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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Government Holds Massive Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome -- the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She joins us from San Francisco. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: On Tuesday, President Obama visited ...
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Elephant seals to measure changing ocean currents 24.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, Aug 24 : Scientists have used a group of elephant seals to observe changes in the circulation of the world's oceans, reveals a recent research.
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Climate change as an economic issue will hurt Clinton and the Democrats in 2016 23.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Climate change as an economic issue will hurt Clinton and the Democrats in 2016
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Tunisia: On the Front Lines of the Struggle Against Climate Change 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Kerkennah is a group of islands lying off the east coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, around 20km away from the mainland city of Sfax. The two main islands are Chergui and Gharbi. When approaching the islands by ferry, one is struck by a curious sight: the coastal waters are divided into countless parcels, separated from one another by thousands of palm tree leaves. This is what Kerkennis call charfia, a centuries-old fishing method ingeniously designed to lure fish into a capture chamber from where they can be easily recovered. As the land is arid, agricultural activity is limited to subsistence farming. For the islanders fishing is one of the key economic activities, but for big multinational corporations it is the exploitation of oil and gas. Despite a new article in the Tunisian constitution stipulating state sovereignty over natural resources and transparency in the related contracts, oil and gas companies continue to garner obscene profits and enjoy impunity. At the same time, local communities ...
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California Politics Podcast: Drug pricing debate fizzles, climate change talks continue in Sacramento 21.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Roger Hernández says no 'fight' left in him for Congress, Gov. Brown signs law that will result in legal lane splitting by motorcycles Aug. 20, 2016, 5:37 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:...
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Letter: Year-round red unhealthy air days? 19.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Could we be headed for year round red unhealthy air days? That crossed my mind when I read the Tribune’s Monday Box Canyon Fire article, which stated, “A Red Flag Warning was in effect through Tuesday for the fire area.” Utahns are concerned about red unhealthy air quality index (AQI) winter days due to PM2.5. Will we have the same concern in the summer? “A surge in major wildfire events in the U.S. West as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels ...
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Should we be having kids in the age of climate change? 18.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For some climate activists, the personal decision to have a child is also fraught with moral consequences: the negative impact on the environment, and on the quality of life for those children.
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The Climate Catastrophe Cannot Be Reversed Within the Capitalist Culture 18.8.2016 Truthout.com
The biodiversity that supports the planetary ecosystem as we and our ancestors have known it is imperiled. We face a clear choice: radical political transformation or deepening mass extinction. Did you know that the Earth loses about one hundred species every day? In Extinction: A Radical History, Ashley Dawson ties together history, science and political theory to explain the impact of humans and capitalism on the world's ecosystems. Get your copy of this book by making a tax-deductible donation to Truthout! The following is the introduction to Extinction: A Radical History: His face was hacked off. Left prostrate in the red dust, to be preyed on by vultures, his body remained intact except for the obscene hole where his magnificent six foot long tusks used to be. Satao was a so-called tusker, an African elephant with a rare genetic strain that produced tusks so long that they dangled to the ground, making him a prime attraction in Kenya's Tsavo East National Park. These beautiful tusks also made him ...
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Phasing out hydro-fluorocarbons the next big challenge 18.8.2016 New Kerala: India News
It was hotter than normal in Vienna when US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived there late last month. He flew straight from an international meeting with 45 countries on IS-related terror in Washington to the meeting with more than 190 countries on exceptionally innovative negotiations related to climate change.
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INTERVIEW: 18.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 17 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year.
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Prescription drug costs, sex crimes, marijuana and the other big issues we're following through the California Legislature 17.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Prescription drug costs, sex crimes, marijuana and the other big issues we're following through the California Legislature Aug. 16, 2016, 2:46 p.m. California lawmakers are weighing scores of bills in the last weeks of the legislative session, which ends Aug. 31. We're following 10 of the biggest...
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Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos 16.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos
Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate The post Marine Heatwaves Are Spawning Unprecedented Climate Chaos appeared first on WIRED.
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Donald Trump Made a Chart, and It's Totally Wrong 15.8.2016 Mother Jones
The world is getting really hot. The first six months of 2016 was the warmest January-to-June on record, according to NASA. Last year was the hottest year on record. This year will almost certainly be hotter. Eighteen of the 20 warmest years on record have occurred in the past two decades. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia," writes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change —a UN-affiliated body that includes the world's leading climate scientists. These scientists are 95 percent certain that humans are the "dominant" cause of the warming. Here's a NASA chart showing what all of this looks like: But Donald Trump has a chart of his own (sort of). The real estate mogul was in South Florida last week, and a Miami Herald reporter asked him about one of the greatest threats facing the region: sea level rise . "I'm not a big believer in man-made climate change," Trump responded. "There could be some ...
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Evidence Suggests Big Oil Didn't Just Borrow Big Tobacco's Playbook to Lie About Climate Change -- They Wrote It 15.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Huxley_slides) A recent analysis of more than 100 industry documents conducted by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, has revealed that the oil industry knew of the risks its business posed to the global climate decades before originally suspected. It has also long been assumed that, in its efforts to deceive investors and the public about the negative impact its business has on the environment, Big Oil borrowed Big Tobacco's so-called tactical "playbook." But these documents indicate that infamous playbook appears to have actually originated within the oil industry itself. If that is true, it would be highly significant -- and damning for Big Oil -- because the tactics used by the tobacco industry to downplay the connection between smoking and cancer were eventually deemed to have violated federal racketeering laws by a federal court. The ruling dashed efforts by Big Tobacco to find legal cover under the First Amendment, which just ...
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Trump says he’d consider trying U.S. terror suspects in military tribunals 12.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
During wide ranging interview with the Miami Herald he also questions climate science
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Sheldon Whitehouse and Elizabeth Warren: Big Oil's master class in rigging the system 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
For years, ExxonMobil actively advanced the notion that its products had little or no impact on the Earth’s environment. As recently as last year, it continued to fund organizations that play down the risks of carbon pollution. So what did ExxonMobil actually know about climate change? And when did it know it? Reasonable questions — particularly if ExxonMobil misled its investors about the long-term prospects of its business model or if the company fooled consumers into buying its products based...
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Cool data visualisation reveals extent of global warming 11.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Two newly-released spiral visualisations of global-warming data reveal how human activities are linked to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and rising temperatures.
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Major adjustments to climate change law 11.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Sex crimes, marijuana, ridesharing and the other biggest issues we're following through the California Legislature Aug. 10, 2016, 6:03 p.m. California lawmakers are weighing scores of bills in the last weeks of the legislative session, which ends Aug. 31. We're following 10 of the biggest issues...
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Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science 10.8.2016 Washington Post
Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science
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An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming’s hellish curtain-raiser 10.8.2016 Washington Post: World
Record temperatures scorch countries from Morocco to Iraq, causing major disruptions.
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