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How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts — instead of watching epic atmospheric river rainfall drain into the Pacific

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 17:00

California has seen so much rain over the past few weeks that farm fields are inundated and normally dry creeks and drainage ditches have become torrents of water racing toward the ocean. Yet, most of the state remains in severe drought. Andrew Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz The Conversation The L.A. River was wild […]

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Cory Doctorow – The antitrust Twilight Zone that’s feeding the monopoly explosion

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 12:00

Funeral homes were once dominated by local, family owned businesses. Today, odds are, your neighborhood funeral home is owned by Service Corporation International, which has bought hundreds of funeral homes (keeping the proprietor’s name over the door), jacking up prices and reaping vast profits. By Cory Doctorow Pluralistic Funeral homes are now one of America’s […]

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Youth climate action vs doomer apathy – “The public doesn’t believe in its own political power enough or use it”

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:00

Global warming has increased the number of extreme weather events around the world by 400% since the 1980s. Countries know how to stop the damage from worsening: stop burning fossil fuels and shift to renewable energy, electrify transportation and industry, and reduce the carbon intensity of agriculture. By Adam Aron, University of California, San Diego […]

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EcoRight climate news for the week of January 6, 2022

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 13:00

Happy New Year! I hope that this start to 2023 finds you feeling energized for the year ahead. There is much work to do, but in our typical style, we hope to make it fun and fulfilling as well. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: Here’s what’s to expect from Congress on […]

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Climate Chaos – Record-shattering heat dome bakes Europe IN JANUARY

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:03

As Europe closed the books on its warmest year ever recorded, an exceptionally potent winter heat dome descended on much of the continent over the holiday weekend, with thousands of daily and monthly high-temperature records shattered from Spain to Russia. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams “The intensity and extent of warmth in Europe right now […]

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Could climate change put NYC under water? Denier Koonin forgot it’s happened already!

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 23:00

We all know that person who did something mildly interesting once and then never shuts up about it for the rest of their life: the semester-abroad student who came home with a cheesy forced accent they refuse to drop, the former athlete who still wears their letter jacket well into middle age, or the once-viral […]

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Golden State Salmon Association calls on Feds to make 2023 a year of protecting salmon populations

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 09:00

As the year 2022 drew to a close, a petition written by the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA) and signed by 1500 Californians called on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) heads to step in to protect Central Valley salmon populations. By Dan Bacher The petition was sent to […]

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Elections have consequences – Lula names Amazon Defenders as Brazilian Ministers

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 05:50

Environmentalists and rights advocates around the world are celebrating Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s selection of Marina Silva and Sônia Guajajara to serve as the nation’s environment and Indigenous ministers, respectively. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Lula, who was sworn in Sunday after defeating right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro in an October runoff, confirmed the appointments […]

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ESG – GOP loves Free Market Solutions (except for fossil fuels!)

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 05:13

Is the purpose of climate policy to reduce the carbon emissions warming the climate and causing billions of dollars in damages? Or is it to bolster the electoral prospects of the GOP? If you answered the former, congratulations, you’re not a rube. If you answered the latter, you must be a Republican. By Climate Denier Roundup […]

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ESG – Texas leads attack on asset managers who act responsibly on climate

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 04:00

Executives from two of the world’s biggest asset managers – BlackRock and State Street – as well as proxy advisory firm ISS appeared last month before a state senate committee in Marshall, Texas, to testify on their position on climate in the face of Republican backlash against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies. By Ginny […]

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Five options for restoring nature after the COP15 UN biodiversity agreement

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 17:00

To slow and reverse the fastest loss of Earth’s living things since the dinosaurs, almost 200 countries have signed an agreement in Montreal, Canada, promising to live in harmony with nature by 2050. The Kunming-Montreal agreement is not legally binding but it will require signatories to report their progress towards meeting targets such as the […]

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US wind and solar likely to outpace coal and nuclear power in 2023

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 07:54

A new analysis of federal data shows that wind and solar alone could generate more electricity in the United States than nuclear and coal over the coming year, critical progress toward reducing the country’s reliance on dirty energy. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams The SUN DAY Campaign, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable energy development, highlighted […]

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Groups Call on U.S. Treasury to Measure Climate Crisis’ Impact on Insurance

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 07:40

More than 75 advocacy and environmental groups are calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to begin collecting consistent, comparable, and granular data to evaluate how climate change is harming insurance consumers. By Public Citizen “The insurance industry has spent decades fueling the climate crisis through investments and underwriting,” said Carly Fabian, policy advocate with Public Citizen’s […]

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Nuclear fusion may still be decades away, but the latest breakthrough could speed up its development

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 17:00

Nuclear fusion holds huge promise as a source of clean, abundant energy that could power the world. Now, fusion researchers at a national laboratory in the US have achieved something physicists have been working towards for decades, a process known as “ignition”. This step involves getting more energy out from fusion reactions than is put in […]

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Big oil wants to drill on public lands. It should also pay to clean up the mess

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 09:00

A trio of advocacy groups on Thursday urged the U.S. Interior Department to do more to fix the nation’s “broken oil and gas leasing system.” Hundreds of progressive organizations, including Public Citizen, have called on President Joe Biden’s administration to halt fossil fuel extraction on public lands and waters. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams But Public Citizen, Project […]

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The diversity report card for environmental organizations doesn’t track gender

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 06:00

A new report that details diversity in environmental organizations found a 3.5 percent increase in staff of color among 68 participating NGOs this year, with a total of 36.5 percent of staff identifying as being a person of color. It also found that representation decreases in more senior levels, with Black, Latinx and Asian-American employees […]

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Even after USPS EV Progress, advocates say DeJoy should still be fired

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 04:00

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s widely praised announcement last week that the Postal Service will buy tens of thousands of electric vehicles in the coming years to help replace its aging delivery fleet should not be enough to save the scandal-plagued USPS chief’s job, advocates said, pointing to his refusal to support a more ambitious electrification plan and […]

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Biodiversity treaty: UN deal fails to address the root causes of nature’s destruction

Mon, 12/26/2022 - 14:04

A major biodiversity conference, recently concluded in Montreal, Canada, was billed as the event that will decide the “fate of the entire living world”. All well then that the meeting closed with what has been hailed as a “historic” breakthrough: a deal to protect 30% of all land and water on Earth by 2030. Bram […]

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Merry Christmas from Idaho, where the GOP doesn’t care about a livable world for the fetuses they want to protect

Mon, 12/26/2022 - 08:06

Are Republicans finally “thinking about what kind of world, what kind of Earth they’re leaving for their children, for their grandchildren, and where their responsibility lies,” as professional GOP greenwasher Heather Reams recently told the Washington Examiner? Or are they just pretending to care because, as Reams says, “if any candidate is serious about winning” the Presidential race […]

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Cori Bush unveils ‘Visionary’ bills to fund climate-friendly light rail, bus systems

Mon, 12/26/2022 - 05:00

Progressive Rep. Cori Bush has introduced a pair of bills aimed at revamping the United States’ chronically underfunded transportation infrastructure and ensuring the nation’s public transit systems are efficient, accessible, and climate-friendly. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “For too long, we have let rail and bus services, which are fundamental infrastructure for essential workers and […]

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