Weekly Roundup: Climate News for July 17-23

Posted by in #Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on July 23, 2016

Climate News

The Latest on Climate Change in Los Angeles and California, and Beyond

June was another record-breaking month of global warming. The latest stat: the first half of 2016 is the warmest half-year on record  (NASA).

The California Air Resources Board released proposed regulations of greenhouse gas emissions at oil and gas facilities.

Metro link introduced 40 clean-air locomotives to replace trains running on diesel (LA Times).

A new study predicts that the cost of solar and wind energy will decrease more than 50% by 2025 (CleanTechnica).

Reading List

Words Worth Repeating, Longreads, Op-Eds, and Other Notable Stories

“California’s Cap-and-Trade Program After 2020,” by our board member, Cara Horowitz (Legal Planet)

“Smoke and Fumes” analysis by the Center for International Environmental Law that exposes corruption by the oil industry.

“Green State, Golden State: The Fight to Save Cap-and-Trade” (Capitol and Main)

“Why Ford Wants to Make Car Parts out of a Tequila Factory’s Leftovers” (Washington Post)

Q&A with Dr. Richard Jackson on designing healthy communities (ecoAmerica)

Take a Look

Photos, Infographics, and Videos

Take that, Fox News — and other climate-deniers (Friends of the Earth video):