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What to know about the imminent Supreme Court ruling that could doom US climate action   
June 29, 2022
Source: Yahoo - After the seismic ruling of the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, and strike down 50 years of constitutional abortion protections, the justices are set to imminently decide in another massively consequential,
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Some Scientists Coined a New Name for Summer: ‘Danger Season’   
June 29, 2022
Source: Wired - This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Summer has remained mostly the same for a millennium or more. Around the year 900, Old English speakers were ...
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He worked to clean up sites contaminated with uranium in San Juan County. When he got sick, it took years to get compensation.   
June 28, 2022
Source: Salt Lake Tribune on MSN.com - A delegation of uranium workers from the Navajo Nation is calling on Congress to expand and extend legislation that compensates victims of radiation exposure.
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You’re Not the Only One Feeling Climate Anxiety—Here’s How to Cope   
June 28, 2022
Source: Self on MSN.com - Maybe you feel helpless when you read another news story about the amount of plastic that has infiltrated our oceans. Or maybe you gazed in horror at the bright orange skies that permeated the West Coast as wildfires raged on...
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MidAmerican Energy wants to study small nuclear power plants. How would they work'   
June 28, 2022
Source: Yahoo - A new approach to nuclear — small modular reactors, or SMRs — is touted as a carbon-free supplement to intermittent sources like wind and solar power.
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MPSC approves Consumers Energy integrated resource plan settlement agreement, takes additional steps to boost electric capacity   
June 24, 2022
Source: Electric Energy Online - The Michigan Public Service Commission took steps today (June 23) to shore up Michigan's reserves of energy supply, approving orders that accept a settlement agreement governing Consumers Ener. . .
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Word of the Week: 'Danger season'   
June 24, 2022
Source: Washington Examiner on MSN.com - “Is it time to stop making the hottest part of the year seem cool'” asks an article in the climate-focused publication Grist, the self-described “only newsroom focused on exploring solutions at the intersection...
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Goodbye, carefree summers — hello, danger season | Commentary   
June 24, 2022
Source: Orlando Sentinel - Erika Spanger-Siegfried is the director of strategic climate analytics in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “The Invading Sea” is the opinion arm of the Florida Climate Reporting...
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Consumers gets OK to retire coal, boost solar energy   
June 24, 2022
Source: MLive - While the plan does boost renewable energy generation, it will not move Consumers entirely away from fossil fuels.
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The Shaky Economics of Gas-Fired Power   
June 23, 2022
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Many fossil fuel power plants across the country are no longer economic to operate year-round. Regardless, plant owners continue to burn coal or fossil gas when there are cheaper options—namely renewables—because...
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