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Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought 23.5.2017 Washington Post: World
South Africa’s city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area’s worst drought in more than a century.
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Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area’s worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain in the next three weeks. It […]
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Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought 23.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area’s worst drought in more than a century.The city, a major international tourist destination...
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When Americans flee rising seas, where will they go? 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Researchers at the University of Georgia are painting a picture of a massive migration in the United States because of climate change. Their study says nine states will lose population as people flee inland.
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Idaho’s new science-education standards aim to appease state lawmakers 22.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Revisions to Idaho’s public-school science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change in an attempt to appease Idaho’s GOP-controlled Legislature.
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New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • The latest revisions to Idaho’s K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change. State education officials unveiled the updated standards Friday after spending several months collecting more than 1,000 public comments. The proposal is the latest attempt to appease Idaho’s conservative Republican Legislature, which has been hesitant to adopt any direct references to global warming. Most peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climat...
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Climate Impacts Happening Now: Westward Migration of Forests 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A recent article in The Atlantic implies climate change to be wrongly viewed as something we don't yet know much about. This article, "American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why," is half correct. The authors in the study reported upon reveal the reasons why trees are shifting west (as well as north), and that the shift is intrinsically related to climate change. That "No One Knows Why" these trees are shifting westward is fundamentally not a part of this research. The authors say that the westward shift is because climate change has changed moisture patterns, that increased moisture in western portions of the eastern U.S. is the cause for this seemingly counterintuitive westward shift, and it is predominant among young trees that are more resistant to drought even in the face of sporadic drought pulses in the west. From the paper: "The observed differential shift rates could also be due to the fact that saplings are more sensitive to droughts in terms of survival than adult trees, as ...
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Op-ed: U.S. should stand by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As President Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City urges the president and his administration to heed the words of the Holy Father, “The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies.” While the priorities expressed in Pope Francis’ statement apply to multiple policy concerns, the Diocese of Salt Lake City encourages the administration, and our congressional delegation, to pay part...
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Resistance in the Age of Trumpism: An Interview With Gerald Epstein 20.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In addition to protesting and resisting, progressives must develop alternative policies and political strategies at the state and local levels to regain power, says political economist and Amherst professor Gerald Epstein. But first, we must stop analyzing Trump's policies on a case-by-case basis and start recognizing the larger context of Trumpism with its dangerous fascist currents. Progressives and radicals should protest, resist and out the destructive policies of the Trump regime. (Photo: Scott Billings / Flickr ) Where do you turn for credible, intelligent coverage of the issues that matter to you? If the answer is Truthout, support our work today with a tax-deductible donation! With Donald Trump in power, US society is likely to witness in the next four years a regression of social progress and environmental damage unlike anything the country has seen in the course of its modern history. In this context, progressives have their hands full and only massive resistance may halt the march to the ...
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"Clean This Place, Don't Displace": Activists Battle for Environmental Justice in Washington, DC 19.5.2017 Truthout.com
April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium groundbreaking residents from Syphax Gardens, Q St. Corridor and Greenleaf. (Photo: Kari Fulton) Following the People's Climate March, Washington, DC residents have redoubled their fight for better air quality and to protect public housing in their gentrifying city. In particular, residents of Buzzard Point, a majority low-income African American community, are organizing to confront the proliferation of toxins from construction projects, such as the DC United Soccer Stadium. Buzzard Point in southwest DC is at risk of riverine and coastal flooding due to climate change. Of the ward's 84,000 residents, 93.3 percent are people of color. A series of development projects like the DC United Soccer Stadium, while at face value a boon for economic growth, unearth decades of toxicity in Buzzard Point, exposing community members to harmful substances while at the same time threatening to push out low- and middle-income residents. April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium ...
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Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century 18.5.2017 NPR News
Climate change, damns and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also seen in danger.
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Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water 17.5.2017 AP Business
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles....
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Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water 17.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm’s dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the National Advisor Bureau Limited sees it as a source of profit, and a way […]
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The Daily 202: Trump’s chaotic White House once again makes a bad story worse 16.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
‘Reckless’ disclosure to the Russians is part a pattern of poor judgment
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Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change 16.5.2017 Washington Post
Experts fear 'quiet springs' as songbirds can't keep up with climate change
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While faking concern for the 'best' science, Congress launches an attack on environmental regulations 16.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Republican attack on science, never far beneath the surface even during the Obama Administration, has been gathering steam since the election.

Recent sallies have clothed this campaign, which is largely aimed at killing regulations that industry doesn’t like, in the mantel of a defense of “smarter”...

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Inside look at the $1.7 billion deal that weds Aspen, Steamboat, Winter Park and Canadian Mountain heliskiing operation 10.5.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Intrawest SEC filing on acquisition by KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Co. details how one of the largest deals in ski resort industry history went down.
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Mississippi River cities: Feds should take climate change seriously 10.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mayors in cities and towns along the Mississippi River are among about 1,000 people participating in a national meeting on climate adaptation in St. Paul this week.
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Climate talks begin amid uncertainty over U.S. stand 9.5.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Despite uncertainties over whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald Trump, envoys convened talks on Monday in Germany on implementing the deta...
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Trump on the Paris Agreement 6.5.2017 FactCheck
Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require ...
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