Biden’s Dem platform recommendations signal concessions to Sanders-AOC wing on climate change

Biden’s Dem platform recommendations signal concessions to Sanders-AOC wing on climate change

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A task force set up by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who was Biden’s last remaining rival in the nomination battle — on Wednesday released a wide-ranging set of recommendations for the party’s convention platform. And while the proposals lay out a progressive road map for the former vice president, the document
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Trees can’t move fast enough to escape a warming climate. Should we help them? | Environment

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There is an impressive array of pine species at the Nature Conservancy’s Plum Creek preserve in Maryland – loblolly, Virginia, shortleaf – creating a landscape that emits the smell of Christmas well into the summer. But a newcomer to the preserve has fueled an ethical debate about the role of conservationists in the age of
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Climate change and melting ice caps may cause huge Arctic waves

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Climate change and melting ice caps could spark extreme waves in the Arctic up to 19 feet high by the end of the century, experts warn Researchers used both historic and climate simulations for this study They gathered five sets of simulations of oceanic and atmospheric condition The team found 20 year extreme waves could happen
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Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with new album, message on climate change, coronavirus pandemic

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The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, celebrated his 85th birthday Monday with the release of an album of mantras and teachings. “Inner World” begins with the track “One Of My Favourite Prayers” and has the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, reciting meditations and sayings with accompanying music. The project came about after one of his
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Hack-for-hire group targeted climate activists behind #ExxonKnew campaign | Technology

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A global hack-for-hire group extensively targeted American activists campaigning against ExxonMobil for withholding information about the climate crisis, according to a new report.  The hackers, dubbed “Dark Basin”, went after thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions on six continents, including advocacy organizations, journalists, elected officials and businesses, said the Citizen Lab, a Toronto-based digital
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Biden campaign announces climate council to help mobilize voters, members include ex-rival Steyer

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Friday announced the formation of a Climate Engagement Advisory Council, which is designed to inform the campaign how to mobilize climate-focused voters to back Biden in November. The six-member council, which includes former presidential hopeful Tom Steyer, will work with the campaign to “develop and execute plans to engage key communities most
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