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Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? 30.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage? Hannah Murphy Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in Rolling Stone  and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: "Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing." The climate lawyer and senior adviser to the NRDC Action Fund spends his days defending the environment from the U.S. government, and for the past 3.5 years, that’s meant a front-row seat to the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on any regulation that’s meant to slow the  climate crisis .  But it’s also been a window into the hasty, sloppy and legally dubious ways that it's gone about it. "One of the hallmarks of this administration is how incompetently they’re doing this," says Doniger. "It shows up in how slowly they’ve been able to work, and how flimsy their legal ...
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To Honor Ginsburg, Democrats Have One Choice: Go Nuclear 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
It’s a popular sentiment on the left: Don’t mourn, organize. But with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that won’t be enough. Ginsburg, a hero of female empowerment and of the Supreme Court, deserves much mourning. But Democrats and progressives can waste no time prepping for the battle royal that lies ahead. […]
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Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago-based company wants more money from customers as its ComEd subsidiary pays $200 million fine connected to Springfield bribery scheme.
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Transitioning to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple. Just Look at California. 23.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The recent “heat storm” in California has pushed grid operators to impose rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001. A combination of heavy air conditioning usage, the unplanned unavailability of some power plants, limited options for importing power […]
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Here's how California can keep the lights on while meeting its clean energy goals 19.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Supplying enough power on hot summer evenings is one of California's main challenges. But experts say there solutions.

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Nick Goldberg: The nuclear threat the U.S. unleashed on the world 75 years ago is still terrifying 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The atomic bomb transformed the nature of war, raised the specter of Armageddon and launched an ever-escalating arms race with the Soviet Union. Yet somehow, we survived

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard rebuts U.S. claim that Marshall Islands nuclear waste site is safe 27.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Hawaii congresswoman, a critic of U.S. policy in the Marshall Islands, wants 'fresh eyes' on a leaking nuclear waste dump in the central Pacific.

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A Magazine Story Opened Eyes to Hiroshima’s Horror. White House Allies Plotted to Shut Them Again. 24.7.2020 Mother Jones
This article is adapted from The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (published earlier this month by The New Press). As the world this summer marks the 75th anniversary of the US attack on two Japanese cities with a revolutionary new weapon, our opinions about those world-changing […]
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Decarbonizing industry is difficult but possible 10.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Decarbonizing industry is difficult but possible
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Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety […]
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Cleanup to resume at troubled Santa Susana Field Laboratory site 22.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

After years of delay, the federal government will resume environmental cleanup at a former nuclear and rocket test site in the hills of Ventura County

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9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies.
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Trump’s Energy Department Recommends Throwing Money at Uranium Mines 25.4.2020 Mother Jones
On Thursday morning, Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced “an array of policy options to restore America’s leadership in nuclear energy” by reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign uranium suppliers. Compiled by the Nuclear Fuel Working Group over the past nine months, the recommendations amount to a thinly veiled exercise in crony capitalism: streamlining the permitting […]
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The Smaller Is Better Movement in Nuclear Power 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Huge computer screens line a dark, windowless control room in Corvallis, Oregon, where engineers at the company NuScale Power hope to define the next wave of nuclear energy. Glowing icons fill the screens, representing the power […]
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Presidential primary: Where do the remaining Democrats stand on the environment? 23.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A look at where the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination stand on climate change, the environment and public lands.
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How Can Jeff Bezos Spend $10 Billion Fighting Climate Change? We Have a Few Ideas. 21.2.2020 Mother Jones
On Monday, Amazon CEO and world’s richest human Jeff Bezos announced he was pledging nearly 8 percent of his net worth to fight climate change. This money, known as the Bezos Earth Fund, will be used to support “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” Bezos wrote […]
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Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake.
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New U.S. law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas 30.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Congress is demanding the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump in the Marshall Islands, the focus of a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

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Terrorists could make a 'dirty bomb' from this common medical device; why regulators won't act 27.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Regulators have disregarded warnings to stop licensing devices containing radioactive cesium. Hundreds are in use, and the risk has grown, an L.A. Times investigation has found.

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