Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 11.18.19

    BLM Suspends More Oil and Gas Leases Over Failure to Assess Climate Impact

    InsideClimate News

    The Trump administration's relentless push to expand fossil fuel production on federal lands is hitting a new snag: its own refusal to consider the climate impacts of development.

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  • 11.18.19

    California, 22 Other States Sue Trump Administration Over Right to Set Fuel-Efficiency Standards

    Washington Post

    California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from stripping the nation's most populous state of its long-standing authority to set its own fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks. Read more from ICN on how the Trump administration is pressuring California to stand down.

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  • 11.18.19

    Brazil Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Hits 11-Year High in 2019, Government Data Shows

    Reuters

    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose nearly 30 percent for the 12 months through July, to an 11-year high of 9,762 square kilometers, the country's INPE space research agency said on Monday. That's the most deforestation in Brazil since 2008.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 11.18.19

    California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions

    California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
  • 11.15.19

    Apocalypse Got You Down? Maybe This Will Help

    Searching for a cure for my climate crisis grief.
  • 11.15.19

    Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?

    The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 11.18.19

    Hunger strikers target Pelosi in push for Democrats to take action on climate crisis

    Activists occupy speaker’s office to mark start of hunger strike and to demand that she meet with them for an hour on camera

    Young activists frustrated and frightened by Democrats’ inaction on the climate crisis occupied the office of the top Democrat in Congress on Monday to mark the beginning of a hunger strike.

    Roughly a dozen strikers with Extinction Rebellion are taking part in a global climate hunger strike that nearly 300 people have pledged to join.

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  • 11.18.19

    Renewable energy: climate crisis 'may have triggered faster wind speeds'

    Windfarms could be able to generate more energy due to phenomenon, says report

    The global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the world’s growing number of windfarms, according to research.

    Scientists have discovered that the world’s shifting ocean circulation patterns may have triggered a rapid increase in wind speeds over the last 10 years.

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  • 11.18.19

    Scientist says rightwing thinktank misrepresented her Great Barrier Reef study

    Tara Clark says the central claim of the Institute of Public Affairs’ YouTube film attacking her coral report is wrong

    A coral scientist whose work is attacked in a mini-documentary from the Institute of Public Affairs says the rightwing thinktank has misrepresented her study.

    The IPA says its YouTube film, Beige Reef, is a “must watch” because it shows healthy Acropora corals living at Stone Island, near Bowen. This, the film claims, is in a place where a study published in 2016 claimed all those corals had died.

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