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Study: Minn., Midwest could see more dangerously hot days as climate change worsens 17.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The study used climate models to project the likelihood of extreme heat under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.
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As US Modernizes Its Nuclear Arsenal, Costs and Risks Soar 16.7.2019 Truthout.com
Trump's $2 trillion makeover for the U.S.'s nuclear arsenal is certain to trigger a deadly new arms race.
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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The Media Uses Coal Miners to Attack the Green New Deal While Ignoring Pensions 15.7.2019 Truthout.com
Major media outlets remain stuck in a reductive “elite vs. blue-collar” divide.
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The Climate Crisis Has Made Breathing Smoke Normal in Pacific Northwest 12.7.2019 Truthout.com
Summer in the Pacific Northwest has become the season of wildfires and unbreathable smoky air.
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Today: A Retreat, Without a Question 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump says he’s abandoning the effort to ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census.

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A Retreat, Without a Question

Proclaiming that “we are not backing down,” President Trump has backed down from his fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Instead, he...

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Xcel Energy starts to dismantle lofty coal plant icon in Burnsville 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 600-foot-tall chimney at the Black Dog power plant is no longer needed after the plant switched to natural gas.
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The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest 12.7.2019 BBC: World
Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.
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Power company will pay Feds $1.3 million after igniting Beaver Fire 12.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The San Miguel Power Association has agreed to pay the federal government $1.3 million for costs in fighting the 2010 Beaver Fire near Norwood.
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10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Decimated EPA Protections in Just One Year 11.7.2019 Truthout.com
Trump’s EPA administrator should change the name of his agency to “Every Polluter’s Ally.”
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We Need a Green New Deal to Defeat Fascism and Reverse Inequality 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Economist Robert Pollin explains why the Green New Deal is the only viable response to global socioeconomic crises.
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Alternative energy efforts in Mexico slow as Lopez Obrador prioritizes oil 10.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

With its windy valleys and wide swaths of desert, Mexico has some of the best natural terrain to produce wind and solar energy. And, in recent years, the country has attracted alternative energy investors from across the globe.

But the market has taken a step back under Mexico’s new president,...

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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.

In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration was working “harder than many previous administrations,...

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Trump praises his administration's environmental efforts 9.7.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The US president did not mention climate change, but spoke of improvements to the economy and pollution.
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Tributes paid to air crash coal tycoon Chris Cline 7.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
He died along with his daughter, three other women and two men in a helicopter crash.
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The Nation’s Largest Commercial Insurance Company Has Ditched Covering Coal. That’s a Big Deal. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Climate advocates have been pressuring U.S. insurance companies to end their support for the dirty energies driving the global crisis, and on Tuesday they claimed their first big win.  Chubb Ltd., the nation’s largest commercial insurance company, announced it will move […]
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Alaska sees record temperatures in heatwave 6.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The US state, part of which lies inside the Arctic Circle, registers 90F (32C) in Anchorage.
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Major U.S. Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy Despite Trump Saying 'the Coal Industry Is Back' 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Revelation Energy informed workers that the shutdown would last at least two weeks, and possibly longer.
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