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Trump’s White House pressures NASA on climate science – Quartz

Many Americans have been subjected to an e-mail thread from septuagenarians upset about climate science. It’s a different story when the recipient runs NASA and the sender is a member of the White House National Security Council. Still, NASA administrator…

Pope Francis Convinced These Big Oil CEOs to Fight Global Warming – Fortune

With protestors clamoring outside the 9th Century Vatican walls last week, a collection of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and investment funds vowed to adhere to the Paris Agreement and to do their part to transition the planet…

U-M researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change

(University of Michigan) In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change.

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming * Pope Francis tells top energy executives to act…

This Trump administration official urged scientists to ‘systematically sidestep’ climate change, emails reveal – USA TODAY

Associated Press Published 7:59 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 | Updated 8:07 a.m. ET June 14, 2019 CLOSE Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders at a U.N. climate conference for being irresponsible when it came to global warming….

Blaming Extreme Weather On Man-Made Global Warming Is Political Theater

Politics versus science in attributing extreme weather events to manmade global warming. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I was scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Jun 12 [link]. The…

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HURRICANES: Watchdog: N.C. storm fund distribution broke law

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety broke the law and didn’t follow legislative directives when distributing $9 million of state money after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, according to a report Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency.

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DEFORESTATION: Europe criticized for not doing enough to slow tree loss

European companies aren’t doing enough to slow deforestation as they’re buying too much of commodities such as soybeans and palm oil from unsustainable sources, according to sustainable trade initiative IDH.

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FASHION: Chanel takes minority stake in ‘green’ silk maker

Chanel Inc. has become the latest retail giant to make a public nod toward environmentally conscious products, investing in a “green” chemistry company as part of an effort to make luxury items less damaging to the planet.

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RENEWABLES: Facebook builds huge solar project in West Texas

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that’s believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant’s first direct investment in renewable energy.