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A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a ...

Grassroots Rising (Excerpt) Ready to organize and do your part to prevent ecological collapse? Grassroots Rising by Ronnie Cummins is your shovel-ready instruction manual for fixing a broken climate. Educational and inspiring, this new book shows that a worldwide grassroots Regeneration Movement based on consumer activism, farmer innovation, political change, and regenerative finance can offer realistic climate solutions...

Ohio Officials Know How to Stop Lake Erie from Tur...

Voluntary Measures Lake Erie turns toxic every summer. Officials aren’t cracking down on the source. Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and The World. It was sunny and 82 degrees, a perfect August day for a trip to the public beach just outside Toledo. But hardly anyone was here. And no one was swimming. “DANGER,”...

Why is Valentine’s Day the perfect day to talk abo...

Our friends at The Climate Coalition discuss love and climate change for Valentine’s Day. CAFOD joins the Show the Love campaign every Valentine’s Day to start conversations about how the things we love are affected by climate change.  As we approach February the 14th, The Climate Coalition’s annual Show The Love weeks, now is the perfect time to ask ourselves: What does it mean to love? Share green hearts on Valentine’s Day...

The Biggest Municipal Solar Farm in the US Is Comi...

“This really is a big deal.” In 2017, when the Trump administration withdrew from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement—an international treaty that attempted to avert climate catastrophe by cutting global emissions—John Cranley, the Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, joined other mayors across the country to announce his intention to remain faithful to the agreement’s primary goal of keeping the rise of global temperatures...

Has Admitting Climate Change Is Real Put House Rep...

History is likely to show that 2020 is the year climate issues finally mattered enough to voters to guide their hands when it came time to mark their ballots. Recognizing that it is no longer prudent or wise to continue playing the denial card Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been attempting to bring House Republicans in from the cold on climate change. It appears that his closed-door discussions with certain...

World’s Largest Producer of Toxic Pesticide Chlorp...

Corteva, formerly part of the chemical manufacturing giant Dow Chemical, announced today that it would stop making chlorpyrifos — a toxic, brain-harming pesticide commonly sprayed on various U.S. food crops, including apples, oranges, and berries — by the end of the year. The decision by the chemical’s biggest producer, which cited declining sales, marks a watershed moment in the drawn-out fight by environmental,...

The EPA’s Science Restrictions Go from Bad to Wors...

New rules on what studies the agency can cite in making regulations would endanger the public’s health and safety. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has one job: to protect public health and safety and the environment we live in, based on the best available science. It’s a mission that saves lives if it’s carried out correctly. But that mission could become a dead letter if EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler succeeds in...

A Chance for More Transparency on Oil and Gas Prod...

Today I had the opportunity to testify to Congress on an important bill, The Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2020, that would require energy companies that lease federal land to disclose more about their social and environmental impact. This is an important idea that I have been advocating for over many years and several reports.  My full written testimony is here, and the oral testimony I delivered today is below....

Who’s afraid of 100%?

Credit: EFA The following is a contributed article by Jurgen Weiss, Principal at The Brattle Group. Reducing GHG emissions 80% by 2050 relative to 1990 levels — often referred to as an “80 by 50” goal — is quickly becoming the consensus decarbonization target, and more and more states and utilities are committing to a goal of this kind. Increasingly, many stakeholders are calling for the pursuit of even more...

‘Uninsurable and Unhedgeable’: Central Banks Warn ...

A future climate disaster, or “green swan” event, could bring down the global financial system, according to a new report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international financial organization that serves as a bank for central banks around the world. Like black swan events, “green swan” events will be very difficult to predict and will hit with little warning. The potential for a cascading series of...

Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re ...

Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives. A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailerThe municipal...

A Dangerous Secret That Could End Fracking

Investigative Journalists Justin Nobel and Joshua Pribanic come together in this explosive podcast to discuss one of the hottest topics to come out of fossil fuels. The idea of “safe” fracking transformed oil and gas in America for the 21st century and helped create a worldwide resurgence for an otherwise dying industry. But as we hear in this episode of newsCOUP, a dangerous secret protected by regulators threatens the...

“They’re Done”: CNBC’s Jim...

“You can tell that the world’s turned on them, and it’s actually kind of happening very quickly,” said Cramer. Jim Cramer, financial investment analyst and host of CNBC‘s “Mad Money,” said on live television Friday morning that he is “done with fossil fuels” and that the writing is on the wall for the industry due to the global divestment movement. The industry is...

What Would an Accelerated Global Energy Transition...

The Accelerated Energy Transition (AET) reflects the potential for heightened preferences across society to meet the challenges presented by climate change. This is our realistic assessment of how the transition could progress much faster. It is a 2.5-degree pathway. But obviously this is not enough. For the first time, we’ve also created a scenario to quantify how the world can shift to a 2-degree trajectory — what we...

Record Warm Water Measured Beneath Antarctica’s ‘D...

Scientists have discovered record warm water beneath Antarctica‘s “doomsday glacier” for the first time, leading to concerns for the glacier whose collapse could contribute nearly a meter (approximately 3 feet) to global sea level rise. The findings are part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration — a UK and U.S.-led research expedition to better understand how quickly the Thwaites Glacier in...