Tag: Environmental News

Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe...

This old building material is new again

It’s been 150 years since Mrs. O’Leary’s cow earned them both a bad rap for incinerating a wood-built Chicago. Ever since, in that city and...

Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms

Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week that...

Icy streets and packed metros: Madrid digs out from historic snowstorm in midst of pandemic

MADRID — So the COVID-19 pandemic is making your life complicated? Hold my extra-frosty cerveza, was the message Storm Filomena delivered to Spain over the...

Boris Johnson wants a Green Industrial Revolution that bans new petrol cars, adds jobs

The UK economy must snap back from COVID-19 with an intentional “green recovery” that brings high-skilled jobs and a shift from traditional cars, Prime Minister...

Fracking and the ‘Green New Deal’: Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change

It may be a squishy timeline on fossil fuels for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, but that there’s a timeline at all for moving away...

Tesla plays smoke and mirrors with profits again

Tesla was buoyed by $397 million in regulatory credits in the third quarter. Getty Images Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk called the electric-car maker’s...

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Dario Sattui has seen a lot in his half-century in the wine business, but never a year as brutal as this one. “First of all,...

Climate change and COVID-19 to feature in final debate between Trump and Biden — when and where to watch

Climate-change questions surprisingly crept in during the last 10 minutes of the first raucous presidential election debate this month, the first time in eight years...

Why it might be time to meld your investing strategy with your disaster preparedness plan

Calls from clients usually start pouring in whenever stocks take a surprise tumble. But lately, financial advisers have been getting more calls from worried clients...

Wall Street sees Biden win speeding U.S. shift to clean energy

Electric energy generating wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. David Mcnew/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images President Donald Trump vowed four years ago to bring back the U.S....

The intense 2020 Atlantic hurricane season used up all the storm names for only the second time since 1950

Here’s how active this year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been: When Tropical Storm Wilfred formed on Sept. 18, the National Hurricane Center exhausted its list...

UBS is first to make sustainable investments the preferred path for clients of its $2.6 trillion wealth management business

UBS Group, which manages $2.6 trillion in assets for some of the world’s wealthiest people, will now advise private clients to opt for sustainable investments...

Morgan Stanley will be first U.S. bank to disclose how much its loans and investments contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions

Morgan Stanley will start measuring and disclosing lending portfolio greenhouse gas emissions and back the push toward universal climate-risk accounting — the first U.S. bank...

P&G plays climate-change catch up but critics say worrisome tree-to-toilet pipeline has to go

Charmin toilet paper-maker Procter & Gamble Co. has joined other consumer-product conglomerates with its own updated climate-change campaign, agreeing with rivals that the next decade...

The Biden-Sanders climate-change policy pact: 8 key features

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has advanced environmental policy recommendations that most analysts find more ambitious than his stance in favor of curbing man-made climate change...