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Coming soon to California restaurants: Carbon neutral meals, verified by regulators 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.

Under a new program announced by state officials Wednesday, consumers will be able to choose from a list of zero-carbon eateries...

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A Hotel Built on the Edge of a Glacier 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jutting out over the Holandsfjorden fjord, Norway's Svart Hotel is being billed as a paragon of sustainability and cutting-edge design.
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The real climate change controversy: Whether to engineer the planet in order to fix it 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 1965, leading scientists of the day produced a report for President Lyndon B. Johnson on the rampant pollution of the environment. It included a section that summed up their understanding of climate change.

“Through his worldwide industrial civilization, Man is unwittingly conducting a vast...

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Bill McKibben on how humans’ disconnection from nature is harming the environment 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Bill McKibben’s first book, “The End of Nature,” was a clarion call on global warming, employing a conversational tone that inspired readers to take up the cause and launching McKibben as the nation's leading environmental writer for the general public. Three decades and more than a dozen books...

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Will Newsom end oil drilling in California? Many environmentalists are betting yes 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s legacy of oil drilling should be just that, many environmentalists argue — relegated to the history books.

They are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to ban new oil and gas drilling in California and completely phase out fossil fuel extraction in one of the nation’s top petroleum-producing...

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As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

The only in-flight beverages on the 11-seat private jet were bottled water and a genetically modified bacterial slurry designed to prevent the worst effects of hangovers.

A handful of passengers on the short evening flight from Hawthorne to the edge of the Mojave — venture capitalists, a man with...

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Edison asks for bigger profits, says bills would rise $14.40 a month for the average home 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s major monopoly utilities asked regulators Monday to approve higher profits for their shareholders amid a growing risk of destructive fires. The biggest request came from Southern California Edison, where the average household customers could see an annual bill increase of more than...

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How Elizabeth Warren Stands Out from 2020 Contenders 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In a presidential race starved for hard policy ideas, the Massachusetts senator is looking for a way to set herself apart, and she may have found it.
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Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend 22.4.2019 BBC: Business
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
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SCE says investors need bigger profits because of fire risks 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The fallout from Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy is spreading to Southern California, where customers of the state’s second-largest electric utility could see their energy bills rise by $290 million a year — if federal officials allow the utility to reward shareholders with dramatically higher...

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Here’s Where the 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on Climate 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring. In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands […]
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Hot Property Newsletter: Happy trails to you 20.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

From the rarefied world of a professional tennis phenom to the dusty trails of an old-time singing cowboy, this week’s curated collection opens the doors on a variety of places celebrities call home. None hits closer to the heart, however, than the 65-acre ranch once owned by a television star...

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San Francisco mayor wants to take over PG&E assets 19.4.2019 LA Times: Business

San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.

Breed says she sees an opportunity to deliver clean power...

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New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal 19.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.  The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but ensuring […]
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Winter storm left costly damage in southern Minnesota 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The electricity is back on for nearly all of the thousands of Minnesotans who lost power after last week's late winter storm. Now, work is beginning to tally up the costs of the blizzard that pummeled much of the state with ice, snow and wind.
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A full Cabinet: The commissioners behind the Walz administration 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz has made his final pick to fill out his Cabinet with Tarek Tomes to head the Minnesota IT Services. Here's a look at all the members of the governor's administration leaders.
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Extinction Rebellion: what do they want - and is it realistic? 16.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
The UK needs to move to net zero CO2 emissions by 2025 say protestors but how hard would that be to achieve?
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How safe are halogen bulbs in bedside lamps? 16.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
Following a boy's death in a halogen light-related house fire, what risk do the banned bulbs pose?
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Hotels that are Sustainable and Breathtaking 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These hotels are protecting the environment and reducing plastic
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What’s on MPR News – 4/15/19 15.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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