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The People’s Climate March can only be called a massive success. An estimated 311,000 people marched 2.2 miles in New York City to call on President Obama and world leaders to come together to address climate change. Obama and other leaders will begin meetings tomorrow at a summit in NYC. Other marches in solidarity occurred around the U.S. and the globe. The BlueGreen Alliance’s Kim Glas said the march was a clarion call for climate action. (New York Times & Huffington Post)
Carbon up – Levels of carbon pollution in 2013 were higher than any other year in human history, according to a series of new studies. (The Hill)
HELP – A bipartisan bill called the Healthy Employee Loss Prevention (HELP) Act was introduced late last week. The BlueGreen Alliance called the proposal a good start that can still be strengthened, saying, “It's critical that we support workers and their communities when jobs are lost due to no fault of their own—which is what is happening in the coal industry. We applaud Reps. Welch and McKinley for showing the leadership to take this issue head on." (Insurance News Net)
Working for an accord – President Obama heads to the United Nations climate summit in New York City pushing for an international accord. (The Hill)
Benefits of addressing climate change – An opinion piece looks at the economic benefits of addressing climate change. (The Hill)
PCB – Levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)—a carcinogen—are decreasing after remediation efforts but remain high in the Sheboygan River in Wisconsin. PCBs are considered a carcinogen. (Sheboygan Press)
Going clean – Lackawanna, NY is turning into a clean energy powerhouse thanks to solar energy. (Take Part)
Rural clean energy – The Department of Agriculture is providing funds to eight renewable energy projects in South Dakota. (Watertown Public Opinion)
CNN: Marchers sound urgent call for climate change action ahead of U.N. summit
Los Angeles Times: Thousands pack New York's streets to march against climate change
The Hill: Greens question Hillary on climate chops
Fox News: Sick veterans who served at shuttered, toxic Army base turn to Congress, VA for help
New York Times: Bottom Up Climate Fix
BBC: Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'
New York Times: Climate Realities
Wisconsin Gazette: As Wisconsin tries to kill clean energy, Indiana announces development of two massive solar farms
Port Huron Times Herald (MI): Michigan renewable energy grows
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