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    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Cupertino council fumbles chance to honor official It was a puzzling and sad oversight by the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday not to recognize all the accomplishments of Deb Feng while Cupertino City Manager. During her two-year tenure, Deb guided...
    The House passed legislation on Wednesday that would require public companies to disclose data to shareholders regarding key metrics like political spending, efforts to plan for climate change risks and worker pay disparities. Lawmakers narrowly passed the legislation by a largely party-line vote of 215-214. Four Democrats joined all Republicans in opposition, underscoring the precariousness...
    More On: united kingdom British drivers baffled by bizarre roundabout painted on road Woman found guilty of murdering husband with concoction of scalding water, sugar Cops to investigate shocking new allegations Epstein, Maxwell abused girls in UK Firefighter responding to car wreck reportedly found daughter, 21, dead LONDON — Britain is losing the race...
    (CNN)With upwards of 300 record-high temperatures in jeopardy this week, more than an eighth of the US population -- over 40 million people -- are on alert across the western US for a long-lasting, potentially lethal heat wave. "No easy way to say this, so we'll just cut straight to the chase: it's going to...
    A car drives north to escape the Bond Fire as it crosses Santiago Canyon Road near Southern California's Silverado Canyon on Dec. 3, 2020.Leonard Ortiz | Getty Images Climate change is a growing concern for many retirees. As extreme weather threatens communities across the country, some investors are shifting their retirement portfolios.  "This is real,...
    We have to get rid of it, Missouri mom says after kids find invasive hammerhead worm Israel conducts air strikes in Gaza as fresh violence flares UN climate negotiations have not broached the crucial issue of how the world pays for the fight against global warming, the organisation's climate chief told AFP Wednesday as...
    London (CNN)Heat-related deaths could triple in the UK by 2050 unless urgent efforts to tackle climate change are made, the country's Climate Change Committee (CCC) warned on Wednesday. Misery continues as record high heat soars, worsening the Western droughtMet Office projections show that the UK is expected to experience summers with extreme heat every other...
    A California fire killed at least 10% of the world’s giant sequoia trees according to a draft study, AP News reported. The Visalia Times-Delta newspaper got a copy of the report prepared by scientists with the National Park Service. The Castle Fire, which decimated the southern Sierra Nevada in 2020, was responsible for the...
    Heat and humidity could pose an additional risk to athletes at this summer’s planned Tokyo Olympics, a new report published by the British Association for Sustainable Sport found. The impacts from the rapidly rising temperatures could cause health problems. And this year’s location could pose an extra threat. According to the report, the average annual...
    Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined colleagues from 15 states to write a letter to the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to oppose a plan by the Biden administration to require publicly traded companies to disclose information about climate change. The attorneys general told SEC Chair Gary Gensler that compelling...
    VIDEO2:3102:31Singapore's minister on sustainability and 'existential threat' of climate changeEvolve SINGAPORE — Singapore plans to invest more in building a new green economy, according to the city-state's Finance Minister Lawrence Wong. The climate emergency poses an existential threat but also provides new opportunities around sustainability, Wong told Martin Soong as part of the virtual CNBC...
    New Orleans — The Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters "and all eligible onshore properties." The decision is a...
    The Big Tech Masters of the Universe have come together to urge the SEC to require public companies to regularly disclose climate-related issues to shareholders. The letter was signed by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Amazon, Autodesk, eBay, Facebook, Intel, and Salesforce. CNBC reports that in a recent letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, Google parent company...
    A growing number of Senate progressives say they will not support a scaled-down infrastructure package on its own, arguing it must be part of a broader agreement to spend trillions of dollars. At least four members of the Democratic caucus said a $974 billion infrastructure proposal -- backed by five Republicans and five Democrats last...
    A group of youth climate activists travelled 266 miles across California demanding more action from lawmakers on the climate crisis, a trip that ended outside of the homes of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNew Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat Greene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust Overnight Health Care: Biden pleads for...
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    Two Democratic senators Tuesday further endangered the chances of a bipartisan infrastructure deal by promising to vote against any legislation that doesn't include a "bold" effort to address climate change.  Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., made the comments at a Tuesday press conference, joining Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in opposition to a...
    Youth climate activists on Monday descended upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., home, where they dumped wildfire ashes on the speaker’s front porch while demanding a civilian climate corps. The young protesters came from a 266-mile-long march aiming to encourage lawmakers to act on climate change that was sponsored by the Sunrise Movement, which aims...
    Two Democratic senators on Tuesday signaled they will oppose a $974 billion, five-year bipartisan infrastructure proposal unveiled last week, faulting it for not doing enough to halt climate change.  Sens. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyClimate progressives launch first action against Biden amid growing frustration Senate Democrats urge Google to conduct racial equity audit Senate climate advocates start...
    Liberal Democratic senators say they’ll refuse to back any infrastructure package without a “guarantee” that aggressive climate provisions will also pass Congress, a fracture that could threaten the bipartisan deal being hashed out by their centrist colleagues. “We’re saying that there absolutely has to be a guaranteed deal that climate is built into these infrastructure...
    Students protest in Auckland's Aotea Square over climate change on March 15, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil Walter/Getty Images A branch of Greta Thunberg's School Strike 4 Climate movement in New Zealand disbanded on Saturday, saying it "has been a racist, white-dominated space." The SS4C Auckland announced its disbandment on Facebook. The group...
    BRUSSELS - The United States and the European Union have reached an extended truce in their long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.  Washington is conditionally suspending for five years the tariffs on Europe that were authorized by the World Trade Organization for unfair subsidies to Airbus, which is the largest aircraft manufacturer and prime competitor to Boeing of the United States.  “This meeting has started...
    Battling the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, as well as working together on trade and foreign affairs are on the agenda Tuesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and European Union leaders hold a summit in Brussels.  In statements issued ahead of the talks, the two sides said they would reiterate support for the COVAX facility...
    From Bill and Melinda Gates to climate envoy John Kerry, climate activists have sounded the alarm about how melting ice will soon raise the ocean to levels that swallow the world’s beaches. But some of the country's most vocal climate change activists have invested heavily in luxury oceanfront property along beaches they’ve claimed will be...
    Brooke Anderson/Sunrise Movement Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.For 16 years, Ashley Diaz has lived in Happy Camp, a census-designated place with a population of about 1,000 along the Klamath River in Northern California. One evening...
    THIS YEAR, people could be facing a double whammy as the peak pollen season collides with hot, humid weather and the easing of lockdown. But why is lockdown, the weather and climate change all making us more snuffly than ever outdoors? 4Hay fever affects may be felt stronger this year as the easing of lockdown...
    Battling the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, as well as working together on trade and foreign affairs are on the agenda Tuesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and European Union leaders hold a summit in Brussels.  In statements issued ahead of the talks, the two sides said they would reiterate support for the COVAX facility...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Young activists from across the state marched across the Golden Gate Bridge to the homes of Senator Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding support for the Civilian Climate Corps Act as "the first step of implementing the Green New Deal."RELATED: Meet the 2 Bay Area teens who organized, led...
    The Klamath flows from Oregon into Northern California. The second largest river in California is home to marine life like salmon and trout and has served as the life force for many communities around its more than 250-mile stretch for thousands of years. The Yurok Tribe has shared the Klamath basin with Redwood National Park for many years...
    While many hoped the return of United States competence would swiftly translate into bold international climate action, the results of the G7 summit are mixed. On one hand, the G7 nations made a new promise to cut carbon emissions in half before the end of this decade—an aggressive move towards cleaner energy sources. On the...
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), ranking member on the Committee on the Judiciary, and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), ranking member on the Committee on Oversight and Reform, are demanding details on John Kerry’s unclear role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, particularly expressing concern on “where the role appears to intersect with the U.S. response to...
    (CNN)Following a devastating wildfire season in 2020, new research shows that high-elevation forests in the Rocky Mountains are burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years amid extreme, climate change-induced drought. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that fire activity in subalpine forests of...
    8 states see a rise in infection rates, 29% of Republicans dont want vaccine – yet: Live COVID-19 updates NSA whistleblower Reality Winner released from prison (Updates with background in paragraphs 3,5-6) Load Error By Chris Prentice and Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Governor Tom Wolf and Democratic lawmakers want to help communities that are feeling the effects of climate change. READ MORE: Squirrel Hill Businesses, Traffic Adjust To Power Outages Following Storms They are aiming to help these communities with money from a program that reduces carbon emissions. ...
    More On: carbon emissions China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed the US: report UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming Top court rules Germany must tighten climate law Study finds carbon emissions are more than countries are reporting LONDON – Carbon prices in the European Union’s emissions trading system are expected to rise...
    New York (CNN Business)Corporate America must be compelled to fess up about the financial risks posed by the climate crisis, a coalition of state attorneys general told the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.In a comment letter obtained exclusively by CNN Business, California and nearly a dozen other states warn that the SEC's current disclosure...
    BRUSSELS - Joe Biden took his ‘America is Back’ message to Brussels, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in his first NATO summit as U.S. president Monday. “I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The United States is there,” Biden said in...
    EXCLUSIVE - House Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and James Comer are demanding answers from U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry about his Biden administration role, a newly created position which gives him a seat on the National Security Council, in a letter sent Monday."It is of paramount importance that we conduct oversight over your...
    Democrats in Congress are reportedly willing to agree to a smaller version of the American Jobs Plan now and pass President Joe Biden's other spending priorities through reconciliation soon after. Democratic leaders are reportedly mulling accepting a bipartisan compromise infrastructure plan as long as the...
    BRUSSELS - Joe Biden took his ‘America is Back’ message to Brussels, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in his first NATO summit as U.S. president Monday. “I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The United States is there,” Biden said in...
    In this article CRM GOOGL AMZN ADSK EBAY FB INTC Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces the co-founding of The Climate Pledge at the National Press Club on September 19, 2019, in Washington.Paul Morigi | Getty Images | AmazonA group of seven tech companies urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to require businesses to regularly...
    BRUSSELS - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is set to discuss revising its strategic concept when its leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, gather Monday in Brussels. NATO last updated the document outlining its purpose in 2010. The security threats and challenges it faces have changed since then, according to the organization’s secretary-general,...
    Texas racetrack crash: At least 8 people are hospitalized after a car plowed into a crowd 535 new fast radio bursts help answer deep questions about the universe and shed light on these mysterious cosmic events (Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden makes his first trip to Brussels as U.S. president this week to meet with...
    (L-R) President of the European Council Charles Michel, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi pose for the Leaders official welcome and family photo during the G7 Summit In Carbis Bay, on June 11, 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.Leon Neal | Getty...
    Farmer Cole Ding and his grandson use an advanced method to drown catastrophic rats on June 1, 2021 in Tabo, Eastern Australia (AFP / Saeed KHAN) After years of drought, farmers in Eastern Australia have been facing rats devouring their crops for months. A farmer named Cole Ding, near Dow, a small...
    Falmouth, England (CNN)Climate change is rarely a main talking point at the G7 leaders' summit, but as US President Joe Biden proclaimed that "America is back at the table" on the final day of this year's meeting, by extension, so too was climate change.Past summits with Donald Trump representing the United States struggled to culminate...
    President Joe Biden faces continuing resistance from Senate Democrats over his infrastructure, despite only needing 50 Senate Democrats to pass his gargantuan legislation. Biden faces two options to pass an infrastructure bill by either passing a more moderate version with a bipartisan group of Senate Republicans and Democrats that could survive the 60-vote filibuster, or...
    ROME — Pope Francis said the coronavirus pandemic has underscored humanity’s vulnerability as well as the need for greater “multilateral cooperation.” “The health, economic, and social crisis caused by COVID-19 has reminded everyone that human beings are like dust,” the pope told participants in a solidarity event late last week in Costa Rica, “but valuable...
    Smoke rises from a factory as a truck loaded with cars crosses a bridge in Paris.AP Photo/Michel Euler, File Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.President Joe Biden and leaders of some of the world’s richest countries...