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Don't expect the insurance industry to protect you from climate change 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Banks and insurance experts are reporting that, with 2 ½ months to go, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the most expensive to date for the insurance industry.

Here’s the weird part: Insurance companies are quietly happy about this. About the time that Hurricane Irma was making...

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California governor says his state has seen a 'crack in the armor' of GOP 'climate denial' 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Trump is 'riding a dead horse' on climate issue, Gov. Brown says at New York conference 19.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions.

“I like all the optimism around here, but I don’t want to minimize...

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Getting between motorists and their cars has become the new third rail of California politics 18.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For all the talk in California about leading the world on climate change and resisting President Trump’s anti-environment agenda, the state has a third rail of environmental policy. Touch their cars and Californians will revolt.

Any effort that limits, constrains or makes driving one’s car more...

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APNewsBreak: Walruses in Alaska may have died in stampede 14.9.2017 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving....
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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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The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer? 8.9.2017 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park....
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This U.S. wildfire season is among the worst: Here’s why 8.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park.
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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why 8.9.2017 AP Washington
DENVER (AP) -- Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire races down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park....
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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here’s why 8.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire races down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Wildfires are chewing across dried-out Western forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be […]
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Slow year for West Nile, but that could change 7.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fewer cases of West Nile were reported in Minnesota this summer compared to last year, but health officials say people should still be take precautions against mosquitoes.
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At Least 1,200 Die as Devastating Climate Change-Linked Floods Submerge Parts of South Asia 31.8.2017 Truthout.com
In the past month, more than 1,200 people have died amid flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. This year's monsoon season has brought torrential downpours that have submerged wide swaths of South Asia, destroying tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals and affecting up to 40 million people. Aid organizations are warning that this is one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years, with millions of people facing severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood water. Flood victims in southern Nepal say they have lost everything. We speak with Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want. He has worked on climate change issues for over a decade. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org , The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: While Houston remains under water after a historic storm, we turn now to look at massive flooding across the globe in South Asia. Over the past month, more than 1,200 people have died amidst ...
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Drought, humanitarian crisis continue in Somalia 29.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A year-long drought has displaced almost 1 million people.
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American Is Infested With Rats and Some of Them Are the Size of Infants 26.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bobby Corrigan is the rat master. Some call him the rat czar. To others, he is simply a rodentologist, or as NBC recently described him, “one of the nation’s leading experts on rats.” Call him what you want; he is mostly alarmed. “I travel […]
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A controversial California effort to fight climate change just got some good news 21.8.2017 Washington Post
A controversial California effort to fight climate change just got some good news
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Big Pharma Can Be Beaten: This Union Proved It 20.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus) In an attempt to address the drug-pricing crisis that has ruined so many lives, Nevada recently passed a law requiring transparency from all players in the secretive world of pharmaceuticals. An intensive door-to-door campaign in support of the insulin pricing bill by the Culinary Workers Union was instrumental in defeating Big Pharma's deep pockets and offers a way forward in the fight for drug pricing reform. Nevada's Culinary Workers Union took on Big Pharma and won. (Image: CIPhotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus) This story was made possible by support from readers like you. Help Truthout report on the urgent issues of health care, climate change, US foreign policy and more: Make a tax-deductible donation today. When Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval sat down at the Culinary Health Center in east Las Vegas on June 15 to sign the nation's toughest-ever drug pricing law, Bonnie Sedich was thinking of ...
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
UN says it is evaluating humanitarian needs
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Why Trump's New Surgeon General Should See Climate Change as a Global Health Issue 4.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As Dr. Jerome Adams, the new surgeon general, takes on the role of the most prominent physician in the US, we can only hope that he will pay serious attention to the studies that show a clear link between climate change and negative health outcomes. A Chinese migrant worker look sout from the door of his house next to a coal-fired power plant on November 27, 2015, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. (Photo: Kevin Frayer / Getty Images) It's hard to predict how President Trump's new Surgeon General,  Dr. Jerome Adams , will define the position. When it comes to key public health issues, Adams -- who is expected to be confirmed today by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions -- has a record of views that don't align with those of President Trump. For example, as health commissioner in Indiana, Adams stood up for  needle exchange programs  and the  expansion of Medicaid  through the Affordable Care Act. On the global scene, Adams tried to correct  myths around the 2015 Ebola ...
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Thailand Promotes Partnerships for a Sustainable World 3.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
BANGKOK, Aug. 1, 2017 : By sharing its Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a model, Thailand is helping other developing nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated.
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At EPA museum, history might be in for a change 31.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Different administrations tell very different stories about the past and the present.
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