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The Brazilian Election Could Be a Disaster for the Amazon Rainforest

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:30am
Wired

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, has said he wants to open more of the Amazon for commercial development. His election has raised strong concerns about the future of the largest rainforest on Earth, but there are several obstacles that he'd have to push through to be able to do so.

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Children's Climate Lawsuit Trial Delayed Until U.S. Supreme Court Rules

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:29am
InsideClimate News

A climate lawsuit brought against the federal government by kids and young adults will be delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to dismiss it before trial. Trial proceedings were set to begin today.

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20 U.S. States, Major Cities Urge Trump to Drop Plan to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:25am
Reuters

A group of states and several major cities are urging the Trump administration to abandon its proposal to freeze fuel efficiency standards after 2020 and to strip California of the ability to impose its own vehicle emissions rules. The states called the proposal "unlawful" and "reckless" in a 143-page document reviewed by Reuters.

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Spain Wants to Phase Out Coal Plants Without Hurting Miners

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:20am
Fast Company

Spain is looking to close nearly all of its coal mines by the end of this year. Through early retirement funds for miners of a certain age, and comprehensive retraining and economic support for younger miners, the country hopes to turn one industry's end into an economic opportunity.

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A Pipeline, a Protest, and the Battle for Pennsylvania’s Political Soul

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:12am
The New Yorker

The Mariner East pipeline will soon carry highly explosive natural gas liquids through residential areas in Pennsylvania, much too close for comfort for a group of protesters and political candidates. They face an uphill battle to stop the pipeline, which has already made significant construction progress.

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Tesla Faces a Challenger in the Home Solar Business

Inside Climate News - October 29, 2018 - 10:10am
The New York Times

Tesla has worked to present itself as a one-stop shop for a homeowner's needs, selling electric cars, rooftop solar panels and power storage systems. But competitor Sunrun is fast catching up to the lead that Tesla has in the residential solar industry.

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Building Higher on Cape Cod to Escape the Rising Sea

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:50am
InsideClimate News

Cape Cod can't ignore the reality of sea level rise and increased flooding, but residents say they aren't planning to move farther from the coast. Instead, they're builder higher and stronger. The area's residents are planning for climate change, but they're divided on what they believe is causing it.

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With Congress and Trump on Sidelines, Climate Change Battle Moves to Courts

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:45am
NBC News

New York's lawsuit against Exxon, along with other recent climate-related cases, offers a glimpse into how the courts could affect climate policy as Congress and the White House stall on taking meaningful action on climate change.

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Oregon Governor Joins Other States in Offshore Drilling Ban

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:40am
Associated Press

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday in an attempt to block offshore drilling near the state's coast. Several other states are making similar moves to try to shield themselves from the Trump administration's plan to open most of the U.S. coast to oil and gas drilling.

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Puerto Rico Considers Move to 100% Renewables

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:30am
Utility Dive

Puerto Rico's power system was devastated by Hurricane Maria over a year ago. Now, the island's legislature sees an opportunity to rethink and rebuild how Puerto Rico generates and distributes power.

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GM Breaks with Trump in Call for National Electric Car Mandate

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:25am
Bloomberg

The Trump administration has been working to end California's mandate for automakers to sell more electric cars in the state each year. General Motors, which supports the requirement, now plans to propose a nationwide program based on the mandate, Bloomberg reports. Read more from ICN on how automakers have shifted to producing more trucks and SUVs.

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Environmental Groups Shift Strategies to Win Climate Change Support

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:15am
The Hill

Environmental groups are spending millions this fall to link climate change to the economy, corporatism and health care as they seek to win more support for candidates backing climate change policies.

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Democrats to Target Trump Environmental Rollbacks If They Win House

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:14am
Bloomberg

Democratic lawmakers are making plans to use hearings and investigations to focus attention on the Trump administration's environmental agenda if they win control of the U.S. House next month, Bloomberg reports. Two potential tactics: increase oversight requests and have agency officials testify.

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Rising Sea Levels Will Claim Homes Around English Coast, Report Warns

Inside Climate News - October 26, 2018 - 10:05am
The Guardian

Rising sea levels will claim homes around the coast of England, and existing plans to save coastal areas are not adequate, a government committee there is warning. Plans to build defenses to keep shores in their current position are unaffordable for a third of the coast, the Committee on Climate Change says.

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Climate Comes of Age on Campaign Trail

Climate Crocks - October 26, 2018 - 8:47am
30 years late, and only in the wake of horrendous climate-fueled disasters, but we’ll take it. New York Times: Conventional political wisdom says you don’t talk about climate change on the campaign trail. That’s mostly because it’s a deeply polarizing issue. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 72 percent of registered voters supporting Democrats […]
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New York AG Sues Exxon, Says Oil Giant Defrauded Investors Over Climate Change

Inside Climate News - October 25, 2018 - 10:50am
InsideClimate News

After a three-year investigation, the New York Attorney General's Office has sued Exxon, accusing it of defrauding investors about financial risks posed by climate change regulation. The office said the alleged fraud reached the highest levels of Exxon, including former Chairman and CEO (and later U.S. Secretary of State) Rex Tillerson.

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In a Major First, Trump Administration Approves Plan to Drill for Oil in Alaska’s Federal Waters

Inside Climate News - October 25, 2018 - 10:45am
The Washington Post

The Interior Department says it has approved a company's plan to drill for oil six miles off the Alaskan coast. If the development moves forward, it would be the first oil and gas production facility in federal waters in Alaska. It's a blow to conservation groups that fought it, fearing a possible leak. Read more from ICN on the company's troubling track record.

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In Spite of Themselves, Republicans Coming to Love Renewables

Climate Crocks - October 25, 2018 - 10:41am
Follow the money, and the jobs. Renewable energy makes so much sense, even deep red state conservatives can love it, even if it is good for the environment. Washington Examiner: Republicans used to deride so-called “green jobs” when former President Barack Obama promised to create millions of them with subsidies and loan guarantees. Mitt Romney, […]
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Report: Efforts to Suck Carbon from Air Must Be Ramped Up

Inside Climate News - October 25, 2018 - 10:35am
The New York Times

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine underscores the importance of removing carbon from the atmosphere and developing new technology to do so. This comes on the heels of the IPCC report, which identified zero-emissions technology as essential to limiting global warming.

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University: Truck Pollution Research Cited by Trump's EPA Was ‘Not Accurate’

Inside Climate News - October 25, 2018 - 10:31am
The Hill

Research cited by the EPA in proposing a major truck pollution rule rollback was "not accurate," the university where the study was conducted has concluded after an academic review. The Tennessee Tech research on emissions from "glider" trucks was funded by one of the country's biggest glider makers.

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