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Our Earth – Eco News Roundup: October 8, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Despite Trump, States Still on Pace to Reach Paris Climate Goals A coalition of states that vowed to fight global warming is on track to meet its share of U.S. targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement, even as President Donald Trump guts federal environmental efforts. California, New York, and other members of the U.S. Climate Alliance have collectively cut greenhouse gases 15 percent since 2005, putting them within reach of the national goal of reducing emissions at least 26 percent by...

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Eco News Roundup: October 1, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Pentagon Moves Ahead With Obama-Era Climate Preparation Plan Despite Trump’s Orders The Department of Defense (DoD) has warned for years that climate change is a national security threat and, despite President Trump’s orders, the agency continues to take steps to help the military navigate and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet. As Military Times reports, the Pentagon is plowing ahead with its 2014 “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” even though Trump issued an executive order in March seeking to...

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Eco News Roundup: September 10, 2010 – Irma Edition

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been ubiquitous in recent days as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State, warning of deadly winds and storm surges and imploring residents to heed evacuation orders. “This is a catastrophic storm our state has never seen,” he cautioned at one of many news conferences. By all accounts, Scott and other officials have aggressively tried to prepare the state and its residents...

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Eco News Roundup: September 3, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. CO2 is changing the jet stream in ways that will create more Harveys “Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a-million-year recurrence interval,” as the Washington Post Weather Gang reported Sunday. We’re seeing these staggering rainfall totals because this tropical storm hovered in place for days over southeast Texas, sweeping in vast quantities of moisture from the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. And the latest science points a finger at climate change for this. It’s a fact:...

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Eco News Roundup: August 27, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Denmark Just Generated 140% of Its Electricity Demand From Wind Power On a particularly windy day last week, Denmark’s wind farms produced between 116 and 140 percent of the national electricity requirements, and they weren’t even operating at their full 4.8GW capacity at the time. Eighty percent of the excess was shared by Germany and Norway, and Sweden got 20 percent of the spoils, showing just redundant fossil fuels can be if governments make the commitment to renewable energy sources....

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