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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough. 17.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough.
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Your guide to the 5 propositions on California’s primary ballot 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California voters are being asked to weigh in on new borrowing, new government restrictions and a drought-friendly tax break on the statewide primary ballots that will be counted June 5.

There are five propositions in all, a small menu of proposed laws all written by the California Legislature....

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Summery week; Kilauea vog 17.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rain chances increase this weekend.
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Climate Cast Live: How far have climate trends and solutions come in 5 years? 16.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Experts and students reveal the latest climate change trends and solutions.
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These Are the Countries That Will Have the Worst Temperature Swings in the Future 13.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The effects of climate change are already hitting hardest in the parts of the world that have contributed the least to our current state of affairs. That, we already know. Now, new research indicates these same regions, among the globe’s poorest areas, […]
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We’re making hurricanes worse. We’re also not preparing for them. 12.5.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
Scientists point to the human role in Harvey’s devastation — and our vulnerability going forward.
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Seeds of hope 11.5.2018 BBC: Business
Seeds of hope; one social entrepreneur is using specially-coated tree seeds to restore Kenya’s lost forests.
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Emerging photographers confront race, gender and environment issues in the 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition 10.5.2018 Washington Post
Emerging photographers confront race, gender and environment issues in the 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition
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Pentagon revised Obama-era report to de-emphasize threats from climate change 10.5.2018 Washington Post
The word “climate change” appeared 23 separate times in an unpublished 2016 draft of the Defense Department report, which was obtained by The Washington Post. But the final version used the phrase just once. Other references were omitted or altered to “extreme weather” or simply “climate.”
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's 'red team-blue team' debate prep largely left out mainstream climate scientists 10.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Here are some highlights from a new cache of EPA emails.
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God Said Make the Desert Bloom and Mormons Are Using Biblical Amounts of Water to Do It 9.5.2018 Mother Jones
Utah is one of the driest states in the country, but you couldn’t tell by how much water its residents are using. The average American uses between 80 to 100 gallons a day. In Utah, each individual consumes approximately 248 gallons of water per day.  Are they taking exceptionally long showers? Even that would not explain the excessive use […]
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Two waves of rain this week; brighter Mother’s Day 9.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Soaking rains this week.
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Rich Nations Aren’t Following Through on Their Paris Climate Pledges 6.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Finance for poor countries to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and deal with climate change is lagging behind the promises of rich countries, an Oxfam report finds. While taxpayer-funded finance has increased, and the private sector has stepped up […]
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Recharging groundwater reserves, not building new reservoirs, is key to California's water future 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial, “California is dammed enough already,” raises some important points about improving our water future. The state faces a chronic problem that will only get worse with climate change: depleted groundwater supplies. Groundwater is the lifeline communities and farmers...

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Sand into soil 4.5.2018 BBC: Business
A Norwegian innovation could save millions of farms by transforming sand into fertile soil.
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A temperature roller coaster could be coming 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Global warming has so far seen a gradual rise in average temperatures. But that may change, with extreme variations. And poor countries could bear the brunt of it.
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A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.

“The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours,” said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura...

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At 95, Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy is growing her own coffee and making her own tortillas 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Cookbook author Diana Kennedy considers a lifetime of writing, cooking and researching Mexican food and considers the future, both hers and that of the world.
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