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Coal comeback? Trump plan would breathe new life into aging power plants – USA TODAY

CLOSE President Donald Trump continues to dismantle Obama administration efforts to combat coal, gas and oil emissions even as world leaders are set to gather in Poland to fine tune the 2015 landmark global climate deal reached in Paris. (Nov….

New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans – The New York Times

New York lawmakers have agreed to pass a sweeping climate plan that calls for the state to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, envisioning an era when gas-guzzling cars, oil-burning heaters and furnaces would be phased out,…

Trump’s DOI Axing 7,500 Regs To Expand Fishing/Hunting On Federal Lands

Trump’s Cabinet is putting his America First policies into place, including at the Department of Interior, where Secretary David Bernhardt announced a plan to open up more than 1.4 million acres of federal land through the elimination of some 7,500…

New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records

Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research finds that the standard practice of using modern and fossil coral to measure sea-surface temperatures may not be as straightforward as originally thought. By combining high-resolution microscopic techniques and geochemical modeling, researchers are using the formational history of Porites coral skeletons to fine-tune the records used to make global climate predictions.

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POLITICS: N.Y. lawmakers agree to historic climate plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said yesterday he has reached an agreement with legislative leaders over a bill to slash New York’s greenhouse gas emissions, setting the stage for one of the most significant climate victories since President Trump took office.

Canada’s Climate Barbie Makes Ludicrous Promise On Carbon Taxes

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s assertion last week that the Trudeau government, if re-elected, will freeze its carbon price/tax at $50 per tonne of emissions after 2022 is ludicrous. It runs counter to everything the federal government’s own experts have said…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 15 June 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor’s…

Planetary health and ’12 years’ to act

Posted on 14 June 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeffrey Kiehl Life makes us wake up to needed changes. A visit to the doctor’s office and accompanied tests indicate you have been diagnosed…

Judge: NY AG Can’t Call ‘Goldman Sachs’ in Exxon Trial

A state judge agreed with Exxon that the New York attorney general’s office hasn’t done enough to lay out an accurate witness list for an upcoming court case. In October of 2018, the New York AG filed suit after a…