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It’s Too Late for a Green New Deal; Can Other Radical Plans Work? 26.5.2019 Truthout.com
We no longer have the time or the carbon budget left for a gradual transition to renewables.
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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Placing power lines underground is an expensive way to reduce fire danger 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The worst fire in California history took off at a spot notorious for its intense winds.

The gusts — some topping 100 mph — blow down the Feather River Canyon each fall. They push into the town of Paradise with force, powered by high-pressure air parked over the Great Basin that moves through this...

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Boeing pays $2,000 a month to park each 737 Max while it waits for a fix 25.5.2019 LA Times: Business

While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.’s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California airplane-storage yard keep a careful vigil against earthier concerns.

Crews have sealed 34 Southwest Airlines Co. jets against the Mojave Desert’s sun, wind and sand, as well as insects...

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Energy negotiations unravel at the Capitol, leaving little accomplished 24.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The House wanted a 100 percent clean energy mandate. The Senate wanted tougher penalties for protesters who tamper with oil pipelines. In the end, there was barely more than a stakeholder group and an energy storage study.
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How Congress, Trump and Obama played favorites with transportation money 24.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The federal government has spent $7 billion on a transportation grant program that often awards money based on political clout and electoral impact, skirting Congress' own ban on earmarks.
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Trump Administration Wants to Fund More “Clean Coal” Failures 23.5.2019 Truthout.com
The administration is pushing for more "clean coal" spending as the Justice Department investigates a failed project.
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Amazon shareholders vote down facial recognition, climate change proposals 23.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Amazon.com Inc. shareholders rejected a large slate of proposals at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, including one that would have restricted the use of controversial facial recognition technology.

Proposals calling for Amazon to end the sale of its Rekognition technology to governments...

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Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, seeks rate hike that would start next year 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, is seeking a rate a rate increase that would net an additional $158 million a year for upgrades to the grid.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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An abandoned mine near Joshua Tree could host a massive hydropower project 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

An abandoned iron mine on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park could be repurposed as a massive hydroelectric power plant under a bill with bipartisan support in the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 772, which was approved by a panel of lawmakers last week with no dissenting votes, would require...

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Who owns Scotland? The changing face of Scotland's landowners 21.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
The image of a tweed-clad laird dominated the Scottish Highlands for centuries - but a new breed of land owner is emerging.
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'Green News Report' - May 21, 2019 21.5.2019 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Yet another rounds of extreme weather hits the Midwest; Yet another U.S. coal company declares bankruptcy; BP and Shell lobby for a carbon tax (but there's a catch!); PLUS: 2020 Democratic hopefuls Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveil ambitious, comprehensive climate policies... All that ...
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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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Xcel's new plan: Coal-free by 2030, nuclear until 2040 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Xcel Energy said Monday it plans to shut its Minnesota coal plants, the last two in the Upper Midwest, a decade earlier than scheduled, putting the utility on pace to be coal-free earlier than expected.
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Trump’s Trade War With China Is Waged to Make the Rich Richer 20.5.2019 Truthout.com
The trade war is forcing working-class people to pay high tariffs to advance the goals of the rich.
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Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label 19.5.2019 Truthout.com
Fashion is the world's second-most polluting industry after the oil industry.
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Tornadoes touch down in Texas and beyond 19.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains on Saturday, leaving damage and causing injuries, with parts of the region bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 twister Saturday morning with winds up to 130 mph that destroyed...

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Auto review: Ferrari’s 2019 Portofino is racy, but rough around the edges 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Being a Ferrari is like being a superstar entertainer or an elite athlete. If you do everything perfectly, no one really notices. But have one bad day and you’re a bum, and the rumors start that your career is in trouble.

The 2019 Ferrari Portofino is that kind of superstar. Sleek, stylish, elegant...

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Regulators May Reconsider Rules That Incentivize Pipeline Construction 17.5.2019 Truthout.com
A little-noticed FERC announcement could have an outsized impact on the oil and gas industry.
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