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Wikileaks Gets Unabashedly Political

For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against the U.S. Democratic Party. It’s bad news for anyone who values democracy.

Why Science-Based Targets Are Necessary For Meeting Paris Climate Agreement Goals

While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Instead, we are on track to see an increase of almost 4 degrees C by 2100.

U.S. Ups the Ante on Renewable Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory plans to lead a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of renewable hydrogen. It’s just one part of the U.S. DOE’s big bet on the hydrogen economy.

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France’s government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when France’s energy portfolio faces several challenges.

Los Angeles to Go Zero Waste by 2050

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.

New Project Gives Info On Congressional Climate Change Positions

The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional incumbent and their challenger. Could it help turn the tide in this year’s Congressional race?

New DOJ Database to Track Police Shooting Deaths, Address Implicit Bias

The Department of Justice committed $750,000 to establish a national database of police-involved deaths. It will be a huge task and the first of its kind, the DOJ says. This move represents a huge step toward solving implicit bias in police-community interactions — up til now, it’s been easier to track flu outbreaks than police shootings nation-wide.