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A dystopian view from 2050, looking back on a world that's a lot different than what we now see
From: Salon.com | By: John Feffer, TomDispatch.com | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy...
From: Mother Jones | By: Alison Moodie | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options....
From: GreenBiz | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Google has said it’s on track to use 100 percent on renewable energy for all of its operations, including its data centers and offices, by early next year. The milestone means Google will have achieved its stated goal a commendable eight years ahead...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Urs Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure: I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations — including both our data centers and offices. […] Over the last...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Toyota is hedging its bets to meet increasing global emission standards, with expanded development of its gasoline-hybrid technology now added to the list. The automaker said today it will expand the development of its hybrid technology over the next...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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A new study suggests that California’s low carbon fuel standard is winning out as a viable measure over the federal government’s biofuel blends. While biofuel blends in gasoline and diesel have been the national standard for years, a new study by...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jon LeSage | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The former vice president has been a vocal climate change activist
From: Salon.com | By: The Associated Press, Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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It’s the season of giving, but all of that consumerism can mean taking something from the environment. Those who want to minimize their carbon footprints without turning into Scrooge may be wondering what style of shopping is best for the earth: online...
From: Earth911 | By: Lauren Murphy | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Nuclear Energy got a second wind in Illinois, the state legislature there passed a law that permits two of its existing nuclear plants to receive subsidies that will keep them alive. Exelon Corp., which has six nuclear plants in Illinois, will now keep...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Washington Post: Al Gore Just Had ‘an Extremely Interesting Conversation’ With Trump on Climate Change As Donald Trump continues to indicate that he might be willing to change his position on climate change, which he has long called a “hoax,”...
From: Greentech Media | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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While president-elect Donald Trump looks to fossil-fuel interests to head the EPA, California pushes forward with the most ambitious climate targets in North America.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s fleet of coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10 percent using existing hardware and software upgrades, according to General Electric report.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says would prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country’s carbon emissions if properly...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says would prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Soil could be our salvation, if we stop treating it like dirt.
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Legislators could solidify the state's market-based cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | By: Annie C. Mulkern | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The zero-carbon bus is said to cost 80 per cent less to maintain than a standard diesel bus.
From: Khaleej Times | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A few weeks ago I discussed some recruiting and hiring trends that were on the rise in 2016, and are expected to continue rising in 2017. Although that was by no means a thorough examination of the current composition of the average business environment,...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Pete Jay DuCharme | Monday, December 5, 2016
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There is a lot of talk about tipping points when it comes to climate change, alluding to a time in the not-so-distant future where the effects of human-induced global warming are no longer within our control. Melting ice caps and sea level rise are a...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He's called it an urgent problem, and he's called it a hoax. He's claimed it's a scam invented by the Chinese, and he's denied that he ever said that. He's promised to "cancel" the historic...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The standard for which new coal plants could come into the market has been if they could capture and sequester the carbon dioxide output. But that threshold for new plants could change during Trump’s reign.
From: Environmental Leader | By: Ken Silverstein | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Is it eco-friendly to cut down a tree from the woods? How about buying a fake tree? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk unwraps the answers....
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Conservative leadership hopeful says he didn't approve, but didn't try to stop it The post Chris Alexander and the ralliers who chanted ‘Lock her up,’ about Rachel Notley appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Pruitt strongly opposed the Clean Power Plan and had fossil fuels lobbyists ghostwrite letters to the EPA
From: Salon.com | By: Bobby Magill, Climate Central | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama's climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental...
From: Denver Post | By: Washington Post | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday — the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could...
From: Free Republic | By: NBC News | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday, the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could...
From: MSNBC | By: Emma Margolin and Kristen Welker | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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I need a cigarette... screw that, I need a whole carton.The post PANIC ON THE LEFT. Donald Trump Nominates Scott Pruitt To Head the EPA. appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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UPS has introduced its first eBike in the US. This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Oregon, on 21 November 21. UPS anticipates this eBike prototype could become a component of its delivery capabilities in some...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Climate change in the Age of Trump: A "humanitarian crisis of epic proportions"by Gaius PubliusSometimes I really think people don't know what we're in for...Notice the massive river deltas (blue dots) and other large low-lying areas (purple), including...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Gaius Publius | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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If GOP rebels fight Paul Ryan's repeal-and-delay plan, as they fought any deal with Obama, things could get weird
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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