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Climate One: Wall Street and Climate Change 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Host Greg Dalton interviews three experts on the ways corporations, and their shareholders, can make an impact on climate change and environmental sustainability.
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Will Public Health Suffer From EPA Greenlighting Forest Biomass Energy? 7.8.2018 Truthout.com
Experts, existing research and a recent study make it clear that biomass energy production is not carbon neutral.

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Fueled by Pollution and Unsound Policies, Toxic Algae Overtakes Florida Beaches 6.8.2018 Truthout.com
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has played a role in weakening regulations that protect water.

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Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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Percentage of Americans Who Believe Climate Change Is Real Reaches New High 17.7.2018 Truthout.com
The scale of the climate problem demands more than piecemeal attention.

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Heat making you lethargic? Research shows it can slow your brain, too 16.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.
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Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

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Get to know Andrew Wheeler, ex-coal lobbyist with inside track to lead EPA 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agency's next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like "going from a train wreck to a house on fire."
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Former UN Special Rapporteur on US Withdrawal From the Human Rights Council 3.7.2018 Truthout.com
With global tensions rising, the US finds itself in a corner by design and incompetence, says Richard Falk.

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The Long Game on Taxes 28.6.2018 American Prospect
Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA via AP Images A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in opposition to the Republican tax bill held in Lower Manhattan This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The immediate aim for progressives on taxes is clear: show all the ways in which the 2017 Republican Tax Act favors the interests of the wealthy and short-changes average Americans, who will ultimately end up paying the cost. But the long game on taxes is a lot less obvious. We need policies that foster a more widely shared prosperity, correcting for the trend toward increased economic inequality instead of aggravating it. We need stable financing for programs that the public continues to demand. And we need to reduce the risks of climate change by promoting the shift away from carbon fuels. Working out an effective and persuasive strategy to achieve those aims poses an extraordinary challenge. How we got progressive taxation in the first place may hold some lessons ...
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Rivers of Oil, Episode 4: The rallying cry 27.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the early 2000s, the Keystone XL oil pipeline became one of the most powerful symbols in the fight against climate change. And since then, it's not just local landowners fighting pipelines in their backyards anymore. It's environmental groups, Native Americans tribes, farmers and ranchers, and a crucial addition to the alliance -- climate change activists. But how did it begin?
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Area of Global Dead Zones Doubling Every 10 Years 25.6.2018 Truthout.com
Declining oxygen levels in the oceans is killing marine life at alarming rates.

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She Spoke out About Climate Change—and They Tried to Make Her Pay for It 24.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2015, a University of California, Davis researcher named Sarah Moffit appeared in a four-and-a-half-minute video detailing her work studying ancient ocean ecosystems. Looking young and serious, with a long ash-blonde mane falling around a scarf that wouldn’t be out of place on a […]
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U.S. lakes see rise in algal blooms 23.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon’s capital city were ominous- “Civil emergency . prepare for action.” Within half an hour, a second offi
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Toxic algae problem will 'get worse in a big way' as climate continues to warm 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxic algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming and raises looming questions about the effects on human health, researchers say.
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Climate change activism has hit a new level in Minnesota 22.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MPR News reporter Dan Kraker joins Climate Cast to discuss his new podcast, Rivers of Oil.
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The refugees that the world barely pays attention too 20.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They're known as 'climate refugees.' But there's not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.
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Study: Rising Seas Could Swamp More Than 300,000 US Houses 19.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. The swelling oceans are […]
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As carbon dioxide levels rise, major crops are losing nutrients 19.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.
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Scholastic Under Fire for Children’s Book Portrayal of Trump 17.6.2018 Truthout.com
Parents and teachers aren't angry over what the new book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.

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