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Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, argues that capitalism is largely to blame for our climate crisis. How Klein describes her book in an interview: What I’m arguing in this book is that we need to return to the progressive tradition...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Christopher Ingraham flags a highly disturbing study: The new Living Planet Index report from the World Wildlife Fund opens with a jaw-dropping statistic: we’ve killed roughly half of the world’s non-human vertebrate animal population since 1970....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Volkswagen’s family of plug-in hybrids is growing fast. Following the Golf GTE, the German carmaker is launching a GTE version of its European Passat mid-size sedan and station wagon. This Passat shares its name with the U.S.-built Passat but differs...
From: Car and Driver | By: Jens Meiners | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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The rise of the ISIS terrorist group was partially a function of climate change, a City University of New York professor argues. In a Huffington Post essay, Prof. Charles B. Strozier, whose speciality is history rather than science, and co-author Kelly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Filed under: Biodiesel, Diesel, EV/Plug-in, MPG, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Lightweight The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is in a new music video for I Lived by OneRepublic. The band's singer, Ryan Tedder, has also been brought on as a brand ambassador...
From: Autoblog Green | By: John Beltz Snyder | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A new Comment piece in Nature argues we should "Ditch the 2 °C warming goal" as a basis for climate change policy. Here's why they are wrong -- and why "their prescription is a dangerous one."The post 2°C Or Not 2°C: Why We Must Not Ditch Scientific...
From: Climate Progress | By: Joe Romm | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The who, the where, and the how much.The post Here’s Who To Blame For America’s Increased Contribution To Global Warming In 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia wants all countries, not just developing nations, to commit to an ambitious deal to reduce carbon emissions.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Last week, the day after the “People’s Climate March” and right before the United Nations’ Climate Summit, New York City’s Mayor de Blasio announced that the City is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jennifer Hermes | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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What is it going to take to save the planet from environmental devastation? Sheer people power? We certainly saw that on the eve of last week’s UN Climate Summit in New York. Some 400,000 marchers packed the streets of Manhattan. Millions more rallied the...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A scene from the 400,000-strong People's Climate March in New York, September 21, 2014. (Photo: Michael O'Brien)What is it going to take to save the planet from environmental devastation? Sheer people power? We certainly saw that on the eve of last week’s...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Selfie Generation doesn’t do arms control. Its cause célèbre is the environment. This grandparent can relate. I am excited and grateful to see how much youthful energy is now directed toward healing our planet’s wounds. I am also very jealous....
From: Arms Control Wonk | By: krepon | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The gathering of delegates in New York last week for the latest and likely futile installment of climate talks at the United Nations prompted a new round of familiar questions: Why have the governments of the world so far been unable to stem climate...
From: Slate | By: Zachary Karabell | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Itron is collaborating with DTE Energy on a smart cities demonstration project in Detroit that is being showcased at the Meeting of the Minds conference, which runs through Oct. 2. Components of the project include mobile apps, an educational kiosk,...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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That's the bottom line according to a scientist at the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country.
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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San Diego mayor says reducing carbon emissions could spur local job growth
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: David Garrick | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study released today. The research shows that, depending on the policy options included...
From: PhysOrg | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Advanced Solar Products of Flemington has announced construction of a solar array to provide electrical power for the Bausch + Lomb facility in Rochester, N.Y., which will manufacture an entirely new line of contact lens. The array will be constructed...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Hunterdon County Democrat | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Fernando Cazares, NRDC / Voces Verdes Fellow, Washington, D.C.: The past week and a half has been an exciting whirlwind of Latino engagement in support of climate action. Two Sundays ago, alongside thousands of other Latinos, I had the chance to participate...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Fernando Cazares | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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March for climate action Two days before the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon (right) joined over 300,000 people to march in New York City for action on climate change. United Nations As Climate Week NYC slips into...
From: Popular Science | By: Emily Gertz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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October 01, 2014 1:32 AMDOUBLING the number of recycling bins, introducing a "No Disposables Day" and compiling a carbon footprint report to gauge the school's environmental impact....
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Stream Belmont is a 6-story, 70-unit apartment building in Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood with close proximity to tons of shops, restaurants and transit. In fact, the building is so well situated it boasts a walkability score of 98 according...
From: Inhabitat | By: Bridgette Meinhold | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Danielle FurfaroThe Brooklyn PaperOne person’s trash and sewage is another’s natural gas. The city is working with utility giant National Grid to build a facility on Newtown Creek that will convert compost and...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Danielle Furfaro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Unlike other books out there about climate change, Carbon Shock takes readers on a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy, playing havoc with...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling in cities,...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Kaid Benfield | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Beijing’s carbon trading program cut helped cut CO2 emissions 4.5 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, Reuters reports. The Chinese government did not say how many metric tons of CO2 were emitted or how many carbon permits were issued. Beijing’s...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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BT and Marks & Spencer have scored joint first place in Carbon Clear’s 2014 ranking of the carbon reporting performance of FTSE 100 companies. Rounding out the top 10 are: Unilever, Tui Travel, Sainsbury’s, National Grid, BskyB, Kingfisher, Coca-Cola...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The carefully worded New Climate Economy report says that we can take climate action and grow the economy too. Avoiding catastrophic warming is a separate issue, apparently....
From: Grist | By: Sam Bliss | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Notable art openings are a lovely and inevitable part of New York City in the fall, just like pumpkin lattes and orange leaves falling in Central Park. This year, the locus of fantastic feminist art is in Brooklyn – where I had the pleasure to explore...
From: EcoSalon | By: Stefanie Iris Weiss | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Paris (AFP) - Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday.From 1970 to 2010, there was a 39-percent drop in numbers across...
From: Business Insider | By: Mariette Le Roux | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The conversion of forests, grasslands, shrublands and wetlands to cropland over the course of three centuries profoundly changed the surface of the Earth and the carbon cycle of the terrestrial ecosystem in Northeast China.
From: PhysOrg | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it....
From: Grist | By: Liz Core | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste....
From: GreenBiz | By: Mike Hower | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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The health benefits of the reduced power plant pollution would result in 3,500 fewer premature deaths, 1,000 fewer hospital visits, and 220 fewer heart attacks every year.The post Study Shows EPA’s Power Plant Rules Could Prevent Thousands Of Deaths...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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While still Judge-Executive in Jefferson County, Kentucky, McConnell raised numerous concerns about plans to build the plant on the Louisville waterfront.The post In 1984, Mitch McConnell Objected To Building A Coal Processing Plant In Kentucky appeared...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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A reader wonders if HOT lanes, open to carpoolers and people with money to burn, are an improvement on standard HOV lanes. Umbra gets him out of his jam....
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Robert D writes:* On Monday, September 22, the Rockefeller foundation announced its plans to divest (i.e. sell shares) from fossil-fuel stocks in light of climate change. The Rockefeller foundation is not alone in this endeavour seeing as many universities...
From: Aguanomics | By: David Zetland | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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