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Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US 19.7.2019 BBC: World
About 200m people in the US may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.
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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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Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

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Packing an emergency kit? Think about using your camping gear 12.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Are you organizing an emergency preparedness kit after the recent series of shakers? You should be.

But before you run out to buy pre-made go-bags, which are flying off the shelves at local outdoors stores right now, think about creating your own by re-purposing some of your outdoor gear.

“Camping...

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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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Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin Have the Same Problem with Wind Power: 'How Many Birds Die?'' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Is anyone thinking about the birds?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Tuesday. Well, we know for a fact that President Donald Trump is.
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Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device 9.7.2019 BBC: Science
Researchers adapt a solar panel so that it can produce drinking water from the sea as well as green electricity.
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AOC’s Green New Deal Is Just the Start. Next Let’s Make It Global. 7.7.2019 Truthout.com
The U.S. needs to play a chief role in spurring a global Green New Deal alongside a domestic one.
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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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Puerto Rico harnesses the power of the sun for a renewable energy future 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Puerto Rico has a plan to rebuild its energy grid and move to 100 percent renewable power by 2050. Many communities are working toward that themselves, without help from the government.
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Ancient Tree With Record of Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal in Its Rings Discovered 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The kauri tree, found in New Zealand, lived over 40,000 years ago.
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'I don't feel safe': Puerto Rico preps for next storm without enough government help 3.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria, the government has made vast improvements and residents have worked together to clean up their communities, but Puerto Rico remains extremely vulnerable.
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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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5 things to watch for when Xcel Energy files plans with Minnesota regulators 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy will file its resource plan for the next 15 years with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmentalists, consumer advocates and others will be scrutinizing the details.
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Energy Commons: From Energy Transition to Climate Justice 29.6.2019 Truthout.com
Viewing energy as a common-held resource re-engages our liability as energy users.
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America's Problems with Renewable Energy Can Be Solved by Building Way More Solar and Wind than We Need | Opinion 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The idea of discarding available wind or solar output is anathema, imposed on power producers when production from these sources exceeds what the grid can accept.
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Used car batteries may power football stadium lights 25.6.2019 BBC: Technology
Refurbished batteries are already in use at stadiums in Norway and the Netherlands.
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How a bird started a fire at a California solar farm 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

It may be safe for a bird to land on an electrical wire, but not on two of them at once.

A June 5 fire at a California solar farm that scorched 1,127 acres started when a bird flew into a pair of wires, creating an electric circuit and a shower of sparks, a California Department of Forestry and...

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The beauty and affordability of modular living 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The modular home has quickly become the new, albeit humble, poster child for quick, affordable housing and off-the-grid living. It also offers immediate housing to disaster-struck communities and may be a solution for the homeless in Los Angeles.

But unlike their earlier incarnations, these innovative...

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