Climate News Roundup 8/15/15

Final roundup from me.  Les will resume next week.  It’s been fun.  Hard too because there’s so much information.  Wish more of it was hopeful.

But let’s at least start off with articles that are.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-11/u-s-public-republicans-included-seen-warmer-on-climate-action
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2015/0809/Climate-change-crusade-goes-local

Maybe this is more positive than negative.  What’s your opinion?  Check out the slides and the interactive map on people’s opinions about climate change.  VA’s is 64%.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/folks-in-these-us-states-dont-believe-in-global-warming-2015-08-13

These two items give some food for thought on Virginia’s renewable energy policies and laws.  Certainly not all-encompassing but….
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_8e545711-1356-52f2-9600-6c16035bfeca.html
http://www.baconsrebellion.com/2015/08/more-questions-about-virginias-solar-energy-policy.html

More on the EPA’s CPP.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/250858-epa-confident-in-climate-rules-future
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-gop-wants-say-over-clean-power-plans-implementation/2015/08/10/f775e636-3f9a-11e5-b2c4-af4c6183b8b4_story.html
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/08/12/kentucky-power-coops-talk-energy-policy-clean-power-plan/31563465/

What’s up with energy efficiency?  A bit nerdy.
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060022688
http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2015/08/buildings-air-conditioning-behavioral-energy

What about green bonds?  Also somewhat wonky.
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/08/the-rise-of-green-bonds-explained/400940/

Jon Stewart, thanks for the memories…and the climate information.
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060023265

Religious leaders on climate change.  The Pope’s still beating the drums for the environment.  And so are some Muslim imams.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/10/us-climatechange-pope-day-idUSKCN0QF19Z20150810
http://www.rtcc.org/2015/08/13/islamic-leaders-to-release-climate-change-declaration/

Help for Native Americans.
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/10/obama-gives-tribes-118-million-climate-change-assist-161322

Bad news for butterflies and trees and food and New Orleans.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/10/uk-butterfly-species-at-risk-of-extinction-due-to-climate-change-says-study
http://kjzz.org/content/177791/new-forest-study-reveals-missing-piece-climate-change-models
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/14/food-production-shocks-will-happen-more-often-extreme-weather
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/gulf-eats-coast-levee-protected-orleans-33077353

From Canada, update on Keystone.​
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/transcanada-quietly-plots-response-as-keystone-xl-rejection-seems-imminent-1.3185105
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_KEYSTONE?SITE=MOJOP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2015/aug/11/canadian-government-spent-millions-on-secret-tar-sands-advocacy

If you want to follow the Paris Climate Conference, here’s one source.
http://www.theroadthroughparis.org/

Climate Change and the Arts.​
http://grist.org/climate-energy/move-over-moma-new-yorks-new-climate-change-museum-is-about-to-be-the-hottest-place-in-town/

Alaska in the spotlight.
https://www.adn.com/article/20150813/white-house-video-previews-president-obamas-trip-Alaska

These news items have been compiled by Joy Loving, member of the CAAV steering committee and leader of Solarize efforts in the valley.

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