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U.S. Army Denies Pipeline Easement in Win for Protesters

Inside Climate News - December 5, 2016 - 10:27am
Bismarck Tribune

Following months of protests by pipeline opponents, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it would not approve an easement needed to build a segment of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a section of the Missouri River, the Bismarck Tribune reports.

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Australia Is Blowing Its Carbon Budget, Projections Reveal

Inside Climate News - December 5, 2016 - 9:37am
Guardian

According to detailed projections made by the consultants NDEVR Environmental, Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are rising despite global reduction efforts, the Guardian reports.

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Trump Brings Koch Network's Anti-Green-Energy Stance From the Fringe to the Center of Power

Inside Climate News - December 5, 2016 - 9:13am
Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team will be spearheaded by Thomas Pyle, a former Koch Industries lobbyist who has led a coordinated national assault on renewable power, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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China Sets 2020 Target for Clean Air in Big Cities

Inside Climate News - December 5, 2016 - 8:46am
Reuters

Chinese officials announced on Monday that the country aims to provide clean air in its largest cities for more than 9 months each year by 2020, Reuters reports.

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Action on Climate Continues – Local, Vocal, and Not Backing Down

Climate Crocks - December 4, 2016 - 6:02am
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: As the incoming Trump administration promises a retreat on the issue of global warming, executives of major corporations gathered in Fort Lauderdale this week to discuss how businesses could reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases. The Companies vs. Climate Change conference at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 attracted representatives from Citigroup, Ingersoll Rand, […]
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Scientist and Poet

Climate Crocks - December 4, 2016 - 5:47am
Above, Carl Sagan, Scientist as poet. Below, Walt Whitman, poet and lover of science. I swear the earth shall surely be complete to him or her who shall be complete, The earth remains jagged and broken only to him or her who remains jagged and broken. I swear there is no greatness or power that […]
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Trailer: “Boss Baby”

Climate Crocks - December 3, 2016 - 1:03pm
Now reclassified from “Kids/Humor” to “Dystopian/Horror”. Did Alec Baldwin work on his SNL chops here?Filed under: Crock of the Week
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The Weekend Wonk: “Science” Committee Reduced to Tweeting Denial Nonsense

Climate Crocks - December 3, 2016 - 9:40am
Climate deniers are in a bit of a bind. They’ve been riding the bogus “global warming stopped” meme for a decade and a half, as the video above explains. Problem is, with the recent huge El Nino event, global temperatures have taken another “stair step” upwards – resulting in 3 record setting years in a […]
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Mayors Set a Tight Deadline to Initiate Climate Action

Inside Climate News - December 2, 2016 - 10:56am
The Atlantic Citylab

A coalition of more than 80 cities has pledged to take urgent action on climate change by 2020 in a new report, CityLab reports.

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Four Major Cities Move to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

Inside Climate News - December 2, 2016 - 10:50am
BBC News

The mayors of Athens, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris say they will implement a ban on all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade in a move to improve air quality, BBC News reports.

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Global Warming Research in Danger as Trump Appoints Climate Skeptic to NASA Team

Inside Climate News - December 2, 2016 - 10:40am
The Intercept

Donald Trump's first NASA transition team pick is climate skeptic Christopher Shank, The Intercept reports. Shank is a former staffer for Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican with a history of questioning climate science.

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Utah Counties Sue Over Obama's Coal Moratorium

Inside Climate News - December 2, 2016 - 10:20am
The Hill

Two Utah counties recently filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management over its moratorium on new coal mine leases on federal land, The Hill reports.

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Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Climate Change, Chemicals and Sediment

Inside Climate News - December 2, 2016 - 10:19am
New York Times

A new Australian government report to UNESCO may severely understate the cost of not putting the Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, the New York Times reports.

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Warmth Records Set as Hottest Year Comes to Close

Climate Crocks - December 2, 2016 - 10:07am
Weather.com: Among the cities setting records, Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis and even Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, crushed their previous fall records from 1931 – a Dust Bowl year. Salt Lake City set a record warm fall for the second year in a row. The top three warmest falls in that city have now occurred in the […]
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“Science” Committee Goes Full Climate Denial/White Supremacist – Tweeting Breitbart

Climate Crocks - December 2, 2016 - 9:30am
Above, if you have not seen this video on the workings of Rep. Lamar Smith’s House “Science” Committee, by all means do so now, and share with anyone that cares about the future. Then consider a donation to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. You can tell if you are doing good work by the […]
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The World is Getting Warmer. So What?

Climate Crocks - December 1, 2016 - 1:24pm
Part of Katharine Hayhoe’s “Global Weirding” series.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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For New GOP: Ignorance Trumps Science

Climate Crocks - December 1, 2016 - 10:11am
Can Witch Burning be far behind? Slate: As president-elect Donald Trump carries on with his transition to the White House, our country waits to see which parts of his campaign rhetoric were the swirly-twirly ideas of a callow populist, and which parts were substantial and considered enough to evolve into actual policy. Among the big ideas […]
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EPA's Late Changes to Fracking Study Downplayed Risk of Polluted Drinking Water

Inside Climate News - December 1, 2016 - 8:51am
APM Reports and Marketplace

Top officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year made critical last-minute changes to a highly anticipated study of hydraulic fracturing's effect on the nation's drinking water, according to an investigation by APM Reports and Marketplace.

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Trailer: Is the Future Incorporated?

Climate Crocks - November 30, 2016 - 9:55pm
FastCoCreate: WHY WE CARE: Incorporated is a smart, psychological thriller set in the year 2074 where competing multinational corporations have unlimited power and unilateral control over employee lives. The story centers on Ben Larson (Teale), an ambitious executive who conceals his true identity to survive as a company man until a turn of events forces him to […]
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An Open Mind: Trumping the Times

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2016 - 9:37pm
The question is not, does Donald Trump feel shame. We know he never has. The question is, are the journalists who have covered this campaign capable of feeling it? Todd Gitlin at Bill Moyers.com: We have plunged into an emergency, and one reason is that journalists who are supposed to supply a picture of the […]
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