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The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe 23.9.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Wealthy consumers are spending big on air filtration systems for their homes and cars as COVID-19 and wildfires rage.

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BP says it plans to cut oil, gas production by 40% in 10 years, but Whiting refinery would likely remain unaffected 16.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
BP said recently it plans to cut oil and gas production by 40% by 2030, fleshing out some details of a promise earlier this year for net-zero emissions by 2050.
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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BP writes down oil and gas assets by $17.5B as pandemic cuts energy demand 15.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Structural changes already underway at BP have been hastened by the impact of COVID-19. “This is the energy transition happening,'' said David Elmes, an energy expert at Warwick Business School.
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Here’s how Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates differ on the issues as primary ballots drop 8.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
One is a teetotaler, the other a beer-drinking brewery founder. One is a former legislator, the other a former executive. And, perhaps most importantly to voters, one is a liberal and the other a moderate.
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Letters to the Editor: Tax breaks for children don't make sense in the era of climate change 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We need drastic action to have a chance against climate change. It's time to phase out tax deductions for having children.

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Citing climate commitments, U.K. court blocks new runway at Heathrow Airport 28.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Court of Appeal said the major international hub's plans for an additional runway failed to consider the government's pledges on carbon emissions. It's a big win for climate activists.
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Could drone deliveries help the environment? Let's unpack that 17.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Transportation is responsible for 29% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Drones delivering packages could help reduce that — depending on how and where they're deployed.

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Climate curious: Is 2030 the deadline for climate action? 22.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
We often hear that we have just over a decade to turn greenhouse gas emissions around and avoid the worst effects of climate change. What do scientists say about that?
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Greta Thunberg admonishes leaders as U.N. climate summit fails to deliver action 24.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Climate summit was pitched as a way to build momentum in the face of inaction by the United States. But a series of largely incremental announcements from world leaders dashed those hopes.

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Here's how 6 countries are stepping up to meet the Paris climate goals 23.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The world is struggling to to meet its climate change goals, but a handful of countries have found ways to significantly cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jeff Bezos promises Amazon will be net-zero carbon by 2040. His workers want more 20.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amazon expands its pledge to fight climate change after a growing number of Amazon workers say the e-commerce giant isn't moving fast enough. Hundreds of them plan to walk out Friday as part of a global "climate strike."

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Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050.
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Beto O’Rourke proposes $5-trillion climate plan for net-zero emissions by 2050 29.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Beto O’Rourke, who has described climate change as the top issue of his presidential campaign, released a proposal Monday that would spend trillions of dollars to wean the country off fossil fuels with a goal to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

The former Democratic congressman...

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Amid Rochester's growth, an eye on sustainability 16.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The U.S. Green Building Council recently recognized Rochester for efforts to reduce waste, cut energy use and improve air and water quality, making it the first Minnesota city to earn a LEED certification.
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Going, going green: How to choose travel that’s eco friendly 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We can help make travel more eco-friendly based on the choices we make — the cars we rent, the hotels where we stay, the airlines we fly, even the countries we visit can make a difference.

For anyone hoping to reduce the carbon consequences of travel, here are some suggestions for greener trips:

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Why the next decade will be critical in the fight against climate change 30.3.2019 LA Times: Environment

To Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, global warming is a problem for the future. “Most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out,” he said in a recent interview, expressing a common sentiment.

But scientists say that taking action on climate change...

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Conversation on the Creative Economy: Restaurateur Kim Bartmann 5.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Chef and restaurant owner Kim Bartmann was Chris Farrell's guest for his "Conversations on the Creative Economy" series.
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McConnell plans to bring Green New Deal to Senate vote 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Senate majority leader wants to put the massive progressive climate change framework to a vote. Its Democratic sponsor is not pleased by the move from the top Senate Republican.
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'Green New Deal' Democrats Raise Climate Change as 2020 Issue 9.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Democratic officials are pushing for a plan to quickly wean the U.S. economy off fossil fuels and dramatically overhaul the energy infrastructure. Their ideas would make climate change a central issue in the next presidential election.
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