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Creative Giving: Philanthropy with pizazz

by Bruce Dzieza, Willow Creek Wealth Management, Inc. Giving to a charity is easy, right? Write a check, send it off to your favorite 501(c)(3) organization, and get a full deduction for the amount on your tax return, up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Though this is correct, there are more advantageous and rewarding […]

Marin joins legal suit vs. fossil fuel giants

San Rafael, CA – No stranger to the effects of sea level rise and greenhouse gas emissions, the County of Marin has joined two other jurisdictions in filing complaints in California Superior Court against 37 oil, gas and coal companies. Marin, the County of San Mateo and City of Imperial Beach contend that the companies knew for nearly […]

Trump administration OK’s its first arctic offshore drilling plan

by Sabrina Shankman, InsideClimate News Making good on its promise to jump-start Arctic offshore drilling, the Trump administration gave Italian oil company Eni a quick green light on Wednesday to drill exploratory wells off the coast of Alaska. This is the first Arctic drilling approval under President Donald Trump. It also will be the first exploration […]

200 environmental and land-rights activists murdered in 2016, report finds

by Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News Some 200 environmental and land-rights activists were killed in 2016, making it the deadliest year on record as an intensifying battle over shrinking natural resources and climate-cooling forests leads to more clashes. The death toll, tallied by the UK-based group Global Witness, is the highest since the group began tracking […]

Tesla powerpack to enable large scale sustainable energy to south Australia

by The Tesla Team, Tesla Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in the state of South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout and leaving 1.7 million residents without electricity. Further blackouts occurred in the heat of the Australian summer in early 2017. In response, the South Australian Government as a leader in renewable energy, […]

Ranchers fight Keystone XL pipeline by building solar panels in its path

by Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News After years of battling Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Nebraska rancher Bob Allpress is taking an unusual step to protect land that has been in his family since 1886. In the coming weeks, Allpress plans to install solar panels in the middle of a 1.5-mile long […]

Trump administration may let California keep emissions standards

by Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle The Trump administration may be quietly conceding defeat to California on car tailpipe emissions, the biggest battleground in the state’s showdown with President Trump over climate change. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt backed away last month from his threats to challenge California’s unique legal authority, known as a waiver, […]

25 fossil fuel producers responsible for half global emissions in past 3 decades

by Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News A handful of big fossil fuel producers have been responsible for the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions in the years since climate change seized the world’s attention as a looming crisis, according to a new report issued today. When emissions from agriculture and land-use changes are taken out of […]