Gavin Newsom tells CalPERS, CalSTRS to favor green investments in climate change order

by Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order to leverage the might of California’s $700 billion public pension funds and the state’s purchasing power as a highway builder in a campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Newsom’s order caps a week in his administration fought with Trump administration over […]

Meet the lawyers suing Trump – and winning

by Andy Kroll, Rolling Stone Drew Caputo was sitting on the couch at his home in the Bay Area watching the election returns on November 8th, 2016. As soon as it became apparent Trump was going to win, Caputo, a senior lawyer with the group Earthjustice, had two immediate thoughts: The first was that a […]

‘Trollbots’ Swarm Twitter with Attacks on Climate Science Ahead of UN Summit

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimte News CNN’s seven-hour climate change town hall for presidential candidates was not a TV ratings bonanza, but it set off a marked surge of activity on Twitter aimed at ridiculing the Democrats and dismissing the science. “Climate change” became the top two-word trending topic on Twitter for several hours after the […]

Los Angeles OKs a deal for record-cheap solar power and battery storage

by Sammie Roth, Los Angeles Times For a long time, there were two big knocks against solar power: It’s expensive, and it can’t keep the lights on after sundown. A contract approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shows how much that reality has changed. Under the 25-year deal with developer […]

Comedian explains why public transit sucks

by James Brasuell, Plantizen A new episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was published today to YouTube that examines with The episode opens with Minhaj attempting to take public transit to the show in New York City, only to have a bus never show, and a train get delayed for a multiple reasons, until […]

Seattle proposes a Green New Deal of its own

by Kristoffer Tigue, InsideClimate News City leaders launched Seattle on the path to a Green New Deal this week, passing a resolution that starts laying out an ambitious plan for how the city can cut its greenhouse gas emissions in ways that protect the climate and improve the lives of its residents. It’s a nonbinding […]

Romance novel in the context of climate change reality

by Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist Nothing puts a damper on one’s romantic life like a Category 5 hurricane. That’s just one of the obstacles faced by 20-year-old former sex worker Dolores “Dulce” Garcia, the sugar daddy-dealing protagonist of the new book Side Chick Nation. As she tries to outrun her past by going from Miami to […]

Medical schools are pushed to train doctors for climate change

by Brianna Abbott, The Wall Street Journal More doctors, health organizations and students are pushing for medical education to include climate change, saying that physicians and other health-care workers need to prepare for the risks associated with rising global temperatures. The movement, recently backed by the American Medical Association, is showing emerging signs of impact. […]

CNN to host climate crisis town hall with 2020 Democratic candidates

by Kyle Blaine, CNN CNN will host a Democratic presidential town hall in September focused on the climate crisis. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 4, in New York City. CNN is inviting candidates who meet the Democratic National Committee’s polling threshold for the September primary debate to participate, meaning they’ve reached at […]

Conspiracy theorists abound in climate change conversation on youtube, study finds

by Luke McGrath, Bloomberg YouTube is great for many things: makeup tutorials, entertaining animal clips and oddly satisfying videos of people smashing their faces into loaves of bread. It’s not necessarily great for nuanced scientific explanations. Many of the most popular videos on the service, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, denounce or ignore mainstream climate […]