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SB 827 is dead. But California still can — and should — build more housing near transit 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Few bills in Sacramento have gotten as much attention or stirred up as much controversy recently as SB 827, Sen. Scott Wiener’s bold proposal to override local zoning laws to allow the construction of buildings four to five stories tall near rail stations and frequently served bus stops — even...

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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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The shipping industry emits as much carbon as all of Germany. That's unacceptable 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Finally, the shipping industry will be asked to do its part to fight climate change. The United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, which regulates the industry, agreed in London last week to set a 2050 goal of reducing emissions from oceangoing cargo ships to 50% below the 2008 level.

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4 ways to cut your carbon footprint that are way more powerful than recycling 19.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers have identified the four highest-impact actions individuals can take to help the climate. You may not like them.
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Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say 18.4.2018 LA Times: Science

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds – and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The grim discovery, described in the journal Nature, reveals just how vulnerable many coral species...

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Two Colorado counties sue Suncor and ExxonMobil demanding help covering the cost of adapting to climate change 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Boulder and San Miguel counties on Tuesday joined other state and city governments in suing large oil and gas companies for damages related to climate change scientists link to burning fossil fuels.
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'Trump has met his match,' says Gov. Jerry Brown in promoting climate action on a quick trip to Canada 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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How the warming climate will turn the Boundary Waters into a barren grassland 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
If our climate continues on its current trajectory (read: if our carbon emissions stay the same), researchers predict the Boundary Waters will transition into a savannah.
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Trial Date Set for Groundbreaking Kids' Climate Lawsuit 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A trial date of Oct. 29 has been set for a landmark  climate change  lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans despite the  Trump  administration's  efforts to halt the case . Juliana v. United States  was filed in 2015 on behalf of 21 plaintiffs who ranged between 8 to 19 years old at the time. They allege their constitutional and public trust rights are being violated by the government's creation of a national  energy  system that causes dangerous climate change. The trial will be heard before U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon, according to  Our Children's Trust , the non-profit group supporting the plaintiffs. Aiken joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. "We have our trial date. In the coming months there will be depositions of the parties, defendants' disclosure of their experts, and expert depositions in late summer. We will build a full factual record for trial so that the Court can make the best informed decision in this crucial ...
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Here’s Why Scott Pruitt Still Has a Job 14.4.2018 Mother Jones
If EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt survives the onslaught of accusations of mismanagement and excessive spending with his job still safe, he has his biggest benefactors to thank. The #StandWithScottPruitt campaign has flooded the White House with pleas from Trump donors and conservative and industry-aligned groups to defend Pruitt, chalking up the revelations about his ethics scandals to […]
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The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That's a big deal. 14.4.2018 Washington Post
The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That's a big deal.
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The Senate Just Confirmed the Coal Lobbyist Who Could Replace Scott Pruitt 13.4.2018 Mother Jones
The fossil fuel industry now has yet another ally at the Environmental Protection Agency—one who would almost certainly take over as head of the agency if Scott Pruitt is forced to resign. In a 53-45 vote on Thursday, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler—a coal lobbyist who once worked for DC’s  most notorious climate change denier—for […]
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SEC is blunting investor activism over climate change, K-Cups and gay rights 10.4.2018 LA Times: Business

Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful packaging are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC has...

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If Scott Pruitt Gets Fired From the EPA, This Coal Lobbyist Will Take His Place 10.4.2018 Mother Jones
The Senate is about to confirm the man who would take over the Environmental Protection Agency should Scott Pruitt step down. Andrew Wheeler, an energy lobbyist who has worked for the Senate’s biggest climate change denier, faces a confirmation vote for deputy administrator, the number two position at the agency, as soon as Tuesday. Environmentalists say that […]
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Pollution to products: CO2 competition enters final round 9.4.2018 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch....
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The SEC is blunting investor activism over climate, K-Cups and gay rights 9.4.2018 Washington Post
The SEC is blunting investor activism over climate, K-Cups and gay rights
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There’s still hope on global warming — if the world gets to work 9.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
If the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement, it could leverage American progress to inspire greater emission reduction worldwide.
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The Trump Administration Scrubbed Climate Science From an Important New Report 7.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans’ role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vow to Congress that his department is not censoring […]
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With gas mileage rollback, Trump targets auto industry's key role in U.S. climate policy 7.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Gas prices have been so low in recent years that more Americans are choosing to buy bigger vehicles, a trend that has stymied efforts to cut auto emissions.

One thing reining in consumer appetite for trucks and SUVs has been tough fuel economy standards adopted several years ago by California and...

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Human Role in Climate Change Removed From Science Report 6.4.2018 Truthout.com
National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of the human impact on climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge that is intended to protect parks and visitors from the effects of climate change. This directly contradicts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to Congress that his department is not censoring science. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary ...
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