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    Obama sets sizzling climate action pace in push to leave legacy

    Jun 26, 2015 – The Guardian:

    Two years after Barack Obama’s sweeping promise to fight climate change on 25 June 2013, the president has used his executive powers to spit out new climate events or announcements at a dizzying rate of one every 4.5 days this year.

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    For first time, a court orders a government to act on global warming

    Wed Jun 24 – Mashable

    In a landmark victory for climate activists, a court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the government must take action to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.

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    Ministers talk GHG, offer few specifics

    Jun 24, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    WINNIPEG – Canada’s environment ministers wrapped up a two-day meeting in Winnipeg on Tuesday devoted mainly to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction — the first time in about a decade the issue has taken centre stage at one of their annual gatherings.

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    Pope Francis urges ‘decisive’ climate change action

    Jun 18, 2015 – CBC News

    Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.

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    In North Dakota’s Bakken oil boom, there will be blood

    Jun 13, 2015 – Reveal News

    Across the Bakken, deeply entrenched corporate practices and weak federal oversight inoculate energy producers against responsibility when workers are killed or injured, while shifting the blame to others.

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    World’s tallest passive-house building breaks ground in NY

    Jun 12, 2015 – New York Times

    An apartment tower in New York will be the tallest passive-house high-rise in the world – and it will be affordable for university students.

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    In Stunning Reversal, ‘Big Oil’ Asks for Carbon Price

    Jun 1, 2015 – Climate Central

    In a stunning reversal of years of obstructionism to creating a global framework to deal with climate change, CEOs from global oil and gas behemoths Shell, BP, Total, Statoil, Eni and the BG Group have signaled that they’re ready for a price on carbon.

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