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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death

The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late.
Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Source: The Guardian

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Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did

An energy firm’s lobbying team was led by Trump’s incoming EPA deputy secretary.
via Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did | HuffPost.

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‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears.’
via ‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say | Environment | The Guardian.

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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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The complex web behind the siting of power plants

Politics, vested interests, historical dependencies and even mythology can trump the most logical and efficient power-grid plan.
Credit: Sébastien Thibault
Source: Nature

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‘Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places.
Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian
 

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Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

Big businesses appear at Miami summit to show progress on sustainability
Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Source: The Guardian

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‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope
Photograph: Dave Harp
Source: The Bay Journal

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Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market
Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA
Source: The Guardian

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
Photograph: Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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“24 Hours of Climate Reality” Gainesville Watch Party

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th , for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality, a 24-hour event focusing on the climate crisis  and its solutions hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore.

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How recycled roofs are transforming homes in slums

“An engineering graduate who had returned to his home town, Mr. Ganatra decided that there must be a better way to construct roofs. A sustainable and cost effective way, that would allow residents to be comfortable in their homes.”
Source: BBC News

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How your electric car could be ‘a virtual power station’

If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from?
Source: BBC

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves : The Salt : NPR

“A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big changes. That’s what happened in southern Colorado, where farmers have tried a bold experiment: They’re taxing themselves to boost conservation….”
Source: NPR

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Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system
via Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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ANWR Drilling May Be Allowed In Senate Tax Bill

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
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Source: NPR 

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

Report shows around £15bn of assets worldwide have been shifted away from coal companies in the past two years as concern over climate risk rises.

Source: The Guardian

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