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	The immediate matters at hand are Trump’s plans to withdraw the 8,600 American troops remaining in Afghanistan and 9,500 of our 34,500 troops in Germany. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan and Germany Is Still a Good Idea
Anyone entertaining serious hopes for significant reordering of the American economy, of our race relations, of energy production and transportation, eventually realizes that all of this will require a simultaneous demilitarization of both our economy and our role in the world.
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Roger Garbey, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30% on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
'Big Win for Our Climate and for Communities' as Federal Panel Rejects Attack on Rooftop Solar in US
However, green groups and renewable advocates also expressed concern that another new FERC decision will hamper clean energy expansion.
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A young girl plays with colorful rose petals during the Inti Raymi celebration in the village of Pesillo, Ecuador. The highland Indians, wearing beautiful costumes, dance, drink and sing with no rest. Colorful processions in honor of the God Inti (Sun) pass through the mountain villages giving thanks for the harvest and expressing their deep relation to the Mother Earth (Pachamama). (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images) Views
Rights of Nature: One Big Step for Nature, One Small Step for Humankind
We must consume less. We must change everything we know.
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While the IEA has led with welcome rhetoric about the importance of putting clean energy at the heart of stimulus efforts, the actual contents of the report fall short on climate ambition—a chronic problem for the IEA. (Photo: Electrek) Views
IEA Report Misses the Mark on 'Sustainable Recovery' by Sidelining 1.5°C
The decisions made over the next three years will set our course to 2030. To be a useful authority on a sustainable recovery, the IEA needs to choose a side.
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SolarCraft workers install solar panels on the roof of a home on February 26, 2015 in San Rafael, California. News
'We Must Act Now': 180 House Democrats Urge Pelosi to Save Clean Energy Industry 'Decimated' by Pandemic
The lawmakers' letter came as a new analysis showed at least 620,590 clean energy workers in the U.S. lost jobs from March through May.
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Degrowth calls for a fundamental restructuring of the economy to reduce its ecological impact and improve well-being by abolishing economic growth as a social objective. (Photo: Piotr Chrobot/Unsplash, CC BY-SA) Views
Economic Growth Can't Go Back to Normal If We Are to Solve the Ecological Crisis
Most scientists agree that an unprecedented economic transformation is now needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and avert climate breakdown.
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Climate change activists from the group "No Going Back—another world is possible," took part in a social distancing protest on May, 4 2020 in St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom. News
After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future
The research "underscores a simple truth," says climate scientist Michael Mann. "Individual behavior alone ...won't get us there."
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It does appear that the present still-raging pandemic is forcing dramatic shifts in the way we consume energy and that many of these changes are likely to persist in some fashion long after the virus has been tamed. (Photo: Brian Katt, Wikimedia Commons) Views
The Beginning of the End for Oil?
Energy in a post-pandemic world.
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Staff and volunteers with Project C.U.R.E hold a drive outside the United Center to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community which will be used to supply hospitals and clinics that are experiencing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 29, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Views
Learning From Coronavirus: We Can't Rely on Capitalism to Serve Our Most Basic Social Needs
It was not profitable for private capitalists within the medical-industrial complexes of modern capitalism to produce or stockpile the medical supplies needed to properly manage a viral pandemic.
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Human beings aren’t robots. We can’t just sit at our desks and work. We have all these pointless meetings, frivolous emails and phone calls, co-worker discussions, disruptions and distractions. (Photo: Flickr/Whitter Wang) Views
Don't Extend Kids' School Day; Shorten Parents' Work Week
The idea of a 32-hour workweek (instead of the traditional 40) is gaining support. After all, much of our time on the job is wasted.
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