"Massachusetts plans on ending the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, following California’s lead in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
"The Department of Energy is poised to play an essential role as the Biden administration looks to leverage clean energy investments."
"That’s one of several recent conclusions about climate change that came more sharply into focus in 2020."
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"In Hampton Roads, rising tides have started to turn some of the region’s stormwater systems — which are meant to usher rainwater into ponds, lakes and rivers via underground pipes — against this coastal community."
"The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee and nearly two dozen House Democrats urged a federal bank regulator Wednesday to scrap a potential rule forcing banks to serve oil, gas and firearm companies."
"The White House repeatedly attempted to thwart the country’s premier climate science document, one meant to steer policy for years. Scientists got in the way."
"More than 90 percent of the buildings in New York today will still be standing in 2050, and nearly 70 percent of the city’s total carbon emissions come from buildings."
"Fueled by climate change, extreme weather set records this year, causing close to $50 billion and the loss of at least 188 lives by early October."