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Cause of Keystone Pipeline Spill Worries South Dakota Officials as Oil Flow Resumes

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:53am
InsideClimate News

Federal regulators say damage during construction of the 7-year-old Keystone Pipeline may have led to its 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota. State regulators are concerned that could mean other parts of the pipeline are at risk, too, and could potentially contaminate the state's groundwater.

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In Alaska’s Thawing Permafrost, Humanity’s ‘Library Is on Fire’

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:52am
InsideClimate News

Archaeologists are racing to preserve Alaska's history as rising temperatures in the Arctic destroy ancient artifacts that had long been preserved in the frozen ground. With less sea ice and increasing erosion, native hunters are also facing changes to a way of life.

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Environmental Groups Want Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Lawsuit Dismissed

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:51am
Associated Press

Greenpeace, which is being sued by Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners, has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that its opposition to the pipeline is protected by free speech. Read more from ICN about the legal tactic companies are using to sue environmental groups.

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Italian Oil Company Passes Last Hurdle to Start Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

The Trump administration has given the Italian oil company Eni the first permit to drill in federal waters of the U.S. Arctic since Shell's failed drilling attempt. U.S.-based Hilcorp also wants to drill offshore in the Arctic, and Congress is considering opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

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Heat Wave Reaches Greenland, Bringing Threat of Rain

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:48am
ThinkProgress

Temperatures in Greenland soared to 54 degrees above normal in recent days, pushing temperatures above freezing during a major heat wave for the island. Rain has been in the forecast, which could cause melting of an ice sheet NASA says is far more unstable than previously thought.

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Lease for Navajo Generating Station Gets Final Approval

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:46am
Associated Press

The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, the West's largest coal-fired power plant, will stay open until 2019 after receiving approval from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the plant's former owner.

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Sea Level Rise Will Imperil Humanity’s Future and Its Past

Inside Climate News - November 30, 2017 - 9:36am
Wired

A meter of sea level rise would inundate thousands of archaeological sites in the southeastern U.S., from Native American settlements to early European colonies, according to a new study. Researchers say Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas could lose over 13,000 sites.

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Not a Bug, A Feature. Tax Bill Meant to Kill Higher Education in America

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2017 - 10:55pm
Economics 101 tells us that if you tax something, you tend to discourage it. Hence, taxes on things like tobacco, liquor, etc. Climate change, and the necessary transition to a zero carbon economy, represent the greatest challenge to civilization at the moment. A Carbon tax, for instance,  would be an elegant and laser-focused signal to […]
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On Climate Risks, Money Talks

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2017 - 10:11am
I’ve often pointed out that, as much as climate deniers want to skirt around the impacts of global change, insurers and financial services with real money on the table can’t afford to play games. Wake up call for cities. Washington Post: Last week, Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration has asked for $12 billion to […]
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300 Scientists Oppose Trump Nominee: 'More Dangerous Than Climate Change is Lying'

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:59am
InsideClimate News

More than 300 scientists wrote to the Senate opposing the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, who opposes regulation of carbon dioxide and calls it the "gas of life," for head of the Council on Environmental Quality. "One thing more dangerous than climate change is lying," they wrote. A committee advanced her nomination today.

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Critical to Maintain BioDiversity in a Changing Climate

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2017 - 9:58am
Michigan Radio: “Since about 1990 there has been this hypothesis in the field of ecological sciences that the modern rates of species extinction, which are about 1000 times faster than normal, is going to affect the productivity of the ecosystems,” Cardinale said. This hypothesis spawned hundreds of studies, but, while 90% of the studies supported […]
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EPA Hears Worries About Climate in Heart of Coal Country

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:57am
Associated Press

At the EPA's public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, most speakers said they supported limits on carbon emissions under the Clean Power Plan. While there were coal industry supporters, many Appalachians and former coal miners voiced concern about climate change.

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Italian Oil Company Passes Last Hurdle to Start Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:56am
InsideClimate News

The Trump administration has issued the first permit to drill in federal waters of the U.S. Arctic since Shell's failed attempt ended in 2015. Eni isn't the only company eyeing drilling in the Arctic. Read more from ICN about Hilcorp's drilling plan. 

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Moody's Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:55am
Bloomberg

One of the nation's top credit agencies, Moody's Investors Service, is telling coastal cities that if they don't mitigate risks from the effects of climate change, like rising seas and extreme storms, it could affect their credit ratings.

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Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping to Stave Off Funding Cuts

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:53am
NPR

There's been a steadily decreasing number of uses of "climate change" in the title or summary of grants awarded by the National Science Foundation this year, an NPR analysis suggests. Scientists appear to be self-censoring under the Trump administration, using terms like "extreme weather" instead.

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Conservationists Face Once-Remote Prospect in Arctic Drilling Fight: Defeat

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:52am
The New York Times

For the first time in years, Republicans could win their fight to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as the measure is attached to their tax reform bill. At the heart of the debate is a clash of values over the environment and economic development.

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If You Support Internet Media, Keep Pressure on FCC over Net Neutrality

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2017 - 9:28am
John Oliver has set up a link where you can comment directly on FCC’s well hidden comment page, with the brilliant URL – gofccyourself.com New York Times mentions Oliver’s efforts as particularly effective in boosting comments on this critical issue. New York Times: In the week since the Federal Communications Commission released a plan to scrap […]
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Melting Ice Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry

Inside Climate News - November 29, 2017 - 9:23am
Climatewire

Melting glaciers may be making oceans more acidic by altering water chemistry in the deep sea, according to a new study. An influx of cold water from glaciers disrupts ocean currents that move carbon dioxide, speeding up acidification. It may already be occurring in the Sea of Japan.

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Infinity Wars: Trailer Finally Here

Climate Crocks - November 29, 2017 - 9:00am
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Let’s Talk Tillerson

Climate Crocks - November 28, 2017 - 7:48pm
As a recurring actor in the climate debate, Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil has figured prominently in shaping the international conversation over the past decade or so. His close relationship with Vladimir Putin is well known, as is his half trillion dollar plan for Exxon to work with Moscow in moving Russian […]
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