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Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left

Democrats’ new climate change policy platform could unite the left | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new platform aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while benefiting unions and fossil fuel workers.
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Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020

Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 11.05.2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Cities around the world have been at a standstill, trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. But with lockdown measures gradually lifting, places like Brussels are trying a new climate-friendly approach to mobility.
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It Took A Pandemic To Prove Individual Actions Alone Won't Solve The Climate Crisis

It Took A Pandemic To Prove Individual Actions Alone Won't Solve The Climate Crisis | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus reveals in stark terms the limits of our personal choices to affect climate change.
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Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future

Is it wrong to be hopeful about climate change? - BBC Future | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Real hope for the future of the climate can’t come from admiring the inspirational deeds of others – it has to be earned, writes Diego Arguedas Ortiz.
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With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight - The New York Times

With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects.
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Climate change means the US must start building big things again

Climate change means the US must start building big things again | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History In 2019

The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History In 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers found that the oceans are dramatically changing due to climate change, the latest evidence of a warming world.
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Europe has unveiled a plan to eliminate climate emissions by 2050

Europe has unveiled a plan to eliminate climate emissions by 2050 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European Union is forging ahead with a sweeping plan to become “climate neutral” by midcentury.If implemented, the European Green Deal could mark a major advance in the effort to combat climate change, since EU members make up the third largest block of greenhouse-gas emitters behind China and the US.
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The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air - Climate change

The necessity of pulling carbon dioxide out of the air - Climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But it is difficult to do at the scale you need
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Coal Knew, Too

Coal Knew, Too | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.
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Italy adds climate change to school curriculum

Italy adds climate change to school curriculum | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It will start as a stand-alone course, but eventually be integrated into all subjects.
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California's Fires and PG&E's Toxic Debt

California's Fires and PG&E's Toxic Debt | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change will soon expose a crippling problem embedded in the nation’s infrastructure. In fire-ravaged California, it already has.
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Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers | Environment | The Guardian

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Firm’s public calls for climate action contrast with backing for conservative thinktanks
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How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change

How Some Mississippi Teens Are Saving Their Town From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The ASEEDS Creek Rangers program is teaching kids why climate science is personal and empowering them to change their communities.
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In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S. - The New York Times

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big.
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Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change

Here’s where Jeff Bezos could start spending that $10 billion tackling climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would donate $10 billion to combat climate change, marking one of the largest individual philanthropic commitments ever to the crucial environmental challenge.The details: "This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs – any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world," Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post unveiling the Bezos Earth Fund.It appears he will donate the money to researchers and advocacy groups, rather than investing it into startups and other for-profit ventures tackling climate change, Axios reported.
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US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief

US, EU, China, India among 'big emitters', must lead way on climate action: UN chief | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, however, noted that awareness of the risks is growing and in "some good news", announcements of climate action by governments and the private sector are gathering steam. He was responding to a question on which countries and governments are responsible for the failure to improve the climate change situation.
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10 Life Changes That Will Actually Make A Difference For The Environment | HuffPost Life

10 Life Changes That Will Actually Make A Difference For The Environment | HuffPost Life | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As wildfires dominate the news, experts suggest some of the best ways you can help the planet and combat climate change.
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Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality

Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some scientists believe that geoengineering, the idea that we could spray reflective particles into the atmosphere to reverse global warming, may especially reduce suffering in the hottest, poorest parts of the world.A new paper in Nature Communications goes further, concluding that such measures could accelerate economic growth in nations most vulnerable to climate change.
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Daily weather now bears the fingerprints of global warming - The

For the first time, scientists have detected the fingerprint of human-induced climate change from a single day of global weather conditions.
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It May Have Just Gotten A Lot Easier To Sue Exxon And Shell For Climate Change Devastation

It May Have Just Gotten A Lot Easier To Sue Exxon And Shell For Climate Change Devastation | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new investigation provides the most “robust” evidence yet connecting fossil fuel companies to climate-related human rights violations, legal experts say.
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20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam

20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Poor nations have been disproportionately impacted by climate change, a grim new report by the anti-poverty charity found.
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This Martini Wants to Kill Climate Change One Sip at a Time | WIRED

This Martini Wants to Kill Climate Change One Sip at a Time | WIRED | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A carbon-negative vodka company makes its beverage literally out of thin air. Now that's booze you can use.
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Trump thought the Paris deal was too expensive. Wait until he sees the cost of climate change.

Trump thought the Paris deal was too expensive. Wait until he sees the cost of climate change. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration officially began the process of withdrawing the US from the landmark Paris climate agreement on Monday, in a move that surprised no one.The details: The step, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Twitter, starts the clock on a one-year waiting period that will end the day after the next presidential election.
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Big Food is Betting on Regenerative Agriculture to Thwart Climate Change

Big Food is Betting on Regenerative Agriculture to Thwart Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
General Mills is one of several big companies investing in regenerative agriculture. Will it reverse climate change or just help sell more products?
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