Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 04.19.19

    NYC's Big Buildings Face Big Emissions Cuts

    InsideClimate News

    New York City has set an ambitious new standard for combating greenhouse gas emissions, approving a package of climate policies designed to slash energy use in big buildings, the top emitters in the nation's biggest city. Supporters it represents one of the largest emissions cuts adopted by any city worldwide and offer a template others can follow.

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  • 04.19.19

    Scott Pruitt Left EPA Mired in Scandal. Now He's Lobbying Indiana Lawmakers.

    Indianapolis Star

    Scott Pruitt, the former EPA administrator who resigned amid scandals, has registered as a lobbyist with Indiana regulators. His fillings identify him as a self-employed consultant and list lobbying topics include "energy" and "natural resources." The Indianapolis Star says his client appears to be a coal producer.

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  • 04.19.19

    Americans’ Energy Use Surges Despite Climate Change Concern

    Associated Press

    A jump in natural gas consumption was one of the chief reasons Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Overall consumption was up 4 percent from the prior year, the largest such increase in eight years.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 04.20.19

    Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

    The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.
  • 04.18.19

    A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We’d Be Unstoppable

    Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America’s powerful and creative economic engine.
  • 04.18.19

    We Asked the 2020 Democrats About Climate Change (Yes, All of Them). Here Are Their Ideas.

    The New York Times sent a climate policy survey to the 18 declared candidates. They all want to stick to the Paris Agreement. Beyond that, they diverge.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 04.20.19

    Country diary: grafting to make new cider-apple trees

    Marshwood Vale, Dorset: These saplings will help improve the landscape near the line of pylons that stalk the area

    We are in a barn, harnessing the strength of spring to make new apple trees. Smooth, supple twigs – scions – lie before us in labelled bundles. Hairy bunches of rootstock wait in a barrow, shrouded in plastic to stop them drying out.

    It’s perilous preparing scions for grafting. You cut them slantwise, pulling the knife upwards through the wood in a single, fast jerk. It requires a ferociously sharp blade, one capable of slicing your thumb off if you get it wrong. The aim is to expose a long, flat oval of pale primrose-green ringed with white.

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  • 04.19.19

    Police arrest climate change protesters on London’s Oxford Circus – video

    A young climate change activist who had superglued his hands to the mast of the pink boat occupying London's Oxford Circus was removed and arrested on Friday as part of police efforts to stop the blockade and remove the boat from the street. The Metropolitan police has come under increasing pressure to crack down on the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators who have blocked transport networks in the capital in recent days. Police said on Friday that more than 600 arrests had been made relating to the protest.

    Extinction Rebellion have called for non-violent civil disobedience to oblige the British government to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025 and stop what they call a global climate crisis.


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  • 04.19.19

    Our leaders are ignoring global warming to the point of criminal negligence. It's unforgivable | Tim Winton

    Humanity survived the cold war because no one pushed the button. On climate change, the button has been pushed again and again

    I’ve been asking myself a question – and even posing it makes me queasy.

    Is it too late – are we beyond saving?

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