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First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem 22.4.2017 NPR Health Science
Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states.
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Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals 22.4.2017 NPR News
The Democratic "unity tour" has produced less-than-unifying headlines for the out-of-power party as progressives seek to oppose President Trump and the GOP.
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How to be less of a jerk to the environment 22.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet.
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#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease? 22.4.2017 NPR News
The disease-spreading bugs are creeping north in the states. But will they bring diseases like Lyme and Zika with them?
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Finding teachable moments in the March for Science 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's March for Science. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event -- and its aftermath -- can help engage young people.
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French Elections: Alt-Right, Total and Gold Mines, the Story Behind the Candidates' Environmental Policies 21.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The birthplace of the Paris Climate Agreements, the first round of France's presidential election on starts on Sunday, April 23. Throughout the campaign debates on the environment have often been sidelined, with the three leading candidates showing no sign of real climate leadership. The backdrop to the election campaign has been full of "fake news", Brexit and Donald Trump. It has also been mired in scandals over corruption claims and  growing concerns of Russian interference . Many in France are still deciding who to vote for in one of the most unpredictable elections yet. If no candidate wins a majority on April 23, a second election round featuring the top two candidates will take place on May 7. Far-right Marine Le Pen's rise through the polls shows the populist pulse of Brexit and Trump's election continues to resonate on the continent. But Le Pen's efforts to give the Front National (FN) a new, greener image is tainted by the party's ongoing magnet effect with alt-right groups which reject ...
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Educators on a hot topic: Global warming 101 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event -- and its aftermath -- can help engage young people.
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Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101 21.4.2017 NPR News
Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.
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Inaction on Climate Change Equals Human Annihilation 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm. (Photo: Asian Development Bank ) Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries -- Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan -- as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. "We are at a critical point in history," he declared . "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N."  Without coordinated international action, he added, "people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease." Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in ...
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How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience 18.4.2017 Truthout.com
Think of it as a silver lining to the gathering dark clouds. We live in an era of extraordinary disruption, from the serial crises of a changing climate to the wrenching shifts of a globalized economy. But in that disruption lies the potential for positive transformation. Addressing climate change requires adapting to the impacts that are already here -- heat waves, droughts, superstorms and more -- while preventing and mitigating future impacts. Taking these challenges seriously calls for radical changes in the way we live. It calls us to zero out our carbon emissions, and to rethink the systems that shape our lives, including the economy, food and power. It calls us to fundamentally transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of regeneration, resilience, and interdependence. It's a tall order, no doubt, but that transition is already underway. In our work with movement builders on the front lines of the transition, we've identified two key guideposts -- connectedness and equity -- ...
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Climate change reverses flow of a Yukon river in geological instant 18.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Scientists say, as climate change causes more glaciers to melt, we may see differences in the river networks and changes in river flows.
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Utah leaders must hear the people on climate 16.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Recently, I traveled from Salt Lake City to Denver for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. Former Vice President Al Gore and his team taught and inspired a room of nearly 1,000 people about the urgency of climate change. We made a pledge to bring that message back to our communities. Climate change isn’t a far off possibility. Its effects are felt here now. Today. Yesterday. Tomorrow. Temperatures in the month of February were off the charts. Since each month seems to be breaking heat r...
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Energy Star ratings are cheap, effective and popular. Why does Trump want to kill them? 15.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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What scientists do in Colorado’s federally backed climate science facilities 14.4.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Scientists at federally funded facilities in Colorado conduct basic research aimed at understanding climate-change impacts — from worsening wildfires to uncertain water supplies — so that people can adapt.
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Retiring Seattle EPA staffer blasts new leadership on his way out 13.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A former Seattle-based Environmental Protection Agency official has gained national attention for a blistering departure letter that he sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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18 Colorado lawmakers send letter questioning state oil and gas health impact study, demanding new report 13.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Eighteen Colorado lawmakers have sent a letter to the state's health department questioning its oil and gas health impact study -- which found limited evidence of harm to people living near drill sites -- and demanding a new report.
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Energy Star labels are seen as a cheap way to improve efficiency. Why does Trump want to kill them? 12.4.2017 LA Times: Environment

Commercial real estate giant CBRE is always on alert for shifts in federal government policy that might impact its vast property management and investment business.

But the Los Angeles-based Fortune 500 company never anticipated an effort to eliminate a voluntary, cost-effective initiative that...

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Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef may cause Australia $750-million loss 12.4.2017 HBL: New Manager
Also 10,000 jobs at stake with about 1,500 km, or two-thirds, of this coral system having been damaged already.
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Pruitt's Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on "Alternative Facts" 9.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
EPA chief Scott Pruitt fails to explain what data prompted his decision to allow continued use of toxic pesticides. (Photo: Pixabay ) The US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump may have stepped into the brave new world of alternative facts. Last November, after several years of study, the EPA had  announced  that the insecticide chlorpyrifos poses an unacceptable risk to humans, especially children, when its residue is found in fruits, vegetables, and drinking water. The finding cited a 2014  Columbia University study  and other research showing that young people have suffered diminished cognitive abilities and reduced IQ after chronic exposures. This led the EPA to recommend a ban on all agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos -- by far the most heavily used insecticide in the US with  4 to 8 million pounds applied annually . On a pounds per acre basis, the  heaviest applications of chlorpyrifos  in the US have been on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where several large agribusiness have been ...
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Rising waters imperil a world of progress in southern China delta 9.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The rising South China Sea and the overstressed Pearl River network lie about 3 feet or so below much of this new multitrillion-dollar development — and they are poised to drown decades of progress, scrambling global supply chains and raising prices on goods.
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