Posts in Climate
Local Governments Want Fossil Fuel Companies To Pay For Climate Damages

The newest wave of climate change lawsuits doesn’t target states or the federal government, or even the power plants that spew planet-warming pollution. They involve cities and counties who want to go after the oil, natural gas and coal producers directly, demanding money to help them cover the escalating costs of wildfires, landslides and other climate-linked disasters.

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Coal, Public Lands, and Mining in America: A Cheat Sheet

Men's Journal – On March 29 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed an order to end the Obama administration’s 2016 moratorium on new leases to mine coal on federal lands. The order also killed an ongoing analysis of the program’s impacts on the environment, particularly how the carbon dioxide created by burning that coal would hinder U.S. efforts to blunt the worst impacts of climate change.

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President Trump’s Executive Order on Climate Change and Energy: What You Need to Know

Men's Journal – President Donald Trump has begun to make good on his vow to dismantle President Obama’s climate and energy policies. On Tuesday, March 28, Trump signed a sweeping executive order that unmakes Obama administration efforts to slash emissions from coal-fired power — the greatest source of climate-altering greenhouse gas pollution — and prepare communities for the effects of global warming. Here's a breakdown of what it means for the country's energy and climate policy.

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That’s a Wrap for One Weird Arctic Winter

Arctic Deeply – Strangely warm temperatures are sending the Arctic Ocean's sea ice on a downward spiral that could have far-reaching implications for the region's people and wildlife. The strange winter of 2016-17 has closed with air temperatures over the Arctic Ocean still several degrees above freezing, and sea ice poised to set a record low not seen over nearly four decades of satellite tracking.

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Cold Octobers May Be Gone Forever in Alaska’s Arctic

TakePart – Most of Alaska just sweated through the hottest October on record, according to new figures released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Overall temperatures in the state were 4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20-century average, with the Arctic communities of Nome, Kotzebue, and Barrow seeing record-setting highs, said Rich Thoman, a climate scientist with the Alaska Region of NOAA's National Weather Service.

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