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Europe’s Banks Move to Greener Finance in Response to Climate Change Risks

Some of Europe’s largest banks are unveiling plans to lend and manage money in greener ways as pressure mounts to account for risks associated with climate change. “It is coming, it’s a trend that’s started,” said Louis Douady, head of …

U.S. Missing Out on ‘Huge Economic Opportunity’ of Climate Change Fight: Canada

Canada has an environmental message for Donald Trump: you can’t stop the global campaign against climate change and you will hurt the U.S. by abandoning the battle. Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said countries around the world …

Climate Change Lawsuits a Growing Threat: Opinion

Last month, a group of 10 families filed an action against the European Union at the European General Court, the EU’s second highest court. All claim to have suffered loss from climate change. Specifically, they argue that greenhouse gas (GHG) …

Oil Companies Ask Judge to Kill NYC’s Global Warming Lawsuit

Five of the world’s biggest oil companies asked a judge to throw out New York City’s lawsuit seeking to hold them responsible for costs related to the environmental changes caused by their products. BP Plc, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil …

Scientists Blame Extreme Weather, Heat on Man-Made Climate Change

Some of last year’s crazy weather — including extreme heat around the world to unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea — can be blamed on man-made climate change, according to a report from a group of weather researchers. Scientists …

ING to Stop Lending to Utilities That Use Coal for More than 5% of Energy

ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …

World Leaders Aim to Breathe New Life into Paris Climate Pact; AXA Plans Initiatives

French President Emmanuel Macron this week will seek to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and sway debate away from skeptics of the process led by U.S. President Donald Trump. At a series of events in Paris …

Global Temperatures in 2017 Slightly Below Record-Breaking 2016: UN

This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday [Nov. 6], as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit. Temperatures …

Climate Researchers Warn of Hotter Summers, More Wildfires, in Southern Europe

Climate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of “Lucifer,” saying the hellishly named heat wave that hit parts of the continent this summer could become a regular occurrence due to man-made climate change. Hotter-than-usual temperatures in …

Climate Engineering Companies Aim to Curb Global Warming with Science

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky, often …