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Viewing Trump's Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation in Peril 20.2.2017 Truthout.com
The Rock Islands of Palau. Palau is on the front lines of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). (Photo: August Rode / Flickr ) Global temperatures rose 0.4°C in the last three years and the impacts are evident on the small island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific. As vehement climate deniers took over the US government, the "Doomsday Clock" moved the closest it's been to midnight since the height of the Cold War. The Rock Islands of Palau. Palau is on the front lines of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). (Photo: August Rode / Flickr ) Babeldaob Island, Palau -- The Gaia principle, formulated by chemist James Lovelock, proposes that Earth is essentially a synergistic self-regulating complex system that actively perpetuates the conditions for life on the planet. The Republic of Palau, a small island nation of roughly 22,000 people in Micronesia, in the far Western Pacific, is what I would refer to as an altar of Gaia. Here, diving into the waters, ...
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Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Environmental Protection Agency 17.2.2017 NPR News
The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.
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The 20 most-polluted ZIP code areas in Colorado 17.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver’s 80216 ZIP code, just northeast of downtown and home to the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods and the River North Art District and National Western complex, is the most polluted in the nation, according to the survey.
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The Trump Presidency's Potential Impact On Climate Change 15.2.2017 NPR News
ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
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America’s Interest in a Global Rule of Law 15.2.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The United States may no longer be the hegemonic world power that it was in 1945, but it remains unambiguously the world’s leader. America’s willingness to lead in multiple forums—the United Nations, climate change conventions, NATO, trade agreements—sets the tone for global rule of law. Yes, America has its blemishes and so does the global system, among them tensions over the unequal gains from globalization and double standards on human rights. But U.S. leadership of the international treaty system, with multilateral rules and shared processes of mutual respect, is still the first and last line of defense against worldwide forces that insist on brute assertion of self-interest justified by appeals to each nation’s special culture. The threat to the globe, and to the United States, is that Donald Trump personifies those self-same menacing forces. His contemptuous attitude toward the international system he ...
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How last winter’s El Niño reshaped the California coast 14.2.2017 LA Times: Science

El Niño may not have brought much rain to Southern California, but it has taken its toll on the Golden State’s beaches. A new study looking at the waves, water levels and coastal changes at 29 beaches across California, Oregon and Washington has found that the 2015-16 El Niño winter season triggered...

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To Save The Planet, Give Cows Better Pasture 13.2.2017 NPR News
What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle — especially in the tropics — faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.
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To save the planet, give cows better pasture 13.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle - especially in the tropics - faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.
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Open water: Madeline Island watches, worries as winter climate shifts 13.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This year's mild winter has meant another record low year for ice cover on Lake Superior. The climate shift is easy to see from the bow of a Madeline Island ferry.
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Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer? 10.2.2017 Washington Post: World
A foreign venture wants to dig for the metal and rare earth minerals near a village staggered by economic travails.
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EPA Halves Staff Attending Environmental Conference In Alaska 10.2.2017 NPR News
The Trump administration's transition officials ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to cut its presence at the event. The team cited travel costs in explaining the abrupt move.
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No Data Manipulation at NOAA 10.2.2017 FactCheck
Top Republicans on the House science committee claim a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist “confirmed” that his NOAA colleagues “manipulated” climate data for a 2015 study. But that scientist denies that he accused NOAA of manipulating data.
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The Daily 202: Mitch McConnell gives Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign an in-kind contribution 8.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
‘She persisted’ will become the new rallying cry for the liberal resistance to Trump
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Should you stop eating meat? 7.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya -- food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavor.
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Futures Shaped by Automation and Catastrophe: Peter Frase on Capitalism's Endgame 5.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
How might our social systems be transformed if and when most human labor can be automated? What do we do about the damage that capitalism has done to our ecosystems? Peter Frase, author of Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, discusses the possible futures outlined in his new book, from an egalitarian, post-class society to a grim dystopia. What will replace capitalism as we currently know it? (Photo: Wolf-Ulf Wulfrolf / Flickr ) Is capitalism's collapse inevitable? If so, what kind of post-capitalist society do we face? In Four Futures: Life After Capitalism, Peter Frase draws on social science, speculative fiction and social theory to create an engaging and thought-provoking portrait of four possible scenarios, some more dystopian than others. Order your copy of this book today from Truthout by clicking here! As we automate more jobs and continue on a road to scarcity of resources, whither capitalism? The following is the Truthout interview with Peter Frase, author of Four Futures. Mark Karlin: Your ...
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Food for thought: St. Louis Park woman uses parties to teach on diet, climate change 3.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Every night in February, Michelle Courtright is hosting vegetarian dinner parties to share the message that animals raised for food in Minnesota put more greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere than passenger cars.
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Senate Republicans Bypass Another Boycott By Democrats To Advance EPA Nominee 2.2.2017 NPR News
Democrats are limited in what they can do as a minority party to block Trump nominees. As they boycott hearings, Republicans suspend normal rules twice to clear the new president's Cabinet picks.
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Political disagreements are about values, not facts 1.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Eric Schwitzbel argues that democracy requires a balanced press (and academia), but when one party or the other consistently makes false statements and takes misleading positions it becomes difficult for the media to present a balanced view. But when the media favor one party or...

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Patt Morrison asks: California Senator (and 2020 presidential contender?) Kamala Harris 1.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The last votes were still being counted in California last November, and the political gurus were already talking about seeing Democrat Kamala Harris’ name on a 2020 “for president” bumper sticker. The state’s former attorney general has been California’s junior U.S. senator for only a month, and...

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Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development 1.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development
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