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The Nature Conservancy, Blue Marble Offer Microinsurance for LatAm Ranchers

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Blue Marble Microinsurance announced they have formed a partnership designed to provide microinsurance for small ranchers in Latin America who use a weather-resilient practice called “silvopasture.” Silvopastoral farming is the practice of combining trees with …

UK to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Powered Cars by 2040 to Cut Air Pollution

The UK became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind. In London, …

UK Faces Future of Record-Breaking Wet Winters, Floods: New Climate Models

Britain faces a future of record-breaking wet winters, potentially leading to more of the widespread flooding seen in recent years, according to new modeling that incorporates changing climate patterns. England and Wales now have a 34 percent chance of record …

3 Coastal California Communities Sue Oil Companies over Sea-Rise

Three ocean-front California local governments are taking legal action against oil companies, saying oil giants have known for almost 50 years that fossil fuels are changing the climate and causing sea rise. Northern California’s Marin and San Mateo counties and …

Devastating S. Europe Drought Scorches Crops; Farmers Question Their Future

Italian durum wheat and dairy farmer Attilio Tocchi saw warning signs during the winter of the dramatic drought to come at his holding a mile away from the Tuscan coast. “When it still hadn’t rained at the beginning of spring …

California Governor Teaming with N.Y. Mayor to Track Climate Progress

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yet another plan Wednesday to keep the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the international Paris climate agreement. This time, he’s teaming up with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …

Colorado’s Democratic Governor Hops on Global Climate Pact

Colorado’s Democratic governor added his state to a dozen others endorsing the Paris global accord on climate change even as President Donald Trump withdraws the nation from the agreement. Gov. John Hickenlooper said the state would also set a goal …

Lobbyists at California Comp Conference Call Tension between D.C. and Sacramento ‘Palpable’

The tension between Washington D.C. and Sacramento seems to have created extra work for some lobbyists. “It’s absolutely palpable,” Paul Yoder, managing director for the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, said commenting on the tension. He was speaking with Jason …

AXA Joins Growing List of Companies Committed to Using Renewable Energy

AXA SA and Burberry Group Plc are joining an array of companies committing to going green. Burberry expects to source all of its electricity from clean energy by 2022, while Copenhagen-based international brewing company Carlsberg A/S plans to switch to …

5.4M U.S. Homes at Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Using Census Data Shows

Nearly 10 million people living in 5.4 million homes have a high risk from rising sea levels and will be adversely impacted by climate change, according to a new report that takes data from U.S. Census tracts near the ocean …