in office.  Biden has appointed former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as his climate...
            by Kaylee Greenlee  The Biden administration is considering authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to allocate COVID-19 funding for climate change projects, The New York Times reported Monday. The plan would reallocate part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) overall disaster budget to projects designed to preemptively address damage...
            by Andrew Trunsky  President Joe Biden is reportedly set to temporarily halt new federal oil and gas leasing, people familiar with his plans told The Washington Post. The move would pause pending fossil fuel auctions on federal land and water, but will not affect existing leases in the Gulf Coast...
    (CNN)Joe Manchin once shot a hole in the climate-saving plan of his own party. Literally. It was 2010 and, as he ran to be a senator from coal country, the Democrat reminded West Virginia that "I sued the EPA and will take dead aim at the Cap-and-Trade bill," before raising his rifle and blasting a...
    From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global climate action, making clear the nation isn’t just revving up its own efforts to reduce oil, gas and coal pollution but that it intends to push everyone in the world to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change. Two people with knowledge of Biden’s plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which...
    President Joe Biden is expected to announce sweeping policies on Wednesday to address so-called manmade climate change, including putting millions of acres of federal land off-limits for domestic energy production and elevate environmental concerns to a national security issue. On his first day in office, Biden signed an executive order to put a 60-day pause...
    Commerce Secretary-nominee Gina Raimondo is open to raising taxes on the middle class, saying we "need funds" for President Joe Bidens climate agenda. RNC Research tweeted the clip of Raimondos comments at her nomination hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. "We do need to meet the climate change challenge, and we need funds...
    Greenpeace activists at BlackRock headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.Boris Roessler/DPA/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BlackRock, the world’s biggest...
    President Joe Biden’s Commerce Secretary nominee Gina Raimondo said Tuesday that while she understands the impact of raising taxes on the middle class, they “need funds” to pay for Biden’s climate plan. Florida Senator Rick Scott asked Raimondo how they plan to pay for the Biden administration’s transportation climate initiative. “The document I signed –...
    Sales of electric vehicles, some experts believe, soon will reach the tipping point. Earth Matters is a weekly compendium of wonderful, disturbing, and hideous news briefs about the environment. TRILLIONS OF CICADAS SET TO EMERGE IN 15 STATES COME SPRING A Brood 10 cicada in 2004. Brood 10, or the Great Eastern Brood,...
    Larry Fink is telling companies to prepare for a zero-emissions world. The CEO of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, told CEOs at its portfolio companies to outline their plans for getting to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to show that their board of directors has reviewed the plans. "There is no company whose...
    Immigration: Judge temporarily blocks Bidens plan to halt deportations Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country The Weekly Planet: Why Biden is Buying 645,000 New Cars Every Tuesday, our lead climate reporter brings you the big ideas, expert analysis, and vital guidance that will help you flourish on a changing planet. Sign up...
    How the CDC failed public health officials fighting the coronavirus Boost for Trump as 45 Republican senators vote to dismiss impeachment Weekly Planet: Why Biden is Buying 645,000 New Cars Every Tuesday, our lead climate reporter brings you the big ideas, expert analysis, and vital guidance that will help you flourish on a changing...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.Two people with knowledge of Biden's plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be announced Wednesday....
    WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change. Two people with knowledge of Biden’s plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be...
    A Georgia teachers obituary pleaded for mask wearing. At a school board meeting, 3 officials refused. Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes, says agency should have been prepared Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft ...
    Environmental groups hailed the moratorium as the kind of action needed to slow climate change. President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on...
    Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) did not respond to a Breitbart News request for comment on how President Joe Biden’s decision to halt the ongoing construction of the $9 billion cross-border Keystone XL pipeline is causing thousands of workers to lose their job, including in Kansas. The media inquiry came after the GOP pointed out the...
    Larry Fink is telling companies he invests in to show him how they will combat climate change — or else. In his annual letter to shareholders, the billionaire chief executive of BlackRock said his $8.7 trillion fund will require companies it invests in to “disclose a plan for how their business model will be...
    Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Monday that President Biden consider declaring an emergency on climate change. "It might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency," the New York Democrat told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Schumer seemingly suggested Biden do for the climate what President Trump did for the border-- declare a...
    More On: climate change UN unveils game, film for teens focused on protecting ozone layer NYC’s pension funds to divest $4 billion from fossil fuels Empty streets in Davos as World Economic Forum holds virtual meeting Earth is losing ice faster today than in the mid-1990s Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated action on the...
    By Matthew Daly | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change. Two people with knowledge of Biden’s plans outlined the...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is set to order a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with his plans.The move is expected to be the most prominent in a series of climate actions the President will take on Wednesday, including elevating the climate crisis as a...
    By Matthew Green LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Shared concern over climate change could help strengthen global cooperation more broadly in the run-up to a U.N. climate summit in November, its British president Alok Sharma said on Tuesday. With the world struggling to cut planet-warming emissions fast enough to avoid catastrophic warming, diplomats fear that...
    President Joe Biden is reportedly set to temporarily halt new federal oil and gas leasing, people familiar with his plans told The Washington Post. The move would pause pending fossil fuel auctions on federal land and water, but will not affect existing leases in the Gulf Coast and the western part of the country, according...
    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, nominated by President Biden to be commerce secretary, is appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, where she will be laying out her priorities if confirmed to lead the department. She'll discuss the Commerce Department's role in tackling the economic crisis, reinvesting in American worker, how she would focus on...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change. Two people with knowledge of Biden’s plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be...
    A pipeline worker who has worked in the industry for 53 years is speaking out against President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. "It’s like a kick in the stomach that knocks the wind out of you," Guy Williams, who would have been an inspector on the project, told Steve Doocy on...
    It seems that every day brings a new discovery regarding the impacts of climate change on our planet. From its contribution to the Sixth Mass Extinction to its threat to coral reefs worldwide, to its impact on animal migration patterns, the negative effects of a changing climate are being seen everywhere. Not even the farthest...
    VIDEO3:3903:39BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Finance world now knows the importance of sustainabilitySquawk Box The world's largest asset manager is pushing companies to disclose how they will survive in a world of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. "Because better sustainability disclosures are in companies' as well as investors' own interests, I urge companies to move quickly to...
    Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya announced on January 19 that he’s working on private funding for a climate investment. He shared the news on Twitter and followed up with specifics in another tweet on January 25th. He said that his firm “powers a lot of progress in an area that is very important to me and they...
    Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund is backing a recently launched company focused on decarbonizing the transportation sector as the world rushes toward a greener future. Start-up Infinium manufactures zero-carbon electrofuels, which is fuel made from electricity rather than oil. They're known as drop-in fuels since they can be used with existing infrastructure. In other words, electrofuels...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Joe Biden to declare a “climate emergency” Monday night while appearing as a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. “[Biden] can do many, many things under the emergency powers of the president that he could do without legislation,” Schumer said. The Senate leader added that ex-President Donald...
    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the incoming top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, is “disappointed” with President Biden’s first-week executive actions targeting the fossil fuel industry, but that won’t deter her from cooperating with Democrats on combating climate change. “I don't feel like being in a pivotal position, my only role is to...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCapitol insurrection fallout: A PATRIOT Act 2.0? Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe alleged Trump effort to oust acting AG Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Monday night that President Biden should consider declaring a climate emergency. "It might be...
    The green revolution shouldn't be allowed to be hamstrung by right-to-work laws. Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Kate Aronoff at The New Republic writes—Right to Work on a Hot Planet. Labor and climate campaigners quite literally share a common enemy. The name often ends...
    ROME — The Vatican has called for a “responsible, unprecedented collective response” to the “momentous challenge” of climate change. Speaking on behalf of Pope Francis, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in an online address Monday to the Climate Adaptation Summit taking place in the Netherlands that climate change “represents one of the...
    The Biden administration is considering authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to allocate COVID-19 funding for climate change projects, The New York Times reported Monday. The plan would reallocate part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) overall disaster budget to projects designed to preemptively address damage from climate disasters, The Times reported. The agency...
    President Joe Biden told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Trump. The new president has made a series of calls to his foreign counterparts in recent days as part of his efforts to recalibrate U.S....
    A general manager working on the Keystone XL pipeline said that “hundreds of guys” employed to build the controversial pipeline have already been laid off from their jobs after President Biden signed an executive order to halt construction. The unnamed general manager of the pipeline's construction said that the current project was responsible for “thousands...
    Indianapolis shooting: Minor held in connection with killings of 5 people, including a pregnant woman Bradley Beal knows what to expect when the Wizards first face John Wall: ‘Attack mode’ Elon Musk says hes super fired up for fighting climate change with Joe Biden © (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Joe Biden...
    World leaders gathered virtually Monday for the Climate Adaption Summit, an online meeting hosted by the Netherlands with hopes of developing practical solutions and funding for dealing with climate change between now and 2030. The online program featured leaders from around the world, including China's Deputy Prime Minister Han Zheng, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French...