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Deadly Extreme Weather Year For US as Carbon Emissions Soar

The United States staggered through a steady onslaught of deadly billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in an extra hot 2021, while the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year jumped 6% because of surges in coal and long-haul trucking, putting America …

Frustration, Defiance in Village to Be Abandoned to the Sea

“I wanted somewhere my children can have the same upbringing as I had, so they can run free,” said Eves, 72, who built a caravan park in the village that he still runs with his son. “You’ve got the sea, …

Social Inflation or Science: What Is Fueling Climate Litigation?

A rising amount of litigation tied to the environmental and health impacts of greenhouse gas emissions prompted a question from the leader of a liability risk analytics company recently: “Is it about climate liability or the liability climate?” Robert Reville, …

Fighting Climate Change in America Means Changes to America

Climate isn’t the only thing changing. What comes next in the nation’s struggle to combat global warming will probably transform how Americans drive, where they get their power and other bits of day-to-day life, both quietly and obviously, experts say. …

U.S. Supreme Court Wrestles With Dispute Over Baltimore Climate Suit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a dispute that one justice called a “close call” over a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore against energy companies seeking monetary damages due to the impact of global …

As Climate Fight Intensifies, U.S. States Seek to Block Local Natural-Gas Bans

March 5 — Lawmakers in at least five U.S. states have proposed bills since mid-February to prevent cities from banning natural gas as an energy source in new buildings, marking an escalation in the national battle over the fuel’s role …

As Sea Levels Rise, Homes Continue to Sprout in U.S. Flood Zones

NEW YORK — New homes are going up fastest in high-flood risk areas in many U.S. coastal states, scientists said on Wednesday, despite increasing awareness that global warming has made living in such areas even more risky. Science and communication …

Companies See $1 Trillion in Climate Risk, but More in Potential Reward

An analysis of thousands of corporate disclosures on climate-change risks suggests that companies stand to gain more than they lose, mostly within the next five years. Some $2.1 trillion worth of potential good news is embedded in those statements, according …

Study: Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300

Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections by Rutgers and other scientists. …

California Expands Climate Change Law

A decade ago, California vowed to dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. With the nation’s most populous state on pace to meet that target, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday charted a new goal to further cut carbon pollution by …