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Feds investigating if Chicago zoning policies are racist by protecting polluters in Black and Latino neighborhoods 21.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
At issue are steps taken by city agencies to benefit General Iron Industries, cq a clout-heavy scrap shredder with a long history of pollution problems.
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Native American tribes make new move to shut down flow of oil in Dakota Access Pipeline 20.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out.
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Pence Said Trump Listens to Scientists. That’s a Joke, Right? 8.10.2020 Mother Jones
Surprise! Vice President Mike Pence said a bunch of gibberish on climate change. During the vice-presidential debate, when moderator Susan Page of USA Today asked Pence about his views on climate, Pence claimed that he and Trump are listening to the scientists. “The climate is changing,” he said. “But the issue is, what’s the cause and […]
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The Spin: President Trump heading to hospital, receives experimental drug after testing positive for COVID-19 | Inside Michael Madigan’s patronage playbook | Pritzker touts green energy even as his administration opens door to new coal mine 3.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's daily politics newsletter.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year. 2.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year.
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Texas company to close all of its Illinois coal-fired power plants, another sign the global transition to clean energy is accelerating 30.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Vistra Energy absorbed nine of the state’s coal plants during a corporate merger just two years ago. Like its predecessors, the company found it increasingly difficult to profit from burning coal amid competition from cheaper, cleaner natural gas and renewable energy.
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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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Chicago announces plan to start replacing lead water pipes after decades of denying the dangers 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Next year the city estimates it will replace 750 of the roughly 400,000 lead service lines connecting homes to street mains, according to slides prepared by the water department.
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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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Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change 14.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief 9.7.2020 BBC: Science
The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.
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Letters to the Editor: Solar on all local warehouses makes more sense than long transmission lines 9.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities need solar energy, but they don't need to import all that power via long-distance transmission lines.

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Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global 31.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.
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Record drop in energy investment, warns IEA think-tank 27.5.2020 BBC: World
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.
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Many cities around the globe saw cleaner air after being shut down for COVID-19. But not Chicago. 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Average daily soot concentrations in the region declined by only 1% last month compared with April 2019, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis. By contrast, soot levels in New York City dropped 28% last month.
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India's carbon emissions fall for first time in four decades 12.5.2020 BBC: World
The fall in the carbon dioxide emissions is not just due to the country's coronavirus lockdown.
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Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur a green recovery? 6.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some governments want to channel their economic recovery plans into low-carbon industries.
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Coronavirus shutdowns are making it undeniably clear how toxic our car culture is 22.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is no herd immunity from the damage caused by millions of personal automobiles roaming city streets at all hours.

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Cow poop could fuel California's clean-energy future. But not everyone's on board 9.4.2020 LA Times: Business

Can methane gas bubbling up from manure ponds help California fight climate change?

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Here's what a coronavirus-like response to the climate crisis would look like 25.3.2020 LA Times: Health

We asked eight experts if the global mobilization to slow the pandemic might pave the way for climate action.

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