Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 02.28.20

    New EPA Rule Change Saves Industry Money but Exacts a Climate Cost

    InsideClimate News

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a new rule this week that rolls back Obama-era regulations meant to curb the leak of what's known as "climate super-pollutants." The Trump administration argues it'll save businesses money, but the move will also unleash emissions into the atmosphere equivalent to 625,000 new cars on the road.

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  • 02.28.20

    Court Rules London Heathrow Runway Plan Would Violate Climate Change Commitments

    The Washington Post

    In what climate activists are lauding as a landmark decision, a British court on Thursday ruled that the government acted illegally when it planned to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport because it hadn't taken into account its own climate commitments.

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  • 02.28.20

    U.S. Senators Unveil Bill to Support Renewable and Nuclear Power, Efficiency Measures

    Reuters

    The top two senators on the U.S. Senate energy committee unveiled a bipartisan energy legislation package on Thursday that would support renewable energy, efficiency measures and nuclear power, and aides said it should move quickly to a vote in the chamber, Reuters reports.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 02.28.20

    Fighting Coal Was Supposed to Lift Bloomberg. Here’s Why It Didn’t.

    The former New York mayor is “a victim of the climate debate moving much faster than the positive realities he helped shape,” one analyst said.
  • 02.28.20

    My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe

    I was unusually devoted to an eco-friendly brand of toilet paper. When it disappeared from the market, I had to know why.
  • 02.28.20

    White Supremacy Goes Green

    Why is the far right suddenly paying attention to climate change?

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 02.29.20

    New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

    Campaigners hail move against environmentally damaging bags though small-business concerns mean many will remain

    A plastic bag ban will come into force in New York on Sunday, a moment hailed by environmentalists but marred by last-minute bickering.

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  • 02.29.20

    50 simple ways to make your life greener

    Expert tips on how to be kinder to the planet – from cooking and cleaning to fashion and finance

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  • 02.29.20

    Country diary: forward into spring, back to pre-Raphaelite days

    Worcester Park, Sutton: Urban sprawl has engulfed the farm where Millais and Holman Hunt spent an idyllic summer

    The Ordnance Survey app on my phone tells me where I am, but I’m finding the question of when I am trickier. In travelling 250 miles south to a south-western suburb of London, I’ve hopped almost two weeks forward in the schedule of blossom, bulb and birdsong, and 170 years back in the company I’m keeping. The first morning, I heard my first song thrush, mistle thrush and blackbirds of the year, saw blackthorn, primrose and alkanet in flower. But at Worcester Park there’s no sign now of the farm where members of the young pre-Raphaelite brotherhood spend an idyllic summer in 1851, capturing rural settings en plein air with tiny brushes and obsessive attention to nature’s detail – rejecting nothing, selecting nothing, and scorning nothing.

    Back then, the route I’m walking now – part unadopted road, part footpath – was an avenue of elms that led downhill to Malden. The trees are gone. The farmhouse is gone, the ivy-covered door William Holman Hunt used as a setting for The Light of the World and the wall where John Everett Millais set A Huguenot have also gone.

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