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Controversy over Koch Foundation Funded Center at U Pitt

Koch Foundation gift sparks heated Faculty Assembly meeting. By SUSAN JONES, University Tiimes, Dec. 5, 2019. “The questions and concerns surrounding a $4.2 million gift from the Koch Foundation to start a new center at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs haven’t gone away since the University officially approved the funding in October. (More...)

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The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening

By Bill McKibben, November 25, 2019, Yale Environment 360. Scientists keep raising ever-louder alarms about the urgency of tackling climate change, but the world’s governments aren’t listening. Yet the latest numbers don’t lie: Nations now plan to keep producing more coal, oil, and gas than the planet can endure. The numbers, and the attitudes of leaders (More...)

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The New Green Scare

by Elizabeth King, The Progressive, October 6, 2019. Lawmakers are ramping up penalties for protesters who take the kind of drastic action needed to save the planet. It was May of this year, and Alex (a pseudonym) was physically attached to cement-filled tires inside a section of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia. The (More...)

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A natural gas blowout in Ohio released more methane than many countries do in an entire year

By Drew Kann and Steve Almasy, CNN.  December 18, 2019.   In February 2018, a blowout at a natural gas well in rural Ohio forced nearby residents to evacuate, but the incident received little national attention at the time. A new analysis of satellite data shows that the leak was far more significant than previously (More...)

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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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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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Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing

By John Schwartz, New York Times, Aug. 30, 2019. The move to rescind environmental rules governing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, brings to 84 the total number of environmental rules that the Trump administration has worked to repeal. Officials at the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have called the (More...)

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A Resolution Condemning Pipeline Challengers Passed Easily. A Pipeline Lobbyist Wrote It.

by Kate Mishkin, The Charleston Gazette-Mail July 11, 2019. A Dominion Energy lobbyist drafted the resolution and bought meals for its supporters in West Virginia’s legislature. He says there’s nothing unusual about it. The public wasn’t told. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was getting late on March 7 in the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber. (More...)

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