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Percentage of Americans Who Believe Climate Change Is Real Reaches New High 17.7.2018 Truthout.com
The scale of the climate problem demands more than piecemeal attention.

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The Limits of Green Energy Under Capitalism 16.7.2018 Truthout.com
Renewable energy cannot grow fast enough to avert climate catastrophe under capitalism's growing demand for energy.

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Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

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Are reporters failing to make obvious climate links in stories? 13.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many stories on the news fail to mention climate change as a cause or contributing factor. We'll start this week's Climate Cast on that topic.
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Minn. agency says EPA decision puts at risk lung, heart health 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The EPA effectively removed limits on manufacturing of glider kits, freight truck bodies that often use outdated, heavily polluting engines.
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Transportation Gridlock in the Northeast Bridges over Troubled Partisan Waters 9.7.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Democrats, Republicans, and independents don’t agree on much in an era when politics is all vinegar and venom. But as the urbanized Northeast Corridor verges on 24/7 gridlock, most people can get over the political divide and agree that getting where they want to go, when they want to get there, is well-nigh impossible. They want to see transportation arteries revitalized, quality public transit options worthy of this century, and serious attention paid to health threats like air pollution and climate change. That’s the upshot of a new Sierra Club survey on transportation modernization in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic that finds deep, bipartisan impatience with the status quo in 11 states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia—plus resounding interest in concrete regional approaches to dealing with aging arteries and derelict public transit ...
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The Oil Industry Has Launched a Preemptive Strike Over Washington State’s Carbon Tax Ballot Initiative 8.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A bunch of heavy boxes arrived in the Washington state capital on Monday morning. They were filled with thousands of petitions in support of the proposed “Protect Washington Act”—a first-of-its-kind “carbon fee.” Initiative 1631 has collected nearly 380,000 signatures from Washington voters—120,000 […]
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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Get to know Andrew Wheeler, ex-coal lobbyist with inside track to lead EPA 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agency's next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like "going from a train wreck to a house on fire."
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Coping with heat waves: 5 essential reads 6.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Oppressive heat across much of North America since the end of June has buckled roads and driven Major League Baseball players off the field. July is the warmest time of year for much of the nation, […]

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Scandal-plagued EPA administrator Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Ocasio-Cortez’s Climate Platform Is Just What the Planet — and the Democrats — Need 5.7.2018 Truthout.com
The candidate declared that more hardliners on climate are needed in Congress.

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Scientists and kids work hard so we can survive climate change 5.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change has lasting effects on how we get our food, how much water is available to us and how we go about our day to day lives. It's a lot to navigate, but scientists from the University of Minnesota are here to help. That and more on this episode of Climate Cast.
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'Green News Report' - July 3, 2018 3.7.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Whistleblower says EPA chief Scott Pruitt kept secret calendar to hide industry meetings; Minnesota regulators approve controversial new tar sands pipeline; Record overnight heat temperatures in Oman, drought-fueled riots in Iran; PLUS: Rhode Island becomes first U.S. state to sue fossil fuel companies for knowingly contributing ...
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Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Is Probably Making Scott Pruitt Very, Very Happy 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Vermont Law School professor Patrick Parenteau has given lots of interviews since Wednesday, when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Most have focused on how Kennedy’s absence from the court will help Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental […]
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Democrats Want Scott Pruitt to Stop Smothering Methane Data 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
House Democrats are angry with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt again and, this time, it has nothing to do with first class flights, real estate deals, Trump hotel mattresses, moisturizing lotions, or any of his other ever-expanding list of controversies.   Lawmakers asked Pruitt in a letter released Wednesday to reconsider his decision to rescind a little-known rule regulating information about methane, a heat-trapping gas that […]
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Oil Companies and Lobbyists Say They’re Ready to Solve Climate Change. Check the Fine Print. 27.6.2018 Truthout.com
The effort includes some deceptions already.

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Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform 26.6.2018 TechCrunch
Aclima, a San Francisco-based company which builds Internet-connected air quality sensors and runs a software platform to analyze the extracted intel, has closed a $24 million Series A to grow the business including by expanding its headcount and securing more fleet partnerships to build out the reach and depth of its pollution maps. The Series […]
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Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas 60 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates, New Study Finds 25.6.2018 Truthout.com
Environmental groups called for action from state-level regulators in response.

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Homeless People Are Dying at an Alarming Rate Because of Climate Change 25.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last year was the third hottest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. We’ll probably see more of that, thanks to our warming climate: According to the most recent National Climate Assessment we’re on track to see average temperatures rise another 5 […]
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