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1 in 5 Americans Now Live in Places Committed to 100% Clean Power

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state (and presidential contender) signed legislation that aims to make the state’s electricity carbon neutral by 2030.  It’s the most recent in a series of similar moves.  A couple of weeks ago, on…

Psychologists release results of survey of ‘Maria generation’ kids

Psychologists have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. The report measured the magnitude of Hurricane Maria’s impact on the mental health of children in Puerto Rico.

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A growing number of states are aiming for clean energy

While President Donald Trump tries to ease environmental regulations and shirk responsibility for climate change, at the state level the wind is blowing a different way: toward clean energy and eliminating greenhouse gases from electricity production. A growing number of states are pushing—and passing—renewable energy bills. On Earth Day, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation that the state would reach a target of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. “Today,…

What Will a Jones Act Waiver Mean for Puerto Rico’s 100% Renewable Energy Goal?

Will Puerto Rico have to keep up with the Joneses — by which, of course, we mean the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, a.k.a. the Jones Act?  That’s the question with which President Donald Trump is currently grappling, and it…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #17

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #17 New research, April 15-21, 2019 Climate Adam Explains Extinction Rebellion A Dose of Reality Is the grid ready for electric vehicles? 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change &…

POLITICS: Climate advocacy pops up in unlikely place: Rotary Clubs – E&E News

Over the course of its 114-year history, Rotary International has racked up its fair share of karma points. The service club was instrumental in the decadeslong effort to all but eradicate polio from the world, and the group’s 1.2 million…

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Disaster-resilient housing saves lives and dollars

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, the Raloso family hid in their bathroom while their house collapsed around them. 4,000 of their neighbors died. The Raloso’s invested in rebuilding stronger and when Typhoon Rammasun hit just a year later, the World Bank reported the family “rode out the storm in their disaster-resilient house — along with 17 of their neighbors who took shelter there.” A new World Bank proposal, Build Back Better, promises massive savings in both dollars…