Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 09.17.19

    The Oil Industry vs. the Electric Car

    Politico

    The oil industry is trying to crush the booming electric car movement, with groups backed by industry giants like Exxon Mobil and the Koch empire are waging a state-by-state, multimillion-dollar battle to squelch utilities' plans to build charging stations across the country, Politico reports. 

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  • 09.17.19

    Most American Teens Worry About Climate Change, Poll Finds, and about 1 in 4 Are Taking Action

    Washington Post

    A solid majority of American teenagers are convinced that humans are changing the Earth's climate and believe that it will cause harm to them personally and to other members of their generation, according to a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. "It's like a dystopian novel," one teen said. "To grow up seeing the world fall apart around you and knowing it's going to be the fight of your lives to make people stop it."

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  • 09.17.19

    London Is Going to Use Heat from the Underground to Help Heat Homes

    Fast Company

    But by the end of the year, the extra heat generated by one London subway line is expected to be put to a different use by sending it to hundreds of nearby homes and businesses to help keep them warm in cold weather.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 09.16.19

    1.1 Million Students in N.Y.C. Can Skip School for Climate Protest

    The city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday. “This completely changes things,” one student said.
  • 09.16.19

    How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

    Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.
  • 09.14.19

    Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense

    California Democrats have been energized by a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to enact a sweeping liberal agenda that in almost every way offers a counternarrative to Trump administration policies.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 09.17.19

    Outrage as shark is cooked and served at Plymouth Seafood festival

    Blue shark is paraded through town before being chopped up as part of cookery event

    Conservationists have criticised an event during a seafood festival in which a shark was paraded through a British port city before being chopped up, cooked and served to onlookers.

    The blue shark, a near-threatened species, was hoisted in the air by two men and carried through Plymouth, Devon, before being deposited on a stage where it formed part of a cookery demonstration.

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  • 09.17.19

    Senate inquiry into Great Barrier Reef seen as bid to discredit Queensland laws

    Greens and conservationists warn it will be used by the Liberal National party to attack state Labor environment rules

    The Senate has approved a Liberal-backed inquiry into whether farming and poor water quality harm the Great Barrier Reef, interpreted as a bid to debate the claims of the controversial scientist Peter Ridd and discredit Queensland laws to protect the reef.

    The Greens and marine conservationists have warned the inquiry – due to report in October 2020 – will be used by the Queensland Liberal National party to attack the state Labor government, which is seeking land management changes and will be up for re-election in the same month.

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  • 09.17.19

    Bogong moth tracker launched in face of 'unprecedented' collapse in numbers

    New website asks Australians to record sightings of insect that is main food source of the mountain pygmy possum

    Every spring, 4.4 billion bogong moths migrate up to 1,000km to the alpine regions of Victoria and New South Wales ahead of the summer heat.

    But for the past two years, the number of moths that have made the journey to those areas from breeding grounds in Queensland, NSW and western Victoria has crashed to almost undetectable levels and scientists are turning to the community for help.

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