Kamala Harris might help 'night and day' shift for US on global climate diplomacy

Joe Biden's pick of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the US presidency could reinvigorate stalled world action on climate change in a "night and day" switch if the Democrats defeat Donald Trump, climate policy experts say.

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Trump attacks Harris on fracking: Can it swing Pa. and Ohio?

When asked about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) yesterday, President Trump said "she is against fracking; she is against petroleum products." What's her energy record, and how will it play in battleground states?

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs are calling for an agency reset after President Donald Trump's regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting climate-friendly electric vehicles.


How do you tell if climate laws really work? Start by counting them

Every country in the world now has some type of climate law. But are these laws having any effect in the fight against climate change? Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science aimed to find out.

Interior promised an ANWR sale. What happened?

The Trump administration may have a road map for holding the first oil and gas lease sale in the history of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but it's keeping the plan under wraps, current and former Interior Department staffers say.


Inside Biden's network of climate advisers

The candidate is getting advice from past Obama officials, activists and former rivals. Some say it's the first time they've been taken seriously by a presidential campaign.

I’m a conservative Christian environmentalist. No, that’s not an Oxymoron.

The G.O.P. may have had a politically expedient change of heart. Better late than never.

Teen election candidate urges NZ to lead world in green recovery

Luke Wijohn, 18, who is hoping to become New Zealand's youngest lawmaker, says his country should create jobs in conservation and clean energy, while stepping up climate action

With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

For young climate activists in the US, staying home because of the pandemic does not mean staying silent, with plans gathering pace across the country to make their voices heard in November's elections.


Report: 'Total decarbonization' would create 25M jobs

"Rapid and total decarbonization" of the U.S. economy, by tripling the size of the electric grid and replacing nearly every fuel-burning machine with an electric one, would create 25 million U.S. jobs, according to a new report.


How Joe Biden got greener

This spring, with the Democratic nomination locked up, Biden's campaign faced an imperative challenge: to demonstrate to the liberal wing of the party - including skeptical environmental activists - that he was their guy, that he understood the urgency of the problem and that he would craft a transformative plan to meet the moment.


Trump, at oil rig, ignores his climate problem: Women

President Trump will find a warm reception among Texas oil drillers today when he attacks his opponent's climate policies at a crude-producing well. But the trip also magnifies his weakness among Republican-leaning women who support climate action.

Democrats add climate promises to platform

The Democratic Party added new climate change provisions championed by progressives to its 2020 policy platform this week and moved the plan closer to approval by the full Democratic National Committee.

Experts: Biden's climate plan is 'bold' but lacks some specifics

Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate plan is bold but lacks some specifics, experts say. Here, three weigh in on what they like - and what they think needs work.


Ocasio-Cortez amendment has pipeline industry on edge

An amendment filed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would add a policy rider to prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from using any of its $7.35 billion allocation to issue oil and gas pipeline permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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