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BRAZIL: Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

Alê Roque wanders an untamed orchard in Rio de Janeiro, pushing aside leaves to point out what she helped plant last year. “This is cacao, developing well. … Look at this lime tree, it’s full. … Lots and lots of tomato. … That one’s acai,” she says. It seems there’s always more. “Ginger … avocado … pineapple … sweet potato.”

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WHITE HOUSE: Secret Trump recordings reveal 3 energy insights

A secret recording between President Trump and an intimate group of donors — including Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the Soviet-born businessmen who since have been charged with making illegal campaign donations — showed Trump was curious about Ukraine’s energy challenges, fracking and electric cars.

TJ Donovan: Support for Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.  I strongly support H.688, Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The climate crisis is real. It’s already affecting our state and is expected to get worse. We’re having milder…

A Tale Of Two Earths: Trump Vs. Thunberg

In some ways, it hardly seems like a fair fight: the leader of the free world and the ultimate alpha male, Donald J. Trump, versus a slim, awkward 17-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg. Even so, they both swaggered into the…

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Treasurer and attorney general back Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Attorney General TJ Donovan, center, shares a laugh before Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address at the Statehouse on Jan. 9. Treasurer Beth Pearce, right, speaks with another attendee. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Vermont’s attorney general and state…

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The VIPs in Davos Just Got a Cold, Hard Dose of Global Warming Reality. Will It Take? – Natural Resources Defense Council

Protesters gather at the office of BlackRock in 2019 to demand that the firm stop funding fossil fuel companies. Steve Sanchez/Alamy Stock Photo Acknowledging that “climate risk is investment risk,” Fink cited his fiduciary duty to clients in announcing that…

The ‘Climate Emergency’ Is A Threat To Democracy

One week, it’s that old Malthusian David Attenborough telling us ‘the moment of crisis has come’. The next it’s that young Malthusian Greta Thunberg telling us ‘our house is still on fire’ and ‘inaction is fuelling the flames’. Both express…