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After years of infighting, the Democrats may finally have found an environmental consensus in the Green New Deal. ROBINSON MEYER for The Atlantic   On Monday, speaking at a town hall led by Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez framed her chosen climate policy—the Green New Deal—through the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Author: Emily Holden for the Guardian Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have introduced a vision for the Green New Deal. One Republican called it a “socialist manifesto”. Many environmental advocacy groups have hailed it,...

From: https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-and-melinda-gates-unveil-big-plan-for-the-environment?via=ios Author: Molly C. Enking In their annual letter, Gates and his wife Melinda hone in on what he says are the “five grand challenges” to combating climate change and global warming: agriculture, buildings, electricity, manufacturing, and transportation. Bill Gates wrote that Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion fund...

Corporate America Is Getting Ready to Monetize Climate Change By Christopher Flavelle for Bloomberg January 22, 2019 Storms, floods, drought and heat waves worry largest companies Merck, Apple, Home Depot also see new revenue opportunities Bank of America Corp. worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages. The Walt Disney...

It’s been quite the year for companies–from Apple to UPS to Ikea–trying to lighten their environmental footprints.   BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI for Fast Company In times of political inaction at the national level in the U.S., people anxious for positive news have been looking to businesses and the corporate...

New York City Just Unveiled A Historic Bill To Cut Its Biggest Source Of Climate Pollution This legislation would set a new standard for big cities looking to cut emissions from large buildings. By Alexander C. Kaufman for the New York Times A top New York City lawmaker...

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters By John Schwartz for The New York Times Nov. 19, 2018 Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some...

Sourced from The Washington Post “There’s not a state unaffected by this.” By Michael E. Mann Michael E. Mann is director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and co-author with Tom Toles of “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our...