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Pumping oxygen in a lake to try to save fish facing climate change 14.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Boulder scientists sharpen focus on past weather with eye to future 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
“If we can have confidence that the climate models can represent how extreme weather and storms and weather patterns have changed, then we should be able to have more confidence in how extreme weather and storms and weather patterns will change in the future.”
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Google Has Made Some Generous Contributions to Climate Change Deniers 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries […]
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As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable 13.10.2019 Denver Post: Business
Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.
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Newsletter: How dangerous is Trump? Ask the Kurds 12.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The president's unique brand of malignant incompetence was on display in his decision to withdraw U.S. support for the Kurds in northern Syria.

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25 homes, more than 4,700 acres burn in Saddleridge fire near Los Angeles 12.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"This is a very dynamic fire," Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said Friday morning . Some 100,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.
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California Governor Blames Greed, Not Climate Change, for Bay Area Blackouts 12.10.2019 Mother Jones
California Gov. Gavin Newsom put California public utility Pacific Gas & Electric on blast Thursday while the company worked to slowly restore power to the more than one million people affected by its planned blackouts. Strong wind forecasts during hot, dry weather—ideal conditions for the wildfires that have plagued the state in recent years—prompted PG&E to […]
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Climate curious: What is THE most important thing a person can do to fight climate change? 11.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With limited time and resources, individuals, companies and governments are searching for the actions that will make the biggest dent in the emissions contributing to climate change. But there is no silver bullet.
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PG&E Was Once Part of the Climate-Denial Machine That Helped Fuel California’s Blackout Crisis 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
Rather than take the chance that its downed power lines would spark another blaze like last year’s Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, shut off the power for more than 600,000 of its 16 million customers this week. Climate change has helped wildfires spread far and wide and lengthened […]
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Saddleridge fire: Thousands flee wildfire raging round Los Angeles 11.10.2019 BBC: World
One of the fires was sparked by a bin lorry that dumped burning rubbish near tinder-dry vegetation.
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Newsletter: Fires and fury 11.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Fires and Fury On a day when utilities turned off power to millions to reduce the chance of a spark, a dump truck driver who hastily offloaded burning trash on the side of a Riverside County highway started a fire that burned dozens of residences in a mobile home park.

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Letters to the Editor: Power outages in high winds are what we get from for-profit utilities 11.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Investor-owned utilities like PG&E must balance service with making money. Hence, the mass power outages to avoid financial liability for a wildfire.

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Why Jane Fonda is moving to Washington (for now) 11.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Jane Fonda is moving to Washington to protest the lack of U.S. action on global warming. She talks about climate change, activism and being 81 in Hollywood.

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If Power Shutoffs Are the New Normal in California, PG&E Needs to Do More than Provide Charging Stations 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In Merritt College’s parking lot, high up in the hills of Oakland, California, the big white tent is supposed to serve as an “community resource center” for PG&E customers that have been left without power since last night. The reality is that it’s mostly just a charging station with water and WiFi. About a dozen […]
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Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience 10.10.2019 BBC: Science
The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.
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Season greeting: Fall snowstorm pushing through Great Plains 10.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A powerful winter-like storm moving through the Great Plains is closing schools and causing travel headaches in multiple states.
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Dark Money Is Pouring in To Protect the “Worst Energy Policy in the Country” 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre showdowns of the 2020 election cycle. It all started back in July, when the Ohio state legislature passed a law—called […]
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Newsletter: Powerless in California 10.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Powerless in California It was the day the lights went out in Northern and Central California — and they could stay out for quite some time.

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California's huge, humiliating power outages expose the vulnerabilities of PG&E's power grid 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California utilities are woefully behind on maintenance and new power systems to prevent long-term blackouts.

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