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Nov. 20, 2019 02:50PM EST

RENEWABLE ENERGY "This singular scientific achievement was accomplished at Heliog Olivia Rosaneen's commercial facility in Lancaster, California." Heliogen

A startup backed by Bill Gates unveiled a breakthrough solar technology Tuesday that could free heavy industry from fossil fuels.

Heliogen, as the company is called, made itself known to the public with the announce...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 20, 2019, 9:47 pm

Shared from the 11/17/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

INDONESIA By Richard C. Paddock

The New York Times

More than 30 commercial kitchens in Tropodo, a village on the eastern side of Indonesia’s main island, Java, fuel their tofu production by burning a mix of paper and plastic waste, some of it shipped from the United States after Americans dumped it in their recycling bins.

The backyard kitch...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 18, 2019, 6:06 pm

 

Newly formed bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.

Senator Mike Bennett, (D-CO) Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to craft and advance bipartisan climate change solutions. The team of eight senators has launched this effort to take politics out of the discussion about how to address climate change and strengthen American competit...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 18, 2019, 5:57 pm

Nearly a quarter of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions come from fossil fuels developed on federal lands, according to a 2018 government study, and BLM manages the majority of that development.

"This is a big slice of the pie," said Diana Dascalu-Joffe, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has been a plaintiff in many of the lawsuits challenging leasing, including the re...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 18, 2019, 5:49 pm
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:07 pm

Shared from the 11/14/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

ITALY Venice “on its kneesâ€� after 2nd-worst flood By Colleen Barry and Luca Bruno
The Associated Press

VENICE, ITALY» The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of dollars damage.

The water reached 6.1...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:26 pm

Shared from the 11/14/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

 

By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health.

“It will practically lead to the elim...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:12 pm

Today, the last group of beluga whales from the “whale jail� in Russia have been returned to the ocean. The notorious sea pens that housed 10 orcas and 87 beluga whales who had been captured for sale to marine parks in China are now empty.

The 31 belugas aboard the vessel “Professor Kaganovsky� and the research boat “Zodiac� were the last group of whales to be returned to open ocean...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:46 pm

Opinion TNYT, Nov 8, 2019 Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios.

By Eugene Linden, Mr. Linden has written widely about climate change.

Nov. 8, 2019

For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a distant prospect. We now know that thinking was wrong. This summer, for instance, a heat wave in Europe penetrated the Arctic, pus...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:40 pm

 

Shared from the 11/11/2019 The Denver Post eEdition FLOOD CONTROL

Thousands of aging structures are rated as unsatisfactory or poor condition

By David A. Lieb, Michael Casey and Michelle Minkoff The Associated Press

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your h...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 11, 2019, 9:42 pm