Now is a great time to share your enthusiasm for our work with your networks! From October 31st to November 20th, TCAT is participating in a fundraising campaign called Give Local  and you can help by spreading the word! Copy, paste, and customize the templates below by editing the bolded words, and use them to…

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By Stand.earth October 23, 2018 “Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) eight million gallon liquified natural gas (LNG) project threatens Tacoma, the nearby Puyallup Tribe, and our global climate.  Construction on the 14-story tall fracked gas tank at the Port of Tacoma has already begun, but a final permit from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has delayed…

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By Rebecca Bellan | Mother Jones October 16, 2018 “What’s the future market for EVs? I wish I knew.” According to a new report from the United Nations’ scientific panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), humanity has about 12 years to avoid the most dire consequences of climate change. To avert catastrophic sea level rise, food shortages,…

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Stephanie Feldstein | Yes! magazine Oct. 19, 2018 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire warning last week: We need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to do it fast to avoid catastrophic climate change. At the current rate, our global carbon budget will be spent in the next 10 to 14 years.…

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By Amy Goodman | NPR October 10, 2018 A month before the 2016 election, anti-pipeline activists staged an unprecedented coordinated action to shut down the flow of oil from Canada to the United States. On October 11, 2016, activists in North Dakota, Washington, Montana and Minnesota turned the manual safety valves on four pipelines, temporarily…

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The Steh-Chass Estuary (known later as the Deschutes Estuary) has provided sustenance for Coast Salish Indigenous communities and wildlife for thousands of years. Artist Carrie Zeigler, and TCAT President Tom Crawford engage the festival-goers in climate change discussions in different ways during the First Annual Festival of the Steh-Chass at Heritage Park in Olympia, on…

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By Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich | The New York Times | Oct. 7, 2018 “The Earth has already warmed 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since the 19th century. Now, a major new United Nations report has looked at the consequences of jumping to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius. Half a degree may not sound like…

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By Robinson Meyer | The Atlantic | Sept. 25, 2018 “In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere and cause climate change. The city-level leaders…

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By Rebeca Leber | Mother Jones  – Nov. /Dec., 2018 “Progressive states have defied the Trump administration’s commitment to fossil fuels by passing laws that raise renewable mandates and cap pollution. Their resistance is not just a matter of scoring political points, but about averting catastrophe if we do not address climate change. As 91 researchers with…

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October 11, 2018 05:46 PM By Rolf Boone | The Olympian  “Environmental Entrepreneurs, which identifies itself as a nonpartisan business group, says that about 83,000 residents work in the clean energy sector. The sector includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, fuels and other industries, according to a news release. The state ranks 9th in…

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