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Look No Further Than Brazil’s Amazon Fire for the Dangers of Deregulation 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took power this year promising to open the Amazon rainforest to industry, roll back environmental and indigenous protections, and stack his Cabinet with ideologues who dismiss climate change as a Marxist hoax. But the record wildfires now raging […]
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Column: David Koch's real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers 24.8.2019 LA Times: Business

David Koch leaves a raft of right-wing policies behind him, but his real innovation was creating a dark money network.

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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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State Fair Politics: Amy Klobuchar talks climate change, ag policy and Denmark 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is at the Minnesota State Fair for its opening day. She stopped by the MPR booth to talk with Cathy Wurzer about agricultural policy, climate change, President Trump and Denmark.
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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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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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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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California sues to stop Trump rollback of Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants 13.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Trump's effort to dismantle the Clean Power Plan undercuts efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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Denver council pushes “pollution tax” on business to pay for climate change initiative 9.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A majority of Denver City Council members support a new tax on businesses that could raise $43 million per year for a climate change mitigation program. The proposal could go to voters for approval this fall.
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The IPCC Calls for Securing Community Land Rights to Fight Climate Change 8.8.2019 WRI Stories
The IPCC Calls for Securing Community Land Rights to Fight Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintIndigenous peoples and local communities play a key role in safeguarding more than half the world's land, including much of its forests. Photo by nathaly amado maguiña/Flickr Indigenous peoples and other local communities have long argued that they play a central role in safeguarding more than half the world’s land, including much of its forests. The world’s leading climate scientists agree. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Businesses are leading Congress on climate action 7.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Businesses are leading Congress on climate action
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Americans Trust Scientists, Until Politics Gets in the Way 4.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nothing’s more American than a science-hero—an indomitable, big-brained hasher-out of ideas that change the world, that make the impossible possible. At least since Ben Franklin sat with the founders, and certainly since Vannevar Bush explicitly connected the US’ future to federal funding of […]
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Opinion: 2020 candidate Seth Moulton on how Democrats are ignoring common sense in the fight against Trump 1.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) sat with the Times editorial board to discuss his 2020 campaign.

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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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Mayor Pete Doesn’t Have a Climate Plan Yet. This Answer Gives a Major Hint at What It Will Look Like 27.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. More than 1,000 people crowded into the Showbox, a music venue in downtown Seattle, on Tuesday afternoon to witness Pete Buttigieg make an appearance in the Emerald City. The presidential candidate was running more than 45 minutes late and was just beginning […]
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California reaches climate deal with automakers, spurning Trump 26.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reach deal with California regulators on fuel efficiency standards

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As India Revises State Climate Plans, Who Should Have a Voice? 25.7.2019 WRI Stories
As India Revises State Climate Plans, Who Should Have a Voice? Comments|Add Comment|PrintKids carrying water in the Indian countryside. Photo by Mr. Fink/Flickr After the largest election in history, India's government faces important decisions on how to respond to climate change, including preparing for its increasing impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions of Indians. While climate and environmental issues such as deforestation, water stress and floods were largely absent in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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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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