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Children of Men: Will Climate Change Sterilize Males?

Climate Crocks - November 15, 2018 - 10:06am
Movie got it wrong. It’s not women going infertile, it’s males that could be sterilized. Washington Post: Heat doesn’t just kill. It is also diminishes the vitality of sperm, curtailing the capacity to reproduce, as scientists have documented. “Heatwaves reduce male fertility and sperm competitiveness, and successive heatwaves almost sterilise males,” wrote the authors of […]
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Natural Climate Solutions Could Cancel Out a Fifth of U.S. Emissions, Study Finds

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:51am
InsideClimate News

If widely implemented, "natural climate solutions"—low-tech changes to farm and land management—could have the same impact as "if every car and truck in the country stopped polluting the climate," the lead author of a new report says.

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Crab Industry Latest to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change Damage

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:48am
InsideClimate News

Crab fishing on the West Coast has become so threatened by warming oceans that a coalition of commercial fishers is now suing to hold 30 fossil fuel companies accountable for losses caused by climate change. The lawsuit pits fishing industry interests against the biggest oil giants, including Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP.

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A Green New Deal: Is This the Only Climate Plan that Makes Sense?

Climate Crocks - November 15, 2018 - 9:44am
Quartz: “We need more environmental hardliners in Congress,” she told In These Times magazine earlier this week. “We need a Marshall Plan for renewable energy in the United States. The idea that the Democratic Party needs to be moderate is what’s holding us back on this.” Ocasio-Cortez wants to make the US run 100% on […]
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Hilcorp's Bid to Drill for Oil in Arctic Hits Snag: A Lack of Sea Ice

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:42am
The Guardian

A lack of Arctic sea ice as the planet warms is delaying plans to build the first oil and gas drilling operation in federal waters off Alaska. Hilcorp Energy needs stable ice to build its drilling platform and will now have to extend its construction timetable by at least a year.

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Residents Plead with Trump Administration to Keep Methane Rules

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:40am
Associated Press

At the EPA's sole public hearing for proposed methane regulation rollbacks, people who live near oil and gas wells urged against the deregulation. The Trump administration wants to reduce the frequency of inspections for methane leaks and give energy companies more time to repair detected leaks.

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Report Details the Cost of Recycling Coal Ash in Virginia

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:38am
Associated Press

It will cost billions of dollars to recycle Virginia's toxic coal ash or move it to lined landfills, Dominion Energy says. Environmental groups say it would be money well spent, fearing potential leaks, especially in the face of extreme weather like hurricanes.

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Katharine Hayhoe on Fossil Fuels

Climate Crocks - November 15, 2018 - 9:37am
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Louisiana Landowners Sue Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Trespassing and Damage

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:36am
The Guardian

In the latest Bayou Bridge Pipeline legal battle, several Louisiana landowners have filed a lawsuit alleging the company building the pipeline did not obtain legal authority before starting construction on their property.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Set Hearings on Natural Gas Disaster

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:14am
NBC10 Boston

Lawmakers in Massachusetts will hold multiple hearings after a failing natural gas pipeline caused dozens of explosions in September. Legislators intend to dive into the specific incident as well as the safety of the natural gas industry at large.

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Your Children’s Yellowstone will be Drastically Different

Inside Climate News - November 15, 2018 - 9:05am
The New York Times

Researchers say Yellowstone National Park will see a massive transformation over the next few decades due to the effects of climate change. Big changes to weather and plant life will affect the unique animal wildlife that roams the nation's first national park.

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NASA: Massive Impact Crater under Greenland Ice

Climate Crocks - November 14, 2018 - 3:32pm
NASA: An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly […]
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California's Drier Autumns Are Fueling Deadly Wildfires

Inside Climate News - November 14, 2018 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

California is starting to see a trend toward drier autumns, and it's contributing to wildfires like we're seeing this year. In a Q&A, California climate scientist Daniel Swain breaks down the influences on the state's devastating blazes and what the future could bring.

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G20 Nations Still Led by Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Report Finds

Inside Climate News - November 14, 2018 - 9:48am
The Guardian

With the Paris Agreement, countries said they want to change, but will they? Among the G20 nations, 15 reported a rise in emissions last year, international organization Climate Transparency notes in a new report. The report found 82% of energy in these countries is still being provided by coal, oil and gas.

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Camp Nightmare: Where Climate Denial gets a Merit Badge

Climate Crocks - November 14, 2018 - 8:46am
“Christian” camp for budding science deniers.  “Lord” Monckton gets my vote for Creepiest Counselor ever. This is child abuse. One corrective is the twitter hash tag #exvangelicals, which documents the horrific memories of those who have escaped the spiritual gulag of fundamentalism. Instead of going to church this morning, why not expose some of the […]
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10 Years Ago, EV Projection was on the Money

Climate Crocks - November 14, 2018 - 7:59am
Researching a new piece on energy storage, and came across this 10 year old video from Vermont Public Broadcasting. Very much on the money describing the roll out of EVs that we see today, and the potential for grid storage in EV batteries. The vid above is a preview for a longer program, which I […]
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PBS NewsHour: The Science Behind Megafires

Climate Crocks - November 14, 2018 - 7:45am
Description: As three major fires blaze in California, we consider some of their causes, both human and meteorological. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has been filming a NOVA documentary on megafires and witnessed the Camp Fire not long after it began. He joins William Brangham to describe that stunning experience, along with the broader scientific context […]
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As Wildfires Rage, Scientist Says California’s Climate Change Warnings Are Still Too Conservative

Inside Climate News - November 13, 2018 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

As firefighters in California battle to contain the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, a climate scientist says the reality on the ground is surpassing what a government report projected just months ago in assessing the links between climate change and an increasing frequency and severity of wildfires in the state.

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