User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Emissions
Last updated: Jun 19 2019 04:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality progress stagnate.
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Going 'zero carbon' is all the rage. But will it slow climate change? 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
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L.A.’s slow buses are becoming climate liabilities 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the movie “Speed,” the inconceivable happens: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves operate a bus during morning rush hour in Los Angeles maintaining a minimum speed of 50 mph. If this feat was implausible when the movie was released 25 years ago, it would be just about impossible today.

Average bus...

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Climate justice and environmental ethics in tech, with Amazon engineer Rajit Iftikhar 18.6.2019 techCrunch
Nearly 8,000 Amazon employees, many in prestigious engineering and design roles, have recently signed a petition calling on Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Board of Directors to dramatically shift the giant company’s approach to climate change. By deploying a kind of corporate social disobedience such as speaking out dramatically at shareholders meetings, and by engaging […]
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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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Climate Deniers Beware: A Tsunami of Public Opinion is Coming to Wipe You Out | Opinion 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Younger Americans are not just concerned about climate change; they are angry. Just wait and see what happens as more of them get the vote.
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How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned to Work Together in New York 17.6.2019 Truthout.com
A bill in the works since 2016 has brought together climate activists and unions for radical climate action in New York.
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Jay Inslee's 2020 plan: Become president, save the planet 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heap of ashes behind Jay Inslee used to be an acute-care center in Paradise, Calif.

Now it was a backdrop for the message the Democrat was about to bring to the 2020 presidential campaign trail — the message he has embraced for more than two decades.

“We can’t allow climate deniers in the White...

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Downsize Your House? Downsize Your Family? NPR Pushes Beto on Climate Crackdown 17.6.2019 NewsBusters
Democratic candidates generally don't have much to fear from interviews on National Public Radio, but Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep raised our eyebrows by pushing Beto O'Rourke a bit on Friday on what people will be forced to give up under liberal climate-change policies. The liberal media often focus on the Impending Crisis, and then go light on how liberals would crack down on "bad" ...
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United Nations Agency Criticizes Carbon Offsets 15.6.2019 Truthout.com
The UN Environment Programme is now criticizing a strategy it had supported for two decades.
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HuffPost Just Published a Bombshell Story About the EPA 15.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A top Environmental Protection Agency official gave a presentation last year at a gathering of some of the most zealous deniers of climate science, highlighting the influence a small, fringe movement hawking crank theories now wields in Washington.   Emails HuffPost […]
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Everything you need to know about the Green New Deal 15.6.2019 Raw Story
From its historic inspiration, to how AOC introduced the term to the mainstream and its main policy prescriptions What is the Green New Deal? Chances are that, regardless of which Democrat receives the 2020 presidential nomination, the concept of a Green New Deal will feature prominently into his or her subsequent campaign. It may be […]
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Trump Administration Official Repeatedly Consulted with Climate Change Deniers on Climate Policy 15.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's the equivalent to formulating anti-terrorism policy by consulting with groups that deny terrorism exists," Nisbet told the AP.
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Stopping Climate Change Means Changing Our Lifestyle 14.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
How much sacrifice in our consumer culture is it worth to save the planet?
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Researchers probe the link between climate change and global conflict 14.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Climate change is expected to exacerbate armed conflict, even as military efforts themselves serve as a driving source of global warming. This is the conclusion of multiple reports published this week probing the relationship between climate change and global conflict. The dynamic between climate change and global stability has been a source of contention for […]
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California lawmakers are turning cap-and-trade into the slush fund critics long feared 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For years, critics of California’s cap-and-trade program have lambasted it as a government slush fund. They say that politicians are able to dip into it to fund their pet projects or raid it to fill the shortfall of the moment — as long as they can assert a mildly credible connection between the...

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Don’t like Newsom’s state budget? Blame California Republicans 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

These are some highlights — lowlights? — of a new state budget crafted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the heavily Democratic Legislature:

— Government health insurance for young adult immigrants living here illegally.

— A $1.7-billion income tax increase to finance a wealth redistribution program called...

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Here’s how city dwellers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s no secret that city folk like to eat, shop and travel. But all that consumption adds up to a hefty climate bill.

On the flip side, that means urbanites have a lot of power to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. By changing their diets, their purchasing habits and how they get around, city dwellers...

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Global warming may reduce fish and other sea life by 17% by the year 2100 12.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The world's oceans will probably lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says.

Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world's oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is projected...

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Wacky NYTimes: ‘If To See the World Is Also To Help Destroy It, Should We Just Stay Home?’ 11.6.2019 NewsBusters
New York Times reporter Andy Newman led off the Sunday Travel section with a buzzkill, “Travel’s Climate Problem – If to see the world is also to help destroy it, should we just stay home?” So will the New York Times do the right thing, stop being an accessory to climate murder and kill off their travel section and the paper's very own branded, themed cruises (cruise ships, Newman assures us, are even more polluting than planes)? Also, teens in Portland, Ore. have put "climate justice" in the classroom, to the delight of the ...
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