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The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]
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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 19.2.2018 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press....
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Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy 17.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy....
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How businesses use climate change as a soft sell 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus, a young climate change fighter tells the story of her efforts in a northern Minnesota town.
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A Climate Caucus Has Turned Into a Magnet for House Republicans. Wait, What? 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
Matt Gaetz, a freshman congressman from Florida, would like to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. Known for attacking the FBI’s Russia probe and inviting a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union, the House Republican earlier last year introduced a one-sentence bill to terminate the EPA. He’s also heralded Trump’s “strong leadership” for the withdrawal of the US from the […]
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John Kerry: Individual states can lead on climate change 14.2.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged support for legislative efforts in the Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change....
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The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump did more for 'clean coal' in one week than in all of 2017
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How Donald Trump Plans to Enlist Fossil Fuels in the Struggle for Global Dominance 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! The new US energy policy of the Trump era is, in some ways, the oldest energy policy on Earth. Every great power has sought to mobilize the energy resources at its command, whether those be slaves, wind-power, coal, or oil, to further its hegemonic ambitions. What makes the Trumpian variant -- the unfettered exploitation of America's fossil-fuel reserves -- unique lies only in the moment it's being applied and the likely devastation that will result, thanks not only to the 1950s-style polluting of America's air, waters, and urban environment, but to the devastating hand it will lend to a globally warming world. Last month, if you listened to the chatter among elite power brokers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, you would have heard a lot of bragging about the immense progress being made in renewable energy. "My government has planned a major campaign," ...
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We Already Have Planet-Cooling Technology. The Problem Is, It’s Killing Us. 11.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A trope of sci-fi movies these days, from Snowpiercer to Geostorm, is that our failure to tackle climate change will eventually force us to deploy an arsenal of unproven technologies to save the planet. Think sun-deflecting space mirrors or chemically altered clouds. […]
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Potato plastics 9.2.2018 BBC: Business
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.
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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Global Warming May Help “Humans Flourish” 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans, in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. Pruitt, who has previously erred by denying that carbon dioxide is a key driver […]
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The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing'
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Scott Pruitt asks whether global warming 'necessarily is a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The EPA chief has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet. His new comments take a different tack in suggesting that "humans have most flourished" during "warming trends."
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As climate changes threaten California’s giant redwoods, the key to their salvation might be within them 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Weather extremes and harvesting continue to thin the ancient forests. Scientists are studying redwoods’ massive and complex genetic code as a possible way to save them.
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If the world builds all its planned coal plants, climate change goals are doomed, scientists say 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
New research finds that coal is not at all out of the picture.
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The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan 7.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan
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A Trump-Appointed Coal Lobbyist Is Inching Closer to Drastically Remaking the EPA 7.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator, appeared poised and polished at his Senate confirmation hearing in November. He couched his objections to widely accepted climate science in ambiguous legalese, and kept his cool when, at […]
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The Arctic is full of toxic mercury, and climate change is going to release it 6.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The frozen soils hold “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and ocean combined,” scientists wrote Monday.
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Broadcom raises buyout price for Qualcomm to $121 billion 5.2.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

Chip maker Broadcom boosted its buyout offer for San Diego’s Qualcomm on Monday to $82 per share – ratcheting up the pressure on shareholders to support a hostile takeover bid.

The massive $121 billion merger would be the largest ever in the tech industry, and represents a 50% premium over the...

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