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How China fits into global climate change – GZERO Media

Want to tackle climate change? If so you’ll have to reach out to China, which is currently responsible for over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing will certainly take your call, as climate is a huge priority for…

NASA Now Has Direct Evidence Humans Cause Global Warming – One Green Planet

While there are significant agreement and evidence showing humans’ role in climate change, scientific evidence wasn’t available. Now, NASA has calculated individual impacts on climate change and can definitively share humans’ role in it. While it’s common knowledge that the…

A Green New Deal Is Actually More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil… – Truthout

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MINING: Next Rio chair must handle greening China, restive investors

It could be the toughest job in mining. Whoever replaces Simon Thompson as chair of Rio Tinto Group will face a raft of complex and problematic global issues — not least relations with its biggest customer and shareholder, China.

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CONNECTICUT: Panel advances Lamont’s bill to join regional climate pact

A key legislative committee on Wednesday advanced Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s effort to have Connecticut formally adopt the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative Program, but the bill received pushback from Republicans and small-business advocates who warn it could end up being another expense for motorists and business owners.

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FEMA: Millions to see rate hikes under new flood insurance plan

More than 1 million people who buy flood insurance from the federal government will see their premiums drop next year under a new system that will end decades of overpayments by making insurance rates more accurately reflect a property’s flood risk, officials said yesterday.

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AGRICULTURE: Organic dairy giant reveals carbon footprint

At the world’s biggest certified organic dairy, cow manure management accounts for about 18% of its carbon footprint and animal feed about 14% while retailers keeping milk cold in refrigerators makes up 9%.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Meet Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican climate unicorn

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is a Republican with a climate record that would make most Democrats envious. He signed the first state contract for offshore wind, pushed to establish a cap-and-trade program for cars and recently affixed his name to a net-zero climate bill.