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Coping with the worst drought in 40 years 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
Sri Lankan rice and curry is a thing of legend. With steamed rice, often of the red variety, served at the centre of their plate, locals serve yellow dal and curries made of vegetables, greens, fish a...
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What should you say to a climate change skeptic? 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
There are plenty of folks out there who deny the existence of climate change or refuse to accept that humans are responsible. Here's what you should say to them to convince them otherwise.
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Saudi Arabia Moving Towards a Sustainable Future 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, Aug 18: Climate change: It's real, scary and deadly if ignored.
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Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, someone involved in the government's latest report on climate change provided The New York Times with a copy of the version submitted to the Trump administration for final approval. The main intent of the leak, according to several people tracking the report, was to complicate any attempt to suppress the study or water down its findings. Publication of the document inflamed an already-fraught debate about climate change. Administration officials and Republican lawmakers accused the leaker and journalists of manufacturing a dispute. They said the report, which was required by law, was moving through a normal process of White House review. The report was submitted in late June and the Trump administration has broad authority to review its findings. Any one of a number of government agencies can block its release, which is ultimately subject to presidential review. Some of the scientists involved in preparing the document expressed concern that it might never see the light of day. ...
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits....
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal […]
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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand Climate Change and This Federal Report Proves It 15.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of government scientists drafted. The nonprofit Internet Archive first uploaded the 543-page report, which is awaiting […]
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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals 14.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise.
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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals 14.8.2017 AP National
VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) -- The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise....
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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals 14.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) — The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. “The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to be snow and ice on the deck of the icebreaker,” […]
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Wildfires turned prairies to ash, leading Montana’s ranchers to weigh federal help 14.8.2017 Washington Post
A battle emerges in a place where there is often distrust of the government: What should the federal role be in helping the livestock industry respond to, and recover from, a massive blaze?
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Alaska’s Towns are Sinking and Trump Still Doesn’t Get It 11.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal. The Trump administration has moved to dismantle […]
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The More Trump Ignores Science, the More Attention It Gets 11.8.2017 Mother Jones
This week, a special section of the National Climate Assessment—a report mandated by Congress every four years, involving 13 federal agencies, and dozens of scientists—was the subject of a widely-circulated New York Times story.   According to the New York Times, some scientists feared the Trump administration would interfere or suppress a section of the report that concludes […]
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CO2: Friend or Foe to Agriculture? 10.8.2017 FactCheck
Rep. Lamar Smith said climate change "alarmists" ignore the "positive impacts" of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as increased food production and quality. But the impact of increased CO2 levels on agriculture is more complicated than that -- and, on balance, likely negative, particularly in the ...
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Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science 10.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. Even the federal government’s own reports — including a draft science study for the National Climate Assessment obtained this […]
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Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science 10.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his Cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports....
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New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Gov. Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word 9.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New Yorkers are beginning to suspect that Governor Cuomo's defiance of Trump's anti-environment agenda is just a lot of hot air. A ban on high-volume hydro-fracking implemented two years ago through the persistent efforts of activists is being completely undermined by a new power plant poised to make fracking infrastructure fully operational throughout the state. Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential precedent for other states. Now, however, the state is poised to begin operating ...
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The Energy 202: The Interior Department could cost taxpayers at least $60 million by rolling back Obama rule 9.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Obama-era policy was designed to extract more money from energy companies.
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Draft US report says extreme storms driven by climate change 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes […]
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U.S. already feeling effects of climate change, report says 8.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves less common since the 1980s.
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