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Obama Asks EPA to Reconsider Auto Emissions Position   
December 11, 2021
Source: Mother Earth News - President Barack Obama signed an executive order to help reduce automobile gas emissions in the United States. This is the first of many steps that the Obama administration plans to make to improve global warming.
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Oregon Joins Other Western States With Electric Truck Rules   
December 10, 2021
Source: Government Technology - A new clean trucking rule to require the sale of medium and heavy-duty zero-emission trucks in Oregon serves as one more piece of state public policy to nudge the trucking industry more securely toward an electric future.
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Opinion: All fossil fuel advertisements should be banned   
December 09, 2021
Source: Phys.org - I think we should ban all fossil fuel advertisements, plain and simple. I know it sounds extreme, but it's imperative for the future of our planet.
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Announcing the 2021 UCS Science Defenders   
December 09, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - UCS is only as powerful as our resources allow. We rely on people like you to advance our work. Each year, the Union of Concerned Scientists honors a few individuals and groups who have taken a stand for science to help their...
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Climate Change Data Deluge Has Scientists Scrambling for Solutions   
December 09, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - As earth-observing satellites, aircraft and ocean buoys churn out ever-rising amounts of information about our planet, data managers turn to cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
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Billions in tree funds could help cities prep for climate change   
December 08, 2021
Source: Tucson Sentinel - The Build Back Better plan being debated in Congress would provide $2.5 billion to improve and maintain urban tree canopy - unshaded areas suffer from a heat island effect and trees help filter air pollution and absorb stormwater...
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Japan’s Upcoming Nuclear Waste Dump   
December 07, 2021
Source: CounterPunch - Nuclear waste is an interminable curse that eternally haunts the future of civilization for hundreds/thousands of years. “The challenge of making nuclear
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Guest Commentary: Climate and the US Military – Why It Is Both So Simple and So Hard to Change Our Ways   
December 06, 2021
Source: Davis Vanguard - By Mark Dempsey  Congress just approved a bigger military budget than the administration requested. Politico reports "Lawmakers approved the National Defense Authorization Act in a 316-113 [64 percent
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Hundreds of toxic sites in California threatened by sea level rise due to climate change   
December 04, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - Hundreds of toxic sites in California will be threatened as sea levels rise due to climate change, according to environmental health professors at UC Berkeley and UCLA.The professors released a new project Tuesday called "Toxic...
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California could save its last nuclear plant- US energy chief   
December 04, 2021
Source: Reuters - California could reconsider closing its last nuclear power plant as public support has grown for the low-carbon energy source, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told Reuters on Tuesday.
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