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Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election? 23.9.2020 Truthout.com
Amid the worsening climate crisis, farmers’ support for Trump has fallen from 89 percent to 71 percent since ...
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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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She's building Los Angeles' first solar community fridge. Will it help extinguish hunger? 18.9.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Bee Burlingame is building Los Angeles' first solar community fridge

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When changing a light bulb is a really big deal 15.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Lighthouses have been upgrading to more efficient LED lights, but for some that is a step too far.
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Google says its carbon footprint is now zero 14.9.2020 BBC: World
The technology giant has also pledged to be using only carbon-free energy by 2030.
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Working from home: The rise of the DIY office 13.9.2020 BBC: Technology
From treetops to ironing-board desks - a look at some of your creative home offices.
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Clean Electricity Plan Would Free US Economy of Carbon Dependence in 15 Years 10.9.2020 Truthout.com
A new engineering plan to avert the climate emergency would create millions of new jobs and save U.S. families ...
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Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, get rid of SUVs, government told 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, phase out polluting SUVs, citizens say
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Why does California's power grid keep flirting with disaster? We've got answers 9.9.2020 LA Times: Business

Labor Day Weekend had state officials pleading for energy conservation to avoid blackouts. The power grid operator's CEO talks challenges and the future.

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California to let gas plants stay open as time runs low for climate action 2.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

After rolling blackouts, state officials voted to allow four fossil fuel power plants near Los Angeles to keep operating past 2020.

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Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy 1.9.2020 BBC: Business
New research suggests utilities are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing wind and solar.
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Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. What Will We Do With the Megatons of Toxic Trash? 24.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of […]
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The lights went out. Now California might let these gas plants stay open 24.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The gas plant vote Tuesday is the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration following this month's blackouts.

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Transitioning to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple. Just Look at California. 23.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The recent “heat storm” in California has pushed grid operators to impose rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001. A combination of heavy air conditioning usage, the unplanned unavailability of some power plants, limited options for importing power […]
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Letters to the Editor: Destroying California's iconic Joshua trees to build solar farms makes no sense 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of low-desert land in California -- where Joshua trees do not grow -- for renewable energy companies to build solar energy plants.

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Letters to the Editor: Rooftop solar and battery backups could decentralize power, but utilities stand in the way 21.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Decentralized power systems that are safer and more reliable can be built now, but utlities need to loosen their grip.

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Editorial: Climate change will devastate California's Joshua trees. The state needs to protect them 20.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The longer California waits to protects its iconic Joshua trees, the harder it will be to help avoid extinction

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Here's how California can keep the lights on while meeting its clean energy goals 19.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Supplying enough power on hot summer evenings is one of California's main challenges. But experts say there solutions.

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