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‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales

“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Bobby Yip
via ‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales | HuffPost.

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Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change

“We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | HuffPost.

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Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms

“Government agrees to phase out industry that produces about one million pelts a year as it seeks coalition deal.”
Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA
via Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms | World news | The Guardian.

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Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

“The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020.”
Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters
via Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022 | Environment | The Guardian.

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California’s last nuclear plant to close after unanimous vote by regulators

California’s last nuclear power plant — Diablo Canyon, whose contentious birth helped shape the modern environmental movement — will close in 2025, state utility regulators decided Thursday.
Photograph: Lance Iversen, SFC
via California’s last nuclear plant to close after unanimous vote by regulators – San Francisco Chronicle.

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New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies

“Mayor Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient.’”
Photograph: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images
via New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies | US news | The Guardian.

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China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
via China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says | Environment | The Guardian.

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Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan

The Interior secretary’s move was immediately slammed as a political favor for Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
via Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan | HuffPost.

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Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa).
Photograph: Karl Spencer
Source: The BBC

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution.
Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian
via Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations | Environment | The Guardian.

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On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

Somebody cut the cake – new documents reveal that American oil writ large was warned of global warming at its 100th birthday party.
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via On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming | Environment | The Guardian.

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$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge

Colossal funding in manufacturing plants by fossil fuel companies will increase plastic production by 40%, risking permanent pollution of the earth.
Photograph: Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft Images
via $180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge | Environment | The Guardian.

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Trump drops climate change from US national security strategy

President outlined new approach in unprecedented White House speech
Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian

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Sister act: how a Philadelphia nun faced up to Wall Street

Sister Nora Nash regularly meets with CEOs of big banks, arms makers, and tobacco giants, using her order’s position as a shareholder to fight for change.
Photograph: Mark Makela for the Guardian
via Sister act: how a Philadelphia nun faced up to Wall Street | US news | The Guardian.

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Bernie Sanders: Trump tax cuts a barely disguised reward for billionaire donors

The Vermont senator tells the Guardian why the tax bill – which could become law next week – is the result of 40 years’ scheming by the Kochs and others.
Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images
via Bernie Sanders: Trump tax cuts a barely disguised reward for billionaire donors | US news | The Guardian.

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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation

via A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America | Society | The […]

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Energy Burden – WUFT News

Energy comes at a much greater cost for Gainesville’s poor, from the portion of income spent on utilities to the days without power after Hurricane Irma. A special report on why the poor pay more, and what we can do.​
Photo by Drea Cornejo.
via Energy Burden – WUFT News.

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Inequality is not inevitable – but the US ‘experiment’ is a recipe for divergence

At the launch of their World Inequality Report, Thomas Piketty and colleagues explain the past, present and future trends of inequality around the world.
Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters
via Inequality is not inevitable – but the US ‘experiment’ is a recipe for divergence | Inequality | The Guardian.

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‘No shame’: how the Trump administration granted big oil’s wishlist

The EPA has fulfilled almost all major demands made by the American Petroleum Institute within its first year under Trump.
Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
via ‘No shame’: how the Trump administration granted big oil’s wishlist | Business | The Guardian.

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Guatemalan women take on Canada’s mining giants over ‘horrific human rights abuses’

“A group of indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ women has launched a precedent-setting legal challenge that could cast a chill over Canada’s vast mining interests.”
Photograph: Alexandra Pedersen
Source: The Guardian

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