Charlotte officials are seeking comments online and at public meetings on a new transportation policy that among other things aims to reduce one-person car trips to half of all transportation trips by 2040.
FEATURED CLIMATE COVERAGE
CLIMATE REPORTING TOWNHALL
Many cities throughout the country, including in Massachusetts and Virginia, set new daily heat records on Saturday and Sunday.
The European Parliament is taking steps to reverse climate policies that promote the use of wood pellets to replace coal in power plants. That would put the brakes on a controversial industry that's booming in the Southeast.
Foresters responding to climate change are experimenting with planting trees in Vermont that typically are found further south. They hope the trees will survive hotter and drier conditions to come.
Burning oil, coal and other fossil fuels releases plumes of tiny, dangerous particles. A new study estimates that eliminating that pollution would save about 50,000 lives in the U.S. each year.
Duke Energy filed plans with North Carolina regulators Monday for reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions from its power plants to meet state climate goals. The Charlotte-based utility offered four scenarios that would eliminate coal fired power plants and add new gas, nuclear and renewable energy.