Climate change is fermenting the wine industry

Nov 6, 2019
Warmer temperatures are pushing wineries to new northern territories. Elin McCoy of Bloomberg News explains.
Murre Sofrakis, the winemaker at Fladie vineyard in southern Sweden.
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Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

Beekeeper and director of the documentary "The Pollinators," Peter Nelson, talks about the costly bee pollination industry, its importance in our agricultural system and why it's under threat.
A beekeeper in South Dakota loads bee hives onto a truck for transport.
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Exxon Mobil goes on trial for allegedly defrauding investors about climate change risk

Oct 22, 2019
The gas and oil giant used two sets of books, the New York attorney general's office alleges.
The oil and gas giant is on trial for committing fraud over climate change risk. Above, an Exxon gas station in Burbank, California.
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More companies are taking on climate change. Are they doing enough?

Oct 18, 2019
Experts say the recent cascade of pledges and commitments are mostly steps in the right direction.
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the companys sustainability efforts on September 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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A new jet fuel offers the prospect of no-carbon, “guilt-free” flying

Oct 10, 2019
A pilot project in Rotterdam is testing the viability of a fuel made out of air that would cut an aircraft’s emissions to zero.
A group of companies is testing the viability of a “no-carbon” jet fuel at the Hague Airport. Above, a plane flies over Germany in 2018.
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Cities pledge to lower climate change emissions

Oct 10, 2019
And they’ll look to do it without major budget impacts, because there’s no dedicated “city climate change fund.”
Los Angeles Mayor and Chair of C-40 Eric Garcetti is trying to strike a "Global Green New Deal" to lower emissions. Above, a layer of pollution hovering over L.A. in late 2017.
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The government is buying up mortgages with climate risk — report

Sep 30, 2019
A new report says banks are selling mortgages at risk of natural disaster-related default to government-backed mortgage giants.
A man carries an American flag he found as he walks on the foundations of homes demolished by hurricane Michael in October 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida.
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The role of whales in staving off climate change

Sep 26, 2019
A study from the IMF looks at the economic impact of whales on alleviating the effects of climate change.
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An economist responds to Greta Thunberg

Sep 24, 2019
"I think she is cutting out a political path on which economists must now travel," said economist Ashoka Mody.
Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
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Sustainable growth and whether it's realistic or a "fairy tale"

Sep 24, 2019
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org, says emphasis on continuous economic growth in the 20th century has backfired on us in the 21st century.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders for prioritizing economic growth over climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit Sept. 23 in New York City. Above, the UN General Assembly Hall.
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