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After El Nino Bleaching, Coral Reefs Now Recovering

Nearly four years after the worst bleaching event in the state’s history, coral reefs in West Hawaiʽi are stabilizing and poised to recover, according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy.Maui Now, 22 January 2019

Labor’s 45 percent emissions-­reduction target would push electricity prices 50 percent higher, cost workers up to $9000 a year in lower wages and wipe $472 billion from the economy over the next decade, according to the first independent modeling of the energy policies of both the government and opposition. —The Australian, 21 February 2019

The formal inquiry into Lord Deben continues over the £600,000 in payments his family-run ‘Sustainability Consultancy’ Sancroft International received from taxpayer-subsidized ‘Green’ corporations – in what appears to be a flagrant conflict of interests with his role as Climate Change Committee chair. Now, confidential documents seen by Guido appear to show that on the very same day as Deben was arguing in Parliament in favor of expensive renewable energy subsidies, his firm was meeting with cash-guzzling, wood-pellet-burning, biomass generator Drax Group in a secret meeting that resulted in a £15,500 payment for SancroftNot bad for a day’s work…Guido Fawkes, 21 February 2019

America’s surging shale oil production shows little sign of abating, despite industrywide spending cuts, as explorers learn to do more with less. —Bloomberg, 20 February 2019

By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the door to more intense scrutiny of some U.S. environmental groups, according to legal analysts who say China and Russia use such groups to influence America’s energy policy. —Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal, 20 February 2019

The resignation of Dr. Kim, for some, could not have come at a more opportune time. The World Bank and its counterparts such as the Asian Development Bank have taken a lead role in denying poorer countries the development strategy that the now-rich countries had taken so successfully since the Industrial Revolution. By the 1980s, Europe, North America, and Japan had already cleaned up their cities of urban smog while ensuring clean, reliable and affordable energy which included high-efficiency, low-emission coal and natural gas-fueled power plants, and cleaner transport and cooking fuels. –Tilak Doshi, Business Standard (India), 21 February 2019

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