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Look No Further Than Brazil’s Amazon Fire for the Dangers of Deregulation 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took power this year promising to open the Amazon rainforest to industry, roll back environmental and indigenous protections, and stack his Cabinet with ideologues who dismiss climate change as a Marxist hoax. But the record wildfires now raging […]
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Column: David Koch's real legacy is the dark money network of rich right-wingers 24.8.2019 LA Times: Business

David Koch leaves a raft of right-wing policies behind him, but his real innovation was creating a dark money network.

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Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered 23.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
You had many questions about the fires burning through the Amazon. Here are some of the answers.
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Amazon Rainforest Fires: What Could the Long-term Damage Be As Deforestation Edges Closer to 'Tipping Point From Which There Is No Return' 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"When forest land is cleared by fire for agricultural production, we lose it forever," said Meg Symington of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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In pictures: Wildfires ignite across Indonesia 23.8.2019 BBC: World
Fires in the archipelago have now been burning for more than two weeks.
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Wildfires Are Becoming so Frequent and Intense They Are Turning Forests From Carbon Sinks Into Climate Heaters | Opinion 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Boreal forests store one-third of all terrestrial carbon—but for how long?
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Op-Ed: Trump wants Guatemalans like me to stay home. Here's why so many don't 22.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Guatemalans have been battered by corruption, narco violence and a changing climate that has hammered crops.

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10 Lesser-Known Ruins of the Ancient World 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
While most everyone is familiar with Angkor Wat, Petra or Rome's Colosseum, it is sometimes the overlooked cities—once megalopolises now in disrepair—that tell a more potent story.
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Jay Inslee Wants to Pay Farmers to Pull Carbon from the Atmosphere 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
True to his fixation on battling climate change, today Washington governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee released a rural policy platform centered on encouraging farmers to pull carbon from the atmosphere and trap it in soil.  For decades, United States farm policy has pushed farmers in the nation’s Midwestern states to maximize production of […]
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change 18.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem.
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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Turning rotten food and poop into energy: Investors smell an opportunity 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. investors are beginning to smell an opportunity in the waste-to-energy market, where livestock dung and food garbage is traded.

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Global Vegetation Growth Has Stalled for the Last 20 Years and Scientists May Now Know Why 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest results could have significant implications for our understanding of how the planet will adapt to climate change.
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Fracking in U.S. And Canada Linked to Worldwide Atmospheric Methane Spike 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The commercialization of shale gas and oil in the 21st century has dramatically increased global methane emissions", said the scientist behind the study.
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The 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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US Agriculture Needs 21st-Century New Deal 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Three scholars look at what can be done for U.S. farms, where bankruptcies were already at a 10-year high before the floods this past spring.  Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29,…Read more →
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“People Should Be Terrified”: One Teen’s Hunger Strike Over the Climate Crisis 12.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Food shortages, social disruption, and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he starved himself in the nation’s capital in a hunger strike protest at the lack of action to thwart […]
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Plants Will Get Boost From Rising CO2 Emissions but Only for Another 80 Years, Scientists Warn 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Forests "aren't, and won't be, a substitute for the first order of business—cutting fossil fuel emissions," the co-author of the study told Newsweek.
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L.A.'s Green New Deal polarizes voters in a district haunted by environmental disaster 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

L.A. City Council candidates John Lee and Loraine Lundquist are competing to represent a Valley district affected by a methane leak in Aliso Canyon.

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