A Nation Broils: Fund the American Jobs Plan for the Climate Action We Need

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:25:24 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Mitchell Bernard  Summer is just beginning, and it’s already made this much clear: The time for climate action is now. On Monday, one of the hottest places on the planet was Portland, Oregon, where record temperatures of 116 degrees caused streets to buckle and sent scores of people to area emergency […]

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Joe Biden Meets With Western Governors To Talk Wildfires

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 03:50:43 +0000

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met (virtually) with a bipartisan group of Western governors yesterday to discuss preparations for this year’s wildfire season, which is expected to be especially severe due to an ongoing drought fueled by climate change. “Climate change is driving the dangerous confluence of extreme heat and prolonged drought. We’re […]

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As Heat Deaths Rise, Inequities Become Clear

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 01:00:35 +0000

Hundreds of deaths in the Pacific Northwest and Canada are now being reported as the record-shattering heat wave that has engulfed the region for the past five days finally begins to let up. At least 63 deaths in Oregon and 13 just in King County, Washington have been tied to the heatwave, and in British […]

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Pacific Northwest Heatwave Brings Deaths, Rolling Blackouts

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 03:00:39 +0000

Canadian authorities said the historic heatwave gripping the Pacific Northwest caused “unprecedented casualties,” as a fourth day of historic heat spread searing temperatures inland even as some relief arrived for coastal areas. At least 233 people in British Columbia have died since Friday, twice the usual number reported to the coroner’s office over a four-day […]

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Can the US Survive California’s Drought?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:50:59 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Pablo Ortiz, Bilingual Western States Climate Scientist  The drought facing the Western United States is bad. Really bad. It’s become worse faster than the last one. As more of the United States suffers from drought conditions and water supplies are diminishing, water demands are rising. Smaller water supplies combined with […]

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Congress’s Chance to Protect Our Coasts

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 23:43:50 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Valerie Cleland, Lauren Kubiak Congress holds hearings this week on offshore drilling in both the House and the Senate. Offshore oil and gas leasing poses a threat to our coastal economies and the health of our ocean. Citizens, local communities, and elected officials from both parties recognize this danger and have been vocal in their […]

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Perfect shooting, perfect comeback for Durant as Nets rap Pelicans

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:28:03 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Kevin Durant scored 17 points in his timely return from a 23-game injury absence as the Brooklyn Nets clobbered the New Orleans Pelicans, 139-111, on Wednesday in New York. It was a perfect shooting night for Durant whose return came after star point guard James Harden went out with a hamstring […]

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Spokane Gets 12 New Electric Buses

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 02:10:13 +0000

Adding to the tally of electric buses hitting the roads around the United States, the city of Spokane in the state of Washington just did its part (for now) by adding 12 new electric buses to its modest bus service. The city of 220,000, located near the eastern border of Washington, ordered New Flyer Xcelsior […]

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Virginia Drives Into A Cleaner Future

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:30:49 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Kathy Harris, Walton Shepherd Virginia Governor Northam signed into law a bill to join 17 other states that have adopted or are considering adoption of a “Clean Cars” program — setting the Commonwealth up to become the leader in electric vehicles in the South. By adopting a Clean Cars […]

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