Monday, June 27, 2016

ClimateWire

The politics and business of climate change
  1. EXTREME WEATHER: China storm kills 98, collapses facility storing hazardous chemicals
    A violent storm tore through eastern China on Thursday, killing 98 people and injuring hundreds more.
  2. ADVOCACY: Roman Catholics' growing concern over climate change stems from pope
    Observers say climate change is becoming more of a moral concern for Roman Catholics since Pope Francis focused efforts toward environmental stewardship.
  3. OCEANS: Ocean acidification could shrink yellowfin tuna
    Ocean acidification could severely injure yellowfin tuna larvae, causing tuna fish to shrink, according to new research.
  4. RENEWABLE ENERGY: Community solar exploding in Minn.
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Ellen Anderson, director of the University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab, can reduce Minnesota's landmark community solar law into three escalating numbers: 20, 430 and 1,003.
  5. CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama heckled by oil protesters in Seattle
    It's always something with those climate change activists.
  6. CALIFORNIA: Clean car funding plan still unfunded
    California state politicians have still not unlocked money to fund programs that fight climate change, like $500 million for low-carbon transportation, worrying the California Air Resources Board.
  7. INTERNATIONAL: 3 questions Brexit poses for climate and energy policy
    As the dust settles on Britain's unexpected decision to depart the European Union, there are more questions than answers about what the pullout means for everything from trade to energy policy.
  8. WILDFIRE: Dead trees fuel Calif. wildfires as Congress seeks budget fix
    Dead trees are piling up in California, and leaders say it's time for Congress to take action.
  9. FINANCE: Fossil fuel industry ramps up anti-divestment strategy
    During a breakfast he recently hosted in a K Street bar, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Chet Thompson leaned forward in his seat and said his industry isn't sweating the fossil fuel divestment movement. Yet while fossil fuel companies deny the campaign is affecting them and AFPM has until now largely stayed out of the debate, the breakfast is one of several recent signals that business leaders are now hitting back hard against a growing threat to their sectors.