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Plastic Atlas demonstrates scale of plastic pollution crisis

Heinrich Böll Foundation Press Release, Oct. 31, 2019. Today, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Break Free From Plastic movement have published the international English edition of the Plastic Atlas, holding launch events in the European Parliament in Brussels (quotes EC-FVP Frans Timmermans, MEP Bas Eickhout further down), and in Washington D.C. and Manila. The (More...)

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RAND Corporation: The Science of Climate Policy: Q&A with Benjamin Preston

Oct. 22, 2019. Rand Review published an interview with: Benjamin Preston directs RAND’s Community Health and Environmental Policy Program. He specializes in climate risk and adaptation, and its flip side, disaster recovery and resilience. He has contributed to national and international assessments of climate change, and was recently appointed to the Climate Adaptation Task Team (More...)

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Trump now has opening to pull U.S. out of Paris climate pact

By Associated Press, in Boston Herald.com, Nov. 3, 2019. WASHINGTON — For more than two years President Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official (More...)

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Bill Peduto says no additional petrochemical plants should come to Western Pa.

By Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper, Oct. 30, 2019. Today at the Climate Action Summit, Mayor Bill Peduto announced his opposition to any additional petrochemical cracker plants that have been rumored for the Western Pennsylvania region. … Today, the summit at the David Lawrence convention center in Downtown marks the first time Peduto has publicly (More...)

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How Athletes Are Using Their Power to Protect Winter

By Heather Hansman, Outside, Oct 11, 2019. Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress. Ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich says it felt like she’d run an ultramarathon. Her body was exhausted, her feet blistered and bruised. But she was far out of her (More...)

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W.Va. energy company plans to develop solar field in Greene

Rick Shrum  Observer-Reporter, Oct 22, 2019. One of the largest solar facilities in the Appalachian Basin, and perhaps the largest in Western Pennsylvania, is planned for Greene County. Greene Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said Monday morning that Longview Power LLC, based in Maidsville, W.Va., is in the developmental phase of constructing a 70-megawatt utility grade solar (More...)

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Governor Wolf Takes Executive Action to Combat Climate Change, Carbon Emissions

Gov. Wolf Press Release, Oct. 3, 2019. Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today took executive action instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaboration among nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change while generating economic growth. (More...)

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This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country

By Adele Peters FastCompany, June 10, 2019. [350Pgh note:  Now this is the kind of industrial technology from the Netherlands that we like to see, lots of land available in Beaver County…..    Note also that 5th Season is building a  large vertical farm  in Braddock, PA using technology from CMU.] AppHarvest is building a 60-acre greenhouse (More...)

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