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How Climate Change will Transform Business and the Workforce
Republished from bbc.com  
By Amanda Ruggeri

When we think of climate change, most of us think of environmental consequences like rising sea levels, elevated temperatures and melting glaciers.   In some parts of the world, like south Florida or the mountains of Switzerland, those shifts already are affecting daily life. In Miami, f...
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Book Review: The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows, by Ken Webster
Republished from circulareconomyclub.com  
By Hella Lynggaard

Ken Webster, the author of “The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows”, has worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since January 2010. He has a background in economics education and environmental issues. Webster calls himself a generalist and emphasises how everyt...
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California Extends Bipartisan Carbon Cap and Trade
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Leon Kaye

On Monday night, the California Legislature passed AB-398, which extends the state’s cap-and-trade climate law to 2030. The bill passed both houses easily, though largely along party lines. Nevertheless, AB-398 had considerable bipartisan support compared to other bills debated and passed in Sacramento. GOP...
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THE $16BN ENVIRONMENTAL CANARY IN THE COAL MINE
Republished from huffingtonpost.com  
By CDP

From computers to construction, transport to telecoms mining companies represent the start of the value chain for many sectors. But the carbon emissions their materials generate, when used in wider industries, could have significant implications for the mining companies themselves and the wider economy.   Th...
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Businesses moving in right direction on natural capital, says World Business Council
Republished from edie.net  
By edie newsroom

EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken a "huge step in the right direction" over the past 12 months when it comes to measuring business impacts on nature, the director of natural capital at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has told edie.   The WBCSD has l...
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A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet
Republished from nytimes.com  
By The Editorial Board

There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so heartening to see electric cars, considered curios for the rich or eccentric or both not that long...
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Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Tina Casey

It’s been a long time coming, but small signs of bipartisan agreement on climate change have emerged in the U.S. Congress. Whether they are just blips on the screen or the beginning of the end of Republican resistance to climate action remains to be seen, but at least it’s a step in the righ...
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Republished from nymag.com  
By David Wallace-Wells

I. ‘Doomsday’   Peering beyond scientific reticence.   It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet ...
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Paris Accord US Commitment Still Alive
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Leon Kaye

The Trump Administration may have walked away from the Paris Accord, but that policy shift is not stopping other political leaders and the private sector from moving forward on climate action. Two outspoken supporters of the 2015 global climate agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York...
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World first as 100 multinationals target 100% renewable electricity
Republished from there100.org  
By RE 100

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative has today reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power.   RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase...
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Companies Vs Climate Change Conference Exemplifies Collaboration
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Betsy Reed

Collaboration. It’s not a term that sits easily in a competitive business environment, but it’s an approach that businesses large and small all over the world must increasingly to get to grips with. It’s steadily dawning on CEOs, CFOs and everyone else that climate change is an issue to...
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Renewable energy surges past nuclear for 1st time in decades
Republished from washingtonpost.com    
By Michael Biesecker

  WASHINGTON -- For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.   The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that electricity production from utility-scale renewable sources exceed...
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The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here
Republished from rollingstone.com    
By Eric Holthouse

  The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected     Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, r...
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This App Lets Your Company Pay You To Bike To Work
Republished from fastcompany.com    
By Adele Peters

  “We want to create healthy employees,” Jose Diaz, cofounder and CEO of ByCycling, the startup that created the app, tells Fast Company. “We know that companies are willing to spend some money to create a healthy lifestyle for their workforce–that way, they can save a lot of ...
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Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100
Republished from huffingtonpost.com  
By Alexander Kaufman

Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet.   But his focus began to shift in 2005, after observing how storm surges tainted farmland in Bang...
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See how urban growth and environmental initiatives are actually working in tandem
Republished from vox.com  
By Vox Creative

The city of Detroit has a long history intertwined with the auto industry, a lively music scene, and a thriving urban culture. When the economy collapsed, much was talked about the loss of that economic promise. But what many don’t know about was the loss of green spaces in Detroit &...
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Indian Railways Will Install Rooftop Solar Panels On 250 Trains
Republished from cleantechnica.com  
By Saurabh Mahapatra

Indian Railways is going all out to reduce its fuel costs and adopt solar power in a major way. Apart from planning large-scale solar power projects and rooftop solar power systems, the world’s fourth-largest railway network is planning to install solar panels on top of coaches.   ...
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The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching.
Republished from nytimes.com  
By Michael Kimmelman

The wind over the canal stirred up whitecaps and rattled cafe umbrellas. Rowers strained toward a finish line and spectators hugged the shore. Henk Ovink, hawkish, wiry, head shaved, watched from a V.I.P. deck, one eye on the boats, the other, as usual, on his phone.   Mr. Ovink is the country...
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Across Africa and much of the Third World, economic development has not kept pace with soaring populations.
Republished from nytimes.com  
By Eugene Linden

In tiny Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom in southern Africa, about one-third of its estimated two million people spent much of the past two years in danger of starving because of the lingering effects of a drought. That is just the latest woe afflicting this c...
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Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad
Republished from nytimes.com  
By Brad Plumer

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month.   The 11 staff members...
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Paris agreement: US states and mayors fight climate change after Donald Trump pulls US out of deal
Republished from independent.co.uk  
By Clark Mindock

American politicians are stepping up to fill a leadership void left behind by Mr Trump FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)   American governors and mayors are stepping up to fill a leadership void on climate change after Donald Trump announced that the...
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Dust Bowl-ification of U.S. Southwest leads to 8-fold jump in Valley Fever cases
Republished from cbc.ca  
By Susan Lunn

The infection rate of Valley Fever in the Southwest United States has gone up a stunning 800 percent from 2000 to 2011, as dust storms have more than doubled.   New research directly links the rise in Valley Fever to the rise in dust storms, which in turn is driven by climate change. Vall...
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193 nations urge action to protect oceans despite US withdrawal from Paris agreement
Republished from mobile.abc.net.au  

The 193 UN member nations issued an urgent call for action to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the world's oceans, with the United States backing the action plan but rejecting its support for the Paris agreement to tackle climate change.   Ministers and diplomats burst into applause as the...
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Ecofiscal Commission finds Quebec's support for electric vehicles and federal biofuel subsidies too expensive
Republished from cbc.ca  
By Susan Lunn

Federal and provincial governments should abandon some long-standing environmental policies, such as rebates for electric cars, as carbon pricing is put in place across the country starting next year, argues a new report from the Ecofiscal Commission.   The co...
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ExxonMobil’s Shareholder Vote Is a Tipping Point for Climate Issues
Republished from hbr.com  
By George SerafeimSakis Kotsantonis

Last week the world listened as Donald Trump announced, ‘We are out,’ proclaiming the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Such a move might create inertia for some companies and investors if they see it as evidence that “business as usual” is now ...
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Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets
Republished from theguardian.com  
By Press Association

The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said.   A decision by President Trump to pull the US out of Parisand seek renegotiated terms “fair&rdq...
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Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands Growing Faster Than Other Brands
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Gina Marie-Cheeseman

Unilever launched its Sustainable Living Plan six years ago. The consumer packaged goods giant framed the plan as a blueprint for building business while reducing its environmental footprint and fostering positive social impact.   Since then, Unilever’s Sustainable ...
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Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable, Declares Financial Times
Republished from cleantechnica.com  
By Steve Hanley

With more then 2.2 million readers a day, the Financial Times is the newspaper of record for economists, business leaders, and government policy makers worldwide. Think Progress claims FT, as it is known to its readers, is the “most important business read” and “the most credible ...
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Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force
Republished from nytimes.com  
By CORAL DAVENPORT and ADAM NAGOURNEY

LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month to meet with climate leaders th...
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Climate Change: Time for businesses to bring innovation to meet environmental sustainability norms
Republished from blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com  
By R R Rashmi

Everyone was surprised, at the beginning of the year, by the unabashed love expressed by the new US administration for a growth strategy based on coal, oil and gas. This stumped many who were hoping that the Paris Agreement had closed such routes f...
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Wal-Mart Wants Suppliers to Eliminate a Gigaton of Greenhouse Gases by 2030
Republished from Bloomberg.com  
By Matthew Boyle

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long known for squeezing its suppliers on prices, is now pressuring companies including Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive Co. to help the world’s biggest retailer remove a billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by 2030.   The re...
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Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?
Republished from NYTIMES.com  
By Jon Gertner

Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.   For the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted with special en...
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Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corp.
Republished from triplepundit.com  
By Leon Kaye

Plant-based foods and beverages, as well as organic dairy products, are surging in popularity due to their perceived nutrition, environmental benefits or a combination of both.   Last summer, French multinational food company Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods, which owns brands such as Silk,...
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White House Leaning Toward Exiting Paris Agreement By Next Week, Sources Say
Republished from huffingtonpost.com  
By Alexander C. Kaufman and Kate Sheppard

President Donald Trump may pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change as early as next week, sources with knowledge of the plans told HuffPost on Tuesday.   The historic agreement between 195 countries to cut greenhouse ...
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Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development
Republished from theguardian.com  
By Esuna Dugarova and Nergis Gülasan

We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and inclusive societies, and protect the environment. The new global framework, with 17 sustainable development ...
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Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present
Republished from nytimes.com  
By John Mooallem

A few years ago, a locally famous blogger in San Francisco, known as Burrito Justice, created an exquisitely disorienting map, with help from a cartographer named Brian Stokle, and started selling copies of it online. The map imagined the city in the year 2072, after 60 years of rapid sea-level rise totaling 200 ...
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How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration
Republished from nytimes.com  
By Jessica Benko

Climate change is not equally felt across the globe, and neither are its longer term consequences. This map overlays human turmoil — represented here by United Nations data on nearly 64 million “persons of concern,” whose numbers have tripled since 2005 — with climate turmoil, represented by data f...
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Republicans Break Ranks With Pledge to Fight Climate Change
Republished from finance.yahoo.com  
By Eric Roston

Seventeen conservative Republican members of Congress—10 of them in their first or second terms—are bucking long-time party positions and the new occupant of the White House. They announced on Wednesday that they’re supporting a clear statement about the risks associated with climate ...
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Don’t look now, but reality is winning the climate debate
Republished from thewashingtonpost.com  
By Philip Bump

Many of the estimates of the long-term effects of climate change focus on outcomes that will be obvious by the year 2100. Climate change isn’t weather change, and the slow warming of the Earth is best measured by changes over decades, not days. That’s been inconvenient for those hoping ...
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Paris Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer
Republished from bloomberg.com  
By Jess Shankleman

Efforts to slow climate change won’t just keep the planet habitable. They will also boost the world economy by $19 trillion.   Investments in renewable power and energy efficiency will add about 0.8 percent to global gross domestic product by 2050, the International Renewable Energy Agency, o...
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The enormous risk of being silent on climate change
Republished from linkedin.com  
By Janet Napolitano

The science is indisputable: Our climate is changing, the planet is warming and sea levels are rising. Weather patterns are shifting, at times exacting a punishing toll on communities. More and more, taxpayers are footing the bill for the havoc wreaked by powerful floods, wildfires and storms made worse by cli...
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Businesses ‘vulnerable’ if they fail to confront climate risk
Republished from boardagenda.com  
By Gavin Hinks

Academics insist business leaders need to take the Paris climate change agreement seriously or increase the risks to their business models.   Businesses that fail to understand that policy makers were serious about cuts to carbon usage at the Paris COP 21 meeting in December risk making themse...
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Task Force releases climate risk recommendations
Republished from boardagenda.com  
By Gavin Hinks

Recommendations from the FSB Task Force calls on companies to disclose the effect of climate change on business strategy as well as describing boards’ oversight of climate risk.   The task force charged with defining new corporate disclosures related to climate change has released its recommendation...
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Feel the heat: climate change reporting
Republished from boardagenda.com  
By David Cooke

Campaign group ClientEarth has made formal complaints against two energy companies, claiming they failed to properly address climate risk in their annual reports. David Cooke, a lawyer with ClientEarth, explains why.   Pressure is building on carbon-intensive companies to disclose their climate-related risks to investo...
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Confronting climate change risk
Republished from boardagenda.com  
By Gavin Hinks

Investors are beginning to analyse their portfolios for climate change risk and carbon content as the issues rise up the investment agenda. What are their strategies for confronting the problem?   In September last year Bank of England governor Mark Carney caused a stir with a speech in which he warned of serious risk to inves...
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Chilean Wildfires Offer A Glimpse Of Climate Risks In California And Elsewhere
Republished from Huffingtonpost.com  
By Jeremy Deaton  

Last week, wildfires swept through Chile, fueled by hot, windy weather. The blazes claimed 11 lives, razed 1,500 homes and burned down an area of forest roughly the size of Maui. Flames filled the sky with soot and ash and rendered once-vibrant towns as burnt and...
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A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax
Republished from NYTimes.com  
By John Schwartz

A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change.   The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Henry M. Paulson Jr., a former secretary of the Treasury...
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Bill Gates warns against denying climate change
Republished from USAToday.com  
By Anne-Marcelle Ngabirano

Bill Gates warned against denying climate change and pushed for more innovation in clean energy, during an event Friday at Columbia University in New York.   The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder joined friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett for a q...
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As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream
Republished from NYTIMES.com  
By Mike Ives

HONG KONG — You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets. An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands in the South Pacific is moving forward, with the government of French Polynesia agreeing to consider...
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Trump, in Interview, Moderates Views but Defies Conventions
Republished from NYTIMES.com  
By Michael D. Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday tempered some of his most extreme campaign promises, dropping his vow to jail Hillary Clinton, expressing doubt about the value of torturing terrorism suspects and pledging to have an open mind about climate change. &...
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Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal
Republished from NPR.com  
By Merrit Kennedy

Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S. commitments to combat climate change. They argue it's good for business.   More than 360 companies and investors made their plea in an open letter to ...
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The Fortune 500 Can’t Go Along with a Rollback on Climate Policy
Republished from Harvard Business Review  
By Rebecca M. Henderson

The Paris climate agreement – under which governments from around the world agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — came into force last week, and this week delegates from almost 200 countries are meeting in ...
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We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Climate Change, We Need a Revolution
Republished from NYTimes.com  
By Eric S. Godoy and Aaron Jaffe

This year is on track to become the hottest ever recorded, and a growing number of environmentalists are using a particular type of language in response. Some are calling for a huge “mobilization” to “combat” climate change. In an article in the New Republic ...
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Polar vortex shifting due to climate change, extending winter, study finds
Republished from thewashingtonpost.com  
By Jason Samenow

Global warming could be making winters in eastern North America even longer, according to a new study.   The study finds that, because of sea ice loss in the Arctic, the polar vortex is shifting and temperatures are turning colder during March.   The polar vortex is ...
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Global wine production falls by 5% due to 'climatic events'
Republished from theguardian.com  
By Stephanie Kirschgaessner

Global wine production has fallen by 5% because of “climatic events” causing steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina.   While the amount of wine produced this year should meet estimated consumer demand, the figures from ...
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Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
Republished From Popularmechanics.com  
By Avery Thompson

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect.   The researchers were ...
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Western forest fires doubled by climate change in last 30 years
Republished From Treehugger.com   By Melissa Breyer

A new study says that since 1984, heightened temperatures and aridity have caused fires to spread across twice as much area as they would have otherwise.   Growing up in the foothills of Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Mountains, fires were just part of life. Some days we would wake ...
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L.A.’s Quest to Cut Fossil Fuels
Republished From NYTimes.com   By The Editorial Board

Los Angeles has suffered the worst ozone pollution of any American city for three years running.   Coastal areas of the city could be swallowed by the Pacific by the end of the century as a warming climate causes sea levels to rise. A natural gas leak in northwestern Los Angeles, finally plugged in February, was the most...
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Coffee And Climate Change: In Brazil, A Disaster Is Brewing
Republished From NPR   By Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Coffee lovers, alert! A new report says that the world's coffee supply may be in danger owing to climate change. In the world's biggest coffee-producing nation, Brazil, the effects of warming temperatures are already being felt in some communities.   You can see the effects in places like Naygney Assu's ...
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Trump denies saying climate change was Chinese hoax — and is contradicted by his own Twitter account
Republished From Marketwatch   By Robert Schroeder

Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump at their first debate on Monday night for labeling climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.    Trump denied saying that. But his own Twitter feed contradicts him, with the real-estate magnate tweeting ba...
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TECH INTERNET OF THINGS The World Just Hit This Disturbing Climate Change Metric
Republished From Fortune   By Katie Fehrenbacher

It’s a quiet turning point against the backdrop of U.S. politics.    Earth has seemingly passed a worrisome threshold for the changing climate this week, according to scientists.   The last week in September is often the time of the year when the planet’...
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A New Debate Over Pricing the Risks of Climate Change
Republished From The NY Times   By HIROKO TABUCHI and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

Some companies, including Exxon Mobil, say the economics of climate change are too hard to predict for them to give investors hard numbers about the business impact of global warming.   Federal regulators may disagree and are considering requiring Exxon to do just that for the value...
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Military experts say climate change poses 'significant risk' to security
Republished From The Guardian
By Oliver Milman

A coalition of 25 prominent members of US national security community warn that higher temperatures and rising seas will inundate bases and fuel conflict    The Pentagon ordered its officials in January to start incorporateing climate change into every major consideration, f...
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France Just Banned Plastic Cups and Cutlery
Republished From munchies.vice.com
By DAISY MEAGER

Half the fun of an al fresco lunch is the challenge of steadying a slice of quiche, three sausage rolls, and a squashed crisp sandwich on a precariously balanced plastic plate, all while inexpertly stabbing at a rogue cherry tomato with a disposable spork.

But plastic cutlery and Solo cups of warm Chardonnay co...
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Sweeping plan to use Mojave for solar, wind development wins OK
Republished From SFGATE
By Carolyn Lochhead

At the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California's Mojave Desert, some of the plant's 347,000 garage-door-sized mirrors used to generate power can be seen. California is looking for a reliable way to store green energy for when customers need it. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Photo: Mar...
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Rural America’s New Cash Crop: Renewable Energy
Republished from Takepart.com By John R. Platt

A federal program is bringing solar energy and other green technology to farms and small communities.  A winery with a solar array in rural Oregon. A greenhouse in Montana tapping geothermal energy. A farm in Kansas that deployed an energy-efficient irrigation system. These are just a few of the more than 15,000 small bu...
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Holy Grail of energy policy in sight as battery technology smashes the old order
Republished From The Telegraph
By AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD

The world's next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms of electricity storage is moving so fast that we may never again need to build 20th Century power plants in this country, let alone a nuclear wh...
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Global Warming Will Make It Nearly Impossible to Hold the Summer Olympics
Republished From Gizmodo
By George Dvorsky

Olympic organizers have made climate change a central theme at the current games—and for good reason. A sobering new study shows that by the 2084 Olympics, rising temperatures will make it practically impossible for most cities to host the summer games.   In a new commentary publis...
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Nielsen: Sustainability and company growth 'are not mutually exclusive'
Republished From Waste Dive By Kristin Musulin   "Consumers are doing their homework on companies before they choose to do business with them," said Nielsen Project Development Director Erica Parker at the recent Global Sustainability Summit in New Orleans. Parker and colleague, Elizabeth Kiniorski, presented on the importance of sustainable goods in...
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Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun
Republished From The New York Times
By JUSTIN GILLIS   NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through. Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing beneath t...
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Clean Energy Jobs Are Exploding in America. Why Don’t Mainstream Reporters Know?
Republished From The Guardian
By Jigar Shah

Some journalists are still pushing a false narrative about wind and solar jobs, argues Jigar Shah.   Like many Americans, I am an avid listener to American Public Media’s program Marketplace. The show bills itself as "the most widely heard program on business and the economy...
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Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’
Republished From The New York Times
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, MARK LANDLERand CORAL DAVENPORT

MIDWAY ATOLL — Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean changed the course of World War II. Last week, President Obama flew here to swim with Hawaiian monk seals and draw attenti...
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study
Republished From The Guardian By Adam Vaughan

Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993  Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends...
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This is New York in the not-so-distant future
Republished From New York Magazine
By Andrew Rice

Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition.   Klaus Jacob, a German professor affiliated with Columbia’s University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is a geophysicist by pro...
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California Just Took a Huge Step in the Fight Against Climate Change
Republished From Mother Jones
By KANYAKRIT VONGKIATKAJORN

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill calling for a massive reduction in carbon pollution. California governor Jerry Brown signed historic legislation Thursday, establishing one of the most ambitious carbon reduction goals in the world. The bill, SB 32, has enormous implications for the state's...
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Why We Need a Carbon Tax, and Why it Won’t Be Enough
Republished From Yale Environment 360
By Bill McKibben

It feels as if we may be getting close, or at least closer, as a nation to putting some kind of price on global warming pollution.

Bernie Sanders campaigned all year on a straight-up carbon tax, and though Hillary Clinton hasn’t signed on to that, her team on the Democratic Party platform commit...
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New York City is Sinking, and No One Knows What to Do
Republished From TriplePundit
By Leon Kaye

New York City was proactive on tackling climate change risks long before Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the boroughs in autumn 2012. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his successor, Bill De Blasio, have shown leadership on climate change resilience that inspired other cities to launch similar lon...
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