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And God knows, we can all use some: Since its release in June, the REMI study has been a game-changer in conversations with congressional offices, especially Republicans. The study found that CCL’s proposal – a carbon fee rising $10 per ton of CO2 each year with revenue returned equally to all households – will cut […]

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I live two blocks east of I-95, I never know which way it’ll go. Snow? It was 71 here yesterday: Roads north and west of I-95 will likely be blanketed by snow Wednesday night, and the National Weather Service says the New York area could see 6-10 inches of snow. Travelers should expect clogged roads […]

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Even for Buffalo

This is a helluva lotta snow: The snow is still falling with more than 5 feet already on the ground, and some areas south of the city are expected to get a year’s worth of snow — almost 6 feet — in just three days. Temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below […]

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Senate vote on Keystone XL.

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Since we’re going to have a lot more lightning: New research from the University of California, Berkeley, published on Thursday in the journal Science, found warming conditions would result in 50% more lightning strikes by the end of the century. “For every two lightning strikes you had at the beginning of the century, we will […]

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What’s left of the environment for Mary Landrieu? Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on […]

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You have to admire how they assert mandates where none exist. Sure wish Dems would do more of that! Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take control in January. The GOP sees the midterm elections as a mandate to […]

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Wising up

Too late to make much of a difference, I suppose: Voters in several key swing states have already started mailing in their November midterm ballots, and according to a poll conducted for three major environmental groups, they’re becoming more attuned to a range of environmental issues, including climate change. Hart Research contacted 1505 likely voters […]

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Yeah, it really IS bad news. If you want a livable planet, that is.

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Kind of crazy

Isn’t it, that they can’t get them to pay attention to global warming? One small city in South Florida is willing to secede from the state if it means the threat of sea level rise will finally be taken seriously. The city commission of South Miami, FL — a city that sits just west of […]

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