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Trump budget slashes clean energy spending - again

Wednesday - The Trump administration's latest budget proposal would radically reduce new spending on federal programs for advancing clean energy.

How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms

11 Mar 19 - Across the US midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market.

How Trump rollbacks hurt health and emissions

7 Mar 19 - The Trump administration's efforts to undo rules aimed at reducing greenhouse gases would lead to a rise in annual emissions and to thousands more American deaths, says a new report.

Ex-coal industry lobbyist new EPA chief

Andrew Wheeler

7 Mar 19 - Former US coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is taking over the reigns as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Carbon tax v Green New Deal battle has begun

5 Mar 19 - For the first time, US lawmakers face competing approaches to reviving climate action. And despite hostility from the White House, each approach has significant support and the potential to shape the 2020 elections.

Green New Deal is already changing the climate debate

4 Mar 19 - What a splendid irony it would be if the enduring legacy of Donald Trump’s presidency was the Green New Deal – a radical, government-directed plan to transition the US to a socially just society with a zero-carbon economy.

Coastal flooding erasing billions in property values

1 Mar 19 - Rising seas have eroded coastal property values from Maine to Mississippi by billions of dollars as buyers pay less for homes in neighborhoods where high-tide flooding is creeping in.


Plastics the new coal in Appalachia

27 Feb 19 - Thousands of workers are assembling an ethane cracker plant in the Ohio River Valley - conspicuous symbol of a petrochemical and plastics future looming across the Appalachian region.

US cities will see their climate heading south

22 Feb 19 - Climate change means a big shift for city dwellers worldwide. Americans can look ahead to very different cities as the US climate heads south.

Florida is drowning ... but they're still building condos

20 Feb 19 - People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate might be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call.

Trump’s wall violates conservation laws

18 Feb 19 - US President Donald Trump (https://inhabitat.com/tag/trump) is moving forward with the construction of his Mexican border wall, even if it means sidestepping important environmental laws.

Race is on to define Green New Deal

14 Feb 19 - The decision by US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) to bring up the Green New Deal for a Senate vote is prompting a rush to define the terms of progressive Democrats' ambitious proposal...

Green New Deal claims bold plan to fight change

8 Feb 19 - New US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is releasing a broad outline of a vision for the Green New Deal, a plan to battle economic and racial injustice while also fighting climate change.

Trump fails to mention climate change

7 Feb 19 - Top scientists have condemned US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address and say future presidents must confront climate change as an urgent priority.

How the polar vortex is linked to climate change

1 Feb 19 - The polar vortex has broken into ‘two swirling blobs of cold air’, bringing the most frigid conditions in decades to the United States midwest.

Intelligence chiefs warn of climate threats

1 Feb 19 - The US intelligence community has warned in its annual assessment of worldwide threats that climate change and other kinds of environmental degradation pose risks to global stability.

Big farms a growing driver of climate change

30 Jan 19 - Industrial farming encourages practices that degrade the soil and increase emissions, while leaving farmers more vulnerable to damage as the planet warms.

Americans are getting the message

24 Jan 19 - Nearly half of Americans say people in the US are being harmed by global warming "right now" - the highest point ever in a decade-long national survey called Climate Change in the American Mind.

Scores of US military bases under threat

23 Jan 19 - A new Pentagon report identifies significant risks from climate change at scores of military bases and says the Defense Department is taking protective measures against the looming threat.


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