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World Bank sets date, start price for $25 million U.N. CO2 credit auction

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The World Bank will on July 15 hold a first of its kind auction worth $25 million for U.N.-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Thursday.

Win-win deal helps avoid war over Ethiopia's $5 billion Nile dam

Ethiopia's hydroelectric Blue Nile dam has sparked talk of war from countries downstream who rely on the river's water – but now a solution may be in sight

Green investment bonds growing but rules needed to boost appeal

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Engie, the utility formerly known as GDF Suez, this month launched the biggest green bond to date and found it was three times over-subscribed, in what analysts say is a mere baby step towards the maturing of green investment.

Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long before the rule was actually issued.  But one person who should be happy […]

This little clinic is tackling the big problem of rural teen pregnancy

Organizations like Room One are invaluable to the women and girls they serve, but they’re too few and far between.

Which hardware store is the greenest?

A reader wonders where to get sustainable home-improvement supplies. Umbra is the helpful hardware ham.

Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1,300

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.

New Tool to Improve Building Energy Efficiency Fits In Backpack

A group of scientists from University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new tool that measures a building’s dimensions, locates HVAC systems and ductwork, and maps out the location of electrical sources, all in an effort to improve building energy efficiency. Show More Summary

Federal government orders pipeline company to clean California oil spill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The federal government on Wednesday ordered a company at the center of a Southern California oil spill to continue its efforts to clean up the pipeline breach that dumped crude onto a pristine stretch of shoreline and into the Pacific Ocean.

Hundreds evacuated in Texas after storms leave at least 15 dead

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in Houston.

Scientists Warn to Expect More Weather Extremes

It was not long ago that Texas was dealing with a searing drought, but now its residents are more likely to be seeking divine intervention for a little sunshine.

Obama Announces New Rule Limiting Water Pollution

The new clean water regulation would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.

At least three injured after tornado hits Texas gas drilling rig: The Weather Channel

(Reuters) - At least three people were seriously injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Weather Channel reported, citing the Hemphill County sheriff.

Study says street harassment is everywhere, still sucks

Hollaback! and Cornell University have just published the results of the largest international study of street harassment to date.

All This, and the Environment, Too?

It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental concern. Tzachi Hanegbi, Ariel Sharon’s Environmental Protection Minister and a Likud hard-liner, did a professional and highly competent job in […]

Why are federal dollars financing this thirsty crop in Arizona?

The federal government is propping up cotton farming during the West's water crisis.

Norway's $900 billion sovereign fund told to reduce coal assets

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should cut its exposure to the global coal industry and sell stakes in firms that focus on the sector, a key parliamentary committee said on Wednesda...

Get me off this planet, because we have climate change zombies now

Thanks to decades of ice melt caused by climate change, lost artifacts are now popping up all over the place.

The Santa Barbara oil spill is already killing a lot of animals

The waters off Santa Barbara carry a mosaic of unusual species, all of which are at risk of being damaged by the oil spill.

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