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Corporations turn to their own green energy sources 27.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.” If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company aims to meet its growing needs for electricity with green sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Like other big companies before it, including Walmart and Google, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. [...] like a growing number of corporations, Apple is intent on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production — one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. In one ambitious venture, Apple has contracted with First Solar to begin buying a little less than half of the power later ...
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California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding 27.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento, Calif. • California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign aggressively to block shipments of coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry markets in Asia. The legislation was introduced in response to a developer’s failed proposal to build a coal terminal in Oakland. The project would have involved funding from the state of Utah, which hoped to cr... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding 27.8.2016 AP Washington
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals....
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The Coming Disaster Assistance Battles 26.8.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Max Becherer Standing water closes roads in Sorrento, Louisiana, Saturday, August 20, 2016. Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding.  The southern Louisiana floods have unleashed squabbles over how much federal aid Louisiana will ultimately receive. Thirteen have died in the affected parishes, and thousands more have lost their homes and plan to seek millions in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the indispensable but much-maligned agency charged with overseeing response and recovery in places like Baton Rouge and its environs. Dealing with federal disaster assistance requests in the wake of major floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires should be straightforward. Sometimes an event may hit a local community hard, but not hard enough to warrant a federal disaster declaration and the dollars that come with it. Depending on the severity of a catastrophe, ...
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Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area 26.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Obama expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii citing its "diverse ecological communities" as well as "great cultural significance to the Native Hawaiian community and a connection to early Polynesian culture worthy of protection and understanding."
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Edina couple practice climate change evangelism on epic scale 26.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cyclists hope to blaze a trail of political will for action on climate change while barely leaving a carbon footprint in their wake.
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Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve off Hawaiian coast 26.8.2016 The Hill
Obama is expanding several times the size of a marine national monument.
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Hickenlooper threatens executive order on clean air 26.8.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday said the state can do more to push for clean air, doubling down on a draft executive order that would order cuts in carbon pollution.The proposed order came to light Wednesday, despite a court-ordered stay that has derailed the federal
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Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest 26.8.2016 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands....
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Hickenlooper defends 35 percent carbon cut, navigates climate change minefield 26.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday downplayed the difficulty of achieving a 35 percent cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants by 2030 – telling oil and gas industry leaders Colorado already has a goal of a 32 percent cut.
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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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Trump's immigration pivot: Will he be the latest Republican to alienate the base? 26.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

Donald Trump’s surprising pivot on illegal immigration  — a policy shift that remains in flux — could bring one of the greatest risks he’s faced in an already turbulent campaign.

Trump’s recent rethinking about whether to deport all 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, a signature issue...

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Jill Stein’s fairy-tale candidacy 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Editorials
The Green Party presidential nominee has some nice ideas, but they are poorly formed and impractical.
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Clinton takes aim at Trump's ties to 'alt-right' world of radical conservatives 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their embrace.

In a speech in Reno, Clinton will...

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EpiPen maker boosts discount programs but holds price steady, despite outrage 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has climbed more than 500% over the last decade.

But the drugmaker didn't budge on its price, which has drawn ire both in Congress and from...

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Flood-Ravaged Gulf Coast Residents Ask President Obama to Cancel Federal Offshore Drilling Lease Auction 25.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Blake Kopcho, Sue Prevost, John Clark and Renate Heurich in the entrance to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's office building in New Orleans. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) During President Obama's visit to a flood-ravaged area near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this week, a group of environmental activists delivered a petition to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) protesting the planned leasing of more of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling. They gathered 184,000 electronic signatures over just six days calling for the President and BOEM to cancel its lease auction -- scheduled to take place August 24.  Four members of the group told police on the scene they planned to stay until either they got a response from President Obama or they were arrested. "I am here to show support for Cherri Foytlin [a Louisiana activist who runs Bold Louisiana], who started the petition after experiencing the 1,000 year flood that just hit Louisiana," New Orleans retired teacher Renate Heurich told DeSmog. "She ...
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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Donald Trump's ties to 'alt right' world of radical conservatives 25.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their embrace.

In a speech in Reno, Clinton will...

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Essential California: Students falling short with new tests 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Thursday, Aug. 25. Donald Trump is less than impressed with Hillary Clinton’s support in Hollywood. According to The Donald: “The only enthusiastic supporters of her campaign are Hollywood celebrities, in many cases celebrities that aren’t very hot anymore.” Here's what else...

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Five things to know about the Clinton Foundation and its donors 25.8.2016 The Hill
The private foundation run by the Clinton family has become the latest firestorm in the 2016 presidential race.
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Potholes in the plans to rebuild America 25.8.2016 The Hill
OPINION | Next president will need equity framework for infrastructure repair
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