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DNC Platform Calls for Justice Dept. to Investigate Fossil Fuel Companies

DNC Platform Calls for Justice Dept. to Investigate Fossil Fuel Companies
Platform's authors request federal climate probe into 'allegations of corporate fraud,' while brushing off calls for carbon tax and other strong climate policies.
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California Last Nuclear Power Plant to Be Replaced With 100% Renewable Energy

California Last Nuclear Power Plant to Be Replaced With 100% Renewable Energy
An historic agreement has been reached between Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Friends of the Earth and other environmental and labor organizations to replace the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with greenhouse-gas-free renewable energy.
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First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change
The Bramble Cay melomys—a rodent found only on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—has been declared extinct, according to a new study from researchers at the Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the University of Queensland.
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Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking

Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking
More than 8.1 million people are now employed by the renewable energy industry worldwide, an increase of five percent over last year, according the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out

Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out
Donald Trump doesn't think climate change is real... unless it's threatening one of his gold courses in Ireland.
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In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle

In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle
Decision "paves the way for a private corporation to profit from a vital public resource for decades to come."
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Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?

Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?
It simply wouldn’t be an election year in the United States without the fictitious “war on coal” talking point rearing its ugly head. But something is different this year. In years past, the “war on coal” was admittedly fake, but today we really do have presidential candidates who have expressed interest in making the industry a thing of the past, and those quotes are being used as a catalyst to rally voters in coal-dependent states like West Virginia and Kentucky.
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Monsanto Takeover? Corporate Cabal's Control of Food Supply Continues

Monsanto Takeover? Corporate Cabal's Control of Food Supply Continues
Mergers like Bayer's rumored takeover of Monsanto 'would make it even harder for farmers, consumers and communities to build a vibrant, sustainable food system' German chemical giants Bayer AG and BASF SE are both considering takeovers of U.S. seed behemoth Monsanto, according to news reports on Thursday. Of the potential Bayer takeover of Monsanto, valued at roughly $40 billion, Bloomberg noted that it "would create the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals."
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Democratic Senator Believes His Party “In Denial” About Fossil Fuel Importance

Democratic Senator Believes His Party “In Denial” About Fossil Fuel Importance
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has always been at odds with the majority of his fellow Democrats in terms of environmental protection, but his statements a few weeks ago show that he might have actually become an enemy to the environment.
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Historic Victory: 7 Kids Win Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State

Historic Victory: 7 Kids Win Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State
Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 legislative session.
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