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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Trump Administration Wants to Fund More “Clean Coal” Failures 23.5.2019 Truthout.com
The administration is pushing for more "clean coal" spending as the Justice Department investigates a failed project.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Puerto Rico Got Rid of Its Coal Ash Pits. Now the Company Responsible Is Moving Them to Florida. 21.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  This past January, Itiba De Jesus moved to St. Cloud, in Osceola County, Florida, in search of affordable housing and land to expand her sustainable agriculture project. She has lived in Florida for 17 years but grew up in Puerto Rico. […]
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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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Trump Admin Wants to Erase Thousands of Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Report 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This would not be the first time the Trump administration has tried to change the math in an apparent effort to justify its policy proposals.
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Xcel's new plan: Coal-free by 2030, nuclear until 2040 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Xcel Energy said Monday it plans to shut its Minnesota coal plants, the last two in the Upper Midwest, a decade earlier than scheduled, putting the utility on pace to be coal-free earlier than expected.
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Plastics Industry on Track to Burn 14 Percent of World’s Remaining Carbon Budget 20.5.2019 Truthout.com
By 2050, making and disposing of plastics could be responsible for a cumulative 56 gigatons of carbon.
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Fossil Fuel Companies Push “Market-Based Solutions” to Climate Change 19.5.2019 Truthout.com
Their lobbying efforts may have paid off, as increased investment in carbon capture draws bipartisan support.
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Scott Morrison: How Australia's PM built a 'miracle' election win 19.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
In the chaos of his predecessor's brutal ouster, Scott Morrison built a shrewd election strategy.
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Will India energy pledges lead to CO2 rise? 17.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
India's political parties promise free electricity to farmers and ambitious infrastructure projects.
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What Have Top Trump Donors Been Up to Since 2016? 16.5.2019 Truthout.com
Trump's priorities in office have often aligned with the interests of his most coveted donors.
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Rave on: Gary Clarke's Wasteland turns rave moves into contemporary dance 16.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Choreographer Gary Clarke has copied moves from clubbers at the Hacienda.
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Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV 15.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
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Google clears regulatory hurdle to build Minnesota data center 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday OK'd agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for the data center from two dedicated wind farms.
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China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad 13.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the last-ditch global battle against climate change, China, Japan and South Korea have joined other industrialized nations in promising to reduce their use of fossil fuels.

Yet even as they take steps to promote renewable energy at home, these three countries are facing growing scrutiny for...

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Biden’s Climate Policy Sounds a Lot Like Obama’s 12.5.2019 Truthout.com
Biden's "middle road" climate approach may appeal to swing voters, but it's not enough to save the planet.
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What People in Kentucky Coal Country Really Think About a Green New Deal 11.5.2019 Truthout.com
Residents across the state have said they will not wait around for their sluggish politicians to act.
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UK has first coal-free week for a century 9.5.2019 BBC: Business
The UK has gone more than a week without coal-powered electricity for the first time for a century.
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Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting 9.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.
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