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Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax | Dana Nuccitelli

Dana Nuccitelli: Nearly everyone other than science-denying Republican Party leaders understands the importance of a carbon pollution tax
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First Step Toward Atlantic Drilling Could Decimate Key Species In Ocean Food Chain

One of the first steps toward offshore drilling development in the Atlantic Ocean could decimate a key species in the marine food chain, a new study finds.
Seismic surveying, the process of blasting airguns underwater to locate oil and gas deposits, could have devastating effects on zooplankton, a food source relied upon by many marine animals, […]

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Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A meteorological research group gave Energy Secretary Rick Perry a free lesson about the well-established scientific findings on climate change, just two days after the Trump Cabinet member denied that carbon dioxide is driving the global crisis.
In a Wednesday letter to Perry, Keith L. Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society, said […]

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Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

As the first day of summer rolls in, states such as Arizona face temperatures of up to 120F that are causing trouble for transport, the power grid and workers
Source: Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

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Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution
Source: Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

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Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions

Oil giants call for ‘consensus climate solution’ and support proposal devised by rightwing Climate Leadership Council
Source: Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions

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‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Source: ‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

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Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.
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Why Trump’s Evangelical Base Won’t Much Care If We Leave The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a move that is unlikely to ruffle his evangelical base.
Under the terms of the deal, the U.S. cannot officially withdraw until November 2019. But in signaling an exit from the deal, Trump would make good on one of his major […]

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

WASHINGTON — If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isn’t climate change (he doesn’t think that’s real, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or brain-damaging pesticides. It’s that Barack Obama didn’t clean up the more than 1,300 most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country.

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Thousands Fought Against The Dakota Access Pipeline. Now It’s Set To Flow Oil.

In December, as authorities armed themselves with water cannons and rubber bullets, thousands of protestors camped near the site of a proposed oil conduit celebrated a historic victory: Federal authorities had halted construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pulled the plug on the $3.8 billion project following an extended campaign […]

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With Gift and in Conversation, Vatican Presses Trump on Climate Change

“They were encouraging continued participation,” Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson told reporters about the message from the Vatican. “We had a good exchange on the difficulty of balancing addressing climate change, and insuring that you still have a thriving economy and you can still offer people jobs so they can feed their families.”
Pope Francis […]

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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Top Trump Economic Adviser: Coal Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore

Donald Trump spent months promising miners that he’d make the ailing coal mining industry great again during his election campaign. But it seems one of the president’s top economic aides has other ideas.

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Donald Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week

The White House will decide next week on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, the historic climate 2015 pact President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw from during his campaign last year.

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Photo Essay: A New Pipeline Encroaches on Florida’s Fragile Everglades

Florida’s Sabal Trail pipeline nears completion as the Trump administration threatens to eliminate Everglades restoration and water protection programs.
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Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution | Dana Nuccitelli

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change. The Yale team created a tool with which the results can […]

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Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions – BBC News

A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.
Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.
The drop was partially offset by […]

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U.K. Oil Boss Torches Trump’s Clean Energy Plan

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”… Asked whether Trump had cast doubt the need for a global transition to green energy, Sinead Lynch, country chair of Shell in Britain, told The Huffington Post UK: “It’s disappointing. Obviously what we really want is a […]

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Thousands Of Spills At US Oil And Gas Fracking Sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists… They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states… The biggest problems were reported in oil-rich North Dakota where 67% of the spills were […]

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