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UN Climate Talks Conclude with World Leaving Trump Behind

November 20, 2017 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

Two weeks of international climate talks made only incremental progress toward resolving disputes that have been lingering since the Paris Agreement of 2015. The main achievement may have been cementing a firebreak to prevent the Trump administration from torching the whole process.

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Nebraska Regulators Approve Alternative Route for Keystone XL

November 20, 2017 - 9:33am
The New York Times

Nebraska regulators today rejected TransCanada's preferred route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but they said the project could proceed along a different path. The decision came after a few days after the company's Keystone Pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.

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An Island Nation Turns Away from Climate Migration, Despite Rising Seas

November 20, 2017 - 9:32am
InsideClimate News

The people of Kiribati, an island nation that will face disastrous consequences from sea level rise, face a choice: move to another country or try to boost the coconut trade to fund climate resilience initiatives — until climate change intervenes.

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Battered by Extreme Weather, Americans Are More Worried about Climate Change

November 20, 2017 - 9:30am
The Guardian

Americans are still largely misinformed about climate change, but extreme weather events are helping them connect the dots, according to a new study. About 54 percent in a new Yale and George Mason University survey say extreme weather events were intensified by climate change.

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This Next-Gen Satellite Will Scan for Storms Like Never Before

November 20, 2017 - 9:28am
Wired

The VIIRS satellite has a resolution of 2,500 feet, which is enough to make out roads and cities. NASA is using it to see drought-prone areas, as well as ocean visibility and temperature, which is allowing the agency to gather data that may be able to help predict extreme weather events.

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How Tulsa Became a Model for Preventing Floods

November 20, 2017 - 9:26am
NPR

Tulsa, a conservative city that was built on the oil industry, imposed regulations to prevent the type of flooding that Houston experienced during Hurricane Harvey. Now, other cities are trying to follow suit as development and climate change threaten to make flooding worse.

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API Disputes African-American Health Study, Cites Genetics

November 20, 2017 - 9:20am
InsideClimate News

The American Petroleum Institute dismissed the findings of a study that showed African Americans are disproportionately impacted by pollution from oil and gas facilities. API instead claimed "genetics, indoor allergens and unequal access to preventative care" were the reasons for health disparities.

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Scientists Aim to Fight Climate Change with Super Plants

November 20, 2017 - 9:08am
Los Angeles Times

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies are trying to improve plants' ability to suck carbon out of the atmosphere and store it deep in soil by increasing their production of suberin, a carbon-storing substance that protects their roots.

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Oil Spill Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline Ahead of Nebraska's KXL Decision

November 17, 2017 - 9:22am
InsideClimate News

While Nebraska regulators prepare to decide next week whether to allow TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline through their state, some 210,000 gallons of oil spilled from the company's Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.

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EPA Moves to Shield Older Semi Truck Engines from Emissions Rules

November 17, 2017 - 9:20am
NPR

The EPA has introduced a proposal to change how it classifies "glider vehicles," heavy trucks built by pairing a new frame with an old diesel engine and powertrain, to keep from imposing Clean Air Act emissions standards on the vehicles.

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Appeals Court Takes Up Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Against Trump

November 17, 2017 - 9:18am
InsideClimate News

An appeals court will hear oral arguments next month for a climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults against the Trump administration to determine whether it can go to trial next year. The suit, which seeks sweeping changes in federal climate efforts, has been in limbo since the Trump administration filed a petition against it earlier this year.

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Trump Adviser Says Past U.S. Emissions a 'Distraction' in Fixing Climate

November 17, 2017 - 9:15am
Reuters

An adviser to President Trump said that other nations' claims the U.S. should do more to fight climate change since it's historically the biggest emitter are "a distraction from what needs to occur when figuring out how do we deploy clean energy technologies."

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Toxic Algae: Once a Nuisance, Now a Severe Nationwide Threat

November 17, 2017 - 9:10am
Associated Press

Within the last 10 years, toxic algae outbreaks that make people and animals sick have occurred in every state. Scientists say the trend is likely to continue as global temperatures warm. "It's a big, pervasive threat that we as a society are not doing nearly enough to solve," said Don Scavia, a University of Michigan scientist.

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4 Big Climate Rules Still Alive Under Trump

November 17, 2017 - 9:06am
E&E News

President Trump has announced that the Clean Power Plan is dead, but that rule and several others—including carbon limits for power plants, methane controls for oil and gas wells and fuel emissions rules—are still lingering because of lawsuits and bureaucratic processes.

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How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water

November 16, 2017 - 9:50am
InsideClimate News

A pivotal EPA study during the George W. Bush administration provided the rationale for environmental law exemptions that helped unleash the U.S. fracking boom. Documents and interviews, however, show that the science was suppressed to protect industry interests.

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At Stake in Arctic Refuge Drilling Vote: Money, Wilderness and a Way of Life

November 16, 2017 - 9:47am
InsideClimate News

A Senate committee voted yesterday to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the country's last untouched wilderness areas. While the effort is being spearheaded by Alaska's senior senator, it's getting a mixed reaction from Alaskans who live there and rely on the land.

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Climate Civil War Brewing at ALEC

November 16, 2017 - 9:45am
E&E News

As members of the American Legislative Exchange Council prepare to vote on a resolution that takes aim at the EPA's endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions, they are feuding over their approach to climate change and clean energy. It reflects the larger debate in the Republican Party under the Trump administration.

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UN Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

November 16, 2017 - 9:44am
The New York Times

The Green Climate Fund was created to help developing nations adapt to sea level rise, but most have yet to see any of the funding or benefits. Many of the projects have not been vetted properly and are going toward private-sector enterprises led by global investment firms, The New York Times reports.

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Europe Steps in to Cover U.S. Shortfall in Funding IPCC’s Climate Science

November 16, 2017 - 9:43am
BBC

French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, since President Trump has stated he will cut U.S. support for it. The UK government also pledged to double its contribution.

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Climate Change Is Here: Wisconsin Is Seeing Earlier Springs, Later Falls, Less Snow and More Floods

November 16, 2017 - 9:24am
The Capital Times

In Wisconsin, climate change is bringing earlier springs, later falls, less snow and lake ice, more floods, more drought and more heat. Scientists say policy makers and agencies can adapt, but climate denial at the state and federal level is preventing them from doing so.

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