News bites: Wealthy nations falling short on clean-energy aid

Bloomberg notes that clean-energy aid from developed to emerging countries last year totaled $8 billion, far short of the $100 billion annual investment those nations committed to make by 2020.

The oil-and-gas boom is helping increase personal incomes in rural America at a rate greater than anywhere else in the nation, according to USA Today.

Inside Climate News takes a look at how Washington state Gov.-elect Jay Inslee (D), long a clean-energy supporter as a House member, might address proposed coal-export terminals in his state.

Reuters questions whether New York will adapt its oil infrastructure in response to supply shortages following super-storm Sandy.

A new United Nations report urges policymakers to consider the increasing levels of carbon dioxide and methane released into the atmosphere from warming permafrost.