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Guns, religion and climate change intensify Nigeria’s deadly farmer-herder clashes 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was about 1:30 a.m. and the dance party was winding down. Dozens of teenagers and twenty-somethings had been celebrating for hours in late December at a church gathering in Kutura, a village in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

Somebody turned off the generator powering the party. As the kids...

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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Winner BitLumens 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
What does renewable energy have to do with poverty and access to the financial system? Plenty, according to BitLumens, a Swiss company that uses blockchain to help get people on the power grid, build their credit profiles and reduce carbon emissions.
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Scientists have new clues in the 66-million-year-old case of the dinosaurs' demise 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s one of the greatest whodunits of all time: What killed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of all other species on Earth?

We never tire of the story of this grisly extinction. Perhaps the demise of the dinosaurs gives us a sense of geologic schadenfreude. Or perhaps it’s just the opposite:...

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What's wrong with gas hobs? 21.2.2019 BBC: Business
We answer your gas hob questions, following recent recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change.
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Colorado AG files brief supporting stronger vehicle fuel standard opposed by auto dealers 21.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a legal brief in support of stronger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, saying the state recently adopted its own rules because the Trump administration is pushing for weaker ones.
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Scientists Slam White House Climate Change Panel 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The ice doesn’t care what this administration thinks. It’s just going to keep melting," climate change expert, David W Titley, told Newsweek.
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Today: Big Campaign Brother Is Watching You 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Welcome to the brave new world of campaigning, where your trip to the grocery store or favorite TV show can make its way to a political candidate’s war room.

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Big Campaign Brother Is Watching You

It sounds like a paranoiac’s worst nightmare, but the reality today is that smartphones...

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Will California’s bullet train be derailed by a waffling governor and a petty president? 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A little over a decade ago, when California’s bullet train was still a dream on paper, its backers promised that the nation’s first true high-speed rail system would transform the way we travel and yield significant economic rewards for the state. They laid out a vision of innovation and progress...

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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Glencore, the King of Coal, Bows to Investor Pressure Over Climate 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Commodity trader Glencore said it plans to cap its coal output in line with a global transition away from high-carbon-emitting fuels, a sharp shift for a company that for years has been bullish about the commodity.
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CO2 emissions from UK housing 'go up' 21.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change.
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Trump Is Considering a Fervent Climate Denier to Lead a White House Panel Assessing Climate Change Risk 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
A prominent climate denier, William Happer, will reportedly head up the White House’s latest effort to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess climate change impacts on national security in a possible effort to question the connection that has been repeatedly affirmed by federal reports, agencies, and intelligence and […]
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A New Report Says Trump Plans to Fire Dan Coats. Here’s What Made Their Relationship So Rocky. 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
Nine days before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, he compared American intelligence officers to Nazis. Since that inauspicious start, the intelligence community has been viewed as more foe than friend by a president more inclined than most to disagree with its assessments. Caught in the middle of that tense relationship is Dan Coats, a former […]
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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How Elizabeth Warren Could Make Child Care a 2020 Progressive Litmus Test 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
The early days of the 2020 Democratic primary have been defined by candidates rushing to embrace progressive policy ideas, with a string of candidates throwing their support behind leftist ideas on issues like climate change, tax policy, and health care. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren added a new category to that leftward shift, releasing a proposal […]
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Wallace Smith Broecker, the scientist who helped predict ‘global warming,’ dies at 87 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The scientist who helped coin the term “global warming” and raised early alarms about climate change and the dramatic consequences that could unfold throughout the world, has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.

The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York...

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It’s Possible to Face Climate Horrors and Still Find Hope 20.2.2019 Truthout.com
David Wallace-Wells, who catalyzed the climate emergency movement, examines likely outcomes of the crisis in a new book.

The post It’s Possible to Face Climate Horrors and Still Find Hope appeared first on Truthout.

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London Fashion Week: a study in opulence and urgency 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the most part, the collections that came down the runways here were in step with the ones on the New York Fashion Week docket — tons of tulle, enough metallics to set off an airport metal detector, an abundance of A-line silhouettes and trouser legs that flared, billowed and pooled around the...

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MnDOT: State should have 194k more electric vehicles in a decade 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota transit officials have a bold new goal for electric vehicles in the state: electrify 20 percent of all cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks in a decade.
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Bramble Cay melomys: Climate change-ravaged rodent listed as extinct 20.2.2019 BBC: World
The Bramble Cay melomys has been called the first mammalian victim of human-induced climate change.
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