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    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Democratic nominee Joe Biden denied he supported the Green New Deal being pushed by his own campaign’s climate change panel during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. “The Green New Deal is not my plan,” the Democratic nominee told Fox News moderator Chris Wallace of the sweeping agenda which calls...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of...
    Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Who expected a fairly substantive climate discussion in the first presidential debate, moderated by none other than a Fox News anchor?  President Donald Trump too did not seem prepared. Asked point blank whether he believes in man-made...
    As Trump touts law and order, is crackdown on cities working? Amazon Prime Day Starts October 13—Heres Everything You Need to Know Stop the Press — Wait, No — Don’t Stop the Press! Click here to read the full article. © Francois Mori/AP Images LONDON — Having blockaded printing plants in the U.K....
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises "significant questions of legality."Last week, Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to come up with rules that would ban the sale of all new...
    (CNN)Brazil has revoked key regulations protecting its tropical mangroves, a move fiercely criticized by environmental and climate groups. The National Environment Council, known as Conama, voted Monday to overturn the measures that had defined the ecosystems along Brazil's coastline as "permanent preservation areas" and restricted commercial development projects. Environment Minister Ricardo Salles defended the move...
    By ADAM BEAM | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises “significant questions of legality.” Last week, Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to come up...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. FasTrak reluctance comes down to finances I was surprised by reading Mr. Roadshow today that neither querent nor responder understood why people don’t want to use FasTrak. The problem is a financial one. The “convenience” FasTrak offers, namely automatic debits,...
    We begin today’s roundup with The Washington Post’s endorsement of Joe Biden: The Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden, is exceptionally well-qualified, by character and experience, to meet the daunting challenges that the nation will face over the coming four years. Those challenges have been, to varying degrees, created, exacerbated or neglected by the...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises “significant questions of legality.” Last week, Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to come up...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises “significant questions of legality.” Last week, Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to come up with rules that would ban the...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises “significant questions of legality.” Last week, Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to come up with rules that would ban...
    About a quarter of adults without children said climate change influenced them not to have children, according to a Morning Consult poll. Among adults who reported climate change as a reason why they would not have children, 11% said it was a major reason, while 15% said it was a minor reason. Climate change did,...
    JOHANNESBURG — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the...
    Portland protests largely peaceful until police ares targeted after nightfall, authorities say Aldis $15.9 billion of annual sales in the UK and Ireland prove that its market share is growing — and the US is next in its sights Sustainability is possible in this excerpt from climate change novel The Ministry for the Future ...
    JOHANNESBURG — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea,...
    (CNN)Numerous scientists have studied how the 1918 flu spread to become the deadliest pandemic in history and which interventions worked, research that is becoming increasingly relevant during the current coronavirus crisis. But little research has been done on how environmental conditions affected the 1918 pandemic -- until now.The 1918 flu coincided with the final years...
    NAACP volunteers help register Travis County, Texas voters in east Austin during a push to engage voters before the early October deadline. Bob Daemmrich/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This story appeared in WURD as part of the Covering Climate Now project and...
    By BECCA MOST and AVA THOMPSON, The Minnesota Daily MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new University of Minnesota professor in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences is creating a University Extension program that will bridge climate research and community outreach. Heidi Roop — a recent hire in the Department of Soil, Water and...
    A host of world leaders at this week’s U.N. General Assembly lined up to warn of a panoply of ills besetting the world, cautioning if coronavirus doesn’t kill us all then climate change surely will. They said stricter measures of global governance are the only way to spare humanity from the end of the world as...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. China has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure,...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the...
    JOHANNESBURG – In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into...
    Working from home may become a post-pandemic way of life in one California community. San Francisco Bay area officials approved a plan last week requiring large, office-based businesses to have employees work from home three days a week in a bid to fight climate change, according to a report. The decision, by the Metropolitan...
    Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, is a reliable conservative juror likely to take a narrow reading of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to control carbon emissions. That view, shared by several of her future conservative colleagues on the high court, could make it challenging for a Joe Biden administration to push...
    A majority of likely voters across the country do not consider “climate change” the driving factor of catastrophic wildfires in the west, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday showed. The survey asked likely voters, “Which is the more likely reason that wildfires in California are spreading – climate change or a variety of other natural...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the 2020 U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the world is in crisis, “not just because of the last few months” and the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, but “because of the last few decades, and because of us.” Trudeau’s gloomy speech portrayed the world as teetering on the abyss,...
    Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) recently launched eHub, a set of online resources the Sunnyvale-based nonprofit designed to help customers make easy, informed choices about how to lower their carbon footprint. The eHub, at svcleanenergy.org/ehub, provides residents of the cities it serves with information and tools to make the switch to clean energy providers. Pages are dedicated...
    September 26 marks World Environmental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of our environment's biggest threats. As an individual, there are small actions you can take that could ultimately have a large impact on the environment.  Starting a personal compost bin in your kitchen or lowering your thermostat just a few degrees...
    The US Capitol building in Washington, DC.Richard Gray/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators...
    Shannon Osaka September 26, 2020 7:59AM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Sign up to receive Grist's top stories in your inbox. When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away a week...
    At the United Nations this week, Kenya’s president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia’s president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of sanctions, hoping to eliminate measures...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The state of California and the city of San Jose are looking to recruit a new generation of warriors to help fight climate change. The effort is part of the new Climate Action Corps created by Governor Newsom this week to combat climate change and environmental degradation in California. ALSO...
    “The world may need to resort to lockdowns again—this time to tackle a climate emergency,” explains an editorial at MarketWatch, which, along with the Wall Street Journal, is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, owned by New Corp. OPINION: We may need climate lockdowns to halt climate change, Mariana Mazzucato writes. That might mean...
    STOCKHOLM — Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on Friday to kick off a day of socially distanced global climate protests. “The main hope is, as always, to try to have an impact on the level of awareness and public opinion so that people will start...
    Federal appeals court gives border wall spending lawsuit another chance Packers Adams probably doubtful to play against Saints Jane Fonda, America Ferrera Team Up for Audiobook on Women & Climate Change: ‘Guys Had Their Shot When Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson wanted to add star power to the audio version of the eye-opening new anthology...
    By PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press At the United Nations this week, Kenya's president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia's president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of...
    At the United Nations this week, Kenya’s president lamented the loss of animal species and called for measures to combat climate change. Slovenia’s president spoke of eliminating land mines, legacies of bygone wars that still maim and kill. And leaders of Iran, Cuba and Libya asked for a lifting of sanctions, hoping to eliminate measures...
    (CNN)A British teenager has staged a protest against climate change inside the Arctic Circle. In the world's most northerly climate strike, Mya-Rose Craig, a passionate ornithologist and nature, climate and equal rights campaigner, was photographed protesting on an ice floe at the Arctic ice edge, north of Svalbard, at 82.2° North earlier this week. The...
    SYDNEY- Thousands of Australian students on Friday protested to demand investment in renewable-energy projects, though COVID-19 restrictions confined the events to small gatherings and online activism. About 500 protests were held across Australia, with other demonstrations expected worldwide on Friday. In Sydney, gatherings were limited to no more than 20 people, while in Melbourne, which...
    It’s time to wake up. On Global Day of Climate Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action.  Many people first started paying attention to the youth climate movement in 2018, when now-17-year-old Greta...
    Koalas…They are cute, cuddly animals, that pretty much everyone associates with Australia. They are fondly referred to as “bears” even though they are in fact marsupials. They are amazing animals. The mothers even carry their young in little pouches for six months. Koalas live in Eastern Australia, where they rarely leave their homes in eucalyptus...
    Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are ectothermic animals, meaning their internal temperature is dependent on the environment. Due to climate change, rising global temperatures will increase the body temperatures of ectothermic animals, causing serious consequences for these species. A study published in Global Change Biology shows the effect of climate change on the aging rates of...
    It’s time to wake up. On Global Day of Climate Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action.  We need to talk about our carbon footprint. Not how much of it comes from driving...
    Opinion: What 56 million kids, and their parents, need to hear from Biden and Trump UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons are rationing toilet paper and hand sanitizer as fears of panic buying return. One worker said their store was worse than a bad Christmas.