User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Emissions
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true 23.4.2018 Washington Post
One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true
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The Energy 202: Trump and Democrats marked Earth Day very differently 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Trump celebrated by touting his deregulatory agenda.
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Will courts hold oil companies accountable for climate change disasters? 22.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The attorney for Chevron Oil was attempting a classic bit of courtroom performance: Offer a stunning admission — then make a protest of innocence.

“Chevron accepts the scientific consensus regarding climate change,” Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., an attorney for the California-based oil giant, said...

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The energy revolution has already begun 21.4.2018 Washington Post
The energy revolution has already begun
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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Sierra Club backs Gavin Newsom for California governor 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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SB 827 is dead. But California still can — and should — build more housing near transit 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Few bills in Sacramento have gotten as much attention or stirred up as much controversy recently as SB 827, Sen. Scott Wiener’s bold proposal to override local zoning laws to allow the construction of buildings four to five stories tall near rail stations and frequently served bus stops — even...

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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change 19.4.2018 TechCrunch
Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft says it expects to be able to offset about one million metric tons of carbon. “The stark reality is that transportation is one of the largest sources of […]
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The shipping industry emits as much carbon as all of Germany. That's unacceptable 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Finally, the shipping industry will be asked to do its part to fight climate change. The United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, which regulates the industry, agreed in London last week to set a 2050 goal of reducing emissions from oceangoing cargo ships to 50% below the 2008 level.

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4 ways to cut your carbon footprint that are way more powerful than recycling 19.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers have identified the four highest-impact actions individuals can take to help the climate. You may not like them.
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Two Colorado counties sue Suncor and ExxonMobil demanding help covering the cost of adapting to climate change 18.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Boulder and San Miguel counties on Tuesday joined other state and city governments in suing large oil and gas companies for damages related to climate change scientists link to burning fossil fuels.
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'Green News Report' - April 17, 2018 17.4.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Federal watchdogs find EPA violated the law on behalf of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt; Senate confirms coal industry lobbyist for deputy EPA chief; Global shipping industry reaches first-ever agreement to cut emissions; Interior Department scraps big increases in national park entry fees; PLUS: Tech giants Google ...
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The Energy 202: A key Senate Republican zeroes in on Scott Pruitt's emails 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Barrasso's letter may give other Republicans cover to criticize the EPA chief more openly.
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'Trump has met his match,' says Gov. Jerry Brown in promoting climate action on a quick trip to Canada 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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The Energy 202: Trump's new rules make it easier for energy companies to escape penalties for killing birds 16.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Accidentally killing birds no longer breaks the law.
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How the warming climate will turn the Boundary Waters into a barren grassland 16.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
If our climate continues on its current trajectory (read: if our carbon emissions stay the same), researchers predict the Boundary Waters will transition into a savannah.
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Trial Date Set for Groundbreaking Kids' Climate Lawsuit 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A trial date of Oct. 29 has been set for a landmark  climate change  lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans despite the  Trump  administration's  efforts to halt the case . Juliana v. United States  was filed in 2015 on behalf of 21 plaintiffs who ranged between 8 to 19 years old at the time. They allege their constitutional and public trust rights are being violated by the government's creation of a national  energy  system that causes dangerous climate change. The trial will be heard before U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon, according to  Our Children's Trust , the non-profit group supporting the plaintiffs. Aiken joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. "We have our trial date. In the coming months there will be depositions of the parties, defendants' disclosure of their experts, and expert depositions in late summer. We will build a full factual record for trial so that the Court can make the best informed decision in this crucial ...
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The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That's a big deal. 14.4.2018 Washington Post
The shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions. That's a big deal.
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