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Next week will be a big one for climate change activity—and InsideClimate News will be there covering it.

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Introducing Our Tumblr: Climate Week In Your Face

This tumblr offers the story of 2014 Climate Week, reflected in the faces of those who were there.

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Only $1 Trillion: Annual Investment Goal Puts Climate Solutions Within Reach

A two-year-old number is changing the way governments, companies and investors approach the fight against climate change: $1 trillion.

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Q&A: One Baptist Minister's Long, Careful Road to Climate Activism

When thousands of activists descend on Manhattan this Sunday for the People's Climate March, faith-based groups will be among them. Dozens of religious organizations and churches have signed up to join in demanding action to fight global warming. But as the Rev. Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, former president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, says, religious groups' road to the march has been slow and rocky.

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OP-ED: Making the Great Climate March Last More Than Just One Day

On Sept. 21, two days before the UN Climate Summit, what's being billed as a historic demonstration of support for action on global warming will take place in the streets of New York. Organizers expect over 100,000 participants to turn out for the People's Climate March, elevating it to the level of events surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of an earlier era.

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Mich. Pipeline Leak Is Political Fodder in Heated House Race

If opponents of incumbent Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich) have their way, a natural gas pipeline leak that displaced 500 people earlier this week could take center stage in one of the nation's most heated Congressional races.

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State Dep't Draws Fire for Allowing Tar Sands Pipeline Detour

A Canadian pipeline company's plan to bring more tar sands oil into the United States without waiting for a federal permit is drawing resistance from environmentalists who say it's skirting the law.

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$2.9 Million Fracking Verdict Against Texas Oil Company Survives Another Challenge

The stage has been set for an appeal of a high profile verdict against a Texas oil and gas company after a judge refused to grant a new trial in the case of a family sickened by noxious air emissions.

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NYT Reports on a Global Clean Energy Reckoning for Dirty Utilities

The German energy transition, or Energiewende, has been covered sporadically by the U.S. media, often with little regard for nuance, despite the fact that the German project to move from carbon and nuclear-based energy to renewables is the most ambitious undertaking of its kind on the planet. A front-page article in Sunday's New York Times is an example of the kind of quality reporting that has been all too rare.

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Big Firms Agree to Slash Use of Coolants That Add to Global Warming (Los Angeles Times)

Flooding from Storm Surge Would Threaten D.C. Infrastructure, Study Finds (Bloomberg)

California Gov. Brown OKs Bills to Regulate Groundwater Amid Drought (Reuters) 

Well Leaks, Not Fracking, Are Linked to Fouled Water (New York Times)

Committee Taking 40+ More Days to Review Illinois Fracking Rules (Chicago Tribune)

GAO: More U.S. Coal Power Plants to Retire Than Previously Thought (The Hill)

NASA Ranks This August as Warmest on Record Globally (Climate Central)

 

Breaking News

 

Washington Promises to Deliver Carbon Cuts Plan by March 2015 (RTCC)

TransCanada CEO: Keystone XL Costs Expected to Double (Wall Street Journal)

As Climate Change Intensifies, Costs of Combating Wildfires in U.S. Expected to Soar (Huffington Post)

Black Lung at Historically High Levels, Says Fed. Health Officials (Charleston Daily Mail)

It's Possible to Fix Climate Change and Grow the Economy, Study Says (Reuters)

Proposed Textbooks Teach Climate-Change Doubt in Texas (National Journal)

North Dakota Meets First Flare Reduction Goal Over Three Months Early (Bismarck Tribune)
 

Clean Economy Wire

 

DOE Targets 50,000 New Solar Installers by 2020 (PV Tech)

U.S. to Train Veterans to Install Solar Panels (AP)

Wind Energy Politics Complicate Governor's Race in Kansas (Al Jazeera America)

Largest Vermont City Now Gets All Its Power from Renewables (Think Progress)

Sun and Wind Alter German Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind (New York Times)

Europe's First Commercial Battery-Storage Unit Starts in Germany (Bloomberg)

Coalition, Labor No Closer to Renewable Energy Target Compromise in Australia (Guardian)
 

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