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Women Get it. They Just Do.

Yale Climate Connections: People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies. A recent study suggests that electing female politicians can help make that happen.Astghik Mavisakalyan is an economics professor at Australia’s Curtin University. She…

Making Dishwashers Great Again

New York Times: Of all the conservative efforts to persuade the Trump administration to weaken the nation’s environmental rules, the dishwasher lobby might be the most peculiar.“Dishwashers used to clean a full load of filthy dishes in under an hour.…

Making Cannabis Climate Friendly

Guardian: Evan Mills, a senior scientist at the University of California, was one of the first researchers to quantify how energy hungry the nascent industry is, estimating in 2011 that indoor cannabis cultivation represents 1% of total electricity use across…

Fukushima: Still Simmering

Reuters: TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on…

The Emperor’s New Sharpie

It’s official, 2+2 really is 5. After the President changed an official weather map with a sharpie pen, bureaucrats scurried to avoid embarrassing him. Summary above and below. Washington Post: Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

Dead Fuel Walking. Trump’s War on Coal.

Utility Dive: New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration illustrates the rapid decline of coal-fired electricity, showing a more-than 13% decline in generation from the fuel in the first half of 2019. According to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly, utility-scale…

Stalling Storms a Climate Trend?

What’s frightening me about this storm is it’s another example of something we have been seeing more of in recent years – powerful storms that make landfall and then stop, grinding away with wind and dumping incredible amounts of rain.…