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Voters Flip Virginia’s Legislature, Clearing Way for Climate and Clean Energy Policies

The election puts Virginia back on track to join the East Coast’s regional carbon cap-and-trade system. Kentucky appears to have had a big upset, too.

Democrats seized control of the Virginia legislature in this week's election, likely smoothing a path toward full participation in a regional carbon-trading market and giving the state a chance to lead the south on climate policy.

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The Paris Climate Problem: A Dangerous Lack of Urgency

Most countries aren’t cutting emissions fast enough, and their pledges for the next 10 years fall far short of what's needed, a new analysis warns.

While nearly all of the world's countries have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, the reductions they're planning in the short term—over the next 10 years—aren't nearly enough, leading scientists warn in a new report.

Nearly two-thirds of the pledges under the Paris climate agreement are "totally insufficient" to meet critical climate targets, the report by scientists who have been involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found.

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