Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 14-20

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week, from standout climate leadership, to the latest research, to new communication strategies.
 

LEADERSHIP
 
At the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, city leaders voiced their commitment to climate action.

Mayors From Around the Nation Take a Stand on Climate Change (Nexus Media)

 
RESEARCH
 
According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, Americans want to see the EPA’s powers kept the same or increased.

Despite Trump’s Plans, Americans Want Strong Environmental Regulator (Reuters)

 
CHALLENGES
 
Coal supporters in Wyoming submitted a new measure that would prevent utilities from providing power generated by wind or solar.

Wyoming Bill Would All But Outlaw Clean Energy (InsideClimate News)

 

POLITICS
 
In confirmation hearings, Scott Pruitt was grilled about his beliefs on climate science and his ties to the fossil fuel industry.

Trump EPA Pick Expresses Doubts on Climate, Defends Oil Industry Funding (Reuters)

 
SOLUTIONS
 
In Obama’s final days in office, the State Department announced a major contribution to the GCF, which aims to “support a paradigm shift in the global response to climate change.”

U.S. Makes $500 Million Grant to the Green Climate Fund (CNBC)

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