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Jay Inslee Wants to Pay Farmers to Pull Carbon from the Atmosphere 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
True to his fixation on battling climate change, today Washington governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee released a rural policy platform centered on encouraging farmers to pull carbon from the atmosphere and trap it in soil.  For decades, United States farm policy has pushed farmers in the nation’s Midwestern states to maximize production of […]
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The Way We're Talking About Climate Change Is All Wrong. Here's How We Win Hearts and Minds | Opinion 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Remember: Most people are focused, first and foremost, on meeting their immediate, basic needs, not preventing an apocalyptic 2050.
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This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days 19.8.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new study found that elephants are important for forests’ carbon-storage potential. Photo by Richard Ruggiero/USFWS 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New climate change report underscores the need to manage land for the short and long term 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes how human activities have altered 70 percent of Earth’s surface.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Climate Changed: Millions of Americans Already Living Beyond Temperature Goal 15.8.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by Nat Keohane and David Festa)  The hotter future that climate pollution is creating has already arrived for 1 in 10 Americans. A new analysis from The Washington Post shows that 34 million Americans live in areas that have now seen average temperatures rise farther than the goal set by the […]
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Increasing Air Pollution Causes Lung Disease Equivalent to Smoking Pack of Cigarettes a Day for 29 Years 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The researchers' conclusions are based on an 18-year study which involved over 7,000 subjects across six metropolitan areas in the United States.
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Fox News Host Expresses Frustration That Young Americans Believe in Climate Change 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"They want to fight the weather. The rest of us want to deal with real threats," Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth said.
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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“People Should Be Terrified”: One Teen’s Hunger Strike Over the Climate Crisis 12.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Food shortages, social disruption, and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he starved himself in the nation’s capital in a hunger strike protest at the lack of action to thwart […]
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IPCC on land use: What do the latest warnings mean for businesses? 12.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The headlines have been filled today with stark warnings from scientists about the state of the world's land masses — how will this impact the business community?
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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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This Month in Climate Science: Primate Extinctions; Ice-free Greenland; A Dengue Explosion 30.7.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science: Primate Extinctions; Ice-free Greenland; A Dengue Explosion Comments|Add Comment|PrintScientists predict unprecedented primate extinctions if emissions continue unabated. Photo by USAID Africa Bureau/Wikimedia Commons 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Is the moment finally ripe for carbon taxes? 30.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Politicians and policy makers seem to be warming to the notion of putting a financial cost on carbon emissions as a means of reducing them.
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Opinion: Jay Inslee on persuading Americans to save ourselves from climate change 25.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee say down with the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss climate change and the coming election.

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GOP senators wanted to stop climate change training for weathercasters. It backfired 24.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The National Science Foundation has rebuffed GOP senators and affirmed the work of Climate Central, an educational group that trains weather forecasters in the science of climate change.

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Decades Without Rain: America Set for 'Megadroughts' Not Seen Since Medieval Times 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say they are "unfortunately confident" Southwest will be hit by megadroughts again as a result of climate change.
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The USDA Didn’t Publish Its Plan to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change. Here’s Where They Need it the Most. 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s department of agriculture has apparently settled on its strategy for preparing the food system for an uncertain future: ignore climate change.  This wasn’t always the agency’s tactic. Back in 2017, as Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich recently reported, the USDA was set to release a big plan on how to “help the agriculture industry […]
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Report Report: Packaging, resiliency, extinction and the state of the transition 24.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology.
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