This Proposal to Make Cargo Ships Pay for Pollution Is Making Waves

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Thousands of cargo ships cross the oceans every single day, carrying everything from cars and clothing to plastic pellets and garden gnomes while their giant engines pump greenhouse gases into the air.

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This Proposal to Make Cargo Ships Pay for Pollution Is Making Waves

A container ship toppling over.(gremlin/Getty)

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This article was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk. 
Thousands of cargo ships cross the oceans every single day, carrying everything from cars and clothing to plastic pellets and garden gnomes while their giant engines pump greenhouse gases into the air.

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This Proposal to Make Cargo Ships Pay for Pollution Is Making Waves

A container ship toppling over.(gremlin/Getty)

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This article was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk. 
Thousands of cargo ships cross the oceans every single day, carrying everything from cars and clothing to plastic pellets and garden gnomes while their giant engines pump greenhouse gases into the air.

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Reading the Fine Print of University Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledges

In early February, the University of Southern California (USC) joined a growing number of colleges and universities divesting their holdings in oil, coal, and gas companies. The decision marks one of the latest developments in the student-led divestment movement that has forced institutions of higher learning to give up climate-damaging investments and to be more transparent about those pledges. USC and the University of Illinois committed to full divestment, as did the nine-campus University of California system, which holds over $126 billion in investments.

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A new cold war risks a boiling planet

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Slowing the pace of climate change and getting “tough” on China, especially over its human-rights abuses and unfair trade practices, are among the top priorities President Biden has announced for his new administration. Evidently, he believes that he can tame a rising China with harsh pressure tactics, while still gaining its cooperation in areas of concern to Washington.

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Joe Manchin Is Not a Fossil

Back in 1996, when West Virginia was a thoroughly Democratic state, two state senators competed for the party’s nomination for governor—Joe Manchin and Charlotte Pritt. When Pritt won the primary by a 7-point margin, her victory pointed to a potentially new direction for the small, coal-dominated state: She was a different kind of West Virginia Democrat, a coal miner’s daughter, yes, but also an unabashed environmentalist and labor supporter.

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Joe Manchin Is Not a Fossil

Back in 1996, when West Virginia was a thoroughly Democratic state, two state senators competed for the party’s nomination for governor—Joe Manchin and Charlotte Pritt. When Pritt won the primary by a 7-point margin, her victory pointed to a potentially new direction for the small, coal-dominated state: She was a different kind of West Virginia Democrat, a coal miner’s daughter, yes, but also an unabashed environmentalist and labor supporter.

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