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EPA yanks scientists’ conference presentations, including on climate change 23.10.2017 Washington Post
Two staff members and a contractor were instructed not to speak as planned at the session on the status of Narragansett Bay, New England’s largest estuary, and the challenges it faces.
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Largest Gathering of Canada's Cement and Concrete Industry Heads to Parliament Hill to Deliver One Message: Build it Once. Build it Right. Build it to Last 23.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA: The Canadian cement and concrete industry is converging on Parliament Hill over the next two days, meeting with Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators and senior civil servants to convey the importance of its contribution to the economic prosperity of communities across the country and to helping Canadians face the twin challenges of reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change.
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G7 countries can help smallholders and family farmers access data vital for building resilience 22.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers, especially those in developing countries, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.
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Road Kill: Side-Swiping the Environmental Protection Act 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
The Pacific walrus was denied protected status early this month. (Photo: US Geological Survey ) Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. A senate appropriations subcommittee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will resist the Trump administration's efforts to slash spending for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department this week. Last summer, Murkowski warned the White House that there was no chance her panel would agree to cut the EPA's $8 billion budget by almost a third. But the budget isn't the only thing that's endangered. The administration is leading a campaign to toss out a growing list of rules and regulations that protect our environment and the all plants and animals that are trying to thrive alongside us. To see more stories like this, visit Moyers & Company at Truthout. An Endangered Act The Endangered Species Act itself is under attack. Since January, congressional Republicans ...
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World Hunger Is Increasing Thanks to Wars and Climate Change 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
Truthout is a nonprofit media organization that survives on a no-frills budget, provided almost entirely by donations from readers like you. Want to make a difference? Make a donation today! Around the globe, about 815 million people -- 11 percent of the world's population -- went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years. Between 1990 and 2015, due largely to a set of sweeping initiatives by the global community, the proportion of undernourished people in the world was cut in half. In 2015, UN member countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals , which doubled down on this success by setting out to end hunger entirely by 2030. But a recent UN report shows that, after years of decline, hunger is on the rise again. As evidenced by nonstop news coverage of floods, fires, refugees and violence, our planet has become a more unstable and less predictable place over the past few years. As these disasters compete for our ...
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“A Nightmare World of Smoke and Ash” 22.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  This week, a hurricane broadsided Europe—a rare event considering most of the continent is closer to the North Pole than it is to the tropics. That would have been enough to make worldwide news, but the continent was due for much […]
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2017 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering Awarded to 18 Researchers 21.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
LOS ALTOS, Calif: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation named 18 of the nation's most innovative, early-career scientists and engineers as recipients of the 2017 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Each Fellow will receive USD 875,000 over five years to pursue their research.
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'Impossible to save': scientists are watching China's glaciers disappear 21.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace -- and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.
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California wildfires are only going to get worse. We're not ready 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Countless research papers and government reports have said it, but the wildfires in Northern California this month brought it home: Climate change is fueling larger, more frequent and more devastating wildfires in the state, and communities have to start making themselves safer now.

Two of the...

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Is billionaire Tom Steyer serious about impeaching Trump or just building his brand? 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer has been coy about whether he plans to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein next year. But on Friday he committed to running at least one political campaign: impeaching President Trump.

Well, not a political campaign exactly, since impeachment is...

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Trump’s Pick for Puerto Rico’s Environmental Cleanup Might Actually Do the Right Thing 21.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  President Donald Trump has turned the Environmental Protection Agency into a department at war with its core mission. His pick to run the agency, Scott Pruitt, relentlessly sued the EPA as Oklahoma’s attorney general, has close ties with polluting companies, […]
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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear 21.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.
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She began fighting climate change as a child. Now she sits on the DWP's board 21.10.2017 LA Times: Business
From the love for community instilled in her native Colombia, Aura Vasquez grew her passion into the focus of her life's work as an entrepreneur and DWP commissioner.
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NPL Welcomes the Clean Growth Strategy to Tackle Decarbonisation & Grow the UK Economy 20.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
LONDON: The UK Government has unveiled its Clean Growth Strategy today, which sets out how the UK will stimulate economic growth while reducing carbon emissions over the 2020s, meet its 2032 carbon budget of a 57% reduction on 1990 levels, and stay on track for its 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% on 1990 levels.
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast 20.10.2017 LA Times: Science

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events.

The finding...

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The Daily 202: Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The former presidents emphasize shared values in complementary speeches that remind the country there is another path.
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New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election.
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A more wine-friendly climate ahead for Minnesota? 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A warmer climate benefits Minnesota wine growers.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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