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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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Cape Town's 'Day Zero,' and other stories of how climate change makes life hard 9.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's an extra doom-and-gloomy Climate Cast this week. But, hey, it's all true.
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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Global Warming May Help “Humans Flourish” 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans, in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. Pruitt, who has previously erred by denying that carbon dioxide is a key driver […]
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Consumers don't need regulations to show they want more electric cars on the road 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Feb. 2 article “California wants more electric cars. The Trump administration doesn’t. Automakers are in the hot seat” covered the tug-of-war between the oil and car-making industries, government and our choices at the auto dealer.

How can we fault automakers for wanting to build...

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California Needs a Ton of Snow, ASAP 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
Remember the California drought? It ended last year, drowned under the deluges of the state’s wettest winter in nearly a century. Just as suddenly, dry times may be back.  The Sierra Nevada snowpack is the main irrigation source for the Central Valley, the farming region that supplies about a quarter of the US food supply. That’s […]
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Global collapse 8.2.2018 BBC: Business
What Homer's tale of the fall of Troy can teach us about our own 21st Century interconnected world.
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As climate changes threaten California’s giant redwoods, the key to their salvation might be within them 8.2.2018 Washington Post
Weather extremes and harvesting continue to thin the ancient forests. Scientists are studying redwoods’ massive and complex genetic code as a possible way to save them.
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The Arctic is full of toxic mercury, and climate change is going to release it 6.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The frozen soils hold “twice as much mercury as the rest of all soils, the atmosphere, and ocean combined,” scientists wrote Monday.
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On 'Day Zero,' Cape Town will run out of water. It's not the only city at risk. 5.2.2018 Washington Post
On 'Day Zero,' Cape Town will run out of water. It's not the only city at risk.
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These Animals Are Tougher Than We Thought 4.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The West is a challenging place to live these days, with fires and mudslides, droughts and heat waves—to say nothing of the political climate. But the West’s residents are nothing if not resilient, and that includes the nonhumans. High Country […]
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Polar bears' bodies work 60% harder than thought — which makes surviving climate change even tougher 2.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scientists studying the metabolism of free-ranging polar bears in the Arctic have found out why the loss of sea ice is hurting their survival: They burn calories at a faster rate than previously thought.

The findings, described in the journal Science, reveal alarming facts about the polar bear’s...

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The Energy 202: Trump says he has an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, but coal gets top billing. 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump says he has an 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy, but coal gets top billing.
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The Energy 202: Trump keeps saying the U.S. may stay in the Paris climate accord. And the media keeps believing him. 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The rhetoric is misleading.
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Why Climate Change Is Worsening Public Health Problems 26.1.2018 Truthout.com
With your support, Truthout can continue exposing inequality, analyzing policy and reporting on the struggle for a better world. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: "All roads lead to universal health coverage." Discussions for how to translate this vision into a road map for action is central to the agenda of the WHO's executive board meeting this week in Geneva. Yet focusing on access is not enough. The imperative for access must be paired with a frank acknowledgment that climate change is making communities around the world more vulnerable to ill health. A 2017 commission of The Lancet , a leading health research journal, tracked the effects of climate change on health and found evidence of harms "far worse that previously understood." Even as we move to close the access gap, a string of natural disasters in late 2017, including ...
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Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech, annotated 26.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Times journalists are annotating Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State speech. If you see a passage highlighted in yellow, you can click on it to see what we have to say about it. You can also highlight passages and leave your own comments.

Below is the text as prepared for delivery:

Good morning....

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Climate Change Is Forcing the Government to Relocate This Entire Louisiana Town 25.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The only land route that connects Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, to the rest of the continental United States is Island Road, a thin, four-mile stretch of pavement that lies inches above sea level and immediately drops off into open […]
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Are there zombie viruses in the thawing permafrost? 25.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's a new fear from climate change: Bacteria and viruses buried in frozen ground coming back to life as the Arctic warms up. We went digging in permafrost to find out how worried we should be.
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Report: The Trump Administration Really Has Very Little Use for Scientists 24.1.2018 Mother Jones
Once more, the Trump administration has upset the norms. For decades, scientists have provided expert advice to the White House and federal agencies, helping inform decisions that affect the nation’s health and safety. But, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists released last week, the Trump administration has neglected, suspended, or disbanded many science advisory committees.  Their members have been “serving […]
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Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? 24.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just what exactly is permafrost? And what is happening now that it's warming up? To find out, we enter the Arctic circle's secret world of ice and frozen history.
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If you can only eat three meals in Aspen, make sure they’re here 24.1.2018 Denver Post: Entertainment
Fitting for a town with multiple Type-A personalities -- a refuge of the elite, a proving ground for mountain athletes and a center for arts and culture -- Aspen serves up a diverse buffet of high-quality dining.
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