"CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On a wintry day, Michael R. Bloomberg stood in black tassel loafers in melting snow while he inspected solar panels on a rooftop, then said he would make climate change “the issue” of the 2020 presidential race."
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- Source: NY Times, 12/05/2018
"Americans are consuming less coal in 2018 than at any time since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, a federal report said Tuesday, as cheap natural gas and other rival sources of energy frustrate the Trump administration’s pledges to revive the U.S. coal industry."Source: AP, 12/05/2018
"If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to become radically more efficient, too."Source: NY Times, 12/05/2018
Nuclear power is being hyped as a reliable baseload source for the grid. But the massive Grand Gulf plant in Mississippi is only putting out full power 52 percent of the time.Source: EnergyWire, 12/05/2018
"An industrious but finicky pest could be the key to restoring Washington State’s wetlands and salmon populations."Source: bioGraphic, 12/05/2018
"France is to suspend a planned fuel price hike after "yellow vest" protests erupted into violence over the weekend, prompting calls for calm and government talks."Source: CNN, 12/04/2018
"The 2016 presidential race largely ignored climate change. The Vermont senator is banking on that no longer being possible."Source: HuffPost, 12/04/2018
"The number of people listed as missing after California’s deadliest wildfire has dropped again to 25, down from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago, officials said."
"For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration."
"FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears.Source: NY Times, 12/04/2018
"U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal, but a Reuters analysis of EPA data shows that the power plants burning it often pump out more smog, not less."
"Living peatlands sequester carbon-dioxide, drawing it down from the atmosphere through plants and trapping it underground as carbon".Source: Irish Times, 12/04/2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump’s administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies."
"Environmental groups have gone to court to challenge the state's decision last month to grant two key permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota."Source: MPR, 12/04/2018
"In both subtle and obvious ways, President Trump has reshaped the Republican party in his image ever since taking office. Following a major government climate report delineating the danger facing the United States from rising temperatures, it is clear the rest of the GOP is striking an increasingly Trump-like tone on the issue of climate change ...."Source: Washington Post, 12/04/2018
"George H.W. Bush was the first president to sign the U.S. onto a global climate deal, a modest effort recognizing the threat of climate change, and possibly the last to successfully take on a wholesale revision of the Clean Air Act."Source: HuffPost, 12/04/2018