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Biden administration to consider carbon border tax as part of trade agenda: USTR

The Biden Administration says it will consider carbon border adjustment taxes to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in global trade and intends to pursue "strengthened enforcement" to ensure that China lives up to existing trade obligations.

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Biden's 'Buy America' plan may hit a solar wall

President Biden has pledged to make the United States a leader in clean energy manufacturing as part of his efforts to jump-start the economy and create "millions" of green jobs.

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Prince Charles wants to meet with President Biden to discuss climate change

The Duke has reportedly asked his aides to speak to the Foreign Office to try arrange a meeting "at the earliest opportunity" and is willing to fly to the U.S. to meet Biden.

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Serbia adopts bill on climate change

With the implementation of the law on climate change, a system will be established for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it will enable the adaptation to the change in climate conditions, according to the press release by the Government of Serbia.

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A legacy of the new deal, electric cooperatives struggle to democratize and make a green transition

An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.

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Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

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Biden is hiking the cost of carbon. It will change how the U.S. tackles global warming

President Biden is dramatically altering the way the U.S. government calculates the real-world cost of climate change. This approach could reshape a range of consequential decisions, from whether to allow new coal leasing on federal land to what sort of steel is used in taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects.
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Further delay feared as 'like-minded' countries resist online climate negotiations

Major developing countries oppose calls to hold preparatory climate negotiations online in June, citing connectivity and time zone concerns
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Fringe weatherman advised Abbott before deadly Texas storm

The move has raised questions among some scientists as to why Abbott consulted with an outside meteorologist - particularly one with inaccurate climate views - when Abbott had the option of touching base with weather experts in the government.

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House Republicans huddle quietly to plot climate strategy

Roughly two dozen House Republicans met privately in Utah last weekend to try to find ways to "reclaim the narrative" from Democrats on combating climate change and promoting conservation.
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Environmental group offers ideas in advance of Texas power probe

As the Texas Legislature starts hearings today to investigate the catastrophic power failure during last week's storm, the Environmental Defense Fund has published a report outlining policy recommendations for extreme weather and natural disasters.

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Bill Gates: Nuclear power will 'absolutely' be politically acceptable

Nuclear energy will "absolutely" be politically palatable, billionaire philanthropist, technologist and climate change evangelist Bill Gates recently told Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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In attacks on environmental advocates in Canada, a disturbing echo of extremist politics in the US

Critics say the provincial government's inquiry into foreign funding of activists has devolved into incompetence and relies on reports laced with conspiracy theories and climate denial.

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Trump stacked his Cabinet with climate skeptics. Now Republicans are piling on Biden's climate activist nominee

President Joe Biden nominated the most diverse Cabinet in history, but the Senate, which gets to offer "advice and consent," is suddenly full of members -- mostly Republicans -- who are critical of partisan tweets and are carefully scrutinizing nominees' job qualifications.

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Biden says U.S., Canada to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050

U.S. President Joe Biden says that he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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