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Aug 15 2023
Young environmental activists prevailed in a closely watched Montana lawsuit that said state officials weren’t doing enough to protect them from climate change. Legal observers called it a landmark victory for the 16 plaintiffs: It marks the first time a court in the U.S. has declared that a government has a constitutional duty to protect people from climate change. Here’s what to know aboutTodays Chronic
Mar 01 2024
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama legislators, on both sides of the aisle, are protecting family’s access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. New legislation in the Alabama House and Senate provides criminal and civil immunity to anyone offering IVF treatments in the state, but the bills do not change how the state classifies embryos. Neither bill even mentions the word “embryo.” InWHNT 19
Jun 20 2023
Human-caused climate change is poised to heavily strain the U.S. power grid in the coming decades, and vast improvements are needed to enhance its reliability and ability to meet increasing electricity demands, experts say.
Why it matters: The effects of new weather extremes on the grid may be seen throughout the summer if intense heat waves trigger energy demand spikes that test theAxios
Aug 12 2023
As scientists weigh the influence climate change may have had in fueling Hawaii’s wildfires, there isn’t one standout factor they point to. Rising temperatures likely contributed to the severity of the blaze in several ways. But global warming could not have driven the fires by itself. Want to know how your actions can help make a difference for our planet? Sign up for the Climate CoachWashington Post
Feb 27 2024
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — With the clock ticking on the short Oregon legislative session, House Republican lawmakers tried and failed to get their version of a bill recriminalizing possession of illegal drugs. But the Senate’s version of that bill is expected to head to the floor for a vote Tuesday night. House Bill 4002 would rollback parts of Measure 110, to criminalize possession of smallKOIN 6
Sep 18 2023
California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, accused the oil industry of lying days after the state’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit against five Big Oil majors for downplaying climate change risks. “The climate crisis is, after all, a fossil fuel crisis,” Newsom said, as quoted by Bloomberg, at the opening of Climate Week in New York City. “They continue to play us for fools. I’ve had enough and I’OilPrice.com
Sep 17 2023
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced his office has filed a lawsuit against five big oil and gas companies as well as the American Petroleum Institute for misleading the public about climate change and for engaging in harmful environmental practices. The defendants include Shell, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhilips, BP and the American Petroleum Institute. The attorneyCBS News (Online)
Oct 07 2016
Climate policy is used too often as a vehicle to advance special interests and politically driven agendas that centralize more power in Washington. Science should be used as one tool to guide climate policy. Moreover, our efforts to reduce pollution should yield measurable environmental and health benefits.The Heritage Foundation
Aug 10 2023
The role climate change has played in Hawaii's devastating wildfires
The role climate change has played in Hawaii's devastating wildfires Audio will be available later today.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Giuseppe Torri, a climate scientist at the University of Hawaii, about the role of climate change in the Maui wildfire.NPR Fact Check