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Global warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore is … Optimistic? – Grist

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before…

Volvo & Blockchain, Low-Tech Carbon Capture, New Audi & Seat EVs — CleanTech News Show #16

This is the 16th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers Volvo’s plans to use blockchain, rock dust as a low-tech carbon capture solution, an explanation of what greenwashing is, a bunch of new EVs — like the Audi Q4 Sportback, Seat Cupra El-Born, Audi A7 PHEV, and Mercedes S-Class PHEV — and a lot more

The Seen And Unseen In Energy Production And Use

Over the past several days, you have probably seen multiple articles reporting on reverses suffered in the U.S. courts by developers of pipelines to transport oil and natural gas. In one case, a Federal District Court even ordered an existing,…

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US push to dilute energy regulations as bailouts to fossil fuel firms

The US has argued for less regulation of the world’s energy systems, speaking out against the policy interventions promoting clean energy that are central to a “green recovery” from the coronavirus crisis. Dan Brouillette, the US energy secretary, told a…

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Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts above deep sea mining

A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water hundreds to thousands of feet above the seafloor, threatening vast midwater ecosystems. Further, the scientists suggest how these risks could be evaluated more comprehensively to enable society and managers to decide if and how deep-sea mining should proceed.

Radical Climate Plans From The Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their “unity task force” on Wednesday. The proposed platform marks Biden’s continued shift to the left, as the so-called “moderate” candidate — a label he…

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Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of ‘Spy vs Spy’

Over time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that by detecting the plants’ chemical defenses, the insects may have taken the lead.

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Texas will face driest conditions of the last 1,000 years

Texas’ future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century — likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years, according to a team of researchers.

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Joe Biden Recruits Tom Steyer As His Climate Change Guru

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has recruited former Clinton and Obama administration official Carol Browner and billionaire activist Tom Steyer to advise his campaign on climate change. Steyer, once Biden’s rival for the Democrat nomination,…