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When government falters, business can lead on climate change action

Business Leads the Way In Climate Change Action

Where government fails, business can lead. That axiom has never been truer than it is now under President Trump. Trump announced on June 1, 2017, that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate treaty. Businesses began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017, along with mayors and governors. The coalition now has over 2,700 representatives from…

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Trump's men willing to do his anti-environmental agenda

Interior Secretary and EPA Chief Do Trump’s Dirty Environmental Bidding

President Trump is no friend to the environment. Months after being in office, he pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate treaty. He has made it clear he wants more fossil fuels pumped out of the ground, even at the expense of public lands. And he has two cronies to carry out his policies. Those cronies are Ryan Zinke,…

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Investing $1 Trillion a Year In Clean Energy is Achievable

Clean energy is the future – if the future we want is one where average global temperature rise does not exceed two degrees Celsius. That’s the level experts say we need to stay within to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Investing an additional $1 trillion in clean energy annually until 2050 is achievable, a new Ceres report finds….

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California Is the First State To Require Solar On New Houses

The California Energy Commission recently adopted building standards requiring solar photovoltaic systems on new homes starting in 2020. The new standards, the first in the nation to require solar, are expected to increase the cost of a new home by $9,500, which is around half the cost of installing solar PV systems on existing homes. But they will reduce energy…

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Is Shell Really Serious About Dealing With Climate Change?

Under Shell’s Sky Scenario, a world is possible where net-zero carbon emissions is achieved by 2070, and global average temperatures are beneath the target of two degrees Celsius. Or in the words of Shell, it “illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.” It envisions a future where renewable energies are…

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Growing Chorus Calls For the Ouster of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

The chorus calling for the ouster of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has grown bigger and louder. Forty environmental, civic, labor and social justice organizations took out full-page ads calling the resignation of Pruitt. The ad appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post and The Oklahoman, which is the largest paper in Pruitt’s home state, Oklahoma….

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The DOJ Approves a Merger Between Bayer and Monsanto

The Department of Justice approved a merger between agrochemical giants, Bayer and Monsanto. The merger will leave only four companies controlling most of the seeds and agrochemicals. Six companies have controlled the seed, trait, and pesticide business since the 1990s: Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Dow, and DuPont. Those six companies grew mainly from acquiring small to medium size companies engaged…

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