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Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 22.3.2017 BBC: Business
A report suggests a "dramatic" decline in the number coal-fired power plants in pre-construction in 2016.
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Japanese companies make inroad into Thai market 22.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Japanese companies make inroad into Thai market
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11 tomato varieties you'll want to try in your spring garden 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s time to talk tomatoes.

We asked avid home gardeners Jo Anne and Alejandro Trigo — owners of Mid-City-based Two Dog Organic Nursery — to share their favorite picks for tomato plants to plant now for summer harvest. (Many of the organic, non-GMO seedlings are available now at their appointment-only...

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California Wants to Hire EPA Staffers Who Are Sick of Trump 16.3.2017 Mother Jones
Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” Picker was far away from his home in Sacramento, where he is the president of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), for meetings with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He decided to try to recruit demoralized EPA staffers, who are facing deep program cuts and controversial new leadership. The EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt, has a long record of opposing the agency's work. Picker hopes to entice them to work for a state government with one of the most ambitious climate goals in the country. California is looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The flyers pointed people to a webpage to sign up for more details.   Picker's timing was good: The White House had just unveiled cuts of 31 percent to the agency's budget, the smallest ...
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Trump's budget would torpedo Obama's investments in climate change and clean energy 16.3.2017 Washington Post
Trump's budget would torpedo Obama's investments in climate change and clean energy
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Solar experiment lets neighbors trade energy among themselves 16.3.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The experimental Brooklyn Microgrid project is signing up residents and businesses to a virtual trading platform that will allow solar-energy producers to sell excess-electricity credits from their systems to buyers in the group, who may live as close as next door.
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Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' 16.3.2017 BBC: Business
Extra cost of wind and solar power outweighed by energy saving, says report.
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New nanofiber brings next-gen batteries closer to reality 13.3.2017 New Kerala: Technology
New nanofiber brings next-gen batteries closer to reality
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Reviews mixed from environmental advocates on legislative action for clean air, water 12.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State regulators and environmental advocates praised Utah lawmakers’ late approval of spending $1.3 million for new air quality sensors, but their reviews were otherwise mixed. “Overall it was a somewhat disappointing session,” said Matt Pacenza, executive director of HEAL Utah, a nonprofit that lobbies for clean air policy. “But we’re grateful given the political context that we have some positive achievements to point to.” Though probably the most significant environmental issue of this year’... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Wind energy takes flight in the heart of Texas oil country 9.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.
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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country 9.3.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.
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Tomorrow's cities: Stockholm turns green 8.3.2017 BBC: Technology
How Stockholm is getting smarter by going greener.
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Get ready for Trump’s climate-denial offensive 7.3.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The administration wants to slash budgets for scientific research and could drop out of the Paris climate agreement, which would be disastrous.
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Should Denver require rooftop gardens to reduce heat island effect? Voters might decide this year 5.3.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver’s status as one of the nation’s most intense urban heat islands has spurred a group of activists to propose a “green roofs” ballot initiative.
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Amazon.com plans big solar-power rollout at warehouses 2.3.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

The e-commerce giant says it will place solar power-generating systems in 15 fulfillment and sortation centers in the U.S. this year. By 2020, 50 Amazon facilities around the globe will be drawing some energy from the sun.
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UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' 28.2.2017 BBC: Business
Huge numbers of draughty homes could stop the UK meeting emissions targets by 2050, a report says.
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What happens when the 'bad hombres' are ICE agents? The finer points of immigration law get ignored 26.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening.

With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President Trump has “taken the shackles off” ICE and Border Patrol officers, according to the...

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Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail 25.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Under mounting pressure from immigrant rights leaders, Santa Ana officials announced last year their plan to end a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigration detainees.

In preparation, they curtailed the number of beds available for federal detention and said they planned...

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A celebration, and wake, for a campaign legend and a political time gone by 24.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It was a cool and rainy day when elders of the Republican tribe recently gathered to honor one of their own.

The honoree, Stuart K. Spencer, was unmistakable in his white duck pants and a lime-green sport coat so bright it almost hurt to see. A reformed chain-smoker, he snapped merrily away on...

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In the big, dumb age of Trump, thank god for outer space 24.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When NASA announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 yesterday, I felt like running down the street, swinging a wicker basket full of flares and singing show tunes about aliens.

At least three of the seven new planets NASA discovered are the right temperature to sustain life. They’re rocky and could...

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