Every Friday, we round up the week’s most interesting and useful climate stories. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change. This week, we’re including insights from our American Climate Leadership Summit, held Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, D.C.
A study has found that Bill McKibbon’s fossil-fuel divestment campaign boosted news media coverage of climate change and brought the topic into the mainstream.
What’s the most cost-effective way for states to cut carbon emissions from the power sector? According to a joint UK-US study, working together is better than going it alone.
New Research Shows True Value of Cooperation in the Fight Against Climate Change (Imperial College London website)
Earlier in the week, several ACLS speakers shared words of climate wisdom on the ecoAmerica blog and those of our Blessed Tomorrow and Path to Positive Communities programs. You can watch videos of their presentations on our Facebook page.
Climate Leader Query: Geof Rochester (ecoAmerica website)
ACLS Faith Leader Query: Shantha Ready Alonso Speaks on Climate (Blessed Tomorrow website)
ACLS Leader Query: Hon. Greg Nickels on Local Climate Leadership (Path to Positive Communities website)
An electric bus company is leading a shift away from dirty diesel-powered public transit in places like Nashville and Seattle.
These City Bus Routes Are Going All-Electric ― and Saving Money (Inside Climate News)
As Puerto Rico rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, the ‘first of many’ clean energy-plus-storage projects has gone up, helping to power a more sustainable future.
Puerto Rico’s Solar Future Takes Shape at Children’s Hospital, with Tesla Batteries (Inside Climate News)
Sen. Al Franken’s smart, humorous talk was a highlight of the American Climate Leadership Summit (viewable at our Facebook page). The Minnesota leader is also schooling Congress on climate while winning a broader audience to the cause.
Al Franken Auditions for Senate Climate Lead, Millions Watch (Scientific American)
STATE & LOCAL ACTION
Personal experience with climate-related disasters can be a wakeup call. Survivors of Hurricane Harvey in “red” Jefferson County, TX are seeking alternatives to the oil-driven status quo.
Trump Voters In Storm-Ravaged County Confront Climate Change (Associated Press)
L.A. and other major global metros have committed to phase out polluting vehicles and boost public transit. Climate and public health will benefit.
12 Cities Plan for Emissions-Free Neighborhoods (Next City)
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