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New York moves to phase out climate super-pollutants used for cooling

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News New York and Maryland both announced plans this week for statewide phase-outs of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigeration systems. Their moves, following a similar step earlier this year by California, will help fill a breach in climate policy created by the federal government. […]

U.N. Chief warns of a dangerous tipping point on climate change

by Somini Sengupta, NY Times Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster. “If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” Mr. Guterres said […]

Gov. Brown’s new climate goal: less than zero global warming emissions

by David R. Baker, SF Chronicle Gov. Jerry Brown has repeatedly ratcheted up California’s global warming goals, setting ever-higher targets for the use of renewable power and demanding deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. But on Monday, Brown announced a climate goal so ambitious that many experts don’t know how to reach it. read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-to-go-100-percent-clean-energy-by-2045-13218236.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Greenhouse gases are wreaking havoc on the planet. What if they could be used for good?

by Evan Halper, LA Times When Gaurav Sant thinks about how the planet might dodge catastrophic climate change, at the front of his mind are not solar panels or wind turbines or electric cars. It’s cement. Sant spiritedly talks of how cement production is exhausting the Earth, accounting for an absurd share of the greenhouse […]

Tribe says Army Corps stonewalling on Dakota Access Pipeline report, oil spill risk

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending its claim that the Dakota Access pipeline has no significant environmental impact, but it issued only a brief summary of its court-ordered reassessment while keeping the full analysis confidential. The delay in releasing the full report, including crucial details about potential oil […]