User: demo Topic: Climate Change
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Last updated: Feb 22 2019 02:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Winner BitLumens 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
What does renewable energy have to do with poverty and access to the financial system? Plenty, according to BitLumens, a Swiss company that uses blockchain to help get people on the power grid, build their credit profiles and reduce carbon emissions.
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Scientists have new clues in the 66-million-year-old case of the dinosaurs' demise 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s one of the greatest whodunits of all time: What killed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of all other species on Earth?

We never tire of the story of this grisly extinction. Perhaps the demise of the dinosaurs gives us a sense of geologic schadenfreude. Or perhaps it’s just the opposite:...

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Trump Is Considering a Fervent Climate Denier to Lead a White House Panel Assessing Climate Change Risk 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
A prominent climate denier, William Happer, will reportedly head up the White House’s latest effort to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess climate change impacts on national security in a possible effort to question the connection that has been repeatedly affirmed by federal reports, agencies, and intelligence and […]
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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London Fashion Week: a study in opulence and urgency 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the most part, the collections that came down the runways here were in step with the ones on the New York Fashion Week docket — tons of tulle, enough metallics to set off an airport metal detector, an abundance of A-line silhouettes and trouser legs that flared, billowed and pooled around the...

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How your weekly shop affects the environment 20.2.2019 BBC: Science
BBC Radio 5 Live's Sam Walker looks at which foods are better for the environment.
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Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science' 20.2.2019 BBC: Science
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming", has died at the age 87.
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Experts Fear California Isn't Prepared For Mega Storms 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists and engineers think California's water infrastructure isn't ready for a very large storm.
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Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse 19.2.2019 BBC: Science
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
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Climate Change Isn’t Just Frying the Planet—It’s Fraying Our Nerves 18.2.2019 Mother Jones
Over the last year, Rebecca, a 35-year-old woman living in Washington, DC, had been losing sleep over the seemingly endless flow of apocalyptic environmental news. She fretted about the Trump administration’s loosening of emissions regulations and the United Nations’ dire predictions about climate change. In October, she sought help from a psychiatrist who put her […]
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The Shutdown as Shock Doctrine 15.2.2019 Truthout.com
The right wing could use the shutdown as a pretext to accelerate cuts to public services it deems "inessential."

The post The Shutdown as Shock Doctrine appeared first on Truthout.

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Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change 15.2.2019 BBC: Science
Thousands of people gather in London, as students around the UK miss school to call for action.
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Why are students striking for the climate and will it have an impact? 15.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Across the UK, students are set to take part in a climate strike, but will it make a difference?
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PG&E's Bankruptcy Shows Blindspots in Green Investing 15.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The bankruptcy filing by PG&E is the latest stumble by a company rated highly by environmentally focused investors, further exposing a weakness in a scoring system meant to measure risk for shareholders.
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What are the biggest threats to humanity? 15.2.2019 BBC: World
Why asteroids and volcanoes aren't the greatest problems facing life on Earth.
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Arctic breeze now, light snow Sunday; milder in a week? 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Will we hit the 30s again in about seven to 10 days?
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Northern lake ice loss threatens water, economies, culture 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nearly 15,000 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere already have only intermittent winter ice cover, a new study notes, and further loss of ice threatens freshwater availability, economies and culture in the world's north, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Pentagon Drafts Artificial Intelligence to Fight Wildfires 13.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Defense Department said it is using its push into artificial intelligence to analyze reams of data gathered by drones to improve how wildfires are fought.
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Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work? 13.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A radical plan to tackle climate change pushed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn scorn from Trump.
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'Medieval Witchcraft': Fox Guest Blasts Paris Agreement 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is medieval witchcraft to think that we can all come together with some treaty, make a bunch of pledges, and have a temperature in a hundred years that's different."
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