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3 trends to watch in U.S. climate policy in 2023 – The Washington Post

Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Good morning and welcome back to The Climate 202! Happy new year. 🎉 While individual actions alone won’t solve the climate crisis, they can certainly help. So today, we’re sharing our climate-related New…

Teens Know Climate Change Is Real. They Want Schools to Teach More About It – Education Week

High school students are more likely than adults to agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is being driven by human activity—but many teenagers remain confused about the underlying causes of global warming. The findings, from a new nationwide…

Finding safe haven in the climate change future: The Northeast – Yahoo News

This Yahoo News series analyzes different regions around the U.S. in terms of climate change risks that they face now and will experience in the years to come. As the negative consequences of rising global temperatures due to humankind’s relentless…

New Jersey sues fossil fuel companies over climate change, citing 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy – The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Jersey officials announced Tuesday that the state has filed suit against five fossil fuel companies, accusing the multinationals of a pattern of “obfuscation and delay” that “lasted decades” in deceiving residents and ultimately resulting in catastrophic storm and flood…

Inside Big Greens’ Legal War To Dismantle Oil And Gas Leasing

Environmental groups are waging a war of attrition against the Department of the Interior’s oil and gas leasing programs. They’re unleashing an onslaught of court challenges and scoring legal settlements to stop federal mineral leasing in its tracks in an…

Why the Dust Bowl was hotter than this heat wave, despite global warming – The Washington Post

Listen 6 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article A record-shattering heat wave in Europe brought readings topping 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Hundreds of deaths have been attributed to the event, and five countries — Wales, England,…

Analysis | Carbon removal is moving full steam ahead. So is climate change. – The Washington Post

Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Good morning! Climate 202 researcher Vanessa Montalbano is back again writing today’s newsletter.  👀 What we’re watching: A package of six spending bills that passed 220-207 in the House on Wednesday. The funding…

The Supreme Court weakened the EPA’s power to fight climate change — but demand for clean energy is going strong – MarketWatch

In 2021, more than 40% of Americans lived in a county that was hit by extreme weather connected to climate change, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal disaster declarations. Without immediate action to reduce global carbon emissions, we…

Behind Biden’s EPA Unconstitutional Power Grab

The Environmental Protection Agency has had its way with both the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Constitution for decades. The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday in West Virginia v. EPA may be the beginning of the end of this baleful era. It…

Supreme Court Curbs EPA Power, Other Federal Agencies On Notice

The Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, in a decision that could limit the authority of government agencies to address major policy questions without congressional approval. [bold, links added]…

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