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I’m an Environmental Journalist and I Hate Earth Day 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
It’s become fashionable for environmental journalists, myself included, to roll their eyes at the mere mention of Earth Day, the annual public-relations pitch frenzy for products from electric cars to food to clothes that purportedly embody environmental consciousness. A serious environmentalist might add that Earth Day is overrated because every day should be Earth Day. […]
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York
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What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more
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Latest EPA climate pollution data shows disturbing lack of progress 12.4.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported that that the US made essentially no progress on climate pollution — an insignificant drop of 0.5% — even as scientists warn that without major reductions in emissions, global temperatures are on a dangerous track to increase well above 2 degrees Celsius. Other data indicates that since 2017, the last […]
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Four takeaways from the first hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis 12.4.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
By Grace Tucker, Program Associate, Coastal Resilience, EDF The first hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis marked a positive move toward a meaningful and constructive conversation about climate action. The Select Committee was created in early 2019 to compile innovative policy solutions to take action on climate change, […]
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Pruitt Given 'Global Warming for Dummies' While at EPA 12.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
He also received accepted six gifted copies of "The Lorax."
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Dems Grill Bank CEOs on Money to Fossil Fuels, Guns 11.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You are greenwashing your own track record and duping the American people into believing that you are helping address climate change," Representative Rashida Tlaib told bank executives during a House hearing.
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Major Food Brands Back a Price on Carbon, Raising the Bar for Policy Leadership 10.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Major Food Brands Back a Price on Carbon, Raising the Bar for Policy Leadership
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A 23-Year-Old Went on Fox News and Schooled Their Hosts on the Green New Deal 9.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Jack Vandeleuv’s Thursday night went like this: He went to a diner in Riverside, Missouri, ordered himself a vegetarian omelet and served up arguably the most clear-eyed defense of the Green New Deal yet broadcast on Fox News. In a […]
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Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis 8.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Louisiana’s Coast is Front-and-Center at First Hearing of US House Select Committee on Climate Crisis
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From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change 8.4.2019 LA Times: Science

By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled infrastructure...

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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 Fellows 4.4.2019 EcoTone
  The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served ...
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How state power regulators are making utilities account for the costs of climate change 4.4.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
State-level politicians are taking climate action into their own hanfs.
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AOC Talks Politics, Builds Furniture On Instagram Live 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"So long as I can go home every single day and look to myself in the mirror and say ‘you did what you thought was right and you did not compromise people and their well being along the way," Ocasio-Cortez said. "That’s all I care about."
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How the Green New Deal Compares to a New GOP-led Plan 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Matt Gaetz, the Florida GOP congressman who unveiled the Green Real Deal, classified his climate change resolution as a “love letter to the American innovator” and a “real, serious plan to address climate change.”
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A generation of right-wing politicians ruins Preston Manning's dream of 'green capitalism' 3.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Let's start with a pop quiz. Who said this? "One of the biggest issues will be the question of how much of current revenue from non-renewable resources should be saved and how those savings should be invested … so that, if the day ever comes that oil and gas isn't as significant as it is now, there's something to replace it." If you thought Rachel Notley, you would be wrong. The answer is Preston Manning, once upon a time the godfather of the Canadian right. He was speaking back in 2006 in an interview with Canadian Business Magazine. Later in the same interview, he noted "there is a growing concern about environmental conservation and I think the question is not whether you make a major effort to improve environmental quality and environmental conservation but how is it to be done? Do you rely increasingly on government regulation and intervention or do you rely more on the marketplace?" In other words, something like the carbon tax Jason Kenney has promised to eliminate in Alberta ...
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Jay Inslee Isn’t Worried He’s Lost His Edge as the Only Real Climate Candidate 2.4.2019 Mother Jones
When Washington Governor Jay Inslee launched his longshot presidential bid, he tried to distinguish himself from the pack of Democratic hopefuls by arguing that that climate change was his top priority and should be the single most important issue for the next president. Anyone hoping to contain warming below catastrophic levels can’t simply treat it […]
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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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The age of anxietment: anxiety, excitement and opportunity (zones) 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new federal incentive with bipartisan support looks to innovative and sustainable development.
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