Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:28:31 PM PST - The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. - George Orwell
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:22:04 -0500
PG&E sees cost of complying with judge's wildfire plan at $75 billion-$150 billion
  California power company PG&E Corp, which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge's order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:56:57 -0500
China launches pilot 'waste-free city' plan to boost recycling
  China has launched a pilot program to create "waste-free cities" designed to use resources more efficiently and eliminate the growing health and environmental risks caused by trash, the environment ministry said.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:38:15 -0500
Activist group challenges Colorado mineral rights law
  A Colorado activist group this week filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows oil and gas companies to drill a property owner’s minerals without consent of the owner.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:31:22 -0500
Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste
  Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That's what a Swedish researcher is hoping after developing a pulp byproduct that - on a modest scale - does just that.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:09:11 -0500
Plastic finds second life in Portuguese street artist's work
  A lemur made of damaged car bumpers and bin lids. An owl made from plastic junk. Colorful animals have popped up in Paris as part of a new exhibition by Portuguese street artist Bordalo II, who aims to highlight the effect of waste on the environment.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:03:49 -0500
RWE shares up on hopes for higher coal exit compensation
  Shares in RWE , Germany's largest power producer, rose almost 5 percent on Wednesday at the prospect of higher compensation should coal-fired power stations be shut down early.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:50:35 -0500
'The trash never stops': Indonesia battles to clean up rivers
  Boys played and chatted on a rickety wooden ramp under a baking sun in West Java, while just below their feet flowed one of Indonesia's most horribly polluted rivers, clogged with hundreds of tonnes of smelly trash.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:30:04 -0500
Prince William turns interviewer in Davos appearance with Attenborough
  Britain's Prince William turned interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, quizzing TV naturalist David Attenborough on what he called world leaders' "faltering" steps to tackle environmental challenges.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:29:03 -0500
France mulls converting Cordemais coal power generators to biomass
  The French government and utility EDF will study the possibility of converting the 1.2 gigawatts (GW) Cordemais coal power generators to burn biomass due to its importance in guaranteeing security of supply, the energy ministry said on Tuesday.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:00:46 -0500
Severe frost may damage some grain crops in Belarus: forecasters
  An expected severe frost in Belarus later this week may damage some winter grain crops in the south-eastern part of the country, the Belarusian state weather forecasting center said.


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:48:31 -0500
Fujairah joins other ports to tighten exhaust rules ahead of 2020 fuel rules
  Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has become the latest major port to ban a type of fuel exhaust cleaning system to comply with a coming tightening in rules regarding global sulfur emissions, mirroring similar moves in Singapore and China.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:21:16 -0500
Charred human remains found in Malibu area burned by wildfire
  The charred, skeletal remains of a human body have been found in an area of the posh seaside town of Malibu left blackened by a massive wildfire in November, and investigators were trying to determine if the victim was slain or died in the flames, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:37:44 -0500
Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic
  As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu's wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullah saw a business opportunity.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:17:26 -0500
BlackRock plans environmentally conscious money market fund
  BlackRock Inc is planning a new fund for investors looking to park their cash safely while helping the environment, expanding options for "socially responsible" investments, a filing with U.S. market regulators showed on Tuesday.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:03:48 -0500
Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in Chicago
  Winter winds brought extreme cold and ice-slicked roads to the Midwestern and Eastern United States on Monday, with the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and an ongoing government shutdown allowing many to heed official advice to stay indoors.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:12:37 -0500
Northern Europe set for below normal temperatures in February
  Most of northern Europe will experience below normal temperatures in February, The Weather Company said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:47:58 -0500
Macedonia takes emergency measures as smog engulfs cities
  The Macedonian government has extended the school break until Jan. 23 and introduced measures to protect people from dangerous air pollution levels which have soared to 10 times above the European Union's regulatory limits.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:37:56 -0500
Chile's Pinera seeks jail time for environmental damages, infractions
  Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Monday a bill to set stiffer fines and jail time for serious violations of the country's environmental laws, marking a shift toward increasing environmental scrutiny in the world's top copper producer.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:34:57 -0500
South Korea's Moon calls for early warning system with China to fight dirty air
  South Korea's president said on Tuesday he was "truly ashamed" of his government's inability to clear air pollution that has blanketed Seoul and parts of the country for weeks, and proposed an early warning system with China.


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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:54:56 -0500
'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market - survey
  Apple , L'Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change.


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