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Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds 10.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.
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Snowy 2.0: Australia's divisive plan for a vast underground 'battery' 17.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Snowy 2.0 project is hugely ambitious - will it solve national energy woes, or is it too risky?
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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Here's how 6 countries are stepping up to meet the Paris climate goals 23.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The world is struggling to to meet its climate change goals, but a handful of countries have found ways to significantly cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Meet Taycan, Porsche's first all-electric sports car and Tesla's latest challenger 4.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Porsche is taking on Tesla and all other would-be electric sports cars with its new Taycan.

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Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power 17.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.

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Millions in Zimbabwe 'facing food crisis' 7.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
The UN launches a fresh appeal, saying drought and economic turmoil have left many facing starvation.
How Joe Biden Fueled the Latin American Migration Crisis 31.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Colombians and Hondurans tell Max Blumenthal about the damage the U.S. presidential candidate has done to their societies. By Max Blumenthal The Grayzone While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden…Read more →
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California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers 5.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.

There’s no contradiction: As California utilities buy more and more solar power as part of the state’s...

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No, we shouldn't pump water from underneath Joshua Tree to help store electricity 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years developers have tried to figure out how to repurpose Kaiser Steel’s former open-pit iron mine at Eagle Mountain in Riverside County. One idea: Use it as a massive landfill, a proposal that fortunately never came to fruition. The current owners of the site now want to convert it into an...

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An abandoned mine near Joshua Tree could host a massive hydropower project 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

An abandoned iron mine on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park could be repurposed as a massive hydroelectric power plant under a bill with bipartisan support in the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 772, which was approved by a panel of lawmakers last week with no dissenting votes, would require...

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Only a Third of Earth's Longest Rivers Are Now 'Free-Flowing' 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet," Bernhard Lehner told Newsweek.
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Hydropower bill would sabotage California’s clean energy mandate, critics say 1.5.2019 LA Times: Business

The Don Pedro hydropower project, just west of Yosemite National Park, has been churning out carbon-free electricity for nearly a century. As the Tuolumne River flows from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley, it passes through Don Pedro Dam, spinning four turbine generators.

None of the electricity...

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World Bank, Now Led by Trump Pick, Ramps Up Fossil Fuel Development 14.4.2019 Truthout.com
While the influential development bank has scaled up clean energy finance, fossil fuels still got a larger backing.

The post World Bank, Now Led by Trump Pick, Ramps Up Fossil Fuel Development appeared first on Truthout.

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Going, going green: How to choose travel that’s eco friendly 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We can help make travel more eco-friendly based on the choices we make — the cars we rent, the hotels where we stay, the airlines we fly, even the countries we visit can make a difference.

For anyone hoping to reduce the carbon consequences of travel, here are some suggestions for greener trips:

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Minnesota pledges 100 percent carbon-free energy. Is it possible? 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota already has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate, and close to half of the state's electricity comes from carbon-free sources: renewable energy, which mostly comes from wind but also solar and hydroelectricity; and non-renewable nuclear, which doesn't give off carbon.
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Rarest orangutans 'doomed' by Indonesia dam project 5.3.2019 BBC: World
Only 800 Tapanuli orangutans are left and a new dam could push them to extinction, say campaigners.
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Environmentalists Didn’t Expect This Would Happen When They Busted Up Dams 2.3.2019 Mother Jones
This post was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Dam busting is a grand tradition of American environmentalism. In 1966, when the Sierra Club and allies got Congress to prohibit new dams in the Grand Canyon it was “a turning point, the biggest victory yet for conservation,” according to the PBS […]
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California is uniquely fire-prone thanks to its long romance with high-voltage power lines 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The recent fires in California have been rightly linked to global warming. But as more residents are learning every year, another long-term factor is playing a key role: California’s power grid.

Cal Fire estimates that electric power networks have caused about 10% of California’s recent wildfires,...

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Here’s How an FDR Works Project Could Become the Centerpiece of a Green New Deal 24.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In May 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act establishing the nation’s largest public utility and setting in motion an ambitious New Deal policy to provide electricity and jobs to some of the poorest Americans in the midst […]
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