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Solar energy in California: We’ll never go to war to take…

Los Angeles Times To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California …… More

Los Angeles Times To the editor: An entrenched minority says climate change is cyclical and not anthropogenic. Even if you agree with that, there are cogent, compelling reasons for California to require all new single-family homes to have solar panels. (“Of course California …… More

Proposed ban on non-electric cars ‘not ambitious enough’,…

The Independent The suggestion in leaked reports that a wider ban on sales of non-electric cars would encompass hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius is not going far enough, environmentalists have said. The car industry has dismissed the idea as “unrealistic”. But others …… More

The Independent The suggestion in leaked reports that a wider ban on sales of non-electric cars would encompass hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius is not going far enough, environmentalists have said. The car industry has dismissed the idea as “unrealistic”. But others …… More

California to mandate solar for new homes

“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards,” Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association, told the newspaper. “No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.”

The proposed solar standards would add about $25,000 to $30,000 to the cost of home construction, said C.R. Herro, Meritage Homes’ More

“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards,” Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association, told the newspaper. “No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.”

The proposed solar standards would add about $25,000 to $30,000 to the cost of home construction, said C.R. Herro, Meritage Homes’ More

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World invested more in solar energy than coal, gas and…

Global investment in renewable energyshot up last year, far outstripping investment in fossil fuels, according to a UN report.

As the price of clean energy technology plummets, it has become an increasingly attractive prospect for world governments.

More The Independent … More

Global investment in renewable energyshot up last year, far outstripping investment in fossil fuels, according to a UN report.

As the price of clean energy technology plummets, it has become an increasingly attractive prospect for world governments.

More The Independent … More

Seven years on, radioactive water at Fukushima plant still…

The Japan Times More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium …… More

The Japan Times More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium …… More

Monster heat wave reaches Greenland, bringing rain and…

ThinkProgress But it’s been scorching in Greenland, with temperatures as much as 54° above normal, which means above freezing in many places.… More

ThinkProgress But it’s been scorching in Greenland, with temperatures as much as 54° above normal, which means above freezing in many places.… More

GE faces federal lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear disaster Bo…

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.

The $500 million class-action lawsuit against GE was filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group that includes residents, medical clinics and companies operating in the area affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest disaster More

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.

The $500 million class-action lawsuit against GE was filed Friday in federal court in Boston by a group that includes residents, medical clinics and companies operating in the area affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest disaster More

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US wind and solar power helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths | The Independent

The massive increase in wind and solar energy helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people over a nine-year period in the US, according to new research which illustrates the wider benefits of ditching fossil fuels beyond limiting global warming.

The lower carbon emissions were worth billions of dollars as a result of the avoidance of the range of problems caused by fossil fuel More

The massive increase in wind and solar energy helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people over a nine-year period in the US, according to new research which illustrates the wider benefits of ditching fossil fuels beyond limiting global warming.

The lower carbon emissions were worth billions of dollars as a result of the avoidance of the range of problems caused by fossil fuel More

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Al Gore Says Climate’s Best Hope Lies in Cities and Solar Power – Scientific American

In the early 2000s Al Gore emerged from a devastating presidential election defeat with a new quest: to warn the world about global warming. Although some may think his climate work peaked with his 2005 film, An Inconvenient Truth, he has taken his mission far beyond the silver screen. Over the past decade the former vice president has trained thousands of climate leaders who are now spreading awa More

In the early 2000s Al Gore emerged from a devastating presidential election defeat with a new quest: to warn the world about global warming. Although some may think his climate work peaked with his 2005 film, An Inconvenient Truth, he has taken his mission far beyond the silver screen. Over the past decade the former vice president has trained thousands of climate leaders who are now spreading awa More

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New Study Shows That Humans Could Go Extinct Due to…

News4C After a study done by lead researcher Dr. Hagai Levine, the future isn’t quite great for the humanity. Between 1973 and 2011 his team has put together the results from 185 studies on men from different geographical areas such as Australia, Europe, New …… More

News4C After a study done by lead researcher Dr. Hagai Levine, the future isn’t quite great for the humanity. Between 1973 and 2011 his team has put together the results from 185 studies on men from different geographical areas such as Australia, Europe, New …… More

80% of voluntary evacuees not yet returned to Fukushima…

The Japan News The Yomiuri ShimbunMore than 80 percent of households voluntarily evacuating from Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant apparently have not returned to the …… More

The Japan News The Yomiuri ShimbunMore than 80 percent of households voluntarily evacuating from Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant apparently have not returned to the …… More

PG&E Affirms Strategy to Help Meet California Environmental Goals

Despite President Trump’s moves to dismantle his predecessor’s climate change policies, Pacific Gas and Electric isn’t having second thoughts about its strategy of capitalizing on California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, the utility’s new chief executive said.

“We believe that, regardless of what happens at the federal level, California will continue to lead the way in trans More

Despite President Trump’s moves to dismantle his predecessor’s climate change policies, Pacific Gas and Electric isn’t having second thoughts about its strategy of capitalizing on California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, the utility’s new chief executive said.

“We believe that, regardless of what happens at the federal level, California will continue to lead the way in trans More

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Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

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China leads the world in solar power installations | Computerworld

Computerworld China this year continued to lead the world in new solar power installations with more than 50GW of cumulative photovoltaic power, followed by Japan and the …… More

Computerworld China this year continued to lead the world in new solar power installations with more than 50GW of cumulative photovoltaic power, followed by Japan and the …… More

American Lung Association says electric car program could save billions of dollars and lives

KRCRTV.COM SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Lung Association says electric car programs, which replace cars on the road with zero emissions vehicles, could save billions of dollars and lives.… More

KRCRTV.COM SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Lung Association says electric car programs, which replace cars on the road with zero emissions vehicles, could save billions of dollars and lives.… More

3 million deaths a year are linked to the exposure of air pollution: WHO

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EVs Will Reduce US Gasoline Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035 | Greentech Media

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

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Deployment Miracle Puts Electric Vehicles On Track To Save Livable Climate – ThinkProgress

An almost two-century-old technology with virtually no market penetration just six years ago is now on track to become a cornerstone solution in the fight to avoid catastrophic climate change, the International Energy Agency (the IEA) reported this month. If that isn’t an energy miracle, what is?
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An almost two-century-old technology with virtually no market penetration just six years ago is now on track to become a cornerstone solution in the fight to avoid catastrophic climate change, the International Energy Agency (the IEA) reported this month. If that isn’t an energy miracle, what is?
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California’s biggest utilities break own record for solar power

Sacramento Bee It also doesn’t include solar power generated by some of the state’s smaller utilities that don’t belong to the ISO.… More

Sacramento Bee It also doesn’t include solar power generated by some of the state’s smaller utilities that don’t belong to the ISO.… More

How much radiation is OK in an emergency? – Local News – Santa Fe New Mexican

A young evacuee is screened March 24, 2011, at a shelter for those affected by leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new radiation guidelines to help guide local communities and state and federal officials in the event of a nuclear disaster such as the 2011 reactor meltdown at Fukushima after More

A young evacuee is screened March 24, 2011, at a shelter for those affected by leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new radiation guidelines to help guide local communities and state and federal officials in the event of a nuclear disaster such as the 2011 reactor meltdown at Fukushima after More

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The window for averting catastrophic climate change has probably closed | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Oil train derail railroad’s fault

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

WHO links 3 millions deaths worldwide annually to outdoor air pollution – EIN News

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

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Alberta fire expansion feared as thousands more flee wreckage – NY Daily News

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

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This is how our world will be if the ice would melt off | Skymet Weather

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima

TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

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Nuclear Expert: “I’ve learned there’s a huge spike in death rates in Fukushima for young children"

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

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Has veteran climate scientist James Hansen foretold the ‘loss of all coastal cities’ with latest study? | Environment | The Guardian

James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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