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Democratic Leaders Want to Know Why Facebook’s New Oversight Board Won’t Deal With Climate Lies 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
Eighteen months ago, in a belated response to criticism of how Facebook polices content, the company announced it would create an Oversight Board to weigh in on dangerous misinformation campaigns that have overtaken the platform. The new Oversight Board, appointed in May, pledged to “focus on the most challenging content issues for Facebook, including in […]
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Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures 7.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The heat in June helped fan wildfires and released 59m tonnes of carbon dioxide, scientists say.
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Street traders losing 'right to shade' under trees 7.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Traders in India are being denied the "right to shade" under trees, threatening food security.
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Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation 7.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.
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Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases 7.7.2020 BBC: World
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.
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Coronavirus Is Creating a Crisis of Energy Insecurity 5.7.2020 Truthout.com
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
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California megadrought? Not if you look at precipitation 5.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Climate change is increasing California's wet-to-dry extremes, but average precipitation is not declining.

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Meet the Nuns Who Created Their Own Climate Solutions Fund 5.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It’s been five years since Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si,” the celebrated 225-page encyclical in which the pope called for environmental justice and fundamental social change in the face of global warming. To mark the occasion earlier this month, the Vatican […]
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Wales flooding: Historic hotel suffers after heavy rain 4.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
A spokesman for the Ty'n y Cornel Hotel said the water was up to his knees outside the building.
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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Coronavirus: 800 jobs 'secure' as Celsa Steel gets £30m emergency loan 3.7.2020 BBC: Business
Celsa Steel, which employs 800 workers in Wales, has received an emergency government loan.
Phil Evans: Briton to take top weather satellite agency job 2.7.2020 BBC: Science
Phil Evans, formerly at the UK Met Office, will be the new director general of Eumetsat.
Ukraine floods: Why climate change and logging are blamed 2.7.2020 BBC: World
Three hundred towns and villages were hit by flooding, and climate change and logging are blamed.
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World 1.7.2020 Truthout.com
The malign forces of capital are working tirelessly to ensure that the system they created and benefit from will ...
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Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids 1.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
British firms fail to win leading roles in the expansion of the Copernicus Earth observation project.
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Citing 'existential threat,' House climate action plan has a big focus on California 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, other U.S. states and communities of color face threats from climate change, a House select committee stated in a report Tuesday. It laid out an action plan for reversing those threats.

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Is the hydrogen tech 'revolution' hope or hype? 1.7.2020 BBC: Science
Can hydrogen - a relatively clean source of fuel - help power the economy of the future?
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Opinion: Is Trump thinking about quitting the 2020 race? He's an egomaniac so it's not likely 1.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The story surfaced like one of those trial balloons we're used to seeing out of political offices and campaigns — Republican insiders telling Fox News that President Trump is grumpy about his reelection prospects and might quit the campaign if his poll numbers don't improve.

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