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3 men charged with murder in shooting death of Evanston man at his own birthday party, prosecutors say 10.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Three men have been charged with the July 26 murder of Andrew Williams in Evanston.
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Live updates: Here’s the latest on the overnight looting and vandalism in Chicago 10.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on looting in Chicago and the aftermath.
California sued over climate change policy — by the nation's biggest gas utility 4.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The lawsuit is the latest attempt by Southern California Gas to shield itself against efforts to phase out natural gas.

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AI doesn’t have to be a power hog 30.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
AI doesn’t have to be a power hog Heather Clancy Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:15 Plenty of prognostications, including this one from the World Economic Forum, tout the integral role artificial intelligence could play in "saving the planet."  Indeed, AI is integral to all manner of technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to more informed disaster response systems to smart buildings and data collection networks monitoring everything from energy consumption to deforestation.  The flip side to this rosy view is that there are plenty of ethical concerns to consider. What’s more, the climate impact of AI — both in terms of power consumption and all the electronic waste that gadgets create — is a legitimate, growing concern. Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests the process of "training" neural networks to make decisions or searching them to find answers uses five times the lifetime emissions of the average U.S. car. Not an insignificant amount.  What does that mean if things continue on ...
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'L.A. Confidential' house seeks $7.495 million in Hancock Park 30.7.2020 LA Times: Business

In Hancock Park, a 1920s Spanish-style home that starred in the film "L.A. Confidential" just came to market at $7.495 million.

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BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments 29.7.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/29/2020 - 02:00 The world's biggest automakers are ramping up their carbon commitments even as they struggle to build back in the wake of the pandemic.  This week, Germany's BMW took the plunge and set a goal to reduce its carbon emissions per car by at least one-third by 2030. Like its peers, BMW plans to reach those targets through a combination of developing and selling electric vehicles (including newly announced electric versions of the 5 Series sedan and X1 compact SUV), combined with incorporating more sustainable materials, working with its supply chain vendors and adopting clean energy for facilities. Last month, Ford announced that the company would become carbon neutral by 2050, a striking commitment for an American automaker. Mary Wroten, director of sustainability at Ford, told GreenBiz that Ford is aiming for 2050 to align with the Paris Commitments and because "anything after 2050 is unacceptable climate ...
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10 Charts Show the Economic Benefits of US Climate Action 28.7.2020 WRI Stories
10 Charts Show the Economic Benefits of US Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintSmoky Hills Wind Farm in Kansas, United States. Photo by Drenaline/Wikimedia Commons The United States made substantial progress towards a low-carbon economy over the past several years. Low-carbon technologies became more efficient and affordable compared to fossil fuels, while U.S. clean energy investment and deployment grew to new heights, creating millions of jobs. All this progress could be in jeopardy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Is America's biggest gas utility abusing customer money? California demands answers 24.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Southern California Gas has used ratepayer dollars to fight climate change action, according to a consumer watchdog agency.

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Tesla's insane stock price makes sense in a market gone mad 22.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Can Tesla and the stock market as a whole continue to defy gravity?

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The broad coalition defending America’s state and national clean car standards in court 21.7.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The legal battle over America’s Clean Car Standards is now in full swing. EDF and a broad coalition that includes 23 states from all regions of the country recently filed court documents defending both state and national clean car standards against attacks from the Trump administration. The Trump administration recently finalized a rule that would […]
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8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans 20.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans Jesse Klein Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:00 As COVID-19 rampages through vulnerable minority populations with tragic consequences, and protests for racial justice surge among a similar demographic, city climate planners see a renewed focus on climate justice. The pandemic, in some ways, has been a trial run for the anticipated coming impacts of climate change — a not-so-distant future in which low-income and minority populations are the most at risk. As mayors make quick strategic changes to address the short-term COVID crisis, they are also in the midst of planning for similar long-term climate issues. Last week, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , an organization of mayors from around the global, launched a Detailed Agenda for Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19 to ensure that this crisis propels sustainable innovations instead of a return to old ways.  "Equity is really at the heart of our recovery in the city," said Mayor LaToya ...
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COVID-19 Stalled New Mobility Startups. Here’s Why They’re Still a Good Investment. 20.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
As some countries creak open in the wake of COVID-19, businesses and workers rightly fear the rough road ahead. Over the past 10 weeks, 40 million U.S. workers have lost their jobs. Researchers at the University of Chicago estimate that ...
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Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? 15.7.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Could trash-to-energy technology feed hydrogen demand? Arlene Karidis Wed, 07/15/2020 - 01:00 One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is "clean hydrogen" made from trash.  Early pioneers of these hydrogen-from-waste technologies such as Ways2H, SGH2 Energy (SGH2) and Standard Hydrogen say not only are they making carbon-free, energy-rich fuel, their approaches also will divert mountains of trash from landfills and waterways, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.   Green hydrogen — made by splitting water’s hydrogen and oxygen using electricity produced by renewable sources — is a small fish in the "energies pond." Today, more than 95 percent of hydrogen is fossil-based and does not rely on renewables. Other technologies are in the mix, such as battery electric vehicles. Hydrogen from waste is an even smaller fish than hydrogen from renewable energy. There are only a few waste-to-hydrogen projects, most which are in early stages and relatively small scale. Still, there is potential for clean — low- ...
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Pandemic exposes need for cities to improve air pollution data collection to protect public health 15.7.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Harold Rickenbacker, Ph.D., Manager, EDF+Business. This is the fourth in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Los Angeles, California.  We’ve long […]
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Companies Need To Invest In Clean Delivery Amid Pandemic Online Shopping to Reduce Air Pollution 10.7.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Aileen Nowlan, Senior Manager, EDF+Business. This is the third in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. COVID-19 means a lot […]
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Companies should invest in clean delivery amid pandemic online shopping to reduce air pollution 8.7.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Aileen Nowlan, Senior Manager, EDF+Business This is the third in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. COVID-19 means a lot more online shopping, which means a […]
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Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions 8.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Amazon to buy bio jet fuel to lower air cargo emissions Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00 Amazon's plans to decarbonize its shipping supply chain isn't just focused on electrifying  its delivery vans . On Wednesday morning, the logistics and retail giant announced that it plans to buy 6 million gallons of bio jet fuel via a division of Shell and produced by World Energy, a big biodiesel producer. The companies said the jet fuel will be made from agricultural waste fats and oils (such as used cooking oil and inedible fats from beef processing). The move shows the efforts that Amazon is willing to go to eke out carbon emissions across its vast network of planes, vehicles and distribution centers that deliver on-demand goods across the globe. Amazon has pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and says it will make sure half of Amazon shipments are net-zero by 2030. That commitment also includes buying 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, and using 100 percent clean energy by 2025.  But ...
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Electrifying trucks and buses is an opportunity for lasting change, one we can’t afford to miss 6.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Electrifying trucks and buses is an opportunity for lasting change, one we can’t afford to miss
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments 2.7.2020 WRI Stories
Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments Comments|Add Comment|PrintGermany's new stimulus package invests heavily in EVs and public transit. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its enormous economic and social impacts, Germany has pointed the way towards building back better in a way that emphasizes environmental as well as economic concerns. Its €130 billion ($146 billion) domestic stimulus is not just aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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