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Big Money Is Being Pumped into a Small New Mexico Race

Inside Climate News - November 2, 2018 - 9:59am
NPR

The job of state land commissioner doesn't usually draw a lot of attention, but in New Mexico, oil and gas companies are pouring millions of dollars into this year's close race and environmental groups are pushing back. The winner will oversee approval of developments like oil and gas drilling.

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Some Republicans in Close Races Are (Ever So Slightly) Changing Their Tune on Climate Change

Inside Climate News - November 2, 2018 - 9:55am
Washington Post

Some Republican candidates who are facing strong challengers have started pulling back their climate denial, even if slightly. Read more from ICN on how scientists running for office have forced their GOP opponents to try to rebrand themselves to appeal to voters concerned about the environment. 

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Heat Waves, Hot Nights Getting More Extreme Due to Climate Change, UK Met Office Warns

Inside Climate News - November 2, 2018 - 9:40am
CNN

Climate change has led to an increase in extreme weather in the UK, including higher average temperatures, hot nights that don't cool off and extreme rainfall, according to a new report from the UK's Met Office tracking trends in weather extremes.

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Facing Climate Change, Cities Trade Sea Walls for Parks

Inside Climate News - November 2, 2018 - 9:38am
Pew Stateline

Protecting coastal areas from storms and sea level rise has often meant relying on sea walls. Now, more city planners are considering natural solutions like waterfront parks and wetlands that channel the water rather than trying to fight it. Pew's Stateline looked at some of the projects underway.

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Where Americans (Mostly) Agree on Climate Change Policies, in Five Maps

Inside Climate News - November 2, 2018 - 9:33am
The New York Times

There's more consensus among Americans on the solutions for climate change than people may realize, new data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication suggests. In maps, The New York Times shows the polling breakdown on some climate and energy policies.

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The Climate Trial of the Century

350.org - November 2, 2018 - 9:31am

The lawsuit brought forth by the 21 youth, Juliana v Gov., was scheduled to go to trial on October 29th in Eugene, Oregon. The youth and their legal team fought long and hard to reach this milestone to finally be given the chance to present their case and have their day in court.

Unfortunately, the Trump Administration got a last minute temporary “stay” order from the Supreme Court to delay the trial.  This came after years of delays and a recent flurry of desperate legal motions by Trump Administration lawyers to delay the trial. Yet, that didn’t stop people from gathering in their communities at over 90 actions to show their support for the #TrialoftheCentury.

On Monday, October 29th, 1500 people rallied in Eugene, Oregon, in front of the courthouse where the trial was set to begin, to hear from the youth plaintiffs, their legal team, and dozens of local faith and community leaders about the importance of this case and its potential to define our climate legacy.

With @350Eugene & https://t.co/eaUABx9ALP‘s David Solnit, we created a timeline at the October 29 rally in Eugene to show what the government has known about #climatechange every year, yet disregarded as it continues to promote fossil fuels. (

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Global Warming Is Messing with the Jet Stream. That Means More Extreme Weather.

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:45am
InsideClimate News

Greenhouse gases are increasingly disrupting the jet stream, a powerful river of winds that steers weather systems in the Northern Hemisphere. A new study suggests that summers like 2018, with extreme weather on an unprecedented scale, will be 50 percent more frequent by the end of the century if emissions continue at a high rate.

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EPA Is Quietly Telling States They Can Pollute More

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:40am
CNN

The EPA has quietly signaled that it may allow states to release more ozone air pollution, commonly known as smog. The position is outlined in a technical guidance memo about plans that states must submit for EPA under the Clean Air Act's good neighbor requirements. Read more from ICN on states' requests to reduce cross-state pollution.

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Surefire Intelligence. How Dumb do you Have to Be to Doubt Climate Science?

Climate Crocks - November 1, 2018 - 10:37am
As climate denial becomes ever more preposterous in the face of calamitous planetary impacts, hard core deniers triple-down. The extent to which the science denial industry has been able to tap into and reinforce human frailties is ridiculous, sobering, sad, and terrifying at the same time. Above, Stephen Colbert’s commentary illustrates the desperate hunger for […]
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Trump Climate Plan Will Break Law by Worsening Pollution, States Say

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:25am
The Guardian

Fourteen states are arguing in public comments filed with the U.S. government that the Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Power Plan could increase pollution and violate federal law. Read more from ICN on how repealing the plan would strip away health and environmental protections.

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How GM Made 'Everyone in Washington Mad'

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:20am
E&E News

GM managed to upset environmental groups, politicians, the auto industry and others with its announcement that it supports establishing a national program modeled after California's zero-emissions vehicle program, E&E News reports.

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Amazon Series will Feature Cli-Fi

Climate Crocks - November 1, 2018 - 10:15am
This year’s extreme weather might have created a market for climate fiction. National Geographic: What will the future world look like in the face of climate change? Will our cities be washed away overnight by great floods or trapped under colossal glaciers like The Day After Tomorrow? No, climate scientists say it won’t go in […]
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Steve King: Climate Denier is a Hero to Neo-Nazis and the Klan

Climate Crocks - November 1, 2018 - 10:15am
Today’s GOP all rolled up in one guy. ThinkProgress: At an event sponsored by the climate-denying, Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity on Wednesday, King reportedly told the audience that climate change “is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science.” He also argued that an increase in carbon in the atmosphere […]
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Democrats Have No Comprehensive Climate Plan Even as They Prepare to Win the House

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:15am
The Guardian

If Democrats win back the House in Tuesday's midterm elections, their strategy is to hold oversight hearings on President Trump's environmental rollbacks and pursue incremental, popular measures, The Guardian reports. Environmental advocates hoping for a flashier or more comprehensive plan could be disappointed.

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Historic Flooding in Italy: Rooted in Climate Change

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:10am

At least 11 people have reportedly died due to widespread flooding in Italy that some are linking to climate change. Venice's coastal location has made it—and it's historic artifacts—particularly vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise.

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Startling New Research Finds Large Buildup of Heat in the Oceans, Suggesting a Faster Rate of Global Warming

Inside Climate News - November 1, 2018 - 10:05am
The Washington Post

New research shows that the world's ocean have retained 60 percent more heat each year in the past several decades than scientists previously had thought. The findings suggest that Earth could warm even faster than predicted.

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Venice a Preview of the Future

Climate Crocks - October 31, 2018 - 1:33pm
Life goes on in Venice. Even at high water. But, for how long?#WeDontHaveTime Video: Severe Weather Europe / Simone Sciascia pic.twitter.com/lnYkeljF8T — We Don't Have Time (@WeDontHaveTime0) October 30, 2018 Advertisements
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Say it: Climate Deniers. And Yes, it Has Implications.

Climate Crocks - October 31, 2018 - 12:53pm
 I bring rage out. I do bring rage out. I always have. I think it was . . .  . I don’t know if that’s an asset or a liability, but whatever it is, I do. – Donald Trump When I named the original video series “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”, there was a school […]
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Rick Scott’s Florida Senate Race Is Haunted by His Environmental Record

Inside Climate News - October 31, 2018 - 10:50am
Washington Post

Although polls had earlier shown Florida Gov. Rick Scott locked in a dead heat with Democrat Bill Nelson for a Senate seat, polls show Scott is now behind. One reason cited for the dip: his record on environment.

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Pollution Controls Failed Within Years on Certain Heavy Duty Trucks, Study Finds

Inside Climate News - October 31, 2018 - 10:45am
InsideClimate News

Pollution controls that were built into heavy duty trucks nationwide beginning in 2007 began failing on some of those trucks within a decade, leading to significant increases in emissions of black carbon from some of the vehicles, a new study has found. The results suggest that tens of thousands of those trucks may still be on U.S. roads.

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