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Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts

Science Daily, January 14, 2020 Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect all people equally. Surface temperatures in different neighborhoods within a single city can vary by a whopping 20 […]

Tri-State to shut New Mexico, Colorado coal plants by 2030

by Robert Walton, Utility Dive Details on how Tri-State will replace the shuttered coal capacity will have to wait for an announcement next week, said company officials, as right now the focus remains on local community impacts. Almost 600 jobs will be affected. The 253 MW Escalante Station began operations in 1984, and the company […]

BlackRock joins $41 trillion investor climate campaign

by Laura Hurst, Annie Massa, and Emily Chasan, Bloomberg BlackRock Inc. added its almost $7 trillion heft to a group of investors that’s pressing the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to change their ways. The addition of the world’s largest fund manager is a significant milestone for Climate Action 100+, bringing total assets under […]

New US building codes will make every home ready for electric cars

by Michael J. Coren, Quartz In January, the International Code Council (ICC) approved changes to building standards that preview a world in which every home has at least one electric car. The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, voted to approve a new provision that, functionally, will make all new homes […]

California climate budget to include $1 billion green loan fund

by Judy Lin and Rachel Becker,CAL Matters Contending that California needs to better encourage small players with ideas to address the climate crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to include a $1 billion revolving loan program in his new budget Friday to seed recycling, low-carbon transportation and climate-smart agriculture projects, according to a summary document obtained […]

It’s not just Australia — Indonesia is facing its own climate disaster

by Rachel Ramirez, Grist It’s not just Australia that’s having a rough start to the new year. Indonesia’s sinking capital of Jakarta and the surrounding areas have been inundated with rain, triggering landslides and floods that have killed dozens of people. As of Tuesday, the torrential downpours have left at least 67 people dead as […]