Huge Swathe Of India Bakes Under Breaking Heat, Devastated By Heavy Rains and Floods


New Delhi — While a huge swathe of India bakes under record-breaking heat, the vast country's northeast is being devastated by floods. Heavy rains started lashing the Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh last week, triggering floods and mudslides that have washed away houses, fields of crops and bridges. So far…

Federal Appeals Court Revived An Administration’s Climate Damage Cost For Industries


NEW ORLEANS (March 17, 2022) — A federal appeals court has revived a Biden administration effort to account for potential damage from greenhouse gas emissions when creating rules for polluting industries. A Louisiana-based federal judge had blocked the so-called “ social cost of carbon ” policy last month, saying it would bring…

Colorado Homeowners Could End Up Paying Tense Of Thousands Of Dollars To Rebuild Communities Due To Environmentally Sustainable Construction Standards


DENVER (March 1, 2022) — Some homeowners recovering from Colorado’s most destructive wildfire in history, which decimated entire neighborhoods near Denver late last year, say they could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more to rebuild because of environmentally sustainable construction standards passed shortly before the blaze. Now…

Federal Judge Vacated Biden’s Lease Sale “Underestimated The Climate Impacts” And Harmed Companies Seeking Leases


WASHINGTON DC (January 28, 2022)---The sale of offshore oil and gas leases on more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico was canceled by a U.S. judge who ordered regulators to take a harder look at the impact on climate change. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington,…

Environmental Advocates To Sue The Federal Government Over The Offshore Oil Spil In California


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (November 2, 2021) — A month after a Southern California offshore oil spill, environmental advocates said Tuesday that they plan to sue the federal government over the failure to review and update plans for platforms off the coast. The Center for Biological Diversity said it sent notice to the…