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What’s on MPR News? 5/24/18 24.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of about 2,900 residents switched over to solar-powered lamps and LED bulbs, he reasoned, taxpayers could save thousands of dollars and be environmentally conscious.  Street lights are just a part of Lemon’s ambitious plans to make Abita Springs a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. A life-long Republican, he has fought […]
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‘I didn’t care if they cut my leg off or not’: Kilauea lava bomb survivor describes agony 23.5.2018 Washington Post
‘I didn’t care if they cut my leg off or not’: Kilauea lava bomb survivor describes agony
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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The
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Two sons of Rev. Moon have split from his church — and their followers are armed 21.5.2018 Washington Post
Two sons of Rev. Moon have split from his church — and their followers are armed
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California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes. Here's why Big Brother is on to something 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When a state regulatory body decrees that all new homes must have rooftop solar starting in 2020, my temperature rises.

Big Brother is intruding too deeply into my personal life, I’m thinking. Shouldn’t it be my call alone whether to invest in solar panels, perhaps incentivized by state tax credits...

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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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New Study of Bitcoin’s Energy Use Makes You Libertarian Nerds Look Even Worse Than Usual 19.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Bitcoin’s energy footprint has more than doubled since Grist first wrote about it six months ago. It’s expected to double again by the end of the year, according to a new peer-reviewed study out last Wednesday. And if that happens, bitcoin would […]
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Drone pilots' pay plummets 90% in 'race to the bottom' 19.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Andy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now that same work fetches about $175.

“It’s apparent that a lot of this industry is a race to the bottom,” said Trench, a Rhode Island entrepreneur who has been operating remote-controlled...

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Boom in giant batteries hits another roadblock: Cities' fear of fire 19.5.2018 LA Times: Business

The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops.

“You can have these...

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California's bold climate solutions 18.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Clean energy and soils as carbon-sucking factories, this week on Climate Cast.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough. 17.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough.
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MPs criticise government clean energy policies 16.5.2018 BBC: Business
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.
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Solar energy in California: We'll never go to war to take another country's sunshine 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California should require solar panels on new homes...

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Wind blew a bounce house onto a California highway — with a child still inside it 15.5.2018 Washington Post
Wind blew a bounce house onto a California highway — with a child still inside it
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Denver’s green roof initiative may face big changes that provide less-costly options — but its lead backer is OK with that 14.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver's voter-passed green roof ordinance could be in for big changes soon as city officials aim to make it more workable -- and, in many cases, less costly to implement.
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The Energy 202: Coal allies call on Trump administration to use emergency powers to boost business 14.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Critics say that saving these plants is not actually a national security imperative.
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Sharing the Tech Wealth 14.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  When the Democratic “blue wall” stretching from Wisconsin through Michigan and Ohio to Pennsylvania fell on November 7, 2016, its breach reflected a growing socioeconomic gulf between the prosperous coastal states and depressed non-metro America. The vast majority of economic growth since 2008 has flowed to the coasts, while the Midwest and rural America have seen spikes in deaths of despair, divorce, an opiate crisis, and a moribund economy. It wasn’t always like this. Once upon a time, from roughly 1880 to 1980—an era Trump’s white supporters may have in mind when they demand America be Made Great Again—incomes of different regions more nearly converged. Much of U.S. manufacturing and its supply chain was based in the Midwest. Thanks to unionization, a good deal of basic industry paid decent wages. Meanwhile, other industries such as textiles and apparel migrated from New England to the Southeast, raising ...
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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Volcanic activity threatens Hawaii geothermal plant long at the center of resident concerns 12.5.2018 Washington Post
Earthquakes and Kilauea’s fissures and lava flow have led to the emergency removal of dangerous gasses, but residents worry that the plant could explode as instability continues.
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