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Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming – Honolulu Civil Beat

Civil Beat IDEAS editor Julia Steele sat down with Hawaii state Sen. Karl Roads for a discussion about global warming and the vulnerability of Oahu’s low-lying coastal areas. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Rhoads, who chairs…

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Subscribe to InProgress California has long been synonymous with effective climate policy. Beginning in 2001, the Golden State established its first voluntary emissions reporting program under Gov. Gray Davis (D). Subsequently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) built on…

Connecting California: State’s climate change fight about more than global warming – Desert Sun

California’s fight against climate change isn’t doing all that much to slow climate change. But it should be considered a success anyway.   While California reached its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels, it is lagging in…

New York City Begins Electrifying Its Garbage Truck Fleet

Operating at the fuel-guzzling range of 0-35 miles per hour, making continuous stops, and weighing many tons, diesel garbage trucks are prime candidates for an electrified makeover. New York City Department of Sanitation have retrofitted 12 of their garbage trucks with hybrid-electric motors and batteries from a Canadian company called Effenco, whose technology can also […]

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Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Biden’s Green Spending Is Far-Left Virtue Signaling That Hurts The Poor

President Biden’s spending plan, with less than 40% devoted to what most Americans consider infrastructure, shouldn’t be labeled an infrastructure plan. When it comes to politics, there’s never been much truth in labeling, and there’s even less today. Priorities like…

US and Canada join forces on global warming – Environment Analyst

Underscoring the end of its climate change denial, the US has signed up to working with its northern neighbour to tackle the problem A declaration signed by the heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency and Canada’s minister for environment…

Fighting climate change with venture capital is different this time – Axios

Silicon Valley got a black eye a decade ago when its big venture capital foray into expensive and nascent cleantech didn’t pan out—but its recently renewed interest in a wider scope of technologies that can tackle the climate crisis could…