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Another consequence of climate change: A good night's sleep 27.5.2017 LA Times: Science

It’s no surprise that a change in our planet’s climate would affect our coastlines, our weather patterns and our food supply. But here’s something you may not have considered before: Global warming might also affect how well we sleep at night.

In a paper published Friday in Science Advances, researchers...

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Just don't call it 'climate change': How the government is rebranding in the age of Trump 26.5.2017 Washington Post
Across the government, federal workers are changing their messages to align with President Trump's.
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Agencies retool their missions to align with the Trump administration 26.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
New words to describe government work and an effort to ‘lay low.’
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Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump's United States of Amnesia 25.5.2017 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with a tax-deductible donation. The Trump administration seems intent on tossing recent history down the memory hole . Admittedly, Americans have never been known for their strong grasp of facts about their past. Still, as we struggle to keep up with the constantly shifting explanations and pronouncements of the new administration, it becomes ever harder to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week, or last month. The Credibility Swamp Trump and his spokespeople routinely substitute "alternative facts" for what a friend of mine calls consensus reality, the world that most of us recognize. Whose inaugural crowd was bigger , Barack Obama's or Donald ...
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The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week 25.5.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):
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California sees a rebound in cap-and-trade auction, bolstering key climate change program 25.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The Latest: First lady visits Vatican's children's hospital 24.5.2017 AP Politics
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):...
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There's Finally a Dollar Amount Attached to How Much Trump Hates the EPA 24.5.2017 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump reserves a special level of antipathy for the Environmental Protection Agency. He campaigned on eliminating the EPA "in almost every form," and his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, declared that its climate change programs "waste your money." But his full budget wish list released Tuesday actually assigns a dollar value to his promises. In it, the EPA faces the steepest cut of any agency or department across the government, a 31.4 percent reduction to its $5.7 billion budget, its lowest level in 40 years. The Trump proposal is not going to survive congressional appropriations intact, but the numbers are instructive about where the administration's true priorities lie. "Everyone believes in and supports safe food supplies and clean air and water," the budget document declares, "but the agencies of the Federal Government have gone way beyond what was originally intended by the Congress." Far from redirecting the EPA away from climate change to its "core responsibilities" of preserving ...
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Agency-by-agency look at Trump's budget 24.5.2017 AP Politics
How President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion federal spending plan would affect individual government agencies....
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Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn
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Fungal Diseases Are on the Rise -- Is Environmental Change to Blame? 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat. (Photo: Pixabay ) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. Fungi are everywhere -- from the mushrooms that decompose fallen logs in the forest, to the mold that grows in your bathtub, to the microscopic fungal cells that reside naturally on your skin. Scientists estimate there are 1.5 million species of fungi on the planet. They're a diverse group, bunched together by their ability to use digestive enzymes to break down and absorb nutrients from their surroundings -- a characteristic that makes some of them great decomposers. Fungi are, in essence, nature's first compost bin. Many of them also help plants grow or carry out other important ecosystem functions. And some fungi are pathogens, causing disease in plants and ...
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After breach, humanity’s ‘doomsday’ seed vault is still safe for now 21.5.2017 Washington Post
Is the fact that some water seeped into the “fail-safe” seed vault no big deal? Or are we as a human race doomed to die, starving and cropless, in the event of global catastrophe? The answer is a bit more measured.
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average. “People will think of Antarctica quit...
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Will the government help farmers adapt to a changing climate? 18.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.
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Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate? 18.5.2017 NPR News
The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.
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Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century 18.5.2017 NPR News
Climate change, damns and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also seen in danger.
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The Daily 202: Trump’s chaotic White House once again makes a bad story worse 16.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
‘Reckless’ disclosure to the Russians is part a pattern of poor judgment
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Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change 16.5.2017 Washington Post
Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change
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