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Drought Returns to Texas Just Months After Hurricane Harvey Floods State

Inside Climate News - January 24, 2018 - 9:36am
Texas Tribune

Five months after Hurricane Harvey deluged Texas with its wettest month in history and caused historic flooding, more than 40 percent of the state is now in a drought. The region hasn't had any measurable rainfall in more than 100 days, and the dry spell is expected to worsen.

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Washington State Panel OKs Low Carbon Fuels Standard

Inside Climate News - January 24, 2018 - 9:34am
Associated Press

A Washington state House committee has approved a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and other transportation fuels, much like clean fuel programs in California and Oregon.

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Scientists Sue EPA Over Its Policy on Advisory Boards

Inside Climate News - January 24, 2018 - 9:32am
The Hill

The Union of Concerned Scientists has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over  the EPA's policy to block scientists who receive EPA grants from serving on the agency's advisory boards. The suit alleges the policy violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act, is designed to make it easier to roll back regulations, and "is an attack on science itself."

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Get Ready for “Head Spinning” Offshore Wind Prices

Climate Crocks - January 24, 2018 - 9:26am
Forget about oil drilling. Not happening. Ironically, some of the technologies developed for offshore drilling have made ocean based wind turbines more competitive. US East Coast is suddenly a hotbed of offshore wind activity. Utility Dive: Until now, the U.S. offshore wind industry has been slow to develop. There is only one operational project, with […]
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Will a Spray Tan Affect Climate? Jersey Shore’s Vinny is a Climate Nerd

Climate Crocks - January 24, 2018 - 9:24am
Jersey Shore veteran noticed that the Jersey Shore is disappearing. Vinny’s intuition is correct. Scientists explain why in videos below.
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Can We Get this Ad on Fox & Friends?

Climate Crocks - January 24, 2018 - 9:19am
Public Citizen is raising money to put this ad on Fox & Friends on the morning of the State of the Union next week. If interested in helping, go here.
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Seeing Reds? This Might be the Film we Need right Now

Climate Crocks - January 24, 2018 - 9:18am
Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev. What’s not to like?
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Bigger, Faster Avalanches,Triggered by Climate Change

Inside Climate News - January 24, 2018 - 8:54am
The New York Times

Climate change was the culprit behind two major glacial collapses that caused massive avalanches in Tibet in 2016, a new study suggests. As glaciers around the world retreat from warming temperatures, and as more rainfall saturates the ground beneath them, scientists warn these rare collapses could happen more frequently.

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Shrinking Mountain Glaciers Are Affecting People Downstream

Inside Climate News - January 24, 2018 - 8:44am
ClimateWire

In a new study of 56 glacier drainage basins around the world, about half were shown to have already reached a critical tipping point, in which he amount of freshwater that runs off mountain glaciers each year begins to decline, threatening the availability of drinking water in nearby communities.

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