The Associated Press – Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew 40.57 billion tons (36.8 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air in 2019.
The Guardian – US insurers join retreat from European insurers meaning coal projects cannot be built or operated.
Dezeen – New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.
American Institute of Physics – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking input on a wide-ranging initiative to improve the conditions under which science is conducted in the US.
FOX Business – Amazon is building three major solar energy projects in Illinois, Virginia and Spain. The investments are part of the company's pledge to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable by 2030.
Bloomberg Environment – The EPA’s clean air advisers launched a review of whether federal caps on smog and haze-forming pollutants protect public health.
The Washington Post – The world has lost another year in the quest to finally start reducing its carbon emissions, which scientists say is crucial to avoid the steadily worsening impacts of climate change.
NPR – The California Restaurant Association filed suit against the city of Berkeley alleging that its recently approved ban on the use of natural gas in newly constructed buildings will have "uniquely negative impacts" on the culinary community.
Science – When representatives of each political party took to a stage last week at the Royal Society in London, they all promised increased funding and easier immigration for scientists. But Brexit loomed over the discussion.
POLITICO – The Trump administration wants businesses, universities and civic groups to help improve American science research — while citing threats of foreign government influence as a key concern.