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July 14, 2015 Tipping the Scales in Our Favor: The Fossil Fuel Divestment/Renewable Investment MovementSource: Huff Post
Let's be honest: We all know why the U.S. Congress won't pass comprehensive climate change legislation or enact a regulatory framework that accelerates America's transition to a clean energy economy.
July 14, 2015 The most amazing truth about California's water crisisSource: American Thinker
In the summer of 2002, shortly before I was elected to Congress, I sat through an eye-opening meeting with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council... they told me something astonishing:
July 14, 2015 What tragedy is needed for action on the environment?Source: The Hill
There has been no shortage of recent news regarding some of the deepest political and philosophical divides in our nation. Stories on the environment, from the release of the papal encyclical "Laudato Si: On the Care of our...
July 10, 2015 Study Resurrects The Global Warming ‘Hiatus’Source: Daily Caller
A new study resurrects the idea of the so-called “hiatus” in global warming about one month after government scientists claimed the lull in temperature rise was an aberration in the data.
July 6, 2015 Obama’s Renewable-Energy FantasySource: Wall Street Journal
On June 30, one day after the Supreme Court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of mercury emissions from power plants, President Obama committed the United States to the goal of generating 20% of its...
July 2, 2015 Steering Toward Sustainability: How California’s New Groundwater Law Can Help Us From Driving Off a CliffSource: Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
According to new research by NASA, many of the world’s biggest aquifers are being depleted at a much faster rate than they can be replenished, and California’s Central Valley is among the worst. As we all know, California is in...
June 30, 2015 The climate change disaster
The Express Tribune - The fifth Assessment Report of the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, released earlier this year, had already warned of increasing intensity of heatwaves across South Asia, with...
The Mercury - Progress towards reaching the 2020 target seems to be due mainly to what analyst îRepuTexî calls âsystemically overstatedâ official emissions figures. It says lower export growth and...
June 25, 2015 Thinking beyond a global carbon priceSource: The Economist
LAST month the G7 heads of state reaffirmed their commitment to stabilising global temperature rise at no more than 2°C above preindustrial levels. That in itself was not new: the 2°C goal was formally adopted in 2010 by the 195...
June 25, 2015 California Is Running On EmptySource: NewsWeek
A 40 million person California is an iffy place. It is entirely dependent on a sophisticated, man-created infrastructure of dams, reservoirs, canals, pumps, freeways, rail lines, airports and schools and universities.
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