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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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How your weekly shop affects the environment 20.2.2019 BBC: Science
BBC Radio 5 Live's Sam Walker looks at which foods are better for the environment.
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Polar Bear 'Invasion' Is a Symptom of Climate Change 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most wild animals are averse to being so close to humans, so their incursions into our lives shows how desperate they are getting.
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Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse 19.2.2019 BBC: Science
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
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What Would Happen If All the Insects Went Extinct? 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Insect numbers everywhere are declining—and scientists aren't exactly sure why.
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Russia looking to ratify Paris climate agreement as U.S. continues withdrawal 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Russia, the world’s fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, is inching closer to ratifying the Paris climate accord by the end of the year, placing Moscow in yet another position to fill a void left by a United States withdrawal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top climate advisor, Ruslan Edelgeriev,...

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You may be surprised to learn which two countries are making the globe a lot greener 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.
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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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China and India help make planet leafier 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.
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Hey L.A., want to feel like you're in Cabo without leaving home? Just wait til 2080 12.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Scientists have just revealed the climate forecast for the year 2080 in hundreds of cities across North America, and — surprise! — it looks like it’s going to get a whole lot warmer in all of them.

If humanity continues to emit greenhouse gases at the same rate it does today, in 60 years L.A.’s...

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The unlikely contributor to Minn.'s greenhouse gas emissions: Your favorite lake 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A biennial state report that assesses the greenhouse gases Minnesota emits now includes a newly understood source of the pollution that contributes to climate change.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is ditching plans to invest billions in fossil fuels, activists say 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce Tuesday that the city is abandoning a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants along the coast, according to environmental groups who have been briefed on the mayor’s decision.

Garcetti’s move would mark an abrupt...

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The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars 11.2.2019 Truthout.com
In some places conflict is practically guaranteed, according to one study.

The post The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars appeared first on Truthout.

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‘Aggressive' Polar Bears Stage 'Mass Invasion' of Town 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“People are scared, they are afraid to leave their homes,” a local official said.
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Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' 11.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.
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Russia islands emergency over polar bear 'invasion' 9.2.2019 BBC: World
Dozens of the endangered species enter human settlements in the remote territory of Novaya Zemlya.
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A Green New Deal Is the First Step Toward an Eco-Revolution 9.2.2019 Truthout.com
We need an ecological revolution to avoid catastrophic planetary change, says sociologist John Bellamy Foster.

The post A Green New Deal Is the First Step Toward an Eco-Revolution appeared first on Truthout.

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In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached 9.2.2019 Truthout.com
Perhaps no people know better than Haitians just how dangerous, destructive and destabilizing climate change can be.

The post In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached appeared first on Truthout.

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Despite signs of interstate cooperation, the decline of Lake Mead isn’t near being solved 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On the surface, things have seemed to be looking up in recent weeks for the future of Lake Mead.

The Western storms of the last month have fostered the impression of a respite, at least temporarily, from the region’s long drought. Earlier this month, Arizona legislators passed a sheaf of crucial...

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