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  WASHINGTON (June 24, 2021) ­–  “The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the critical role that our working lands play in storing carbon and helping slow the effects of climate change,” said Melinda Cep, vice president of natural solutions and working lands at the National Audubon S...
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  By Daisy Nguyen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO » When a wildfire tore through Briceburg nearly two years ago, the tiny community on the edge of Yosemite National Park lost the only power line connecting it to the electrical grid. Rather than rebuilding poles and wires over i...
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  Some residents are wary of the $1.45 billion system of seawalls and floodgates that will elevate the East River Park and protect 110,000 New Yorkers from coastal storms and flooding.  By Brahmjot Kaur June 25, 2021 Carlos Jusino has lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for over 35 ...
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  By Michael R. Strain Bloomberg Opinion Even if negotiators in Washington reach an agreement on a package to improve the nation’s infrastructure, paying for it will prove a major obstacle. This week, a bipartisan group of 10 moderate senators has advanced a $1.2 trillion, eight-year spendin...
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Inside Clean Energy:  National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy By Dan Gearino June 3, 2021 Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post After seeing jobs plunge by more than 600,000 at one point in 2020, the clean energy industry, which had been on a fast incline before the pandemic hit, surged 11% by year’s end, fueling optimism in Colorado and nationally that the trend is up. Last year was t...
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By Jonathan Lemire, Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller The Associated Press PITTSBURGH » President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America’s infrastructure and expects the nation’s corporations to pay for it. The president landed in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to unveil what would be a hard-hatte...
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The Greek Island Where Renewable Energy and Hybrid Cars Rule Islands, which usually lack fossil fuel resources, have become places for experimentation with new energy sources. Tilos is now the first island in southern Europe to build a hybrid power station with battery storage. By Kerin Hope Marc...
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By Ali C.M. Watkins Biz West/Prairie Mountain Publishing Boulder County companies are weaving sustainable practices into their business models and paving avenues for their customers to do the same. City and county resources and a common love for recreation that characterizes the area are propellin...
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  By Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press PARIS » French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate- related policies. Total said in a statement Friday it would not renew its membership for 202...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Denver leaders who for two decades have backed densification, paving over greenspace with concrete and asphalt to accommodate more people in the city, now are turning to trees for relief from worsening heat islands that amplify climate warming. But urban ecologists ...
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By Andrew E. Kramer © The New York Times Co. MOSCOW » With a momentary hiss of gas escaping a canister, the limp red balloon suddenly came to life, filled with helium. After a practiced twirl of her fingers, Anastasia Bukhiyeva, an employee at a party supply shop in Moscow, attached a s...
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By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. The hotel industry has fallen behind other real estate sectors in adopting energy-efficiency measures, but a Connecticut developer hopes to change that by converting an office building into what could be the most energy-efficient hotel in the country. ...
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    Shared from the 9/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Stephen Whyno
The Associated Press EDMONTON, ALBERTA »The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white s...
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Shared from the 8/30/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Stanley Reed
© The New York Times Co. This may turn out to be the year that oil giants, especially in Europe, started looking more like electric companies. Late last month, Royal Dutch Shell won a deal to build a vast wind farm off the coa...
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The Denver Post Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state’s largest electric utility, has proposed offering lower rates to new and expanding businesses for up to 10 years. The proposal was submitted Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Xcel Energy said. The incentive could ...
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By Christopher Flavelle, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON» Climate change threatens to create turmoil in the financial markets, and the Federal Reserve and other regulators must act to avoid an economic disaster, according to a letter sent on Tuesday...
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It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say. June 3, 2020 By Somini Sengupta This week, with the country convulsed by protests over the killing of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, we decided we’d talk to leading black climate ...
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Tina Casey, May 20, 2020  Signs of a business consensus on a green COVID-19 recovery are continuing to grow. In the latest development, the We Mean Business group of 155 leading global corporations has joined with the UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative to advocate for e...
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Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruction of lives and the global econ...
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