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al Jazeera: California leads US states’ anti-​​pollution fight after Trump snubs Paris Climate Accord
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Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Declaration of Health
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DECLARATION: OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH, OUR RESPONSIBILITY This dec­la­ra­tion is based on the data and con­cepts pre­sented at the work­shop:  Some forms of pol­lu­tion are part of people’s daily expe­ri­ence. Expo­sure to atmos­pheric pol­lu­tants pro­duces a broad spec­trum of health haz­ards, espe­cially for the poor, and causes mil­lions of pre­ma­ture deaths. Peo­ple take sick, for […]

Politico: Jerry Brown’s holy war on Donald Trump

    For the piece in Politico, click here. VATICAN CITY — Cal­i­for­nia has opened a new front in its war on Don­ald Trump — the Vat­i­can, where Gov. Jerry Brown on Sat­ur­day sought to enlist the Catholic Church in his effort to under­mine the president’s cli­mate poli­cies abroad. Brown, address­ing a somber gath­er­ing of […]

Noah Kittner co-​​authors “Hydropower threatens peace in Myanmar — but it doesn’t have to”
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March 22, 2017  Noah Kit­tner and Ken­suke Yam­aguchi For the arti­cle link in Nikkei Asia Review, click here. Hydropower threat­ens peace in Myan­mar — but it doesn’t have to Dia­logue, trans­parency and for­eign sup­port could help rebuild local trust Myan­mar faces a crit­i­cal moment for invest­ment decision-​​​​making. The Barack Obama administration’s move to lift sanc­tions on the Southeast […]

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA
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Around the world, more than a bil­lion peo­ple still lack access to elec­tric­ity. This num­ber is shrink­ing, down by one third since 2000, despite ris­ing pop­u­la­tion lev­els, accord­ing to an Inter­na­tional Energy Agency (IEA) spe­cial report on energy access, pub­lished today. The report says that while coal has sup­plied nearly half of the progress from […]

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November 29 — RAEL Lunch: Dr. Samuel Carrara
November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
310 Barrows Hall

Mod­el­ing sys­tem inte­gra­tion of vari­able renew­able ener­gies in an Inte­grated Assess­ment Model: the new ver­sion of the WITCH model” Samuel Car­rara holds a Bach­e­lor Degree and a Mas­ter Degree in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing (Major: Energy and Mechan­i­cal Plants) and a PhD in Energy and Envi­ron­men­tal Tech­nolo­gies, all from the Uni­ver­sity of Berg­amo, Italy. After work­ing as an engineer […]

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Piedmont League of Women Voter’s Lunch Talk, “Climate, Trump, and the Road from Paris”
December 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Piedmont Community Hall

Energy expert to speak at LWV hol­i­day lun­cheon Energy expert Dr. Daniel Kam­men, pro­fes­sor of energy at UC-​​​​Berkeley, will be guest speaker at the League of Women Vot­ers of Pied­mont annual hol­i­day lun­cheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Pied­mont Com­mu­nity Hall, 711 High­land Ave.

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