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By Chelsea Harvey August 21 The Washington Post  California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, shakes hands with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after signing a climate bill on Treasure Island on July 25 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) A controversial California climate program ...
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By Brian Maffly THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE By burning the greenhouse gas escaping from the retired West Ridge mine, a Colorado firm plans to help California companies that need to account for their own carbon emissions. 
  (Courtesy | Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining) Utah's West Ridge coal mi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
It signed a deal with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Thursday, clearing the last legal hurdle to get money flowing. In the biggest project GCF has funded to date, it will supply up to $150 million worth of loans and a $4.7m grant. The EBRD, which ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Andrew Rosenberg Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This decision only makes sense if President Donald Trump wants to limit the amount of information state and local au...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Delayed cleanups of toxic waste sites. The elimination of programs that test water quality off beaches and in the Everglades. Deep cuts in programs that monitor air quality in the Sunshine State. A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund lays out how the Trump administration's 30 percent cut...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røkke has dec...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Erie and Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the cities, officials say, signaling the potential for heightened local control months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state Capitol. Such measures — and similar legislation aimed at ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.   The charter for the 15-person Advisory Co...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
NEW CHARGING STATIONS   Denver accelerating switch to electric cars   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a local takeoff of plug-in vehicles. City ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years, it’s conceivable that humankind could be screwed. But evidence is mounting that a new political force is up to the task. It has millions of potential supporters across the US,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes the cu...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.    ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Raya Bidshahri When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. They must ask themselves not how they can serve their voters, but rather how they can contribute to our species’ progress. They must think beyond the sho...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Chinese agricultural scientists are wo...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON»The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department’s announcement doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the volun...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CAP and TRADE WAY TO GO   Barbara Grady Senior Writer GreenBiz Group Requiring organizations to pay a price on their carbon emissions is widely believed to be the only way to induce the world to significantly cut the amount released into the atmosphere. Republican former statesmen, liberal...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røk...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Credit: Kaiyang Niu and Haimei Zheng/Berkeley Lab Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step forward in developing technology that could help ge...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Earth rapidly is approaching the point where the amount of warming locked in by human pollution exceeds the limits nations set last year at the international climate meeting in Paris, according to government-backed research unveiled Monday. The planet faces “committ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying some of the world’s most stunning reefs. “Our reckless acts are killing these...
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