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Fifth National Climate Assessment

  2023-11-14 (or before) in nca2023.globalchange.gov

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Impacts | USA


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State Farm Underwriting Loss Climbs to $14B - Carrier Management

  2024-03-13 (or before) in carriermanagement.com

When State Farm reported a $13 billion underwriting loss for 2022, it was the largest in the auto insurance giant’s history. A year later, and another record. The underwriting loss figure climbed to $14 billion for 2023, with a nearly $5 billion underwriting loss for property lines outpacing almost $4 billion of improvement in State … Continued

  Tagged under: USA | Insurance


How Do They Lobby? (CHORUS Data Portal)

  2024-03-13 (or before) in howdotheylobby.org

How Do They Lobby? is a portal for CHORUS, the first comprehensive dataset of lobbying and testimony positions in state legislatures.

  Tagged under: Data | Lobbying | USA


US energy industry methane emissions are triple what government thinks, study finds

  2024-03-13 in ABC News

A new study calculates that U.S. oil and natural gas wells, pipelines and compressors are spewing three times the amount of the potent heat-trapping gas methane as the government thinks

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | USA | Methane


Big four: global momentum

  2024-03-13 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

How the ‘Big Four’ emitters – China, US, India and the EU – could play their part in bending the global emissions curve to point downwards.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | European Union | India | USA | China


Jerome Powell just revealed a hidden reason why inflation is staying high: The economy is increasingly uninsurable

  2024-03-12 in Fortune

Housing and auto insurance costs are soaring because of climate change and more expensive car parts, says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

  Tagged under: USA | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Insurance


America's Farmers Embrace Solar Panels to Protect Against Volatile Crop Prices - Bloomberg

  2024-03-07 in Bloomberg

US farmers are turning to solar power as a buffer against volatile crop prices, and Biden's clean-energy tax incentives are set to boost the trend.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | USA | Agriculture | Washington State


SEC’s landmark Climate Disclosure Rule explained

  2024-03-07 by in New Private Markets

The SEC's long-awaited and controversial Climate Disclosure Rule will require registered companies to disclose material climate risks to their business strategies and operations, and GHG emissions for the largest companies.

  Tagged under: USA | Regulation | Capitalism


There’s a New Financial Crisis Brewing in Uninsurable US Homes

  2024-03-06 in Bloomberg

In places most prone to wildfires and hurricanes, state “insurers of last resort” are absorbing trillions of dollars in risk.

  Tagged under: USA | Insurance | Colorado State | Florida


NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory

  2024-03-06 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: USA | Science | Climate Data


Higher temperatures force New England fishers off ice early: ‘Global warming is real’

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

For generations, residents have hauled tiny fishing shacks on to frozen lakes, but milder winters are forcing them to quit early

  Tagged under: Fish | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting | USA | Fishing


Water rescues reported in Atlanta as millions face severe weather, flash flood threats in South

  2024-03-05 in FOX Weather

Flash flooding and water rescues were reported in the Atlanta metro area on Wednesday morning, and millions of people will continue to be at risk of seeing severe weather across the South through the rest of the week.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | USA | Flooding | Florida


Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  2024-03-05 (or before) in U.S. Energy Information Administration

Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government

  Tagged under: USA | Data


US banks abandon ‘bare minimum’ environmental standards project, alarming climate groups

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Citi, BofA, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo leave framework that assesses environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance | USA | Banking


Enhanced weathering in the US Corn Belt delivers carbon removal with agronomic benefits | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2024-03-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Terrestrial enhanced weathering (EW) of silicate rocks, such as crushed basalt, on farmlands is a promising scalable atmospheric carbon dioxide rem...

  Tagged under: USA | Agriculture | Carbon Capture and Storage


Ski resorts’ era of plentiful snow may be over due to climate crisis, study finds

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

US ski industry is losing billions as average season has become five to seven days shorter in past half century

  Tagged under: USA | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting


Arctic blast: Record-breaking cold weather forecast for many states

  2024-01-12 in The BBC

Nearly every state is on watch for dangerous, freezing cold: "We call it life-threatening for a reason."

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Canada | USA


‘Zombie deer disease’ epidemic spreads in Yellowstone as scientists raise fears it may jump to humans

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

Warnings that ‘slow-moving disaster’ in North America raises chances of fatal mad cow-type disease jumping species barrier

  Tagged under: Wildlife | USA | Health


US joins in other nations in swearing off coal power to clean the climate

  2023-12-02 in Associated Press News

The United States is now committed to the idea of phasing out coal power plants, joining 56 other nations in kicking the coal habit. Saturday's announcement by U.S.

  Tagged under: COP28 | US Politics | USA | Coal | Electricity | Middle East | Renewable Energy


The U.S. has a controversial plan to store carbon dioxide under the nation's forests

  2023-11-20 in NPR

A proposed rule change from the US Forest Service would allow storage of carbon dioxide pollution under national forests. The plan comes as communities resist such projects in their areas

  Tagged under: USA | Carbon Capture and Storage | Trees


Fifth National Climate Assessment

  2023-11-14 (or before) in nca2023.globalchange.gov

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Impacts | USA


U.S. Groundwater Is Disappearing, and Our Survival Is at Stake

  2023-09-01 in Popular Mechanics

An eye-opening investigation reveals the devastation happening beneath our feet.

  Tagged under: Water Resources | USA


The Supreme Court Declares War On The Environment | Climate Town

  2023-03-14 (or before) in YouTube

Is the plan to buy more air? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ClimateTownsUbScRiBe FoR mOrE ViDeOs: https://www.youtube.com/c/climatetown?sub_confirmation=1C...

  Tagged under: Environmental Protection Agency USA | Litigation | USA | Cars


US companies plan to increase crude oil production to record levels by 2024 - AS USA

  2023-01-30 in AS USA | NFL, NBA, soccer, MLB, golf, latest news and more

The US Energy Information Agency projects US will break crude oil production records by 2024. Market impacts and consequences for the climate....

  Tagged under: USA


GOP vs. ESG: Why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Republicans are fighting 'woke' ESG investing

  2023-01-30 (or before) in USA Today

Why red states are pulling billions in pension funds from BlackRock and piling on investigations: ESG or environmental, social, governance principles.

  Tagged under: Florida | USA | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Redwood Materials To Recycle All Batteries From VW, Audi EVs In USA

  2022-07-15 (or before) in InsideEVs | Electric Vehicle News, Reviews, and Reports

The company headed by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel will work directly with VW Group's 1,000 US dealers to identify end-of-life batteries and materials.

  Tagged under: Batteries | USA | Electric Cars | EVs


The USA entered the top 10 countries in the world with the most expensive food: where food is even more expensive - The Saxon

  2022-03-02 in The Saxon - The news from Sandbach

In a recent survey, the U.S. ranked lower than Switzerland, South Korea, Norway, Iceland, France and Israel in terms of the amount of money spent on standard food purchases, according to MarketWatch. < /p> Photo: Shutterstock American consumers have been hit hard by the effects of inflation lately. Total costs in the US are growing […]

  Tagged under: USA


Fossil Fuels in the COP Decision Text: Why the U.S., not India, is the problem - ActionAid USA News

  2021-11-14 (or before) in ActionAid USA

The United States government is poised to get what it wanted out of COP26: namely, no new obligations on climate finance or loss & damage, two of the

  Tagged under: USA | COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Hurricane Ida: At least 46 dead in the US after drowning in their homes and cars

  2021-09-02 (or before) in The Telegraph

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a State of Emergency as flash-flooding batters the north-east in 'historic weather event'

  Tagged under: USA | Cars


How Oil and Gas Corporations Funded an Attempted Coup

  2021-01-11 (or before) in Greenpeace

Washington, DC — Oil and gas corporations, including Chevron and Exxon, have donated a total of $5.4 million to the seven Senators who voted to overturn the presidential election and bolstered a violent, failed attempted coup by pro-Trump extremists [1]. Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner John Noël said:  “Oil and gas corporations aided the political …

  Tagged under: USA | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Greenpeace


Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

  2020-09-01 (or before) in Reuters

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.

  Tagged under: USA | Louisiana | California | Health | Women and Children


Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills | Reuters

  2020-05-19 (or before) in Reuters

The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | USA | Donald Trump | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | US Politics | California | Alaska


Warren calls on big U.S. banks for steps on climate risk | Reuters

  2020-01-22 (or before) in Reuters

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is asking the biggest U.S. banks for details on their assessments of and preparations for risks related to global warming.

  Tagged under: USA | Wildfires | Forest Fires | US Politics | Trees


Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government (Published 2020)

  2020-01-17 in The New York Times

Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.

  Tagged under: Activism | USA | Litigation | Climate Change


Secret Deal Helped Housing Industry Stop Tougher Rules on Climate Change (Published 2019)

  2019-10-26 in The New York Times

The arrangement, in place for years, guarantees industry representatives a bloc of seats on two powerful committees that recommend building codes.

  Tagged under: USA | Housing | Climate Change | Greenhouse Gases


Potential for widespread electrification of personal vehicle travel in the United States - Nature Energy

  2019-06-10 (or before) in Nature

Large-scale adoption of electric vehicles will only occur if the needs of individual drivers are met. Here the authors present a model of the energy consumption of personal vehicles in the USA, allowing an evaluation of the adoption potential of electric vehicles.

  Tagged under: USA


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