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Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Murray Energy purchase from rival increases southern Illinois coal holdings by 100M tons 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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The Amazon Fire Phone’s Worst Reviews Are From Angry Environmentalists 29.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
Amazon’s first phone hasn’t been a hit. But it may not be quite the flop it appears, based on the Amazon Fire reviews on the online retailer’s own web site. That’s because a good-sized chunk of the nearly 2,000 1-star pans of the device aren’t really reviews at all. They’re a form of protest, organized ...
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Miners trapped after coal mine in Turkey is flooded 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Nineteen workers stuck and 25 saved after water builds up and courses into areas occupied by staff Continue reading...
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National Grid: no risk of winter blackouts 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Operator reassures households that strong electricity and gas supplies can withstand negative surprises such as cold winter or supply disruption

Britain will have enough energy to keep the country running in a cold winter, despite a spate of fires at power plants and shutdowns weakening electricity capacity, National Grid said.

In its winter outlook, the operator of pipes and pylons said that electricity margins the difference between peak demand and available supply had fallen to 4.1% from 5% at peak periods last year because of planned generator closures, breakdowns and delays to new plants.

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2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever Ed Davey 27.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

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On Climate Disruption, Washington Governor Inslee Vows "Disruptive Change" 27.10.2014 Truthout.com
Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) In Washington State, the Chehalis River Valley is the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured the region to meet with people affected by extreme weather events resulting from climate disruption, and emphasize policy solutions over political ideology. Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? The Chehalis River Valley is stunningly beautiful, verdant and home to some of the most bountiful farms in Washington State. From Christmas trees to flowers to some of the most luscious tomatoes you ...
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Science center celebrates local electrical heritage 27.10.2014 Durango Herald
Setting the stage in Southwest Colorado for creating electricity that would change the way of life for the nation wasn’t easy, and the people who worked in the field to get the job done were as tough as the nails they drove and the ground they broke.On Sunday, the Powerhouse Science Center celebrated how the region turned on the...
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game 25.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming.
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Paul Bonnifield: Coal mine near its end 25.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, I usually don’t respond to a letter to the editor that comments on a letter I’ve written. I think I need to comment on Mr. Kevin Copeland’s letter “Fact 1st on Coal.” The hard truth is that the Twenty Mile coal mine is running out of coal to mine and several miners and railroaders better be looking at their future. Critical facts to be considered Twenty Mile Mine’s operation in the Wadge Seam is nearing the end. The Wolf Creek Seam (150 feet beneath the Wadge) is lower in British Thermo Units (BTUs) and higher in ash than the Wadge coal. One of the critical advantages of the Wadge Seam is it high BTUs relative to Power River coal. The Wolf Creek Seam simply is not as good of a coal and doesn’t command the same market position. The economic cost of operating in the Wolf Creek coal will be considerably higher. Lifting millions of tons of coal an additional 150 feet is expensive. Having higher ash requires more expense and manpower in the wash plants to clean the coal. The two factors will add ...
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Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy: The Story Begins in Navajo Country 24.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Solar panels in the Nevada desert. (Photo: jsmoorman ) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to advertisers or billionaire sponsors? Invest in independent media - donate to Truthout today! This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. “I grew up without running water,” Nichole Alex, a young woman from Dilkon, Ariz., says in a video released by the activist group Black Mesa Water Coalition . Alex grew up on the Navajo reservation in the rural Black Mesa region of Arizona, where for decades a controversial coal mine emptied the region’s aquifer, leaving local wells dry. “I grew up traveling 20 miles to gather water,” Alex continues. “That’s not fair, that my community is being sacrificed to power the valley here.” In 1970, the Peabody Coal Company began mining on the reservation. Although tribal members were initially enthusiastic about the jobs the mine would provide, over time the relationship grew rocky. The company built a coal slurry ...
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Gov. Kitzhaber seeks ethics review of Oregon first lady’s work with Seattle firm 24.10.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
A Seattle nonprofit says Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes was not hired to campaign against coal-export terminals, one of three of her contracts that Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked that state’s Ethics Commission to review.
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Europe and the 'why me?' approach to decarbonisation 24.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A slowdown in the EUs pace of climate action may inspire unintended reciprocal measures in the runup to the 2015 global climate summit in Paris

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Pacific Climate Change Warriors Block World's Largest Coal Port 24.10.2014 Truthout.com
United Nations - Climate Change Warriors from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled canoes into the world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia, Friday to bring attention to their grave fears about the consequences of climate change on their home countries. The 30 warriors joined a flotilla of hundreds of Australians in kayaks and on surfboards to delay eight of the 12 ships scheduled to pass through the port during the nine-hour blockade, which was organised with support from the U.S.-based environmental group 350.org . The warriors came from 12 Pacific Island countries, including Fiji, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Micronesia, Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Niue. Mikaele Maiava spoke with IPS about why he and his fellow climate change warriors had travelled to Australia: "We want Australia to remember that they are a part of the Pacific. And as a part of the Pacific, we are a family, and having this family means we stay together. We cannot afford, one of the biggest sisters, ...
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EU emissions target isn't as ambitious as it seems 24.10.2014 New Scientists HIV
The European Union's agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 sounds impressive, but we're halfway to that ...
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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Climate commissioner hails strong signal ahead of global Paris summit but key aspects of deal left vague or voluntary

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.

But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how the aims would be realised.

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EU leaders set to strike climate deal to cut greenhouse gases 40% by 2030 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
But Poland threatens to use veto against agreement aimed to set the stage for Paris summit if it is not granted exemptions Continue reading...
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Coal-rich Poland ready to block Europe's new, ambitious climate deal if no compromise found 23.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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