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The wall of Republican climate denial is starting to crack; who will be the Neo that accelerates the process?
Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt wants to hold televised ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ climate science ‘debates.’ The idea is that a ‘Red Team’ of scientists will challenge the mainstream findings of ‘Blue Team’ scientists
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2017-07-19 05:00:17
Thirty-five councils pledge to switch renewable energy, maximise public transport use and develop more climate-resilient communitiesLocal councils across Australia are taking climate action into their own hands as climate policy paralysis plagues the federal government. Thirty-five have pledged to switch to renewable energy, build sustainable transport, and develop greener, efficient and more climate-resilient communities
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2017-07-18 19:59:44
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's legislature passed a package of bills that extends the state's signature plan to address climate change by a decade, sending Governor Jerry Brown a cap-and-trade plan that uses market forces to cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
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2017-07-18 05:31:43
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Like Ian the Climate Denialist Potato, Craig Kelly, MP, has a history of saying stupid things about the environment. Who made these statements?Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading
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2017-07-14 02:35:46
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Royal Academy of Engineering report backs increased use of biofuels but warns that some have been as polluting as fossil fuelsBiofuel use needs to increase to help fight climate change as liquid fuels will be needed by aircraft and ships for many decades to come, finds a new report requested by the UK government
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2017-07-13 18:01:07
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Federal minister attracts ridicule after he says state should ‘concentrate on saving jobs today’ instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050The federal resources minister, Matthew Canavan, has attracted a slew of criticism after attacking the Queensland government for trying to “save the planet in 2050”
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2017-07-12 19:16:03
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Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax
Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contributionThe Australian electricity grid’s most recently announced extremity is a gargantuan battery system in South Australia, designed to bolster grid security
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2017-07-11 21:10:33
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said.
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2017-07-11 19:28:09
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(Reuters) - Colorado's governor signed an executive order on Tuesday making his state the latest to join a "climate alliance" of U.S. states and governors seeking to meet the goals of the Paris accord after President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the pact.
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2017-07-11 18:13:24
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PARIS (Reuters) - France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday.
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2017-07-10 10:38:17
Saturday, July 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian lender Desjardins is considering no longer funding energy pipelines, a spokesman said on Saturday, citing concerns about the impact such projects may have on the environment.
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2017-07-08 20:08:48
Friday, July 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's top economies meet to forge a consensus on trade and climate change on Saturday after setting their staff to work through the night to find agreements that eluded them on the first day of their summit.
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2017-07-07 17:54:10
Thursday, July 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' new environment minister has lifted a restriction on issuing environmental permits to projects, including mine exploration and development, reversing a previous order by his controversial predecessor dismissed in May.
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2017-07-06 04:52:02
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will soon begin a review that will question the veracity of the climate change science used by President Barack Obama's administration as the basis for environmental regulations.
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2017-07-05 08:21:26
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Soft loans, subsidies and World Bank funding mean nations are ‘talking out of both sides of their mouths’ on climate, says report The G20 nations provide four times more public financing to fossil fuels than to renewable energy, a report has revealed ahead of their summit in Hamburg, where Angela Merkel has said climate change will be at the heart of the agenda
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2017-07-04 23:01:04