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CAMPAIGN 2020: ‘That’s my law.’ 2 climate hawks fight over Senate seat

Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy mostly agree on matters of policy, so last night’s Massachusetts Senate primary debate instead centered on who would be a better political voice for the state on climate change and other progressive issues.

Bloomberg’s Climate Lawyers Quietly Promote Green Agenda In State Govt.’s

Other Democratic presidential primary contenders may push the Green New Deal, but Michael R. Bloomberg is advancing his climate change agenda behind the scenes with the help of one Democratic state attorney general at a time. Since its founding in…

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Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ – ScienceAlert

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water –…

Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ – ScienceAlert

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water –…

Many Governors Won’t Join Climate Pact, Cite Higher Fuel Costs

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last month, New…

Tailor-made vaccines could almost halve rates of serious bacterial disease

New research has found that rates of disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae could be substantially reduced by changing our approach to vaccination. Researchers combined genomic data, models of bacterial evolution and predictive modelling to identify how vaccines could be optimized for specific age groups, geographic regions and communities of bacteria.

Coalition to study impact of sea-level rise, climate change on bays and estuaries

(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a coalition of scientists from around the country to study the impact of storms, sea-level rise, and climate change on estuaries and bays.

John McClaughry: Opposition to Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by John McClaughry, the vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Over the past 50 years I have seen a lot of bills introduced into the Vermont Legislature. Of all the bills over all those…