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Global Warming

August 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Until the late 1990s, the amount of vegetation worldwide was increasing. But then it stopped, and a new study links this troubling trend to climate change.
Scientific American
August 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
As temperatures rise, there are some relatively simple changes cities can implement to cut cooling costs and deal with spells of extreme heat.
Fast Company
July 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
The state of Colorado is still a long way from reaching its 2050 commitment, but a move to more renewable energy has the state trending in the right direction.
The Denver Post
April 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Environmental reporting has been one of the major casualties as newspapers downsize, particularly in places where the in-depth coverage is most needed.
The New Yorker
February 8, 2019, 12pm PST
With the Trump administration's abdication of its predecessor's position on fighting climate change, a void has been left in global climate change leadership. One expert believes that China may have already filled the leadership role.
PBS NewsHour
December 14, 2018, 11am PST
Several states, and even the federal government, are considering adopting carbon pricing plans.
InsideClimate News
October 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Given a recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, Laura Bliss underscores the point that those who have the ability to do so should make changes to how they get around, and pronto.
CityLab
October 7, 2018, 11am PDT
A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 5, 2018, 9am PDT
A federal evaluation of fuel-efficiency standards says that while drastic climate change is imminent, there is little reason to do anything about it.
The Washington Post
July 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's been 30 years since James Hansen told Congress about global warming. We might call it climate change these days, but Hansen was right.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
April 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
January 8, 2018, 1pm PST
When President Trump tweeted that the East Coast needed global warming due to the freezing cold, experts responded by explaining the difference between weather and climate. But climate change may indeed be a cause of the bomb cyclone.
The New York Times - Climate
September 14, 2017, 11am PDT
In the Western states, an especially hot summer stoked the yearly blazes, to many experts' surprise. For some, bigger wildfires are a "canary in the coal mine" for climate change.
The Atlantic
September 5, 2017, 7am PDT
While any one event can not be attributed to global warming, climate scientists have long acknowledged a connection to extreme weather. Pruitt, a climate denier, dismisses any such connection with the amount of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey.
Talking Points Memo
May 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The U.S. government will sue Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over software that allowed cars to pass emissions tests while letting out more pollutants than would be allowed.
The New York Times
March 22, 2017, 11am PDT
Even if carbon emissions are reaching a "plateau," that still represents an unprecedented amount of the gas entering the atmosphere every year.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
On November 8, voters in the nation’s northwest corner will decide on I-732, which would create a carbon tax swap and potentially become a new model for fighting climate change.
Pete Sullivan
October 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
July 25, 2016, 11am PDT
Some are calling it the summer of Algae—from Utah to Florida to Australia, the world is encountering massive amounts of the stinky, dangerous sludge.
Grist
March 13, 2016, 9am PDT
Climate action plans cannot succeed without bona fide action on social equity and job creation, argues Murtaza Baxamusa who teaches planning at USC and develops affordable housing Murtaza Baxamusa.
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