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Editorial: Goodbye, diesel exhaust. California adopts nation's first zero-emission truck rule 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The rule is among the most ambitious efforts in the world to replace dirty diesel trucks with electric and other zero-emission vehicles.

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3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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How Businesses Can Overcome Barriers to Achieving Climate Goals 16.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How Businesses Can Overcome Barriers to Achieving Climate Goals Join us and discover the findings of research conducted by NRG Energy and GreenBiz Group, examining key plans and actions businesses are taking to address climate change. The research represents responses from hundreds of business executives and thought leaders, revealing that many are taking the right steps to reach their goals. A range of factors, however, threatens to disrupt progress including a lack of attention to risk, developing consistent resilience and financial disclosures such as those recommended by the TCFD, and a general need for greater expertise. In this one-hour webcast, GreenBiz Vice President and Senior Analyst John Davies will lead a wide-ranging discussion, showing you how: Risk management and sustainability efforts converge as climate change disrupts businesses and challenges green goals New reporting standards gain traction with demands for greater transparency Existing standards like those of the TCFD have been ...
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Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular' 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing "policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters."

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6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky 10.6.2020 WRI Stories
6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky Comments|Add Comment|PrintExpanding forests, restoring existing forests and managing forests can help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Photo by Andrew Coelho/Unsplash Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) This thickening blanket of heat-trapping greenhouse gases causes the global warming we experience today. If nothing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: June 2, 2020 2.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Letter to the community Racism and prejudice continue to harm scientists, future scientists, and the communities we serve. ESA leaders echo the message of these protests: Black lives matter. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Webinar recording and related resources posted online. Ecology of COVID-19 blog series ESA guest blogs explore the ...
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Hurricanes are getting stronger, more dangerous and forming earlier. Here’s how we can prepare. 26.5.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post originally appeared on EDF’s Growing Returns. It was written by Natalie Peyronnin Snider) Last week, Tropical Storm Arthur skirted North Carolina’s coast before veering into the Atlantic. While damage was minimal, this marked the sixth straight year that a named storm developed in the Atlantic before the official start of hurricane season on […]
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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation 26.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile ...
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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations 21.5.2020 WRI Stories
3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves – which improve climate resilience and protect from coastal flooding – are one example of a nature-based solution with vast economic and climate benefits. Photo by Pat Williams/Flickr In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change 12.5.2020 WRI Stories
Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintA farmer uses a no-till planter. Photo by United Soybean Board/Flickr Agriculture needs to close an 11-gigaton greenhouse gas (GHG) gap between expected emissions in 2050 and those needed to hold global warming below 2oC. Several noteworthy reports have proposed a range of mitigation options. Our World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, issued jointly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now 5.5.2020 WRI Stories
3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearch shows that renewable energy investments yield a high return and create jobs. Photo by Roland Balik/U.S. Air Force As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The virus has already made an indelible impact... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate 28.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Watch the very hungry caterpillar.
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This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster 27.4.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster Comments|Add Comment|PrintBumble bee species are declining. Photo by Matt/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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We need a Project Drawdown for conservation 24.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change. We need to do the same thing for biodiversity.
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RELEASE: New Data Shows Millions of People, Trillions in Property at Risk from Flooding — But Infrastructure Investments Now Can Significantly Lower Flood Risk 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Data Shows Millions of People, Trillions in Property at Risk from Flooding — But Infrastructure Investments Now Can Significantly Lower Flood Risk Flooding Could Worsen Impacts of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases   Washington, DC (April 23, 2020) — As the world grapples with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, a potential threat multiplier is flooding. In 2019, floods caused $45.9 billion in economic losses and nearly 4,500 deaths worldwide (natural disasters caused... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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This is climate tech 22.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The stunning array of technologies emerging to decarbonize the world and make it more habitable for flora, fauna and humans goes far beyond cleantech 2.0.
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains 21.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
UBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes.
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Global warming is making western U.S. 'megadrought' the worst in centuries, study says 17.4.2020 LA Times: Science

A two-decade-long dry spell that has parched much of the western United States is turning into one of the deepest 'megadroughts' of the past 1,200 years.

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ESA announces 2020 Award Recipients and 2019 Student Awards 16.4.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2020 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting August 2-7.  ESA is weighing whether to hold an in person meeting in Salt Lake City that includes a virtual option or ...
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