IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton promotes climate and clean energy, while Donald Trump denies his denial, in the first Presidential debate; PLUS: Coal industry tries to kill Obama's landmark power plant emissions standards in federal court... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): ExxonMobil sued over polluted river, ignored climate change; No quick fix for Canada’s energy industry from OPEC deal; MSNBC's Morning Joe Features Experts To Explain "Warning Signs" Of Climate Change; U.S. intelligence community warns climate change is already destabilizing communities worldwide; U.S. looks to restrict China coal imports from North Korea; Coal electricity generation falls to record U.K. low this spring; New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon... PLUS: As Norway's Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot... and much, MUCH more! ...
STORIES DISCUSSED ON TODAY'S 'GREEN NEWS REPORT'...
- Climate and clean energy in the first presidential debate (sort of):
- VIDEO: The First Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump - FULL (NBC News)
- Transcript: The first Trump-Clinton presidential debate transcript, annotated (Washington Post)
- On climate change, first presidential debate laid out stark contrast (Mashable):
The result was a mixed bag of policy goals, distortions, and outright lies. In short, it wasn't exactly the policy-focused discussion that climate advocates were hoping for, but there could not be a starker choice between two candidates when it comes to climate change.
- Trump and Clinton Diverge Wildly on Questions of Science Policy (Time)
- Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time (NPR)
- No debate questions on climate, again::
- The Biggest Loser in Last Night's Debate? Climate Change (Climate Central)
- Memo to debate moderators: Ask questions about climate change this time. A lot is riding on it. (Washington Post)
- Lester Holt Asks Zero Questions About Poverty, Abortion, Climate Change (Fairness and Accuracy In Media)
- Scorecard: Tracking Climate Change Questions In Presidential, Senate, And Governors' Debates (Media Matters)
- Debunking Solyndra, solar energy myths:
- Solar Jobs Are Outpacing the U.S. Economy By a Longshot (CityLab)
- Fact-checkers ding Mitt on Solyndra (Politico)
- Wind, solar and electric cars are booming. Too bad that's not enough to stop climate change (Washington Post):
[I]t's worth thinking about a new report on global patterns of energy investment - $1.8 trillion worth in 2015 - just released by the International Energy Agency. Because what that report essentially says is that although there's clear progress, we're also missing some things. Some very big things.
- Hillary Clinton's climate and energy policies, explained (Vox)
- Donald Trump unfamiliar with U.S. energy markets:
- Donald Trump, in Pittsburgh, Pledges to Boost Both Coal and Gas (NY Times) [emphasis added]:
Since the two fuels compete directly for the same market - the power plants that light American homes - it is effectively impossible to increase production of one without decreasing the other. But ever the salesman, Mr. Trump gave it a go and promised to restore the region's old coal economy and pump up its booming new gas economy.
- 'Trump's promises are empty': energy experts lay waste to proposals (Guardian UK)
- Why Trump's Promise to Save the Coal Industry Does More Damage Than Good (Time)
- Trump's Energy Talk To Shale Gas Producers Gives Them The Shaft (Forbes)
- Coal industry tries to kill Obama's Clean Power Plan in federal court:
- A bunch of coal companies went to court to hobble President Obama. Then it got weird. (Climate Progress):
They spent a fortune on lawyers' fees. And they're probably going to lose. Sad!
- Obama's climate change legacy at stake as Clean Power Plan has its day in court (Guardian UK):
Seven hours of legal argument on states' right to allow carbon pollution may determine the fate of the centerpiece of US efforts to limit climate change
- What Media Should Know About The GOP Attorneys General Suing To Block EPA's Climate Plan (Media Matters)
- A quick and dirty guide to the Clean Power Plan (Climate Progress)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (Stuff we didn't have time for in today's audio report)...
- As Norway's Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot (Reuters)
- Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change (AP)
- No quick fix for Canada’s energy industry from OPEC deal: analysts (Globe and Mail)
- VIDEO: MSNBC's Morning Joe Features Experts To Explain "Warning Signs" Of Climate Change (Media Matters)
- U.S. intelligence community warns climate change is already destabilizing communities worldwide (Mashable)
- U.S. looks to restrict China coal imports from North Korea (US News & World Report)
- Coal electricity generation falls to record U.K. low this spring (Guardian UK)
- New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon (Gizmodo)
- Law unfairly gave shale drillers 'special' treatment, Pa. Supreme Court rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- North Dakota asks pipeline company to explain ranch purchase (Seattle Times)
- Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us' (Guardian UK):
Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international 'state of the climate' report finds.
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