Sister Norma Pimentel: COVID-19 has come to our migrant camp. It makes ending the MPP policy even more urgent

Sister Norma Pimentel: COVID-19 has come to our migrant camp. It makes ending the MPP policy even more urgent

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Report forecasts clean-energy boost from turning cornfields into solar power fields

Clean Wisconsin released a report Tuesday comparing the efficiency of using farmland to grow corn for ethanol with using it for solar power.

Bay Area plans to refine biofuels could derail climate goals, warn environmentalists

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for regulators to “accelerate refinery transitions away from petroleum to the production of clean fuels” was part of a larger effort to reduce climate pollution from California’s transportation sector, the largest source of emissions in the state.

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Climate change spurs innovation at ski resorts adapting to a warmer world

Faced with the twin challenges of a long-range climate crisis and short-term weather that leaves bald spots on hills, ski resort owners and operators are struggling to adapt.

How pesticides intensify global warming

A new study shows that pesticides are a key contributor to climate change, from their manufacturing, transportation, and application, all the way to their degradation and disposal.

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Plans submitted for Isle of Man's first solar energy farm

Plans have been submitted for the Isle of Man's first solar energy farm. The proposed 84-acre development in the south of the island would generate enough electricity to power nearly 8,000 homes per year, developers said.

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Young, northern, and asked to come up with climate change advice

Young northerners are increasingly asked to join panels that offer politicians climate change advice. What is that achieving? Hear from some of those involved.
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