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US Judge Halts Drilling Projects in Climate Ruling

Posted: 03.22.2019 no comments

 

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered. A US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.    Drilling has been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public […]

 

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Canada’s Tar Sands Struggling

Posted: 03.20.2019 no comments

 

March has brought a string of setbacks for Canada’s struggling tar sands oil industry, including the further delay of two proposed pipelines, a poor forecast for growth and signs that investors may be growing wary.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    On Friday, a federal appeals court in California refused to lift […]

 

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60 National Security Leaders Send Trump a Letter – Stop Climate Denial

Posted: 03.18.2019 no comments

 

60 former leaders in the military and national security community sent a letter today urging President Trump not to subject the government’s own authoritative climate reports to an apparently partisan review, The Washington Post reports.    Read the entire article at The Washington Post.    The letter references the Post’s recent report that the National Security […]

 

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Avalanches Menace Colorado as Climate Change Raises the Risk

Posted: 03.15.2019 no comments

 

Hundreds of avalanches have roared down mountainsides and some swept over highways in recent weeks. Mountain regions in the U.S. and Europe are preparing for more.    Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    Against the backdrop of an 800-foot high mountain wall scarred by avalanches, Arapahoe Basin mountain operations director Tim Finnigan says […]

 

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Toronto’s Newest Skyscraper Covered in Trees

Posted: 03.13.2019 no comments

 

Toronto’s urban canopy is already home to over 10 million trees, which currently envelops 26% of the city’s surface area. Mayor John Tory, however, has bigger plans for Ontario’s capital; he wants to transform Toronto into a waking ecological metropolis. A local architecture firm, Brisbin Brook Beynon, is helping Tory achieve his goal, in a […]

 

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Oxygen Levels in Oceans are Dropping

Posted: 03.10.2019 no comments

 

Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species — a trend that will continue with climate change.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.    Escaping predators, digestion and other animal activities require oxygen. But that essential ingredient is no longer so easy for marine life to obtain, several new studies reveal. In […]

 

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GM Buys Michigan Wind Power

Posted: 03.06.2019 no comments

 

General Motors will buy wind power to green its facilities in Michigan, joining rival Ford in bringing renewables to the US auto industry. GM will source 300GWh of wind from Michigan utility DTE, under the latter’s MIGreenPower scheme designed to give corporations a mechanism to procure renewable power to set against their own consumption.    Read […]

 

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ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Pivot Speaks Volumes about Shareholder Activism

Posted: 03.03.2019 no comments

 

Pension funds and other big-dollar investors have long been challenging fossil fuel companies on climate change. In response, some have stepped up their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. ExxonMobil is one of the holdouts, but cracks in its armor are finally beginning to show.   Read the entire article at TriplePundit.    Reuters recently reported […]

 

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Upshift in Mainstream Media Climate Coverage

Posted: 02.28.2019 no comments

 

A monumental shift in public engagement around climate change is underway. Over the past few months, NBC’s Meet the Press dedicated an entire show to climate change, media giant Apple outbid all comers for the rights to a planned climate TV series, and even the conservative Wall Street Journal allowed the four living ex-Federal Reserve […]

 

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Miami Taxpayers Vote to Fund Climate Adaptation

Posted: 02.26.2019 no comments

 

Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts and culture depends on making the city more resilient to the impact of global […]

 

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