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Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC: The United States and Canada are moving in opposite directions with respect to efforts to combat climate change. As a backgrounder released by NRDC and Environmental Defense Canada details,...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Anthony Swift | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Climate communicators badly want to believe that it's possible to reach the Tea Party. Recent episodes from far-right conservatism cast doubt on that proposition....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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An independent Scotland would take much of the UK's renewable capacity with it, and its population would be more opposed to fracking than the UK as a whole.The post How The Fight Over Oil Fueled Scotland’s Independence Vote appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Andrew Breiner | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Christopher Halloran / /ShutterstockAs he pauses during a speech, Chris Christie stops to think about money. Lots and lots of money. Disgusting amounts of money. It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that Governor Chris Christie is trying...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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You sort of have to admire Indiana congresslackwit Larry Bucshon for being an out and out global warming denier, since so many of his more sophistimacated Republican colleagues have decided to avoid the question with the “I’m not a scientist” dodge....
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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How urban farming can increase jobs, health, sustainability and happiness for low-income communities in cities across the country.The post How One Of D.C.’s Worst Heroin Markets Became A Sustainable Food Source appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Don't pay any attention to "the prophets of climate despair": Errors and Emissions, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news?...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Friday, September 19, 2014
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China sees need to temper growing carbon emissions, but fierce debate swirls over the preferred method for doing so
From: Financial Times | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A reader wants to drink alcohol without hurting the environment. Umbra bears with him.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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This: As Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey explores a 2016 presidential campaign, he is under growing pressure from his State Legislature to rejoin a regional cap-and-trade program that would limit New Jersey’s carbon emissions — and likely hurt...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A team of engineers at UC coated roof tiles with a catalyst that enables them to actually reduce the amount of air pollution wherever they’re installedAir Pollution–Scrubbing Roof Tiles Get Real was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jo Borrás | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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This summer brought a number of new heat records -- most worryingly, the hottest oceans on record.
From: Grist | By: Amelia Urry | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Would you like to know how US power plants stack up to the rest of the world’s in terms of carbon emissions? I doubt that many Americans will enjoy the answer. A report released this morning by Environment America, the national federation of statewide...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Holdren had to explain to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) why climate scientists don't always measure "global wobbling" when modeling temperature data.The post Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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David Barren/ShutterstockREPUBLICN REAGAN DUNN has confessed to, well, living a country song. The King County Councilman was drunk, he told The Seattle Times, when he recently drove his pickup truck into a Kittitas County ditch. King County Councilman...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: EPA’s groundbreaking carbon pollution standards for the nation’s existing power plants, proposed last June, represent the most significant action our country...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: David Doniger | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Few figures in the climate change debate are as polarizing as former Vice President Al Gore. His fans and his enemies are equally rabid, and his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth is still probably the most-referenced document on climate change in history....
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The Illinois native’s GreenShields Project cuts buses’ fuel use by up to 25 percent.
From: JTA | By: Raffi Wineburg | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A California Assemblyman running for Congress says a policy that was supposed to "cure global warming" has now caused Tesla and the state to become losers. The post Congressional Candidate: California Didn’t Get New Tesla Gigafactory Because Of Climate...
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Raya Salter, Senior Utility Advocate, New York City: Climate week is finally here! While climate change is surely the most global environmental challenge there is, since we’ve got the Climate March and Climate Summit right here in New York...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Raya Salter | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Donna DeCostanzo, Senior Attorney, New York: Climate Week is coming up next week here in the Big Apple, which is great news! The international forum draws world attention to the critical issue of climate change. It also highlights what we New Yorkers...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Donna DeCostanzo | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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A new report says 72,000 could add solar cost effectively, increasing the country's total solar capacity by 5.4 gigawatts. The post How School Roofs Could Increase America’s Solar Capacity By A Third appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant in one year reduced energy intensity by 30 percent, avoiding 38,425 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. The plant also reduced wastewater pretreatment discharges by 60 percent since 2009. For...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Created as part of the MiniCO2 Houses development project, the design for the Adaptable House is based on the belief that flexible design reduces resources needed and carbon emissions. Reconfigurable walls and sliding partitions, mostly located on the...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lucy Wang | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The freshman Congressman said he doesn't accept the scientific literature on climate change because the scientists who write it need global warming to exist in order to get paid. The post Congressman: Don’t Trust Climate Scientists, They’re In It...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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If Florida’s climate scientists have proven anything this summer, it is that they are careful listeners. After Gov. Rick Scott told them last month that he is “focused on solutions,” 42 scientists from Florida colleges and universities crafted...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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This week, both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts committed to making sure the palm oil they fry their donuts in comes from sustainable and environmentally friendly suppliers.The post Why U.S. Donuts Just Got More Environmentally Friendly appeared first...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Expanding public transportation and infrastructure that promotes walking and biking throughout the world's Click to Enlarge Urban transportation-related emissions cities could save $100 trillion and cut transportation-related carbon emissions by 40 percent...
From: Yale Environment 360 | By: Yale Environment 360 | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Jobs, health, safety, or concentration of wealth: fossil fuels help the well-off at the expense of the less well-offThe post How Fossil Fuels Make Inequality Worse appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Andrew Breiner | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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On Monday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told attendees at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Monday that the Obama administration was comprised of "science deniers" because of its energy policies -- even as he downplayed the role...
From: Washington Post | By: Philip Bump | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Wednesday, September 17, 2014Notes to Editors: To schedule interviews, obtain a review copy of Vital Signs, Volume 21 or for more information, please contact Gaelle Gourmelon at ggourmelon@worldwatch.org.About...
From: Worldwatch Institute | By: Gaelle Gourmelon | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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No more tax havens abroad? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released its plan to limit corporate tax avoidance. All 34 OECD members plus 10 other countries including China and Russia have approved the proposals, though each nation...
From: TaxVox | By: Renu Zaretsky | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The EPA has extended the comment period for the proposed Clean Power Plan to Dec. 1. The comment period for the carbon emissions rules was originally scheduled to end Oct. 16. The extension comes a week after 53 senators sent a letter to EPA chief Gina...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: Next week President Obama will attend the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. Over 125 heads of government will gather for the event, more than the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen. This summit...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Frances Beinecke | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The global industrial waste management services market earned revenues of $387.40 billion in 2013 and will reach $750.09 billion in 2020, according to analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The analysis says regulations that facilitate a shift away from landfill...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Inventive Garden Home in India Written by  Winifred Bird September 19, 2014Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis. The wall surrounding Ravi and Esha Chowdhary’s backyard in Bangalore, India, includes...
From: Dwell | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have issued a joint pastoral message on climate change.
From: Episcopal Cafe | By: Andrew Gerns | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Climate Change Collage Wikimedia Commons Next week is Climate Week in New York City. The happenings begin on Sunday with what promises to be a massive march demanding action to curb human-propelled global warming. On Tuesday, the United Nations will...
From: Popular Science | By: Emily Gertz | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it’s extending the comment period on the Clean Power Plan for states to curb carbon emissions from our nation’s...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Samantha Williams | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Two in-depth reports in U.S. magazines this week look at the environmental consequences of China’s dependence on coal, and the various efforts underway to mitigate environmental
From: China Digital Times | By: Sophie Beach | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A new study shows that taxing carbon dioxide emissions could actually work to reduce greenhouse gases without any negative effects on employment and revenues....
From: Miller McCune | By: Tom Jacobs | Friday, September 19, 2014
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How do you feel about jewelry made from dead animals? I’m not talking about fetish jewelry where teeth, bones, and vertebrae turn into sinister charms, but tasteful pendants and earrings made more colorful by adding real insect wings. It’s a growing...
From: Green Prophet | By: Laurie Balbo | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Solar power systems are ideal for buildings with large, flat roofs. That type of building is universal in public schools in the US. Thus, public and private schools offer huge, mostly untapped potential to increase solar energy use in the US. Installing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Cowspiracy Official Trailer from First Spark Media on Vimeo. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following a San Francisco filmmaker as he investigates the most destructive industry facing the planet today:...
From: Inhabitat | By: Beverley Mitchell | Friday, September 19, 2014
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New York's City Council proposed a package of bills Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of...
From: Deseret News | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Two new studies find that "strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth," as Nobelist Paul Krugman puts it. Here's why. The post Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global...
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Friday, September 19, 2014
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By Andrew Revkin Michael R. Bloomberg has been one of the most vocal leaders—at any level of government—when it comes to sounding the alarm about what climate change is doing, and will continue to do, to our planet unless immediate action is taken....
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Andrew Revkin | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) around 56 million years ago is perhaps the most studied of the many episodes of global warming in the geological record, but it still has plenty of puzzles. Professor Daniela Schmidt has written an article...
From: Skeptical Science | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Expanding public transportation and infrastructure that promotes walking and biking throughout the world’s cities could save $100 trillion and cut transportation-related carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2050, according to an analysis by researchers...
From: Clean Techies | By: Yale Environment 360 | Friday, September 19, 2014
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