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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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Urging Biden to stop Line 3, Indigenous-led resistance camps ramp up efforts to slow construction

Biden has pledged to make environmental justice, including native rights, a cornerstone of his climate policy, but his response to Line 3 remains uncertain.

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European aviation maps flight path to carbon neutrality

Europe's aviation sector laid out how it could eliminate its net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, a commitment it said would depend on policy support to scale up sustainable fuels and breakthrough technologies.

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BA invests in sustainable aviation fuel as emissions pressure rises

British Airways has invested in a sustainable aviation fuel company, finding resources to back its decarbonisation plans despite the coronavirus pandemic, as pressure grows on airlines to cut emissions when travel restarts in earnest.
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Fed to weave 'inescapable' climate change risk into bank oversight

The U.S. Federal Reserve is beginning to incorporate the impacts of global warming into its regulatory writ, following in the footsteps of its global peers, according to a paper published by the San Francisco Fed.

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EU climate change plans will ripple through foreign policy, researchers say

The European Union's goal to have zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will have "profound geopolitical repercussions," including sharply lower revenue to oil and gas exporting neighbors such as Russia, Algeria and Libya, the European University Institute and two influential think-tanks say.

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Once united in support of Biden, environmentalists and unions clash over pipelines

Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States.

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IEA launches global group to tackle fallout from energy transition

The International Energy Agency is launching a global commission to address the impact on employment and society from the transition to renewable energy from fossil fuels.

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Bank of England told to stop buying 'high carbon' bonds

A group of British members of parliament say that the Bank of England should stop buying bonds from businesses whose activities accelerate global warming.

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Biden administration to unveil more climate policies, urges China to toughen emissions target

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration next week will release more policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change and is urging China to toughen one of its targets on greenhouse gas emissions, his top climate advisers have said.

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World welcomes U.S. return to Paris climate accord, readies wish-list for Biden

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same.

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Bracing for Biden climate rules, U.S. Chamber asks Congress to make laws

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country's biggest and most influential business lobby group, shifted its position on climate change, saying Congress should pass laws pushing companies to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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As floods hit Borneo, Indonesia urged to boost climate action under Paris accord

Deadly floods across parts of Indonesia are a stark reminder of the climate change risks facing the Southeast Asian nation, environmentalists said on Monday, urging the government to be more ambitious in its efforts to cut planet-heating emissions.
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Former Chesapeake Bay researcher tapped as White House advisor

Dr. Isaac "Ike" Irby is bringing the Chesapeake to the White House, as he becomes Policy Advisor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says

Europe's shift from fossil fuel-based electricity to renewable sources has reduced environmental problems while also cutting the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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: 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: 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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