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US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration. The U.S. Conference of Mayors opens its annual meeting Friday in Miami Beach. Mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more will […]
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GOP health care plans will worsen opioid scourge 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Ohio alone is expecting 10,000 overdose deaths this year, more than the entire nation had in 1990.
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Guv says more fireworks bans likely with Utah’s tinder-dry conditions 23.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
With tinderlike conditions in Utah — shown by the huge, quickly spreading Brian Head fire — Gov. Gary Herbert warns that more bans on fire and fireworks are likely coming, including the possibility of a statewide fireworks ban. “That remains to be seen,” he said during his monthly news conference on KUED. “I don’t know whether we’ll have an all-out ban [on fireworks]. I have no plans for an all-out ban right now, but there may be restrictions on where you can have fireworks” locally — and some l...
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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been...

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Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, they say, if the United States doesn’t follow through on promised cuts in heat-t...
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Schultz & Summers: This is the one climate solution that’s best for the environment — and for business 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord has induced a fateful pessimism about what can be expected of the country on this critical issue. Yet our long experience in Washington has taught us that the transition from the inconceivable to the inevitable can sometimes be very rapid. The pressure on the administration to find an alternative to Paris will only mount, and its foundations have already been laid in the reasons the president cited for ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will […]
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Dissidents Ramp Up Direct Action Against Climate Destroyers. Who Will the Courts Defend? 22.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The seven climate activists convicted in district courts this month were not allowed to present a "climate necessity" defense for their acts of civil disobedience. But the growing movement of climate activism against the fossil fuel industry and its political enablers is determined to keep the fight going in the courts until "climate necessity" becomes an acceptable defense. In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here. This month a group of climate activists were convicted in district courts in  Mount Vernon, Washington , and  Wawayanda, New York , for committing acts of civil disobedience against fossil fuel infrastructure. Each defendant (one in Washington and six in New York) had attempted to present a " climate necessity defense ," arguing that their nominally illegal actions were justified by the threat of climate catastrophe -- in other words, that the real crime is ...
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The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
There were several misleading claims at the president's rally.
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Warming temperatures could result in extinction of sea turtles 22.6.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Warming temperatures could result in extinction of sea turtles
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Morning Bits 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Morning Bits
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Summer's Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking 22.6.2017 NPR News
Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.
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Trump Official Wrong About Warming, Again 22.6.2017 FactCheck
In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not "the primary control knob" for the Earth's temperature and climate. But scientists say it's "extremely likely" that human activity -- primarily CO2 emissions -- is the main cause of global ...
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Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California’s insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the investments may be […]
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Roger Waters' high-tech Us + Them spectacle soothes and galvanizes at Staples Center 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The responsibility to engage met the temptation to zone out when Roger Waters brought his Us + Them tour to Staples Center on Tuesday night for the first of three concerts at the downtown arena.

The tour comes behind “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” a strong new solo album from the Pink Floyd...

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Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim 22.6.2017 AP Business
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California&apos;s insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market....
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On Tuesday's late-night TV, Sean Spicer and America feel the heat 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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A massive and unprecedented coral bleaching event may finally be coming to an end 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An ongoing global coral bleaching event, one that’s affected more than 70 percent of tropical reefs worldwide, may finally be coming to a close. A new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that the high ocean temperatures that lead to bleaching are no longer widespread in the Indian Ocean, potentially signaling the end of what’s been a worldwide event for the past three years. Still, “that’s not to say that all coral reefs are in the clear and none of them ar...
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Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Humans are overdue for a return trip to the moon, Stephen Hawking has just opined. Speaking on Tuesday at the Starmus Festival, a science-slash-musical gathering, the astrophysicist offered two parts doom cut with one part scientific optimism. He argued that we should prepare for a cosmic exodus to take place in the next 200 to 500 years. “We are running out of space, and the only place we can go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems,” he said via video link to the audie...
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The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight
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