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A Volcano Scientist Is Running for Congress in California 19.1.2018 Mother Jones
As the first midterm elections of the Trump era creep closer, scientists across the country are emerging from their labs to run for Congress. The president’s treatment of science—from proposed funding cuts to climate change denial—is one of the driving forces pushing researchers into the political ring. As Mother Jones’ Tim Murphy reported last July: All told, more […]
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2017 was among the planet's hottest years on record, government scientists report 18.1.2018 Washington Post
The results make the past four years the hottest period in the government's 138-year archive.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones
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How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help 17.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't afford to wait, says economist Robert Pollin. Two recent studies produced by Pollin and his colleagues for New York and Washington states offer a path for states to make a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy while creating thousands of new jobs. The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! With Donald Trump in the White House, the prospects for fighting climate change have never been any bleaker in the US. Yet there are options available to state governments to move forward with the greening of the economy even without federal support. This point is made crystal clear in  two studies  produced recently by economist Robert Pollin and some of his colleagues at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at ...
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Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure 17.1.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp., REI and other businesses joined environmental and other groups Tuesday in testifying in support of Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious proposal to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change....
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Administration of Denial: Trump's Shock and Awe Attack on the Environment 16.1.2018 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Proclamation shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) The administration of Donald J. Trump, starting with the president himself, is populated by deniers of human-caused climate disruption in all the key positions. For those of us concerned about runaway climate disruption, this regime, with its denial of the greatest existential threat to humanity (alongside nuclear war), has become our worst enemy. Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Proclamation shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) It's no secret that Donald Trump, someone who would ...
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CPUC's latest order backing batteries spells more trouble for fossil-fuel power plants 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for utilities. And that spells trouble for power plants all across the U.S. that run on natural gas.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order...

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Gov. Inslee's climate-change advisers draw scrutiny 13.1.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- As Gov. Jay Inslee presses an ambitious carbon-tax plan for Washington state, two of his climate-change policy advisers have drawn scrutiny....
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L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers.

The push for financial reimbursement...

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L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers.

The push for financial reimbursement...

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ICYMI: From Snap Maps to Wild Wings to smart toilets 13.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
If you missed it ... In a week when an eight-letter word was added to the U.S. media vocabulary, this also happened: •Snapchat’s Snap Maps feature, rolled out last year to let users keep track of their friends’ locations, has declined sharply in popularity, the Daily Beast reported, citing internal Snap Inc. documents. •A bit of rough news for restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings that are trying to cut costs by offering boneless chicken wings: People love the traditional ones. Bone-in wings made up 64 percent of all wings sold by restaurants in the 12 months that ended in September, according to research firm NPD Group.
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The unlikely pioneers fighting climate change 13.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The unlikely pioneers fighting climate change
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Bill de Blasio: This is why New York is suing and divesting from Big Oil 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
New York is fighting back against climate change.
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Regulators vote to shut down Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant 12.1.2018 LA Times: Business

The last remaining nuclear power plant in California will begin shutting down operations in six years as part of a plan approved Thursday by state regulators.

“We chart a new energy future by phasing out nuclear power here in California,” Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities...

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An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country
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The Energy 202: New York steps up legal fight against ExxonMobil 11.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There's a gathering legal storm on climate change.
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Norway's PM makes business case of 'green economy' to Trump 11.1.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Norway's prime minister told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the "green economy" to the real estate developer-turned president....
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New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil and other oil companies for damages from climate change 11.1.2018 Washington Post
The legal strategy has been already embraced by several California cities and counties, but prior suits seeking to blame companies for their role in causing climate change have floundered.
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California's green dream, forged in iron 11.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
California's green dream, forged in iron
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