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Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming – Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele sat down with Hawaii state Sen. Karl Roads for a discussion about global warming and the vulnerability of Oahu’s low-lying coastal areas. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Rhoads, who chairs…

How Overreliance On Wind And Solar Fed Texas’s Power Outages

When the lights went out in Texas earlier this year, corporate media and the left swiftly developed a narrative and stuck to it: Texas failed because it didn’t regulate enough and it wasn’t part of the national grid. This storyline…

Global warming’s extreme rains threaten Hawaii’s coral reefs – Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii’s steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Green Investing: How to Align Your Portfolio With the Paris Agreement – Visual Capitalist

With many countries and companies formalizing commitments to meeting the Paris Agreement carbon emissions reduction goals, the pressure to decarbonize is on. A common commitment from organizations is a “net-zero” pledge to both reduce and balance carbon emissions with carbon…

Global Warming Vs. Climate Change: Your Questions Answered – Greener Ideal

One of the biggest issues facing the world right now is climate change. Despite what you may have heard in the political arena, climate change is not a debated topic — at least not among scientists. The vast majority (97%+)…

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the…