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As Minnesota moves toward green energy, young family does, too 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Working for the oil industry paid better, but this mom and dad were looking for more compensation than just money.
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump 20.2.2019
To transform U.S. foreign policy, we need a real public debate on the arms trade.

The post The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump appeared first on Truthout.

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Solar installers are struggling to find Tesla Powerwall battery systems 20.2.2019 LA Times: Business

There’s plenty of demand for Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall home-battery systems. The trick is finding installers that have them.

Only 12% of U.S. companies that install solar panels and residential batteries carry the Powerwall, a study Tuesday from Boston-based EnergySage and the North American Board...

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Daily Digest: Budget, lawsuit and New Hampshire 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Tim Walz is set to release his first budget proposal and some other Minnesota political news.
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A loan program was set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats' 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As stories piled up of homeowners being smooth-talked into taking home improvement loans they couldn’t afford, defenders of the PACE program cited its safety features.

The loans could be used only for environmentally friendly and safety projects, they noted. And money couldn’t be issued until projects...

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A Green New Deal for American Labor? 17.2.2019
Significant forces in the labor movement are actively opposed to a Green New Deal.

The post A Green New Deal for American Labor? appeared first on Truthout.

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Want a vacation where you can explore the outdoors while eating international cuisine? Try Utah. 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Provo, Utah, is not your typical destination or college town. But if you're looking for international food and outdoor fun, it's your place.
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As more electric cars arrive, what's the future for gas-powered engines? 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market -- albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like.
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Trump Interior Department Secretary Pick Gutted Protections for Birds 16.2.2019
David Bernhardt is determined to reduce regulations and foster Trump's goal of "American energy dominance."

The post Trump Interior Department Secretary Pick Gutted Protections for Birds appeared first on Truthout.

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Russia looking to ratify Paris climate agreement as U.S. continues withdrawal 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Russia, the world’s fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, is inching closer to ratifying the Paris climate accord by the end of the year, placing Moscow in yet another position to fill a void left by a United States withdrawal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top climate advisor, Ruslan Edelgeriev,...

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Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa 16.2.2019 BBC: World
How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?
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The Shutdown as Shock Doctrine 15.2.2019
The right wing could use the shutdown as a pretext to accelerate cuts to public services it deems "inessential."

The post The Shutdown as Shock Doctrine appeared first on Truthout.

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Power to the People! (And Why Coal Miners Should've Voted for Hillary): 'BradCast' 2/14/2019 15.2.2019 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Seriously, coal miners should have voted for Hillary, as we learn once again today. But those who voted for progressives in Congress are getting their money's worth already! [Audio link to show is posted below.] Leading off today's rather lively show: The federal utility board known as the ...
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Like the dinosaurs, super-jumbo jets were displaced by smaller and more nimble competitors 15.2.2019 LA Times: Business

With seating for up to 800 passengers between two decks, Airbus’ A380 super-jumbo jet was envisioned in 2000 as a flagship aircraft for the European company, offering a luxurious experience for long-distance flights.

But over time, smaller twin-engine planes became more fuel efficient and started...

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Inside the home of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Alita,’ Lightstorm Entertainment creates tech for ‘emotion capture’ 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steely gaze of Na’vi warrioress Neytiri welcomes visitors at the entrance to some of Hollywood’s most wondrous and fantastical worlds. Towering in the corner of a hangar, an “Aliens” xenomorph menaces, frozen in place. Upstairs sits the Heart of the Ocean, daring passersby to never let go.

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Of course Los Angeles shouldn't spend billions on natural gas power plants 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Policymakers in California have made some of the country’s most ambitious commitments to reducing climate-changing emissions. State lawmakers voted last year to set a target of 100% renewable and zero-carbon energy by 2045. And city leaders in Los Angeles have committed to generating all of the...

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The Suffering of the Iranian People Has “Made in USA” Stamped on It 13.2.2019
All the oil money in the world cannot outrun consequences.

The post The Suffering of the Iranian People Has “Made in USA” Stamped on It appeared first on Truthout.

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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How will L.A. replace three gas plants that Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to shut down? 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti thrilled environmentalists and public health advocates with his announcement that the Department of Water and Power won’t spend billions of dollars rebuilding three gas-fired power plants along the coast.

But now the hard work starts: figuring out how to replace...

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