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Chile’s energy transformation is powered by wind, sun and volcanoes 18.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The nation’s rapidly expanding clean energy grid is one of the most ambitious in a region that is decisively moving beyond fossil fuels. Chile, Mexico and Brazil are now among the top-10 renewable energy markets in the world.
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Iran Will Change When the US Changes 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) If Trump wants a change in Iran's regional policies, he must be open to changing Washington's policies too, because in US-Iran relations, hostility begets hostility. While Trump accuses Iran of violating the spirit of the nuclear deal, the US is actually violating the letter of that deal by undermining legal trade with Iran. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) This story was made possible by support from readers like you. Help Truthout report on the urgent issues of health care, climate change, US foreign policy and more: Make a tax-deductible donation today. Donald Trump wants to kill the Iran nuclear deal. Exactly why he aims to destroy a perfectly ...
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Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, someone involved in the government's latest report on climate change provided The New York Times with a copy of the version submitted to the Trump administration for final approval. The main intent of the leak, according to several people tracking the report, was to complicate any attempt to suppress the study or water down its findings. Publication of the document inflamed an already-fraught debate about climate change. Administration officials and Republican lawmakers accused the leaker and journalists of manufacturing a dispute. They said the report, which was required by law, was moving through a normal process of White House review. The report was submitted in late June and the Trump administration has broad authority to review its findings. Any one of a number of government agencies can block its release, which is ultimately subject to presidential review. Some of the scientists involved in preparing the document expressed concern that it might never see the light of day. ...
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Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet 17.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday. Yes, you’ve heard some version of that story before, and you’re sure to hear it again and again in the coming years, but this […]
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Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects 17.8.2017 NPR Health Science
An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.
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German Chancellor Merkel’s favorite emoji is a smiley 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favorite emoji is a smiley — and on a good day it’s one with a heart. Merkel talked about her emoji preferences Wednesday during a live interview on YouTube as part of her re-election campaign. Germany’s general election is on Sept. 24, and Merkel is running for a […]
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits....
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Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is one of the most popular in Twitter's history 16.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama said, quoting Nelson Mandela.
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Smoky veil aloft, Wednesday washout ahead 16.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Multiple waves of rain and locally heavy downpours Wednesday.
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Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The revocation is part of an executive order to streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices. Environmentalists say it leaves the U.S. more vulnerable to damage from rising seas and oceans.
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal […]
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Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment. Trump’s order includes revoking an earlier executive order signed by President Barack Obama requiring that projects built in […]
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Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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Trump Promised Beautiful Bridges and Roads. Now He’s Putting Them in Harm’s Way. 16.8.2017 Mother Jones
In his latest executive order, President Trump is expected to tell the federal government to ignore the best science out there on sea-level rise and flooding and build infrastructure projects in risky, flood-prone areas anyway.  At a signing ceremony that will take place at his New York City Trump Tower on Tuesday, Trump will reportedly reverse an Obama-era policy […]
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The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics
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PHOTOS: Frantic Rescue Efforts Underway After 'River Of Mud' In Sierra Leone 15.8.2017 NPR News
Some 260 bodies have been recovered. The toll is likely to rise — the Red Cross says there are at least 600 people still missing. A local morgue is struggling to cope with the sheer number of dead.
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Pressure points? Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem 15.8.2017 NPR Health Science
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.
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Greenland is still burning, but the smoke may be the real problem 15.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.
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