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Comptroller Tom DiNapoli cuts NY pension investment in more oil, gas stocks

By Michael Gormley 02/25/24
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is cutting the state pension fund’s direct investments in eight more oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil, as part of his plan to combat global warming through Wall Street. DiNapoli argues…
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Austin just became the first city in Texas to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

06/12/23
We did it. On June 8th, Austin just became the first city in Texas – or any conservative state – to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Alongside our grassroots partner Texas Campaign for the…
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How Pittsburgh found a secret climate weapon in ‘the thrilling world of municipal budgeting’

By Claire Elise Thompson 01/27/23
Governments the world over have made a lot of great-sounding climate commitments. In Pittsburgh, for example, an ambitious plan adopted in 2018 outlines objectives like 100 percent renewable energy in municipal facilities by 2030, a…
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Climate change plays role in home buyers’ and sellers’ decisions

By Sheri Koones 10/07/22
Frances Anderton has covered Los Angeles design and architecture in print, podcasts, exhibitions, and at public events. For many years Anderton is well known in LA as the host of DnA: Design and Architecture, broadcast…
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Mapping the coolest spots inside the world’s sweltering cities

By Laura Millan, Hayley Warren and Jeremy Scott Diamond 08/04/22
The cement, glass and steel that give shape to urban life have also turned modern cities into dangerous heat sinks. Scorching sunlight gets absorbed, stored and slowly emitted in a bubble of warmth that can…
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Yes, We Need to Talk About Cutting Energy Demand

By Jason Bordoff 06/29/22
Germany put its energy sector on war footing last week, warning of impending shortages as Russia further tightens deliveries of natural gas to Europe. By reducing Europe’s ability to fill inventories that will be needed…
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Over 1,000 scientists from around the world take to the streets

By Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech 04/15/22
The protest came after a report from the UN stated humanity only has three more years to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid climate-related disasters...
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Climate wreckage along Chesapeake fuels courtroom reckoning

By Maxine Joselow 07/16/21
Jim Foster wonders if he should move away from this idyllic coastal community before the next storm. Foster, 63, has lived here on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay for nearly four decades. But he…
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DHS S&T Leading the Way in Adapting to Climate Change and Building Community Resilience

07/15/21
According to the United States Global Change Research Program, more frequent and intense extreme weather, and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social…
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What Dallas Can Do in the Fight Against Climate Change

By Alex Macon 07/15/21
Kidus Girma is an organizer with Sunrise Movement Dallas, the local hub of a national youth-led movement fighting against climate change. In recent weeks, organizers with Sunrise Dallas have taken part in a 400-mile march…
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Low-Income Communities Have Fewer Trees, And Climate Change Is Pointing Out That Disparity

By Elizabeth Dohms-Harter 07/14/21
Just by flying over certain cities, it's easy to spot the wealthy ones. They're the communities with lots of trees. That's according to Ian Leahy, vice president of urban forestry at American Forests, the oldest…
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Climate change restoration projects awarded in 26 communities

By Seth Rosenthal 07/14/21
The Baker-Polito administration announced Wednesday that the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) has awarded $4 million in grants through two grant programs. The grants were awarded with the intention…
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Jerry Brown: Climate change is about inventing, ‘not just adapting’

By Meet the Press   12/30/18  
In an exclusive interview, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) joins Chuck to discuss the aftermath of passing the gas tax in his state and how the wildfires this year have pushed him to "wake up…
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Bloomberg On 2020: Any Candidate ‘Better Have A Plan’ On Climate Change

By Meet the Press   12/27/18  
In an exclusive interview, Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Chuck Todd he does not yet know if he will run for president in 2020, but adds, “I will be out there demanding…
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