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Deforestation: Tropical tree losses persist at high levels 25.4.2019 BBC: Science
Forests in tropical regions are disappearing at the rate of 30 football fields a minute, say researchers.
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New Report Shows How World Bank Enables Corporate Land Grabs 24.4.2019 Truthout.com
A new report underscores the need for public institutions focused on regenerative development, not agribusiness.

The post New Report Shows How World Bank Enables Corporate Land Grabs appeared first on Truthout.

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The real climate change controversy: Whether to engineer the planet in order to fix it 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 1965, leading scientists of the day produced a report for President Lyndon B. Johnson on the rampant pollution of the environment. It included a section that summed up their understanding of climate change.

“Through his worldwide industrial civilization, Man is unwittingly conducting a vast...

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Bill McKibben on how humans’ disconnection from nature is harming the environment 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Bill McKibben’s first book, “The End of Nature,” was a clarion call on global warming, employing a conversational tone that inspired readers to take up the cause and launching McKibben as the nation's leading environmental writer for the general public. Three decades and more than a dozen books...

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Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters? 23.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.
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Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend 22.4.2019 BBC: Business
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
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Free rides on Earth Day for L.A. bus, train and bike commuters 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change.

Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit.

That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes...

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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Climate Change Stripping Cloud Forests of Their Clouds 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cloud forests are among the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
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Beto O’Rourke’s Vote to Lift the Oil Export Ban Looms Over His Climate Record 13.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2015, current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke twice bucked his own party to vote with Republicans to end the 40-year restriction on selling US oil overseas. In October that year, O’Rourke voted on a bill to outright lift the […]
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How flying cars could help in the fight against climate change 10.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could zoom above the gridlock in a flying car? A new study predicts these futuristic vehicles could be good for your commute and good for the environment — as long as they’re used on long-distance trips with several carpool buddies.

The finding...

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Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica 9.4.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.
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From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change 8.4.2019 LA Times: Science

By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled infrastructure...

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Coming: Here Are Five Lessons We Must Learn 7.4.2019 Truthout.com
Insects are undergoing a massive decline and that spells trouble for humanity.

The post The Insect Apocalypse Is Coming: Here Are Five Lessons We Must Learn appeared first on Truthout.

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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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Logging Is the Leading Driver of Carbon Emissions From US Forests 6.4.2019 Truthout.com
To effectively mitigate climate change, we must stop burning carbon for fuel and greatly increase forest protection.

The post Logging Is the Leading Driver of Carbon Emissions From US Forests appeared first on Truthout.

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John Kerry is on a mission to hold Trump accountable on climate change 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the man who negotiated and signed the landmark Paris climate accord on behalf of the United States, is working on a new initiative that will seek to punish President Trump and other politicians for failing to combat climate change.

“Regrettably, President Trump...

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How the Green New Deal Compares to a New GOP-led Plan 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Matt Gaetz, the Florida GOP congressman who unveiled the Green Real Deal, classified his climate change resolution as a “love letter to the American innovator” and a “real, serious plan to address climate change.”
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Climate change: Warning from 'Antarctica's last forests' 4.4.2019 BBC: World
Scientists call for more research into the last time when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were the same as today.
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AOC Warns Trump: ‘Last Guy Who Underestimated Me Lost’ 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In an unexpected upset, the freshman New York congresswoman and former bartender unseated incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph Crowley in her 2018 primary election.
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