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Floating Turbines Eyed to Ease Offshore Wind’s Permitting Woes

Offshore wind supporters hope nascent floating turbines backed by the Biden administration can ease legal conflicts while building a US supply chain to harness most of the renewable energy potential along the country’s coastlines.

Legal Right to Safe Climate Goes on Trial in Montana Youth Case

A landmark climate trial that will reverberate in states and litigation across the US is set to begin Monday, when more than a dozen young people face off with the state of Montana at Lewis and Clark County District Court.

US, Canada Wildfire Risk Raised by Rapid Melting of Arctic Ice

As millions of people in New York and other major North American cities choke on acrid smoke, they could point their accusatory fingers farther North than the wildfires ravaging Quebec — all the way to the global Arctic.

PFAS Settlements of $11 Billion Only a Start for Water Utilities

Utilities facing financial hurdles from coming federal water limits for PFAS stand to receive a boost from an historic $11 billion in potential legal settlements, but that money isn’t likely to fully meet utilities’ needs, according to attorneys.

NYC’s Financial Boss Denounces Politicization of ESG Investing

Politicized rhetoric against ESG is making it harder for investment managers to consider the financial risks posed by climate change, says the overseer of the nation’s biggest municipal pension fund.


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Insurers Targeted by Senate Panel on Climate, Fossil Fuels

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., American International Group Inc. and Chubb Ltd. are among companies targeted by a US Senate committee that’s investigating how insurers evaluate climate-related risk, as well as the industry’s investments in fossil fuel-related projects.

NYC, DC Lag Western States in Wildfire Smoke Preparations

Hazardous smoke from wildfires has become a near-annual occurrence on the West Coast since 2017. But the hazy skies and thick burning smell spreading from wildfires burning in Canada are new to many people on the East Coast experiencing their region’s worst-ever air quality.

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