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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Republican Congressman named to head NASA had demanded Obama apologize for funding climate change research.

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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

A guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic and unfolding storm

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Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Most studies on climate mitigation have greatly underestimated the potential of solar power.

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Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Buried in his grid study is how electric cars and smart control systems will enable deep penetration of solar and wind energy

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ExxonMobil attacks new study that exposes its climate deception…again

ExxonMobil attacks new study that exposes its climate deception…again

A new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters marks an important advance in the examination of fossil fuel companies’ responsibility for climate change.

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Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

In the real world, clean coal remains a fantasy, but in Trump world you can mine it, and then the workers “clean” it.

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Australia's coal problem is also its mercury problem

Australia’s coal problem is also its mercury problem

Analysis of toxic emissions from Australia’s coal plants has revealed our per capita mercury emissions are roughly double the global average.

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CommBank to face new shareholder resolution after climate policy fail

CommBank to face new shareholder resolution after climate policy fail

Market Forces will lodge a new shareholder resolution against Commonwealth Bank after its climate change position statement released today fell well short of its publicly-made 2 degree commitments.

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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045.

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The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

The crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

Here are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar, reported in the annual State of the Climate report.