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Report: Biden Admin Slow-Walked Release Of Kerry’s Financial Disclosures

The State Department released U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s financial disclosure documents, only after Fox News pressed the agency multiple times to comply with the requests, according to a report. The State Department, where Kerry currently works,…

EPA Rule to Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants – NBC10 Boston

In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The proposed rule follows…

Climate Envoy John Kerry Earned Millions Investing In Oil Companies

John Kerry, President Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate change, held investments in oil companies prior to divesting from the stocks as he took over the position, according to financial forms. Kerry’s financial disclosure forms, which were obtained by Fox News,…

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The…

Climate Summit ‘Last Chance’ for Brazil to Show Leadership on Global Warming – InsideClimate News

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden’s climate summit of 40 world leaders this week will be Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s “last chance” to restore Washington’s confidence in Brazil’s commitment to taking action to fight climate change, the U.S. ambassador to Brazil has warned….

Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change – The New York Times

The White House has signaled that Mr. Biden will announce more ambitious plans for reducing emissions domestically, after four years in which his predecessor, Donald J. Trump, disparaged the issue. “We’ve seen commitments before where everybody falls short,” Mr. Kerry…

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…

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

An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on fighting climate change: a patrician former presidential candidate and a plain-speaking, long-time civil servant – both with Boston roots and baseball loyalties. John Kerry and Gina…