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Climate Policy Hits the News: 6 Highlights & Headlines Handpicked For You

Climate Policy Hits the News: 6 Highlights & Headlines Handpicked For You

With climate change policy, technology, current events, and foreign affairs blasting our feeds these past few weeks, I have compiled a quick list of headlines and videos to keep you up to date. In short, the United Nations General Assembly quickly approaches, and a world's worth of bureaucrats are scrambling to prepare. This is after the raucous G20 - the annual summit amongst the international "cool kid" countries - where the world's two biggest polluters finally shook hands and Obama put Putin in a quick time out. More details below.

President Obama and President Xi Jinping formally committed the world's two largest economies - representing 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions - to ratify the Paris Agreement. 

Read more here: http://nyti.ms/2c9qldc

Photo Credit: CNN

Photo Credit: CNN

Yosemite Park announces the largest expansion to its park in 67 years. Yosemite will be growing by 400 acres. 

Read more here: http://nyti.ms/2crccrU

 #NoDAPL? The Dakota Access Pipeline is becoming a linkage for diverse activist groups, including those representing environmental justice, native lives matter, black lives matter, renewable energy, and climate change policy. Click here for five things you should know.

Photo Credit: CNN

Costa Rica announces the country has run on 100% renewable energy for 76 days straight...and counting. Most of the energy is sourced from hydropower, with another 12% contributed by geothermal energy. 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2c8syU2

Photo credit: Vox, Shuttershock

Photo credit: Vox, Shuttershock

Job opening! President Obama has just announced this week that he will focus on bipartisan climate change policy and communications after his term. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/2c5DbXI

And last but not least, a little bad news. The Guardian reports that humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's remaining wilderness in less than 25 years. At this rate, which startled all of the study's researchers, there should have been incredibly fast action mobilized for conservation. Like yesterday. Thomas Friedman's latest editorial, "We Are All Noah," seems to emulate the study's concerns.

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For Thomas Friedman's piece: http://nyti.ms/2cIXZEn

To learn more about the study, click here: http://bit.ly/2czYujP

Photo credit: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Photo credit: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Fashion & Climate: Shoes For a Better (Carbon!) Footprint

Fashion & Climate: Shoes For a Better (Carbon!) Footprint

Weekly Challenge: Take it from the French, Reduce Plastics and Reduce Climate Change

Weekly Challenge: Take it from the French, Reduce Plastics and Reduce Climate Change