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In the Caribbean, Colonialism and Inequality Mean Hurricanes Hit Harder 24.9.2017 Truthout.com
Hurricane Maria, the  15th tropical depression  this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region.  The devastation in Dominica is "mind-boggling," wrote the country's prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit,  on Facebook  just after midnight on September 19. The next day, in Puerto Rico,  NPR reported  via member station WRTU in San Juan that "Most of the island is without power…or water."  Among the Caribbean islands  impacted by both deadly storms  are Puerto Rico, St Kitts, Tortola and Barbuda.  In this region, disaster damages are frequently amplified by needlessly protracted and incomplete  recoveries . In 2004,  Hurricane Ivan  rolled roughshod through the Caribbean  with wind speeds of 160 mph . The region's economy took more than three years to recover.  Grenada's surplus of US$17 million  became a deficit of $54 million, thanks to decreased revenue and the outlays for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Nor were the effects of a 7 magnitude ...
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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the […]
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Virginia’s leaders have a serious case of the slows on climate change 23.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The longer we take to engage with reality, the steeper our losses will be.
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Canada's Trudeau Cites 'Stark Reality' of Global Warming 22.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on world leaders to build clean economies to help tackle climate change, seeking to bolster support for the Paris agreement that the U.S. wants to renegotiate or leave.
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Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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Fierce storms haven’t slowed growth along US coastlines 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Nothing seems to curb America’s appetite […]
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US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms 17.9.2017 AP National
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida....
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The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter. 16.9.2017 Washington Post
The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.
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What hurricanes don't teach us: AP finds fast coastal growth 16.9.2017 AP National
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida....
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Harvey and Irma are the new normal. It’s time to move away from the coasts. 15.9.2017 Washington Post
Harvey and Irma are the new normal. It’s time to move away from the coasts.
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Why do Floridians keep telling ourselves we can beat nature? 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Irma won’t change things: We’ll go on building in the wrong place and ignoring climate change.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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What You Do Want to Know About Haiti's Sewage Crisis 13.9.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Tony Marcelli) Earlier this summer I opened my voicemail to a message from my dear friend Anne, who had left a message for me during her evening commute. She called me from the side of the road after having been so deeply moved by an unexpected NPR segment on the sanitation crisis in Haiti and the courage of Haiti's latrine cleaners, the  bayakou , across the country. Unlike Anne, who has long known of SOIL's work to  transform waste  in Haiti, most loyal NPR listeners in the US learned about Haiti's sewage system -- or lack thereof -- for the first time that day as they listened to Weekend Edition. As somebody who has taken every opportunity over the last decade to talk about waste treatment in Haiti to anybody that would listen, I was so moved to see  NPR shed light on the enormity of Haiti's sanitation crisis  and heartened by the corresponding reaction to the piece across the globe. In the weeks that have followed, I've heard from so many people, both friends and strangers, who were moved to ...
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Tampa dodged Irma's worst, but still at risk and unprepared 13.9.2017 AP National
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- As monster Hurricane Irma buzz-sawed its way up Florida's Gulf Coast, it looked for several hours like the heavily populated Tampa Bay area could face catastrophic wind damage and flooding from the first major storm to roar ashore there in 96 years....
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Scientists say damage to Florida's coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges 12.9.2017 Washington Post
Scientists say damage to Florida's coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges
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Coffee, bees and climate change are linked in ways you may not have expected 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected 12.9.2017 NPR Health Science
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What's the link between climate change and natural disasters? 11.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters seem to be getting more severe. Is climate change to blame?
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Reaganomics Made Harvey Worse 10.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In a world where we march inexorably deeper into a dangerous climate every day, and where government regulation and global cooperation are our only hope for a livable future, the Reagan ethos is much more than an anachronism, it is a death sentence. US-90 remains underwater on September 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Even without the climate crisis, Houston infrastructure and urban design was a denial of reality and invited, if not virtually guaranteed, calamity. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Whenever there is another mass shooting in the United States, the National Rifle Association (NRA) always says that now is not the time to talk about Americans' easy access to guns. Of course with them, it's never time. And just like the NRA, climate deniers like Kellyanne Conway , Scott Pruitt , everyone else in the White House and the Republican Party in general, don't think that during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, likely the most costly weather event in US history, is the time to talk about the ...
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