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Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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New House committee gets climate change boot camp 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Several University of Minnesota experts walked the House committee members through the changes in temperature and precipitation the state is already seeing thanks to a changing climate.
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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

The post A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us appeared first on Truthout.

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Will the Longest Shutdown in US History End in a Power Grab? 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
It is appearing increasingly likely that Trump will declare a national emergency to end the shutdown.

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Gavin Newsom needs a plan for California's endangered water supply 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s water supply is now inextricably tied up with climate change. In a warming world, nature has already brought smaller Sierra snowpacks and less predictable precipitation patterns, with periods both of drought and of flooding. Gov. Gavin Newsom, if he is to successfully steer the state...

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Five Forces Driving the Rise of Fascism in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
The forces driving fascism are strong. We have to be stronger.

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The Shutdown Has Halted Important Scientific Research 12.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Southern Utah, there is a patch of desert heated by infrared lamps. The lamps hang just above the plants and soil crusts commonly found in this desert surrounding Moab. These lamps help scientists study how temperature increases impact plants […]
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Essential California: Even for the wildlands, the 'new normal' is too tough 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Jan. 12. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

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Southern California’s native shrublands are famously tough. Conservationist John Muir celebrated them as Mother Nature at her “most ruggedly, thornily...

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Minnesota smashes all-time state precipitation record in 2018 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's climate continues to trend wetter.
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Line 3 fight brings PUC higher profile, lots of applicants 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission used to fly under the radar. But with the Line 3 pipeline debate and its role guiding the state to a cleaner energy future, the days of wonky obscurity are over.
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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water 9.1.2019 Truthout.com
There will be new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and aging infrastructure to fix.

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What's coming in 2019? Global thinkers make big, bold predictions 5.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What will the next year bring? We asked experts for their forecasts on humanitarian aid, the refugee crisis, global health and other topics.
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Watching the World Burn: Truthout Readers Share Their Climate Stories 4.1.2019 Truthout.com
Some up-close and personal accounts of how people are experiencing climate change in the US and abroad.

The post Watching the World Burn: Truthout Readers Share Their Climate Stories appeared first on Truthout.

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The Left Is on a Roll, and Trump Is Beatable in 2020 3.1.2019 Truthout.com
The left is on a roll and Trump is impeachable. Should we dare to hope for a big change in 2020?

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Warming seas linked to bluefin tuna surge in UK waters 3.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Increased sightings of bluefin tuna off the UK are linked to the warming effect of a long term ocean current.
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Louisiana Offers Fossil Fuel Exporter Largest Local Tax Giveaway in History 2.1.2019 Truthout.com
Louisiana plans to collect no property tax from the $15.2 billion Driftwood liquefied natural gas export terminal.

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L.A.'s trees are more essential than ever. The city needs to start treating them that way 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

While bird lovers, environmentalists and poets have long put a high value on trees, the hard-nosed number crunchers in government have not. Trees have often been treated as merely aesthetic enhancements. Nice, but not essential. That’s one reason why tree maintenance is among the first government...

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What Fresh Hell in 2019? Your Guess Is as Good as Mine. 1.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have the power to tilt this sad, strange world ever so slightly on its axis.

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Like Fruit, Vegetables, and Almonds? Scientists Have Bad News. 1.1.2019 Mother Jones
So far, this winter has brought ample snows to the Sierra Nevada, the spine of mountains that runs along California’s eastern flank. That’s good news for Californians, because the range’s melted snow provides 60 percent of the state’s water supply. Anyone in the United States who likes fruit, vegetables, and nuts should rejoice, too, because […]
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They survive droughts, they eat trees — South Africa's goats are helping farmers weather climate change 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mvezelwa Mhlabunzima stands in a wooden pen of a hundred or so shaggy young goats and points out his charges, one by one.

“This one’s a twin,” he says, gesturing to a kid leaning into his leg. He points to two others. “That one’s a twin, with that one … I know them all.”

The 35-year-old farmer...

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Climate Denial Still Reigns in Louisiana Despite Scientists’ Dire Warnings 30.12.2018 Truthout.com
Louisiana is ground zero for the devastating impacts of climate change.

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