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Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation fund health centres in the country, but remain invested in fossil fuel companies whose mining operations, it is claimed, have a profound impact on the health of local communities Worried that his eyes and urine were turning a deep yellow, Gednezar Dladla made his way to a local clinic and was referred to a district hospital, where he was x-rayed, diagnosed with gallstones, and admitted for the night. Both institutions receive funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A day later, Dladla set off through the hills and valleys of rural Zululand to a village near his childhood home, where a group of men played cards in the shade of a tree. The environmental activist listened to their grievances about dust pollution, water shortages and lack of assistance from a local mine owned by Rio Tinto – whose investors include the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...
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Officials will evaluate impacts of Colowyo Mine 25.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal mining officials are moving ahead with a new environmental assessment on coal mining operations at the Colowyo Mine near Craig, including the impacts of greenhouse gases on climate change.
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Why the University of Edinburgh must divest from all fossil fuels now 24.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
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Hijacking the Anthropocene 24.5.2015 Truthout.com
How the anti-green Breakthrough Institute misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass— What can lobbyists do when science contradicts their political messages? Some simply deny the science, as many conservatives do with climate change. Others pretend to embrace the science, while ignoring or purging the disagreeable content. That’s what the Breakthrough Institute (BTI) is doing with one of the most widely discussed issues in 21st century science, the proposal to define a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. BTI has been described as “the leading big money, anti-green, pro-nuclear think tank in the United States, dedicated to propagandizing capitalist technological-investment ‘solutions’ to climate change.” [1] Founded in 2003 by lobbyist Michael Shellenberger and pollster Ted ...
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Growth at all costs: climate change, fossil fuel subsidies and the Treasury 24.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

The UK oil and gas industry receives huge government subsidy, while support for renewable energy is cut. Is Treasury control of Whitehall fuelling a shortsighted economic agenda?

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Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message 24.5.2015 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines....
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Seeds of Time - preserving food resources in a hot future climate 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

A new movie explores plans to preserve future food production

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Who are the first victims of climate change? 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Climate change is all about degrees.
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Congress manufactures doubt and denial in climate change hearing 21.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Republicans in Congress once again chose denial and theatrics over problem solving

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Inslee boosts state climate goal as cap-and-trade action stalls 21.5.2015 Seattle Times: Politics
Gov. Jay Inslee has struggled to win legislative approval for a plan to meet state goals for greenhouse-gas reduction. But that isn’t stopping him from signing on to an international pact with even steeper targets.
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Obama Says Climate Change Endangers National Security 21.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that time is running to out to address what will be irreversible effects of climate change, pressing the case that extreme weather and rising seas pose a threat to national security.
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Obama: Climate change a security threat 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama used his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, to focus on a topic he called an immediate national security threat: climate change.
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Obama frames global warming as national security threat 20.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces. “Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” the president says in excerpts of […]
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Obama frames global warming as national security threat 20.5.2015 Hindu: International
President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize th...
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Dirty air and disease: why we must end the subsidy of fossil fuels 20.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
IMF evidence about hidden costs such as pollution, traffic accidents and climate change makes it apparent just how heavily subsidised the coal, oil and gas industries are Continue reading...
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In Coast Guard commencement, Obama to link climate change to national security 20.5.2015 Washington Post: Politics
President Obama will make the case Wednesday that climate change is a "serious threat" to national security, potentially costing the United States hundreds of billions of dollars and damaging military installations and training facilities.Read full article ...
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In Speech, Obama Will Cast Climate Change As 'Immediate Risk' To U.S. Security 20.5.2015 NPR News
President Obama is expected to discuss the dangers of climate change when he delivers the commencement address today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday.
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12 must-reads on climate change 20.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
"Climate change is the canvas on which the history of the 21st century will be painted."
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Peabody Energy exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain, say health experts 19.5.2015 Guardian: Environment
Public health experts outraged after world’s largest privately-held coal company promotes its product in the fight against Ebola in Africa as part of a PR campaign to rebrand the fossil fuel as a solution to global poverty Join the Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground campaign Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic attempt to exploit the disease for corporate gain by the world’s largest privately-held coal company. As part of a PR offensive to rebrand coal as a “21st-century fuel” that can help solve global poverty, it has emerged that at the height of Ebola’s impact in Africa, Peabody Energy promoted its product as an answer to Africa’s devastating public health ...
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India gives USD 2.1 million to WHO, JP Nadda assumes WHA presidency 18.5.2015 CNN-IBN: India
India on Monday announced that it would contribute USD 2.1 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a "reflection" of its commitment to the global health body and its mandate.
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