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Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals | TheHill – The Hill

Policymakers in the European Union (EU) and the U.S. have separately introduced legislative plans to tax imported goods based on the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted in their production. Though uncoordinated, both border carbon adjustment (BCA) proposals aim to curtail the…

The Best Way to Tax Carbon at the Border – Scientific American

As more world leaders consider levying border taxes on climate-damaging goods, a new study looks at ways it can be done in countries—including the United States—that haven’t established a domestic market for carbon emissions. The findings are timely. European Union…

What the Infrastructure Bill Does About Climate Change – The New York Times

As the United States staggers through another year of devastating wildfires, drought, storms and other calamities, the infrastructure bill before Congress would pour major resources into a response. The measure agreed to over the weekend includes billions of dollars to…

A Brain Drain Among Government Scientists Bogs Down Biden’s Climate Ambitions – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the United States Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She was demoralized after four years of the Trump…

Our environment at risk: We’ve known for decades about climate change, now we need action – La Crosse Tribune

{{featured_button_text}} On June 23, 1988, Dr. James Hansen, then director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified about his greenhouse effect research before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Early in his testimony he presented…

Opinion: A world burning up and under water must finally take action on climate change – Des Moines Register

The shocking extreme weather of late comes as no surprise to scientists who warned for decades that we are heading toward climate catastrophe. “These extremes are something we knew were coming,” Christian conservative and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe recently told…

New Mexico congresspeople join call for climate change action in ongoing budget talks – Carlsbad Current Argus

New Mexico’s Democrat congresspeople were at the forefront of bicameral efforts to mitigate climate change, representing a state heavily dependent on fossil fuel extraction which many blame as a contributor to air pollution and subsequent impacts like global warming. U.S….

Net-Zero Will Cripple British Households As Costs Get Slipped Into Energy Bills

In recent weeks, ministers and officials have announced that UK households and businesses will have to fund many of the government’s Net-Zero plans via their energy bills and cost of living. Currently, UK consumers are funding renewable energy investors to…

John Kerry “not confident” enough is being done to prevent worst damages of climate change – CBS News

Our series “Eye on Earth” looks at how weather disasters in the U.S. and around the world are an alarming wake-up call. Scientists say climate change is driving a series of extreme weather catastrophes this summer. In an interview seen…

Mass. Senate urged to act now on climate change – The Patriot Ledger

BOSTON – Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides on Monday pressed state senators to begin investing immediately in infrastructure and ecological restoration that will prepare Massachusetts for the impacts of climate change. Theoharides said this summer’s high temperatures and…

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