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01/14 2:36 pm

Smoke from the bushfires ravaging Australia will encircle the entire globe, NASA said Tuesday.”The smoke is expected to make at least one full circuit around the globe, returning once again to the skies over Australia,” Colin Seftor and Rob Gutro of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 2:36 pm

One of the nation’s largest financial firms announced Monday it would pull back from its investments in coal as investors increasingly recognize climate change as an investment risk. “Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 2:16 pm

A volcano in the Philippines’ Batangas province, about 45 miles south of Manila, is spewing lava and has covered the surrounding area with a dense layer of ash.Authorities in the region are predicting a significant eruption soon at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 10:06 am

Several House Republicans are eyeing a run for the top GOP seat on the Natural Resources Committee, which will be vacant after the retirement at the end of this Congress of Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah).More than four members on the panel have voiced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 9:07 am

The European Union will announce Tuesday that it will invest 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) into combating climate change, the Associated Press reports. The EU will invest a fourth of its budget to battle climate change, with other… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 8:06 am

The Energy Department on Monday agreed to begin releasing a cache of Ukraine-related records, including former Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s communications with high-level Ukrainian officials, according to a joint status report filed in a Washington… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/14 5:16 am

The Weather Channel will talk with several 2020 candidates about environmental justice as the second part of its “2020: Race to Save the Planet” special.Conversations with Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), former… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/13 6:16 pm

A draft plan released Monday by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity called on world governments to take steps to protect 30 percent of lands and oceans worldwide by the end of the decade in the face of rising climate change…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/13 6:06 pm

An insurer asked a Texas federal court to find it’s not responsible for defending a sand and gravel company against accusations it discharged debris into Houston-area waterways that caused millions in damage to properties that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/13 4:16 pm

HAPPY MONDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news.Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@… …Read Full Article

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