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Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – CBS News

This story originally appeared at Reuters.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on…

China Gives a Cool Boost to Effort to Reduce Global Warming – NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

President Xi Jinping said that China has decided to accept the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer earlier today. The announcement, part of a conversation with Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Macron…

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Subscribe to InProgress California has long been synonymous with effective climate policy. Beginning in 2001, the Golden State established its first voluntary emissions reporting program under Gov. Gray Davis (D). Subsequently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) built on…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Second Circuit Climate Change Ruling Affirms Dismissal of State-law Claims – JD Supra

In the past four years, state attorneys general or municipalities have brought 21 lawsuits based on state-law claims (e.g., nuisance, trespass, consumer fraud) seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for costs allegedly resulting from climate change. Of these 21…

As Russia Fortifies Ukraine Border, Kerry Talks Climate With Foreign Minister

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special representative on climate change, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday for an impromptu meeting on “the climate agenda” in India. The meeting occurred as Russian troops and weaponry continue to amass…

Study looks at impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on fishers in Fiji

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians engaged in small scale fisheries.

China Is Invading Our Energy Market One Wind Farm At A Time

Blackouts last month in Texas and parts of the Midwest should have been a snowball to the face of policymakers still complacent about the collective vulnerability of our energy infrastructure. They opted instead to debate de-icing windmills. In its quest…