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Eco News Roundup: January 7, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control For decades, scientists have warned that climate change would make extreme events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires more frequent, more devastating, or both. In 2017, we got an up-close look at the raw ferocity of such an altered world as high-category hurricanes battered the East and Gulf coasts, and wind-whipped fires scorched the West (see “Did Climate Change Fuel California’s Devastating Fires? Probably”). We’re also seeing with greater clarity...

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Eco News Roundup: December 10, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Vast Yukon Wilderness Protected in Ruling for Native Tribes Environmental and indigenous groups are cheering a landmark decision by Canada’s highest court on Friday, which ordered the Yukon Territorial Government to abide by a negotiated plan to preserve one of the largest intact wilderness areas in North America. The Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision marks the end of a three-year legal battle between the Yukon government and a coalition of indigenous First Nations and environmental groups over the future...

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Eco News Roundup: December 3, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Satellite imagery shows just how bad the loss of Arctic sea ice has been off Alaska and eastern Siberia With winter descending on the Arctic, sea ice should be expanding rapidly in the Bering and Chukchi seas off Alaska and eastern Siberia. But instead of sea ice, satellite sensors see thousands of square miles of open water stretching between the Alaska and Russia. “It’s the lowest ice extent on record for this time of year for the combined basins,” according...

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Eco News Roundup: November 19, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. California Will Get Half its Electricity From Renewables by 2020 The US fight against climate change hasn’t exactly made much progress recently. Just this week, for instance, the Trump administration spent its time at the UN conference on climate change in Bonn praising the benefits of coal. But there is actually one bit of good news. A report released Monday from the California Public Utilities Commission shows that the state will get half of its electricity from renewable energy sources,...

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Eco News Roundup: November 12, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Denver Becomes Latest City to Require Green Roofs Denver is the latest city to mandate rooftop gardens or solar installations on new, large buildings, joining San Francisco, New York, Paris, London and other cities around the world with similar green roof measures, the Associated Press reported. The Colorado capital ranks third in the nation for highest heat island and eighth in the nation for worst ozone/particulate pollution, according to the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a grassroots group that advocated for...

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