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Minneapolis Joins Other Cities In Posting Deleted ...

 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis officials announced Thursday that the city is joining other cities across the country in posting deleted climate change data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Officials say the city is making sure people have access to information on climate change, so they posted a snapshot of the EPA site before it was removed. “[Minneapolis] is committed to taking action to adapt to climate...

Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, E...

They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people’s yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they’d spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction. Together these new and expanded pipelines — comprising 2,500 miles of steel in all — would double the amount of gas that could flow out of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia....

Trump administration takes a ‘drastic’...

The Trump administration is ramping up efforts to quash a climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young people. Trump’s legal team on Friday took an unusual step that shows just how determined the Justice Department is to keep Juliana v. United States from going to trial. Lawyers filed a “writ of mandamus” petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to review a federal judge’s decision from...

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Thi...

“The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…”  This radical disruption will impact you and the ones closest to you. Your safety, security, health, and convenience are all at stake. This post will give you an intro to IoT and help you take the rights steps to get a grip on the Internet of Things. Here are the 9 major KEYs to IoT and a more...

Survey: What Electricity Customers Really Want

SGCC’s latest consumer-pulse study finds high levels of interest in grid edge tech, but also hesitancy. Electricity customers have more choice in how they consume and manage their energy today than at any time before, and the number of options available continues to multiply. But what is it customers want? What types of products and services are they being drawn to? And are they following through with a purchase? That’s what...

Exxon shareholders vote to force company to disclo...

In a first, the oil and gas giant will be forced to consider risks to its assets as the world moves to a low-carbon future. <img class=”progressiveMedia-noscript js-progressiveMedia-inner” src=”https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*H_M04ZYuoCCkA0Gl–KKBQ.jpeg”> CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey In a surprise victory for climate advocates, 62...

Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet...

Jay Butera in Washington on Friday.Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet  David Bornstein FIXES MAY 19, 2017 nytimes.com | May 19, 2017 One day, ideally in the not-too-distant future, when Congress finally passes major legislation to curb carbon emissions — to reduce the environmental and economic harm caused by climate change — Americans will owe a big thank you...

Defend Our Mother Earth: OH vs PA

Defend Our Mother Earth: OH vs PA This Mother’s Day, activists battle on the border of Ohio and Pennsylvania to defend Mother Earth! Ohioans are sick of being the dumping ground for the radioactive toxic wastewater that comes from hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in Pennsylvania. Likewise, Pennsylvanians don’t want nasty drilling waste in their backyards either! Activists will butt heads this Mother’s Day, as...

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirt...

 The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. The Environmental Protection Agency Both the phone-in session and the nearly 6,000 written comments submitted so far and published on a federal website were dominated by those staunchly opposed to...

The War on Science is a War on America’s Future

American science and politics always have had a complicated relationship. Through the years, there has been friction between the two, and frequent misunderstandings. But now, with a new incumbent in the White House, and a new Congress sworn in, something fundamentally has changed. Scientists around the country are nervous as hell. And you should be, too. Scientists are worried because there has been a sudden, seismic shift...

People’s Climate March draws 200,000 protesters as...

What environmental protest? WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was hot. Of course it was hot. But the mood in the nation’s capital was surprisingly upbeat for a gathering of an estimated 200,000 people who are deeply worried about the future of their communities and humanity’s relationship with our host planet. A man wearing a papier-mâché “King Trump” head took swings at a globe golf ball. Preppy dudes walked around with signs...

Colorado city commits to 100% renewable after natu...

Price is now driving the clean energy revolution. Working-class homeowners in Pueblo, Colorado have struggled to keep up with their sky-high electric bills. Locals said rampant shutoffs have plunged entire city blocks into darkness and sent power-starved families to motels and homeless shelters. Senior citizens have given up television and unscrewed refrigerator lights in an attempt to save money. And local businesses have...

How to push climate action forward in the Trump er...

Shutterstock I spent the past eight years communicating the policies and priorities of President Obama — on his campaigns, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Talking about climate impacts and public health was a huge part of my work, and it was all-consuming. White House staff suggested I cancel my bachelorette party, which was scheduled for the weekend before the launch...

Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terror...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday compared pipeline opponents to terrorists. Joey Mahmoud, executive vice president of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said protesters have “assaulted numerous pipeline personnel,” destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of construction equipment and even fired a pistol at law enforcement during...

‘21st-Century Book-Burning’ Seen in U.S. Political...

People all around the nation are burning the midnight oil trying to prepare for potential fallout from the incoming Trump administration’s pledge to do away with “politicized” research related to climate change. In an effort to preserve existing information in that area, a community of scientists has begun backing up public databases to ensure they remain available for years to come. Dubbed the “climate mirror” or the “data...