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Our Children’s Trust update: Trump Administration Seeks Dismissal

July 18, 2018, Press Release from Our Children’s Trust. YOUTH SEEK TO PROTECT THEIR LIBERTY FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY SYSTEM Desperate to Evade Trial on Climate Change, Trump Administration Seeks Dismissal in Simultaneous Motions Pending Before the U.S. District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. Eugene, Oregon — Today, (More...)

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PEA’s Philadelphia Energy Campaign Receives Harvard Recognition

Philadelphia Energy Authority Press Release, June 14, 2018 – The Philadelphia Energy Campaign, an initiative proposed by Council President Darrell L. Clarke and administered by the Philadelphia Energy Authority, is the subject of an award-winning research paper published at Harvard University. The paper, titled “A Pathway to Preservation? Planning Processes at the Intersection of Climate Change and Affordable (More...)

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Record heat put thousands of Californians in the dark Friday. Scientists predicted this from climate change.

By Jason SamenowJuly 9, 2018.  Washington Post. Temperatures shot up over 110 degrees in Southern California on Friday, obliterating all kinds of long-standing heat records, and the lights went out for tens of thousands of customers. Californians were powerless, without air conditioning, in the hottest weather many had ever experienced. Climate scientists have known this was (More...)

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Pac-12 and Unifi Announce Founding Partnership of Pac-12 Team Green

PAC-12 Press release, July 12, 2018 BOULDER, Colo. – The Pac-12 and Unifi, Inc. and today announced a long-term partnership, with Unifi serving as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference. As part of the partnership, Unifi will provide grant funding to all 12 of the Conference’s (More...)

ACORE Sets Investment Goal of $1 Trillion by 2030 for U.S. Renewables

NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 — Today, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy, announced the launch of a new campaign that aims to reach $1 trillion in new U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling (More...)

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Study: Climate change will stress corn production, dairy industry in southern Pennsylvania

JUNE 28, 2018, Marie Cusack, StateImpact. Farmers in the southern part of Pennsylvania will face higher temperatures and changes to the growing season that will place stresses on corn production and the dairy industry, according to new research. The Northeast is the fastest-warming region of the contiguous United States. As StateImpact recently reported, the eastern (More...)

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‘Watershed Moment for Climate Liability’ as Rhode Island Files Historic Lawsuit Against 21 Big Oil Companies

by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Monday, July 02, 2018. photo caption/credit: Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced on July 2, 2018 that the state has filed a lawsuit against 21 Big Oil companies for their contributions to the climate crisis. (Photo: @AGKilmartin/Twitter) “Here we are—the smallest state, the Ocean State—taking on the biggest, most (More...)

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DCNR Releases Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation Plan

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has released their 2018 Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation Plan. DCNR’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan (PDF) — developed with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science — outlines 123 action steps to be undertaken to make the commonwealth more resilient to potential impacts from a changing climate. A quote from the (More...)

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Can Climate Change Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline?

By David Fridley and Richard Heinberg, Renewable Energy World June 19, 2018 The headline of this article was composed simply by rephrasing the title of a popular recent piece in The Atlantic — “Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air into Gasoline” — as a question. That article, reporting on research by Harvard professor David Keith and (More...)

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Studies Show Groundwater Holding Own Against Drilling Boom

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | ASSOCIATED PRESS • JUN 19, 2018 photo credit:  MARIE CUSICK /  STATEIMPACT PENNSLVANIA   New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving (More...)

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