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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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Designer Steve Pallrand combines eco-friendly with elegant 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Eco-sensitive designers and builders have long used salvaged lumber or recycled fixtures. Steve Pallrand, founder and principal designer of L.A. firm Home Front Build, is pushing even further in his quest for zero net energy, drawing inspiration from smart designs of yesteryear, and our microscopic...

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Energy negotiations unravel at the Capitol, leaving little accomplished 24.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The House wanted a 100 percent clean energy mandate. The Senate wanted tougher penalties for protesters who tamper with oil pipelines. In the end, there was barely more than a stakeholder group and an energy storage study.
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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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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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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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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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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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Rocket Scientist: How We Could Move Earth to save It from Climate Change 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are several ways we could alter Earth's orbit so it is in a spot further away from the Sun.
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Here’s why your internet may be delivered by a drone someday soon 16.5.2019 LA Times: Business

As the pilotless flying wing came in for a landing, winds suddenly picked up. Facebook Inc.’s Aquila drone — powered by the sun and wider than a Boeing 737 jetliner — struggled to adjust. Just before landing, part of the right wing broke off.

That inaugural 2016 flight proved an inauspicious beginning...

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How to Build the Green New Deal? Cities and States May Already Have Answers. 15.5.2019 Truthout.com
There’s much to learn from local efforts, and they’ll need to be part of implementing a Green New Deal.
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Labour's energy plan 'last thing' National Grid needs 15.5.2019 BBC: Business
The firm behind the UK's energy networks says the party's plans would delay the switch to green energy.
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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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Spacecraft Powered by 'Light Sails' Set to Launch Aboard SpaceX Rocket 14.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Solar sails harness light to propel spacecraft in a process similar to conventional sails harnessing the power of the wind to propel boats.
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Jean-Jacques Savin: Frenchman completes Atlantic crossing in barrel 10.5.2019 BBC: World
Jean-Jacques Savin lands on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, ending his four-month journey.
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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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This company says the future of nuclear energy is smaller, cheaper, and safer 8.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It's smaller and cheaper and could work well with renewable energy.
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Chernobyl Disaster True Story: First Responders Speak On Radiation Deaths 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
First responders at the Chernobyl disaster faced radiation and death. Some of their stories have only been told years after the meltdown.
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Minnesota teens urge climate action at Legislature 4.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than 100 teenagers rallied outside the Capitol on Friday to urge lawmakers to include a 100 percent clean energy mandate in final bill negotiations.
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