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Cable News Spent Less Than An Hour Covering Climate Change in 2016 25.3.2017 Mother Jones
Despite growing international urgency to address climate change and two presidential candidates with deeply opposing views on climate science and policy, 2016 was an abysmal year for US broadcast news coverage of the issue, according to an analysis by Media Matters. The analysis found that ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox aired only 50 minutes of total climate coverage on their evening and Sunday news programs. This is in contrast to the 146 minutes of coverage clocked in by those same networks in 2015. The significant drop in coverage certainly wasn’t for a lack of content. Several newsworthy climate milestones took place last year, including the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement ; the UN, NASA’s, and NOAA’s announcements that 2015 was the hottest year on record for our country and the globe ; the ongoing investigations of ExxonMobil’s decades-long cover up of research linking fossil fuel use and climate change acceleration; and extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Matthew and Louisiana’s ...
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Keystone Pipeline and other Trump energy policies could help swamp Mar-a-Lago 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s State Department early Friday signed off on a permit to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline project to cross the border from Canada, a permit the Obama administration had rejected as contrary to the national interest. But Trump is less concerned with the nation’s best interests than...

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Climate Change Forces Northwest Natives From Their Ancestral Homes 24.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As is true in many Native communities around the world, the Quinault have borne witness to the marked signs of climate change over the past century. In Taholah -- which is home to some 825 people -- these signs are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore. Fawn Sharp grew up in Taholah village, a small community on the Quinault Reservation nestled between the mouth of the Quinault River and the Pacific Ocean. She spent her childhood summers surrounded by water, splashing in Lake Quinault on the eastern edge of the reservation, and hiking along the local beaches near the village, scouring the rocks for starfish and other treasures. In the mornings, she was often up before the sun, out fishing with her grandparents on the river. The Quinault have borne witness to the marked signs of climate change over the past century. In Taholah – which is home to some 825 people – these signs are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore. (Photo: Larry Workman) Decades after she left home for college, Sharp is back ...
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Obama's science staffers prepares for a fight 24.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Science, more than many fields, feeds on a collaborative spirit. Former staffers from President Barack Obama’s science office have taken this to heart: They are fanning out, finding jobs in academia, at nonprofits and elsewhere, but they continue to work together, largely behind the scenes. This science diaspora, as one former staffer called it, is ready to both push forward on the ambitious science-related agendas of the previous administration, and to defend against the attacks on science eman... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline that had stalled under Obama administration 24.3.2017 Washington Post
This decision marks one of the biggest steps taken to date by the Trump administration to prioritize economic development over environmental concerns.
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Trump administration to give green light to Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 24, 2017, 6:05 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
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Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning.

The State Department says that it determined...

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Hindu: S & T
TransCanada, the Calgary-based company that first applied for a presidential permit in 2008, called the decision a “significant milestone.”
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AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. The State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White […]
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Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel 24.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel
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Steamboat briefs: Lodging barometer predicts more than 9K visitors 24.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
About 9,800 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday. The figure represents 66 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 87 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 73 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 60 percent full. Lodging is expected to dip to 8,400 visitors by Wednesday. The Chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings. Local residents encouraged to celebrate Earth Hour Every year since 2007, across the globe, millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside one hour to host events, switch off lights, unplug electronics and make noise for climate change action. This year, Earth ...
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California regulators launch new campaign against harmful climate pollutants 24.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

California opened another front in its fight against global warming on Thursday, launching a new strategy for slashing so-called super pollutants that have an outsize impact on the climate.

The plan targets emissions such as methane from cow manure, black carbon from diesel exhaust and hydrofluorocarbons...

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Faced with 'clear science, real threats' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal - UN 24.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Faced with 'clear science, real threats' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal - UN
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Op-ed: Students take lead on climate change because they face the consequences 24.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
During the last week of the Utah Legislature, I listened to nine courageous students give public comment to the House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee. They all spoke in support of HJR018, “Joint Resolution on Economic and Environmental Stewardship.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-Bountiful, had introduced the resolution, which called on the state of Utah to study and create solutions to “address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates.” The pub...
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This Climate Denying Lawmaker Has Proposed a Bill to Protect Climate Deniers 24.3.2017 Mother Jones
A Maine lawmaker has introduced a bill that will safeguard political speech—with a special focus on climate change deniers. Republican Rep. Lawrence Lockman, who told the Associated Press that whether or not human activity is causing global warming is an open question, proposed legislation that would ban the state from prosecuting people for their "climate change policy preferences." The measure prohibits the state from discriminating against climate change deniers with respect to employment and hiring, and bars any state agencies or departments from refusing to purchase goods and services, or awarding grants and contracts, on the basis of a person's opinion regarding climate change. According to NASA, 97 percent of scientists acknowledge that our planet is getting warmer due to human activity. The bill is in response the lawsuit filed by a group of state attorneys general, including Maine's Janet Mills , against Exxon Mobil in 2016. The suit alleges that the oil giant misled the public about global ...
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Trump to approve Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, after the State Department delivers a positive recommendation to start construction on a long-delayed project that has served as a flashpoint in the debate about climate change. Two senior officials said Tom Shannon, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, would make a recommendation on Friday that the pipeline serves U.S. national interests. Then, the White House would f... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California's vineyards are coming back from the brink of disaster thanks to the winter rains 24.3.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

This spring, it’s all about the “super bloom,” the blanket of wildflowers covering California’s hillsides that has transformed parched desert landscapes into spectacular riots of color. But perhaps more important, it’s also about the state’s vineyards, which are experiencing a comparable replenishment,...

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UC is moving forward with Mexican initiative, regardless of Trump actions 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Cal State trustees approve tuition increase March 23, 2017, 7:54 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:Students protested, but Cal State leaders voted to approve a tuition hike.The University of California...
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Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic," Study Warns 23.3.2017 Truthout.com
An impending release of methane hydrate across the Arctic could potentially doom life on Earth, according to a new study in a prestigious journal. The Permian Mass Extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago, annihilating 90 percent of species, was largely due to methane hydrate. On a lake, plumes of gas, most likely methane from the breakdown of carbon in sediments below the lake, keep the water from freezing in spots, outside Fairbanks, Alaska, October 21, 2011. With temperatures warming across much of that region, which scientists primarily believe is because of the rapid human release of greenhouse gases, permafrost is also warming, and signs are emerging that frozen carbon may be destabilizing. (Photo: Josh Haner / The New York Times) A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media. "Global warming triggered by the massive release of carbon dioxide may be ...
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