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CLIMATE REFUGEES

We’re dedicated to telling the stories of the millions of people who may be displaced by the environmental disasters brought on by climate change.

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A Conversation with Gina McCarthy

With Donald J. Trump’s full-on assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now underway, we travelled to Harvard Kennedy School recently to interview former Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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Hot News: January 13, 2017

– Chrysler the Latest Emissions Cheater?
– DOI to Trump: Overhauling Coal Program Makes Sense
– Clean Energy Investment Down, But Renewables Looking Up
– New York Wants In on the Wind

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Hot News: January 12, 2017

– Tillerson Keeps it Vague
– As Tillerson Waffles, Exxon Must Show Its Cards
– Fossil Fuels Make Guest Appearance at Sessions Hearing
– New DOE Policy to Strengthen Scientists
– A Carbon Sink the Size of New York

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Hot News: January 11, 2016

– Confirmation hearings for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson begin today
– Corporate Leaders: Fighting Climate Change is Good Business
– A species of bumblebee once common throughout the eastern US is at risk of extinction
– Can West Virginia’s new governor save coal country?

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Hot News: January 10, 2017

– The Heat Was On in 2016
– Obama: Clean Energy Revolution “Irreversible”
– Exxon Will Do Business With Anyone, US Policy Be Damned
– FWS: Save Sea Ice, Save the Polar Bear
– Methane Has Zombie Effect on Rising Sea Levels, Study Shows

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Hot News: January 9, 2017

– Big Storms Wallop California
– Atlantic Coast Saved from Seismic Testing
– Antarctica Going Through a Breakup
– As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It

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Hot News: January 6, 2017

– The SEC, Climate Change, & Clayton’s New Pals
– Take That Scuba Trip Now Before It Gets Worse
– Army Corps Passes on Changing Pipeline Approval Permit
– Sensing gains ahead under Trump, the Kochs court minorities

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Hot News: January 5, 2016

– NOAA Vindicated, Deniers Look Dumb
– Obama Coal & Methane Rules In GOP Crosshairs
– China’s Renewables Bonanza
– The Climate Movement’s Diversity Problem

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Hot News: January 4, 2017

– House Quietly Shifts Federal Lands Policy
– 2016 Weather Makes a Pricey Year For Insurers
– Break Out The Umbrellas, Californians
– Dakota pipeline protesters, nearby residents brace for 2017

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Hot News: January 3, 2017

– Cabinet Confirmations Put Fossil Fuels in Spotlight
– Liberal States Gear Up for 2017 Climate Surprises
– Weak federal powers could limit Trump’s climate-policy rollback
– Scientists just ran the numbers on how much Trump could damage the planet

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Hot News: December 23, 2016

– Michael Mann’s Case Moves Forward
– Rudolph Lends a Hand
– A Sunny Drive in France
– The coming battle between the Trump team and economists over the true cost of climate change

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Hot News: December 22, 2016

– Arctic Temperatures Skyrocket
– Trump Really, Really, Really Hates Windpower
– Arizona Axes Net Metering
– Trudeau sees carbon price as investment edge in age of Trump

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Hot News: December 21, 2016

– State Dept Under Transition Team Scrutiny?
– Obama (And Trudeau) Takes Drilling Off the Table
– Clean Energy All Over the Midwest
– Today’s Forecast May Make You Believe In Climate Change

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Hot News: December 20, 2016

– Obama May Block Offshore Drilling
– DOI Adopts Coal Mining Rule For Now
– Zika Fueled by El Niño
– The Energy Department helped start a revolution – and doesn’t know who to hand it off to

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Hot News: December 19

– Trump’s War on Science Sparks Pushback
– Cities Drive Climate Action
– Antarctica Melting From Below
– How To Talk To Uncle Bill About Climate Change

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Hot News: December 16, 2016

– A Trump Guide To Unraveling Climate Action
– Last Year’s Weird Weather Fueled By Climate Change
– Michigan’s Successful Energy Compromise
– California’s Computers to Conserve Energy

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Hot News: December 15, 2016

– Trump to Climate Scientists: Sorry, But You’re Still Wrong
– US Solar Shines Through 2016
– Reading the Tillerson Climate Tea Leaves
– G20 Panel Urges Climate Transparency for Businesses

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Hot News: December 14, 2016

– Perry Waltzes Into DOE Job As Agency Resists Transition Interrogation
– Scientists, You’re Our Only Hope
– Big Sky Rep Will Take Over Interior
– Arctic Gets New Dismal Report Card
– Voters say U.S. should stay in the Paris accord — survey

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Hot News: December 13, 2016

– Exxon Will Control State Dept
– #ExxonKnew But Went Ahead With Tar Sands
– Transition Carousel Includes Perry for DOE, Zinke for DOI
– Divestment Is a Trillion Dollar Effort
– US Finally Gets Windy

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Hot News: December 12, 2016

– Fears of a Climate Purge in the Trump Administration
– An “Open Mind” on Climate Change that Appears to Ignore Science
– World’s Top Oil Boss May Become America’s Top Diplomat
– Surprise — Oil Interests May Run DOE & DOI Too

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Hot News: November 9, 2016

– With Pruitt Nomination, Dems Dig In, Deniers Rejoice
– Canada’s Carbon Price
– Boston Sounds the Alarm
– WSJ: Corporate America Unfazed By Trump
– It’s already happening: Hundreds of animals, plants locally extinct due to climate change

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Hot News: December 8, 2016

– Pruitt, Who Hates EPA, Will Lead It
– Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than We Thought
– Kasich Cold on Renewables Freeze?
– How Trump can influence climate change
– Red states in the hot seat

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Hot News: December 7, 2016

– Oil & Gas In Trump Tower & DC
– Weather Channel Unleashes Tsunami of Truth
– Googling Now Powered By Renewables
– Paulson, Bloomberg, Steyer: Clean Energy Economy Worth the Investment
– Arctic Sea Ice Hits “Crazy” New Low

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Hot News: December 6, 2016

– Trump, Digging in on DAPL, May Privatize Tribal Lands
– Two Trumps and a Gore
– Climate Change Intensifies Thunderstorms
– Exxon Won’t Attend AGU Party

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Fuel of the Future

Cars with small on-board generators, advanced batteries or tanks of hydrogen will one day be as plentiful as gasoline vehicles are today.

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Hot News: December 5, 2016

The “$” indicates a news site that may have a paywall.  #NoDAPL Succeeds: On Sunday afternoon, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will deny a permit for the final easement of the Dakota Access pipeline on sacred Standing Rock Sioux burial sites, and will instead explore alternate routes. The announcement comes four months after the protests … Continue reading “Hot News: December 5, 2016”

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Hot News: December 2, 2016

– Fossil Fuel Influence & Climate Conspiracies in Transition Team
– Energy Secretary Musical Chairs
– Cities Must Lead on 1.5 Goal
– Death Toll Rises in Tennessee Wildfire
– Trump Supporters Love Renewables

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Hot News: November 30, 2016

– Wind Sets New Record In Lone Star State
– Big Day for Tar Sands
– Trump Transition Updates
– Less Coal = Safer Tuna
– Renewable advocates urge tax-credit extension in lame duck

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Hot News: November 29, 2016

– Climate Red Flags Fly in Trumpland
– Largest Die-Off on Record
– Pope Says Keep the Climate Pact
– A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate change

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A World Without Large Animals?

Thanks to human activities—deforestation, climate change, and overharvesting, whether legal or not—species are disappearing so fast it’s often said the world is entering a sixth mass extinction.

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Hot News: November 28, 2016

– Cities Call For Climate Action
– As Feds Call for Standing Rock Site Closure, Trump’s Involvement Raises Eyebrows
– Arctic Melt Near Tipping Point
– Trump UN Ambassador Pick, Space Policies Signal Trouble
– Perils of climate change could swamp coastal real estate

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Hot News: November 23, 2016

– Trump, Climate, and the Gray Lady
– RGGI States Plan for Progress Under Trump
– Violence at DAPL Protest Site Continues
– How cities plan to fight climate change in the Trump years
– Washington state youth sue government over climate change

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Hot News: November 22, 2016

– Trump: Encourage Shale & Clean Coal, Fight British Wind Farms
– Trump’s Fossil-Fueled Transition Picks
– More On Trump’s Cabinet-in-Waiting
– Record Hot Days To Outpace Cold Days
– Canada Swears Off Coal

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Hot News: November 21, 2016

– Trump’s Climate Denying Staff Picks
– COP22 Ends With Promise of Continued Action
– New Ban on Arctic Oil & Gas Drilling
– Zika is no longer a global emergency, W.H.O. says

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Hot News: November 18, 2016

– Global Show of Strength on Climate
– O’Reilly to Trump: “Accept the Paris Treaty”
– SolarCity, Tesla Merger Approved
– Exceptional Warming in the Arctic

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Hot News: November 17, 2016

– Obama Adm. Unveils Final Climate Vision, Big Businesses Agree
– China, Posed to Lead on Climate, Rebukes Trump “Hoax” Claims
– Protecting the World Economy
– Rick Perry considered for Energy Secretary

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Hot News: November 16, 2016

– Bush-Era EPA Contenders
– Obama Admin Issues Fresh Methane Rules
– Nationwide Protests Against DAPL
– Cities tout progress, vow to stay on track
– John Kerry’s Antarctica visit highlights a continent, and climate policies, under threat

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Hot News: November 15, 2016

– Trump Eyeing Fossil-Fueled Future
– “Wait and See” on Trump and Paris Agreement
– Microsoft Inks Biggest Wind Power Deal
– D.C. Circuit may be bulwark against enviro rule changes
– Obama administration announces $125m in international clean-energy funds
– Feds call for further discussion before Dakota pipeline can move forward

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Hot News: November 14, 2016

– Trump Looking to Quit Climate Deal
– Energy Might Get A Breather
– Meet Myron Ebell
– Uncertainty and Optimism at COP22
– World Emissions Flat in 2016

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Hot News: November 11, 2016

– States Will Drive Climate Progress
– “Climate Kids” Case Moves Forward
– Govt. Finalizes Rule for Renewables on Public Land
– Ratchet Up Climate Ambition
– Al Gore offers to work with Trump on climate change

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Hot News: November 10, 2016

– Ready to Protect the Climate
– Speculations on Trump’s Cabinet
– Keystone XL’s Likely Revival
– Reasons for Hope
– White House says committed to implementing Iran deal, climate change agreement

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Hot News: November 9, 2016

– Trump Declared President
– Solar Wins in FL
– Human Footprint “Increasingly Visible”
– Toasty October keeps U.S. on track for 2nd-hottest year
– Environmentalists score a win in Nevada

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Hot News: November 8, 2016

– Get Out and Vote
– Climate on the Ballot
– Study Warns of Fastest Sea Level Rise in Human History
– What the world can learn from Burlington and Bernie Sanders
– COP22 day one: A news digest, in quotes

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Event Schedule

Years of Living Dangerously Events and Screenings   UPCOMING EVENTS June 9, 2017 “Collapse of the Oceans” – Episode Screening Friday at 9:45 PM Piazza Maggiore, Bologna Italy Part of the #All4TheGreen week of environmental events, the screening will be held at Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s central square, on a solar-powered open air cinema. More details here. PAST EVENTS … Continue reading “Event Schedule”

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Hot News: November 7, 2016

– Marrakech: The “COP of Action” Begins As US Election Looms Large
– EPA Submits Final CPP Model Trading Rule
– House science chairman gets heat in Texas race for being a global warming skeptic
– Vast Moroccan solar power plant is hard act for Africa to follow

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Hot News: November 4, 2016

– EV Road Trips To Become Easier
– The Road Through Paris
– Shrinking September Arctic Ice
– Preview: The UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech
– Don’t ignore impact of climate change, utility regulators urged

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Hot News: November 3, 2016

– Trump Promises $100B Savings by Climate Inaction
– Govt. Exploring DAPL Reroute
– Energy Giant Says Oil Peak Imminent
– EPA reports say automakers hit emissions targets for 2015 vehicles, mpg rises
– Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds

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Hot News: November 2, 2016

– Support Falls for Florida’s Amendment 1
– China Leads Global Carbon Intensity Decline
– Offshore Wind Costs Plunge Worldwide
– Trump voters really like renewable energy. Someone should tell Trump.
– US election result to dominate COP22 UN climate summit
– Oil majors join forces in climate push with renewable energy fund

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Hot News: November 1, 2016

– Roadmap to Resilience
– Air Pollution Hurts Millions of Kids
– Fossil Fuels Replacing Retired Nuclear, For Now
– Study blames low 2015 western snowpack on high temperatures
– North Dakota oil pipeline battle: Who’s fighting and why
– Climate change is already forcing Americans to move

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Hot News: October 31

– Musk Debuts Solar Roof
– Exxon To Write Down Reserves
– TV Show Talks Solar Politics
– Shipping Industry to Deliver Emissions Plan by 2023
– The ambitious Clinton climate plan nobody is talking about
– 1 in 7 children globally lives with ‘toxic’ air, study finds

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Hot News: October 28

– Warmer Arctic, Colder America
– Wind Sector Soars
– Mediterranean’s Decertifying Future
– Climate change discussion sparse in US presidential race
– Maritime nations agree to cut pollution from ships in 2020
– World’s largest marine park created in Antarctic Ocean

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Hot News: October 27

– White House Grants for Coal States
– Raising Exxon’s Red Flags
– Climate Signals in Australia
– Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3
– Florida scientists request meeting with Trump on climate change

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Hot News: October 26

– Clinton, Trump Advisers Debate Energy
– Judge Approves Dieselgate Settlement
– Coal Not a Poverty Solution
– West Antarctica’s Rapid Melt
– 800,000 Haitians in “dire need” of food after Hurricane Matthew, UN warns

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Hot News: October 25

– Climate Projections Legally Threaten Species
– Renewables Ruled in 2015
– CO2 Levels Passed Key Threshold in 2015
– Shipping Industry Targets Climate Reform
– Original subpoena finally surfaces in Exxon case
– More coal plants will deepen – not cut – poverty, researchers warn

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Hot News: October 24

– Trump Would Attack Climate Programs in First 100 Days
– Climate Change Brings Dermatology Woes
– China’s Climate Refugees
– SunEdison creditors launch lawsuit against lenders in bankruptcy battle
– Food industry goes beyond looks to fight waste
– Big companies fail to meet carbon goals

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Hot News: October 21

– Matthew’s 1-in-1000 Year Rainfall
– Solar Capacity Leaps in the US
– In Vino Veritas: Global wine production for 2016 is projected to fall five percent from last year due to “climatic events”
– The other war on coal: Thousands of retired miners could lose their health care and pensions
– Clinton aides mulled carbon fee in climate policy memo
– France to abandon carbon floor price –media

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Hot News: October 20

– Climate Change Goes 0-for-3 in Debates
– Solar “Political Jiu-Jitsu”
– Typhoon Haima Displaces Tens of Thousands in Philippines
– Wrangling the climate impact of California dairy
– Saudi Arabia says oil industry must meet climate goals
– China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants

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Hot News: October 18

– Global Temps Continue to Soar
– SolarCity, Airbnb Team Up for the Planet
– Philippines Braces for ‘Monster’ Typhoon
– Big Oil Should Wise Up to EVs
– Nevada voters weigh deregulation of electricity market
– Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

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Hot News: October 18

– Exxon Files to Throw Out NY Subpoena
– Riot Charge Against Amy Goodman Dismissed
– September Continues Record Heat Streak
– US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site
– Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030

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Hot News: October 17

– Cranking Up Climate Action
– Navy Makes Big Solar Energy Buy
– The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Dead
– SEC sidesteps Lamar Smith’s document request, declines to confirm Exxon probe
– Magnate’s twin goals: Fighting climate change and electing Donald Trump
– Oil bets big to hold GOP Congress, sits out Trump-Clinton brawl
– China’s coal capital is spending millions to go green

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Hot News: October 14

– Unrelenting Floods in North Carolina, Cholera in Haiti
– Louisiana Plans Better For Climate Change
– Negative on Negative Emissions
– Rep. Loretta Sanchez challenges state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to Senate debate on climate change
– Obama worries partisan climate ‘not good for science’
– Nations seek deal to reduce HFCs; could dent global warming
– With 120-mph winds, Nicole ties the strongest hurricane on record to strike Bermuda

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Hot News: October 13

– Energy Emissions Lowest Since 1991
– HFC Deal Looks Close to Completion
– EPA Dings FERC on Climate Assessment
– Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard
– ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda
– Electric cars set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016

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Hot News: October 12

– Gore Stumps for Climate, Clinton
– North Carolina Grapples with Flooding Chaos
– Energy Efficiency Gains Across the Globe
– Why climate change divides us
– UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time
– Moroccan minister: COP22 won’t exclude parties that haven’t joined Paris deal

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Hot News: October 11

– Hurricane Matthew Causes Record Flooding
– Coal Worker Sparks Energy Debate
– Climate Change Linked to Western Wildfires
– Hillary and Al’s change of climate
– Top green group to spend at least $40 million this election, shattering past records
– World Bank says Paris climate goals at risk from new coal schemes

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Hot News: October 7

– Hurricane Matthew Hovers Near Florida
– Global Aviation Emissions Deal Takes Off
– Spring Springs Earlier at National Parks
– This is how political the decline of coal has become
– Poor countries urge fast action on Paris deal to stop catastrophic warming

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Hot News: October 6

– Most Powerful Storm in A Decade Threatens US
– No Going Back – Paris Agreement Takes Effect
– 99.99% Drought Risk for American Southwest
– Methane Emissions Blow Past Current Estimates
– Clinton drives climate wedge between Trump and swing voters
– Brown, Schwarzenegger say landmark climate change bill boosted state’s economy
– After ratification, cities can deliver the Paris climate deal

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Hot News: October 5

– Hurricane Matthew Leaves 11 Dead
– VP Debate Brushes Past Climate Issues
– Climate Change Divides, Renewables Unite
– Industrial Emissions Fall
– The Paris climate agreement is entering into force. Now comes the hard part.
– Al Gore to campaign for Clinton, hoping to galvanize young voters on climate change
– Qatar set to opt into UN aviation climate pact

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Hot News: October 4

– Obama: We’re In a Race Against Time
– Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti
– Trudeau Targets Carbon Pricing by 2018
– Say Cheers to Planet-Saving Beer
– Where the veep candidates stand on climate and energy
– Paris climate pact set to enter force after EU greenlight

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Hot News: October 3

– Hurricane Matthew Threatens the Caribbean
– Parched California Enters New Water Year
– India Ratifies Paris Agreement, Nearing Entry Into Force
– How the next U.S. president will control the fight against climate change
– Gubernatorial hopeful’s coal mines settle with feds
– Poor countries call for help in getting green stuff into climate projects
– Clean(ish) air is increasingly a preserve for wealthy nations

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Season 2 Episode Guide

A complete guide to the stories and correspondents featured in Years of Living Dangerously’s second season, airing on Nation Geographic Channel.

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Hot News: September 30

– Exxon Under Fire on Climate (Again)
– America’s Super Polluters, Mapped
– Nations Need to Up the Ante on Climate
– Exxon’s big bet on oil sands a heavy weight to carry
– Trump’s energy and environment team leans heavily on industry lobbyists
– EU leaders seek to agree shortcut to launching Paris climate deal

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Hot News: September 29

– Oil Driving Amazon Destruction
– Latinos Disproportionately Exposed to Air Pollution
– Scientists Worry about Elevated CO2 Levels
– Could climate change help Clinton win millennials?
– ‘Trump’s promises are empty’: energy experts lay waste to proposals
– UN says EU may ratify Paris agreement soon
– Oil prices soar on tentative OPEC deal to cut production

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Hot News: September 28

– Judges Hear Clean Power Plan Arguments
– Trump Campaign Wobbles on Climate
– App Compares EVs and Hybrids on Fuel and Cost Efficiency
– Modeling shows efficiency, carbon trading could play major role in Michigan’s Clean Power Plan compliance
– Aviation emissions talks face turbulent last stretch
– The world passes 400 ppm threshold. Permanently.

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Hot News: September 27

– Climate Change in the Spotlight at the Debate
– Study: US Needs Clean Power Plan, More Initiatives to Meet Goals
– Scientists Say Doomsday Warming Study Deeply Flawed
– The mind-boggling New Orleans heat record that no one is talking about
– A push to raise the wind tax in Wyoming blows up

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Hot News: September 26

– Calls for Climate Question in Debate
– Planning for COP22
– Climate Change Spurs Tern Migration to Alaska
– Obama climate plan, now in court, may hinge on error in 1990 law
– Coal industry mounts unusual court-focused ad campaign

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Hot News: September 23

– Global Push to Phase Out HFCs
– Trump Promises Fossil Fuel Free-for-All
– Obama-appointed Judge to Participate in CPP Arguments
– California’s Soberanes fire is the most expensive in America — ever
– Environmental justice bill fails to pass in California
– Climate change threatens world’s coffee supply, report says

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Hot News: September 22

– Climate Pact Nears a Tipping Point
– Pres. Obama Declares Climate Change a Security Risk
– Ocean-Raising Ice Sheet Melting Faster
– Gary Johnson wants to ignore climate change because the sun will destroy the earth one day
– US tests reveal major TV manufacturers may be manipulating energy ratings
– Existing coal, oil and gas fields will blow carbon budget – study

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Hot News: September 21

– SEC Investigating Exxon on Climate Risk
– Pres. Obama Calls for Urgency in Enforcing Paris Accord
– Summer’s Ugly Preview of the Future
– Clinton pulled climate from speeches after Sanders endorsement
– EU could ratify Paris before finalizing climate policies
– Red tape’ locking small island states out of billions in climate funds

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Hot News: September 20

– Trump Cozies Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry
– Apple, BofA, Amalgamated Bank Commit to 100 Pct Renewables
– CA to Curb Super Pollutants
– US predicts climate law within decade
– Climate programs will be cut in Clinton Foundation restructuring
– US and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews

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Hot News: September 19

– A Race Against Time
– Momentum Builds Ahead of Climate Week
– Report: Most States Suing Over CPP On Track to Meet Goals
– MA Gov. Orders Carbon Caps
– Relief for Existing NV Home Solar
– Long-term coal contracts pose hurdle for cooperatives trying to boost renewables

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Hot News: September 16

– Obama Safeguards Atlantic Waters
– GM Bets Big on Renewables
– Washington Caps Carbon
– Arctic Ice Shrinks to Summer Low
– Exxon’s accounting practices are investigated
– U.N. climate diplomat: EU needs say in talks despite slow ratification

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Hot News: September 15

– A Thin Slice of the California Desert
– Smith Subpoenas an Overreach
– Renewables: So Hot Right Now
– Americans appear willing to pay for a carbon tax policy
– Louisiana Republicans: This isn’t like Sandy

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Hot News: September 14

– Climate Change Threatens US Military
– Super Typhoon Storms Taiwan
– Methane Emissions Rising from Fracking
– NV Energy, SolarCity reach deal to grandfather rooftop solar customers
– Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming
– The quest for home utility bills of…zero
– Companies might have to disclose their carbon-related risks

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Hot News: September 13

– August Another Record Month
– Scholars Condemn Lamar Smith Subpoenas
– Brazil Ratifies Paris Agreement
– India Retaliates on Solar Dispute
– Top takeaways from presidential candidates’ views on science
– Above the Arctic Circle, climate change closes in on the remote town of Barrow
– Wind power is going to get a lot cheaper as wind turbines get enormous

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Hot News: September 12

– Offshore Wind Spins Up
– Feds Pause Dakota Pipeline Construction
– Major Storms on the Rise
– Obama eyes big finish on climate (The Hill)
– U.S. utility solar enjoys building boom in second quarter but residential slows (Reuters, Bloomberg)
– The curious case of a climate denier and a utilities conference (InsideClimate News)
– UK must move now on carbon capture to save consumers billions, says report (Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg)
– It’s too late to save the glaciers, but scientists are saving some pieces in an Antarctic vault (Wired)

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Hot News: September 9

– Wet Hot American Summer
– California Extends Climate Bill
– Human Cost of Climate Change
– Chelsea Clinton cites climate change as reason to vote for her mother (CNN)
– U.S. coal miners hit Congress to rally for pension protection (Reuters)
– GOP plan to kill Obama’s coal leasing pause clears committee (Politico Pro $)
– Brazil to ratify Paris climate deal amid forest fire surge (Climate Home)
– EU a potential stumbling block for Paris climate change deal (Financial Times $)
– PM Modi pledges India will join Paris climate change deal this year (AFP, PTI)

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Hot News: September 8

– NOAA Finds Climate Signals in Louisiana Flooding
– Obama: Climate Change is Terrifying
– NYC is a “Gradual Atlantis”
– No Vacation for Birds in Hawaii
– Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners (AP, The Hill)
– Trump adviser floats commission to debate climate science (Politico Pro $)
– Donald Trump’s oil man urges Russia and Opec to cut output (Financial Times $)
– Shipping industry prepares for looming climate tax (Climate Home)
– Large-scale solar to triple after what could be Arena’s final renewable energy grants (Guardian)
– Flooding: UK government plans for more extreme rainfall (Guardian)

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Hot News: September 7

– Party Shift in Oil and Gas Donations
– Global Coal Development Shrinks
– Shipping Routes to Open Across the Arctic
– Clinton slams Trump on climate change in Florida (Politico Pro $)
– Battered coal companies courted state AGs to fight climate rules (Bloomberg)
– These stunning new maps of Alaska could transform Arctic science (Washington Post $)

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Hot News: September 6

– US, China Formally Join Paris Agreement
– Flooding On The Rise
– Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Storms
– Support for Global Aviation Emissions Deal
– U.S. companies tout climate policies, fund climate skeptics (Reuters)
– Future climate change field test doesn’t make Earth greener (AP, Phys.org)
– Trickiest energy bill fights may come over water provisions (Politico Pro $)

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Hot News: September 2

– First Hurricane in 11 Years Hits Florida
– CPP Won’t Cost Power Suppliers Much
– Climate Funds for Pacific Islands
– Cooling Fabric for A Warming World
– Boulder commits to going 100 percent renewable (Think Progress)
– Greens urge Clinton to blacklist Colorado governor (Politico)
– California lawmakers deliver for liberals on climate, wages (AP)
– U.S. and China to lead push on climate change at G20 summit (Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bloomberg)
– G20 talks climate while Australia cuts renewables funding (Climate Home)
– Carbon prices too low to drive global green shift -report (Carbon Pulse $)
– Tropical Storm Madeline sent CO2 below 400 ppm (Climate Central)

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Hot News: September 1

– Obama Touts Climate Action Before G20
– Americans Just Don’t Agree on Climate Change
– Renewables Can Power a Third of the Eastern Grid

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Hot News: August 31

– Unprecedented Tropical Trouble for US
– Florida Says Yes to Solar Tax Breaks
– Northeast Farmers Cope With Drought
– Defense of Obama climate rule will fall to the next president (The Hill, Politico Pro $)
– Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land (AP)
– Conservative think tank sues Schneiderman over Exxon probe records (Politico Pro $)
– China, US set to release review of each other’s fossil fuel subsidies at G20 summit (South China Morning Post)
– Costa Rica powered by renewable energy for over 100 days (Independent)
– How quickly climate change is accelerating, in 167 maps (Wired)

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Hot News: August 30

– Age of Anthropocene
– Anti-Fracking Measures Fail to Reach CO Ballot
– Biodiversity Helps in Adaptation
– Obama to join Paris climate pact ‘as soon as possible’ (The Hill)
– Mass. wants its neighbors to move faster to cut emissions (Boston Globe $)
– Like tens of millions of matchsticks, California’s dead trees stand ready to burn (New York Times $)

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Hot News: August 29

– #PutAPriceOnIt: Years of Living Dangerously has teamed up with Jack Black and other celebrities for a new campaign on carbon pricing
– Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval
– Trouble Brewing for Coffee Crops
– Big Trouble for Little Krill
– Coal country is wary of Hillary Clinton’s pledge to help (New York Times $)
– Gov. Brown signs bill to block state funding of coal terminals (Los Angeles Times $)

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Hot News: August 26

– Renewables Blowing Away Monthly Records
– Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve
– Gesundheit! Climate Change Aggravates Allergies
– Our national parks boast some of the country’s most amazing weather (Washington Post $)
– Climate change highlighted in Maine woods designation (ClimateWire $)

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Tom Erb: Why I Support a Price on Carbon

This is a story about my mother and a story about fairness. When I was growing up, she always embraced my successes, but also reminded me that someone, somewhere didn’t have access to the same opportunities as I did.

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Hot News: August 23

  The “$” indicates a news site that may have a paywall. Zika Risk Growing in Gulf States: Zika could extend its reach from Miami to Gulf States such as Texas and Louisiana, National Institute of Health official Anthony Fauci said in aninterview Monday. This warning comes just days after the CDC expanded on its first everdomestic travel … Continue reading “Hot News: August 23”

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Hot News: August 22

– FEMA Proposes Flood-Proofed Aid Projects
– Parks Need Climate Action
– Solar Power Price Hits New Low

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Real-Life Heroes

Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner are real-life climate heroes who are making the impossible possible, moving their communities beyond coal and proving that regular people working together can turn the corner on climate change.

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Climate Change 101: An Introduction

Climate change is real. It is human-caused. We’re seeing the effects now. And unless we start cutting carbon pollution soon, the impacts threaten to destroy the stable climate that made modern civilization possible. Let’s take these well-established points in turn.

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