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For the first time in a decade, the grid operator for much of the central United States has put forward a long-range transmission road map calling for tens of billions of dollars in new projects to help states and utilities across the region boost renewables and reach their climate goals.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords on Sunday, saying President Biden was "100% right" to rejoin the agreement and seek further cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Israel will look to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80% by 2050 as part of its long-term plan to reduce pollution, the Energy Ministry says,

There's a new weapon in legal cases against large emitters: scientific studies that show the links between a carbon source and climate impacts like rising seas. Here's how energy companies are trying to discredit the researchers.

The EPA has been aware for more than a decade that companies are underreporting emissions, using equations developed by the petroleum industry that are often wrong.

Five months before national elections, a Green party that once styled itself as the rebel of German politics is finding itself in an unusually respectable position.

New mines won't boost world demand for Australian coal — but they will cannibalise jobs from existing coalmines.

Even as President Joe Biden and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards take on climate change, a Midwest energy company and Plaquemines Parish officials are reviving efforts to build an oil pipeline and Mississippi River export terminal that would emit more than 500,000 tons of greenhouse gases per year.

A little-known law has allowed natural gas companies to charge West Virginians for expensive pipeline projects with little oversight.
Environmentalists are debating how carbon offsets should fit into President Biden's goal of putting the country on track to reach “net-zero" emissions by 2050.
Climate change, technology, disease and financial crises will pose big challenges for the world, an intelligence report concludes.
An update to the proposed regulation to join the cap-and-trade program adds a set of equity principles and a commitment to assess air quality.
After four years of Trump, world leaders are wary of jumping too quickly to follow Washington's lead.
It’s the most aggressive target of any state so far.
Watch glaciers melting, forests disappearing, and lakes shrinking over four decades.
Critics say the Oakland A’s waterfront development would cost port jobs and increase pollution and traffic.
The Biden infrastructure plan pledges a rethink of federal transportation priorities. But the government agencies that build and maintain U.S. highways might not all be along for the ride. 
The flush toilet may be the world’s gold standard for sanitation, but the sewer infrastructure it demands is inefficient, costly and outdated. 
The Department of Transportation has tied $2 billion in coveted grant funds to the administration’s social-justice goals.
But renewable energy experts have mixed feelings on the “hydrogen society” push to be showcased at the Tokyo Olympics.
For Antarctic expedition cruise operators, conservation is self-preservation.
Her speech was another example of how the Biden administration is seeking to address climate change across the vast machinery of the federal government.

Several groups shared their frustrations over development on federal land that's considered sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.

The coastal town of Suralaya in Indonesia's West Java province has eight coal-fired power generating units in its vicinity, which residents blame for respiratory ailments and declining fish catches.

The government estimates methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by mostly relying on mathematical modelling based on a small number of field measurements. But researchers say the government is underestimating those emissions, and better measurement techniques are possible.

As shipping, tourism and resource extraction increase in the Arctic, so does the risk of maritime incidents.

Clean electricity standard proposals are getting attention from high-profile players in energy and advocacy, as lobbying ramps up ahead of a congressional push on climate policy.

California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation's largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and forced periodic blackouts affecting millions of people.

As President Biden gets set to hold a virtual climate summit next week, he faces a series of hard choices - and a difficult sales job.

Royal Dutch Shell has urged investors to vote for its strategy to shift the business towards cleaner energy sources, despite warnings that the plan does not go far enough to meet the Paris climate agreement goals.

The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Billions of dollars are being invested globally in clean hydrogen development. But massive amounts of electricity would be required to make the clean-burning fuel, extracted from water, a building block of the 21st century low-carbon economy.

Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?
John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.

After decades of oil pollution, women especially have suffered the consequences of serious pollution, and the health problems associated with it. But they are now leading the movement to change that.