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Feb 19 2024
Lawmakers in Hawaii are poised to approve a $25 climate tax on tourists who visit the Aloha State in an effort to combat what they claim is an assault on the area’s natural resources. The state, which saw 9.5 million people visit last year, is recovering from the devastating wildfires in Lahaina, Maui, which killed at least 100 people and caused damages worth around $6 billion. The proposedNew York Post (News)
Jun 12 2023
Do citizens have a right to a healthy environment? In Montana they do. The state constitution reads, “The state and each person shall maintain and improve a clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.” And a group of young people are using that language to sue the state over its energy policies. In one of the country’s first climate change lawsuits, a groupVox
Sep 06 2023
KALISPELL, MONTANA -- The day teenage brothers Lander and Badge Busse made history in the fight against climate change, they celebrated by fishing for trout under Montana skies clogged with smoke from wildfires. "We've seen in our lives, particularly in the last five or six years, just kind of this infiltration of climate change and its effects into our own lives that we didn't ask for," saidABC News (Online)
Mar 28 2023
When Joy Domingo-Kameenui spent two weeks in her native Hawaii as part of MIT class 1.091 (Traveling Research Environmental eXperiences), she was surprised to learn about the number of invasive and endangered species. “I knew about Hawaiian ecology from middle and high school but wasn’t fully aware to the extent of how invasive species and diseases have resulted in many of Hawaii’s endemicMIT News
Jan 12 2024
DOVER, Del. — A judge has rejected several claims lodged by Delaware’s attorney general in a lawsuit alleging that the fossil fuel industry has downplayed the risks of climate change. Tuesday’s ruling significantly narrows the scope of the suit seeking to hold the industry liable for the effects of air pollution in the state. Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings filed the lawsuit inMinnesota Lawyer
Sep 03 2023
(FOX NEWS) -- GOP presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hammered climate change alarmists in no uncertain terms during Hurricane Idalia's aftermath. DeSantis cited an 1896 storm that reportedly had 125 mph winds and Florida's Labor Day hurricane in 1935, saying during a Sunday press conference that those storms resulted in massive destruction and deaths. "So, I think the notionWND
Feb 20 2024
The Montana state health department has announced its return to a near prohibition on individuals updating the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity, reigniting a civil rights feud with transgender residents that was the subject of a prior lawsuit. In a Tuesday press release, the Gov. Greg Gianforte administration’s Department of Public Health and Human Services saidMontana Free Press
Feb 14 2024
The NTT IndyCar Series has announced that they're calling an audible for the final race of the 2024 season. While the finale will still take place in Nashville on September 15 as previously planned, it will not be held on a street circuit. Instead, the race that could potentially decide the outcome of the season will take place on an oval. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix was set to takeOutKick
Feb 15 2024
The House voted Thursday afternoon in favor of stripping the Biden administration's authority to permit natural gas export projects in a blow to the president's climate agenda.
In a 224-200 vote, the House approved the so-called Unlocking Domestic LNG Potential Act, with 215 Republicans and nine Democrats voting in favor.
Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, who chairs the House EnergyFox News (Online News)
Dec 15 2021
Several US states have been hit by a devastating series of tornadoes, with an expected death toll of more than 100.
These are extremely rare outside the spring and summer, in the US, but this December there has been a record number of tornado warnings.
So is climate change causing more frequent and stronger tornadoes?
How are tornadoes formed?
When warm moist air isBBC Fact Check