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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2017

[ Chief Climate Negotiator Warns Against Consequences Of Leaving Paris Accord ]

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Todd Stern, former United States special envoy for climate change, about President Trump’s likely withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Stern led the negotiations for this deal.

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[ President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord ]

President Trump is expected to make a decision regarding whether or not the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. NPR takes a look at the potential political and environmental impacts of leaving the agreement.

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[ Scientists Urge Governments To Protect Coral Reefs From Climate Change ]

A paper published in Nature by the world’s top scientists says climate change is making irreversible changes to the world’s coral reefs, and the role before governments is to steer coral reefs in a way that maintains their biological functions.

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[ Musk Joins CEOs Calling for US to Stay in Paris Climate Deal ]

As President Donald Trump nears a final decision on the Paris climate agreement, top corporate executives are mounting a last-minute push aimed at persuading the president that the U.S. has more to lose from abandoning the accord.

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[ Musk Joins CEOs Calling for US to Stay in Paris Climate Deal ]

As President Donald Trump nears a final decision on the Paris climate agreement, top corporate executives are mounting a last-minute push aimed at persuading the president that the U.S. has more to lose from abandoning the accord.

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[ Reclamation announces modifications set to begin in June for Hyatt Dam in Oregon ]

Modifications to Hyatt Dam near Ashland, Ore., will begin in early June and be completed by the end of November, according to a May 24 announcement from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which said it awarded Alaska-based Suulutaaq Inc. a construction contract in April for US$4.4 million.
 

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[ Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord ]

President Trump greets EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, one of the strongest voices calling for the U.S. to drop out of the Paris accord, prior to signing an Energy Independence Executive Order. The March 2017 order reverses the Obama-era climate change policies.

President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and has been meeting this week with competing voices in his Cabinet.

(Image credit: Ron Sach-Pool/Getty Images)

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[ Hybrid Wind-Storage Project Starts Up in Spain ]

ACCIONA Energía, a subsidiary of Madrid-based ACCIONA, this week said it started operations on a hybrid plant for storing electricity in batteries that is part of a grid-connected wind farm in Spain.

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[ Energy Absolute Plans Asian Project Rivaling Gigafactory ]

A little-known company from Thailand with grand ambitions in clean energy wants to take on Tesla Inc. at its own game.

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[ U.N. Official Says Pulling Out Of Paris Climate Deal Will Cost Jobs ]

Steve Inskeep talks with U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim, who says the U.S. would lose out on green jobs if President Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement.

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