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Science Under Siege 12.11.2018 American Prospect
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.  This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring this year, attempted to get the legislation through Congress in the past two sessions. Both times, it barely passed the House and failed in the Senate. That would usually be the end of it, but in line with the Trump playbook, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, announced he would issue most of the “HONEST” agenda as a proposed rule retitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The proposed “HONEST” rule sounds ever so reasonable. It would require that EPA’s scientific ...
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Should there be a tax on red meat? 7.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.
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Carbon Capture: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change 16.10.2018 Truthout.com
Here's a harsh climate reality: extracting carbon already emitted is as important as reaching zero output.

The post Carbon Capture: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change appeared first on Truthout.

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Major conservation program at risk in farm bill draft 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress' current versions of the new farm bill would slash funding for a conservation program comprising over 70 million acres.
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Climate change and Minnesota's midterm elections: a voter guide 27.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Climate change policy continues to be a focus for mostly Democratic candidates in Minnesota's governor's race, U.S. Senate contests and key congressional matchups.
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The race to make the most powerful computer ever 4.9.2018 BBC: Business
Quantum computers promise to be blisteringly fast, helping us solve many of the world's problems.
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Will Climate Change Make Family Separations the Norm? 25.8.2018 Truthout.com
As climate disruption escalates, the fight over resources will exacerbate the displacement and separation of people.

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Weather Channel documents struggles of climate refugees in the U.S. 17.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week on Climate Cast we're talking about increases. There's been a surge in climate refugees on the United States' coasts as water levels rise. A boom in tick population as winters warm. And, on a lighter note, an increase of clean energy jobs in the Midwest.
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Will Public Health Suffer From EPA Greenlighting Forest Biomass Energy? 7.8.2018 Truthout.com
Experts, existing research and a recent study make it clear that biomass energy production is not carbon neutral.

The post Will Public Health Suffer From EPA Greenlighting Forest Biomass Energy? appeared first on Truthout.

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Fueled by Pollution and Unsound Policies, Toxic Algae Overtakes Florida Beaches 6.8.2018 Truthout.com
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has played a role in weakening regulations that protect water.

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Increased Deaths and Illnesses From Inhaling Airborne Dust: An Understudied Impact of Climate Change 16.6.2018 Truthout.com
Rising fine dust levels due to climate change could increase premature deaths by 130 percent in the US Southwest.

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Hidden health hazards of climate change 24.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
According to the Centers for Disease Control, insect-borne diseases have tripled in the United States in recent years, and warmer weather is largely to blame.
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By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save itself more than $20 trillion 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fighting global warming is starting to sound like a lucrative investment. A new study out of Stanford University finds that keeping global warming a half-degree beneath the Paris climate agreement’s 2 degree Celsius target could potentially save more than $20 trillion globally.

The findings, described...

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The Energy 202: EPA holds summit on dangerous chemicals after delayed report 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
PFAS are on the agenda.
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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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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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This is the Worst Way to Become Vegetarian 11.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Peter Coughlin was in his sophomore year at James Madison University in northern Virginia, he was besieged by a strange and unsettling illness. At random times throughout the night, Coughlin would wake up with hives, full body chills, and raging fevers. […]
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Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the koala 7.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
Just 43,000 left in the wild as habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease take their toll on the iconic marsupial.
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Climate change is now giving the United States the pleasures of insect-borne tropical diseases 2.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Climate change is now giving the United States the pleasures of insect-borne tropical diseases
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Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes
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