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There Are Too Many Different Ways the Heat Can Kill Us. We’re Not Doing Enough to Stop It. 22.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A young, fit U.S. soldier is marching in a Middle Eastern desert, under a blazing summer sun. He’s wearing insulated clothing and lugging more than 100 pounds of gear, and thus sweating profusely as his body attempts to regulate the heat. But it’s 108 […]
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Xcel, clean energy groups to regulators: Assign a cost to carbon emissions 22.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission heard arguments over whether future energy decisions should consider a larger price tag for climate impacts.
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The Daily 202: Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bunker mentality on display in New York Times interview.
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Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are? 19.7.2017 Washington Post
Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are?
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Trump makes good on a threat to kill teen pregnancy prevention programs 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Experts in teen pregnancy prevention were nervously holding their breaths as the Trump administration stocked key positions at the Department of Health and Human Services with advocates of ineffective abstinence-only sex education programs and opponents of birth control.

Now their fears have proven...

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Gov. Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law 14.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state’s signature program to fight climate change, which he called “a threat to organized human existence.” California’s longest-serving governor, who has spent most of his life in and around public […]
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Report: Asia facing dire future toll from climate change 14.7.2017 AP Business
A report by the Asia Development Bank says Asia will endure extreme heat, rising sea levels, growing losses from severe weather and increasing food insecurity in coming decades as climate change raises temperatures and alters weather patterns across the globe....
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Gov. Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law 14.7.2017 AP Business
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown warned Thursday of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state's signature program to fight climate change, which he called "a threat to organized human existence."...
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Moby: Sacramento shouldn't be trying to get you to eat more beef 11.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement last month, Gov. Jerry Brown promised that California would continue to lead the fight against global warming: “I want to do everything we can to keep America on track, keep the world on track, and lead in all the...

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It's Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding 3.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In Antarctica, scientists were stunned to find rainfall and a melt area larger than the size of Texas in 2016. (Photo: Echinophoria / Getty Images) Parts of Antarctica are turning green due to unprecedented moss growth on the ice continent where an area larger than Texas has experienced half a month of continuous surface melt. As President Trump and his administration continue their assault on climate science and scientists, atmospheric CO2 keeps rising to new record levels. In Antarctica, scientists were stunned to find rainfall and a melt area larger than the size of Texas in 2016. (Photo: Echinophoria / Getty Images) This Memorial Day I awoke in a tent high on Klahhane Ridge in Washington state's Olympic National Park. With the Strait of Juan de Fuca just to the north, and a sweeping view of Mount Olympus and the rest of the park to the south, the sunset the night before went on for hours. After the sun set, slivers of red arched across the sky in streaks on the underbellies of a few wispy clouds. ...
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The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming 26.6.2017 Washington Post
The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming
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Climate Destabilization Causing Thousands of New Species Migrations: Plant, Animal, Insect, Bird 26.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A spate of new research studies has confirmed a disturbing pattern: climate disruption is confusing migratory birds, causing trees to relocate and allowing tropical diseases to spread northward. "Human society has yet to appreciate the implications of unprecedented species redistribution for life on Earth, including for human lives," states a study, " Divergence of Species Responses to Climate Change ," published May 17, 2017, in Science Advances. Imagine if you had to travel thousands of miles and arrive at a specific time each year, but you had no way of knowing the precise time you needed to get there. That's what it's like for many songbirds that migrate from Central and South America each spring to breeding grounds in the US and Canada. If they were to arrive too early, they wouldn't find food and could freeze to death. If they arrive late, the best nesting sites may be taken and there will be fewer opportunities to find a mate. For countless generations, these birds have been able to rely on ...
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Scientists Try To Break Nigeria's Cycle Of Replanting Bad Yams 26.6.2017 NPR News
The tubers are essential to the country's economy and culture, but their quality keeps declining. Now, researchers have found a way to mass produce good seed yams — and it could save the industry.
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As coral reefs wither amid climate change, so will the Florida Keys’ economy 26.6.2017 Washington Post
While the debate over climate change is often framed as pitting jobs against the need to protect the planet, the devastation of the Florida Reef Tract due to the warming sea is a stark example of how rising temperatures threaten existing economies.
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Q&A: 'It’s important to have scientific voices heard at all levels of government' 19.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
What happens when scientists leave their labs to experiment with politics? June 19, 2017, 8:27 a.m. A series tracking five scientists who are running for office. All updates Kathie Allen Patricia Zornio Patrick Madden Phil Janowicz Randy Wadkins June 19, 2017, 8:27 a.m. Q&A: 'It's important to...
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'It’s important to have scientific voices heard at all levels of government' 19.6.2017 LA Times: Science
314 Action founder Shaughnessy Naughton explains why she wants to see more scientifically minded candidates running for office.
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How climate change is fueling an increase in mice and ticks, and fears of Lyme disease 18.6.2017 Washington Post
One organization has predicted a rise in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease because of bumper crops of acorns, a favorite food of the white-footed mouse.
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Climate change is a national security issue 18.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On June 9 the Atlantic Fleet had no retreat as the full moon swelled and the sea invaded Norfolk beach. Navy resupply trucks sank axle deep in ocean flooding caused by the dramatic effects of damage to our climate. According to February’s National Geographic, this is now a monthly occurrence. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, water provisions between Israel, Jordon and Palestinian Authority buoy a fragile peace as a tinderbox of enemies siphon the Sea of Galilee, now at its lowest recorded level. E...
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Ask Your Doctor if the Paris Climate Agreement Is Right for You 16.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Medical professionals are often the first to deal with the health harms caused by air pollution, heat waves, drought, famine and war brought on by climate change. The newly formed Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health representing 11 major medical specialty organizations in the US is working to build awareness among the public and lawmakers about the looming public health crisis precipitated by climate change. (Photo: Global Landscapes Forum ; Edited: LW / TO) President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement has been condemned throughout the world for a long list of reasons. It's a manifestation of complete detachment from the reality of climate science. The US economy will crawl into hibernation in a cramped den of dirty energy while the rest of the world eagerly exploits the enormous economic opportunities of clean energy. And it has quickly and decisively knocked the US off the leadership podium on the most important issue in the history of mankind. The White House, cheered on ...
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Considering 'Mad Max' and other Hollywood dystopias after Trump's exit from Paris accord 16.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Since the plagues of the Old Testament, we have contemplated the Apocalypse, the world rising in vengeance as men, women and children scurry across the brutal landscape of a lost paradise. Skies rain hail, locusts swarm, rivers turn to blood, darkness falls.

Our doomsday stories and how they scroll...

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