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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 18-24

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.   CLIMATE ACTION   A prominent cast of health professionals and climate professionals gathered in Atlanta on Feb. 16 for the Climate & Health […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 4-10

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for communicating about and addressing climate change.   POLITICS   Citing Scott Pruitt’s rejection of climate science and lack of interest in enforcing environmental laws, nearly 450 former […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec. 17-23

People living in areas that have experienced record-breaking heat are less skeptical about climate change than those living with record-breaking cold. Climate Change Skepticism Fueled by Gut Reaction to Local Weather (Scientific American)   Mayors and governors — many from Trump-leaning states – are determined to continue with their plans to fight climate change. As […]

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Health Professionals Protect the Climate, Press for Clean, Healthy Renewable Energy

Progress to slow the pace of climate change is uneven, and the “big levers” – steps that will have widespread impact – are few. Thus, when the Supreme Court recently placed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, it threw concerned health professionals for a loop.   The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a policy […]

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Climate Breakthrough? Emerging Conservative Solutions

It was going to happen sooner or later –Republicans are starting to talk about conservative solutions to climate change. The dithering in denial is ending. During the last week of 2015, the Republican-controlled Congress passed a bill authorizing very significant extensions of the solar and wind tax credits, and now there’s this…   On the […]

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Climate Solutions Made the U.S. At Least $2 Billion Richer In 2013

We’ve talked often here about the economic benefits of climate solutions, from lower electricity prices to reduced health costs. A recent analysis by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers further evidence of those benefits – cutting greenhouse gas emissions alone saved the U.S. $2.2 billion dollars in 2013. When the value of cutting other fossil-fuel-related […]

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9 Major U.S. Corporations Commit to 100% Clean Energy

This week brought yet another sign that climate action has reached a tipping point – at Climate Week NYC yesterday, nine large corporations announced their plans to get 100 percent of their power from renewable sources. The companies, which included such household names as Walmart, Starbucks, and Johnson & Johnson, signed on with RE100, a […]

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Will Subsidizing Clean Energy Build Support for Cap-and-Trade?

A carbon tax – particularly a revenue-neutral one – is considered by many experts to be our best weapon against climate change. However, a new paper by researchers at U.C. Berkeley suggests that investing in clean energy first might be the better approach. (Read the Phys.Org article about the paper below.) The authors found that […]

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New Harvard Study Highlights Health Benefits of Clean Energy

When the White House launched the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan last month, they released a fact sheet showing how the plan would improve public health. A new study from Harvard University backs up those claims. As Climate Central explains in this article, the study found that energy efficiency and use of clean energy could […]

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Muslim Leaders Make a Moral Plea for Global Climate Action

Yesterday, Islamic leaders from 20 nations issued a formal declaration acknowledging that climate change is human-caused and insisting on global action. Pointing to the responsibility of mankind to care for the earth and one another, they demanded that wealthy nations switch to renewable energy and lend aid to developing nations that are suffering climate impacts. […]

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