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How the Media Misrepresents the Debate Over the Green New Deal 21.6.2019 Truthout.com
There’s more to the story than “environmentalists versus blue-collar workers.”
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The beauty and affordability of modular living 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The modular home has quickly become the new, albeit humble, poster child for quick, affordable housing and off-the-grid living. It also offers immediate housing to disaster-struck communities and may be a solution for the homeless in Los Angeles.

But unlike their earlier incarnations, these innovative...

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UK climate emergency: What does it mean for how we live? 20.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
How our life and work could be affected as Wales aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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How Unions and Climate Organizers Learned to Work Together in New York 17.6.2019 Truthout.com
A bill in the works since 2016 has brought together climate activists and unions for radical climate action in New York.
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Jay Inslee's 2020 plan: Become president, save the planet 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heap of ashes behind Jay Inslee used to be an acute-care center in Paradise, Calif.

Now it was a backdrop for the message the Democrat was about to bring to the 2020 presidential campaign trail — the message he has embraced for more than two decades.

“We can’t allow climate deniers in the White...

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Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target 12.6.2019 BBC: Science
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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Minnesota, German cities team up to get smart on climate and energy 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of climate and energy experts from Germany are in Minnesota this week to visit their partner cities and attend an event at the University of Minnesota on Friday looking at Minnesota's energy future.
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Buildings Are Hazardous to Migratory Birds, But There Are Solutions 9.6.2019 Truthout.com
As many as 1 billion birds die in the U.S. each year from building collisions.
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Don't get my goat: The island farmers fighting livestock theft 8.6.2019 BBC: World
One farmer in Antigua who had his $3,000 prize goat stolen is fighting back with a new approach.
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The end of the world ought to be the start of the story in 'Oval' 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Elvia Wilk's new novel follows a group of aimless young people in Berlin, working, going out, coming home -- until something happens that brings about a cataclysm. But is the aimlessness intentional?
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Even with rising homelessness, Garcetti is optimistic about L.A. Is he being realistic? 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When exploring a White House run last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched Los Angeles as a resurgent and diverse city that’s adding rail lines, green jobs, new museums and sports stadiums.

It’s the same optimism that still fills his Instagram account, where he shows photos of dazzling pink sunsets,...

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If Democrats Can’t Win the Economic Debate, Trump Will Win in 2020 4.6.2019 Truthout.com
Democrats must shine a light on the real reasons behind the persistent wage stagnation, says Robert Pollin.
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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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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Designer Steve Pallrand combines eco-friendly with elegant 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Eco-sensitive designers and builders have long used salvaged lumber or recycled fixtures. Steve Pallrand, founder and principal designer of L.A. firm Home Front Build, is pushing even further in his quest for zero net energy, drawing inspiration from smart designs of yesteryear, and our microscopic...

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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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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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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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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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