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President Trump landing on USS Gerald R. Ford, March 2, 2017.

President Trump’s Visit to Newport News, VA and His Speech Aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford: The Climate Connection

, Climate Preparedness Specialist

Yesterday President Trump visited Newport News Shipbuilding and delivered a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford underscoring that he will be strong on defense and will increase defense spending by $54 billion. While the story in the headlines center on proposed increases in defense spending, the story that you didn’t hear about yesterday is that major military assets, including in the Hampton Roads area, are at increasing risk from sea level rise due to climate change. And President Trump has thus far refused to acknowledge that threat to military readiness. Read more >

Photo: Ian Swoveland
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Photo: Patrick Venenoso/UNESCO

Destinations at Risk: Iconic World Heritage Sites Across the Globe Vulnerable to Climate Change

, deputy director, Climate & Energy Program

I’ve spent a lot of time during the last year researching the impacts of climate change on World Heritage sites. What I’ve found has shocked me. Read more >

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New Analysis: Renewables and Efficiency Key to Economic and Public Health Benefits in Michigan

, senior energy analyst

A new UCS analysis released today shows that strengthening Michigan’s commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will drive billions in capital investments in the state, reduce carbon emissions, and lead to significant public health benefits through avoided emissions of harmful air pollutants. Read more >

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The Best Way to Fail: Smart Charging vs. Everything Else

, Kendall Science Fellow

I look at “smart charging” of electric vehicles as a means to provide several grid services, including managing the short-term variations in renewable energy supply. However, other competing solutions for grid integration of solar power could be even cheaper. This would be a good problem to have. Read more >

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Berta Cáceres, 1973-2016: The Fight Goes On

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Berta Cáceres, a world-renowned environmental activist from the Lenca indigenous community, was murdered in her home. Read more >

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