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How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Did violent volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians?

It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes.

In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that explosive volcanic eruptions in high northern...

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Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin 17.10.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda. (Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. The next installment will appear on October 24. Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged in fraudulent populism during his campaign. His promise to "Make America Great Again" has been exposed as a lie, as the Trump administration has been busy extending US military power, ...
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America’s Climate Refugees Have Been Abandoned by Trump 17.10.2017 Mother Jones
As hurricane after hurricane ravages Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast, the Trump administration has quietly walked away from a government-wide effort to help the growing number of American communities whose very existence is threatened by climate change. “There are communities that need help right now. They’re struggling, they’re asking, and the resources to assist […]
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Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact 17.10.2017 AP Business
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact....
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San Francisco Is Suing Major Oil Companies to Protect its Citizens from Climate Change 14.10.2017 Mother Jones
On a Tuesday morning in October, just before noon, the San Francisco port is bustling with life. Shoppers line up for late summer produce and specialty coffee at a farmer’s market in front of the iconic Ferry Building, and suited professionals settle on benches near the water to enjoy their lunches. It’s unlikely that many of […]
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Trump’s War for Coal Raises Risks 13.10.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: President Trump’s war for coal is threatening progress on alternative energy while creating hazards both in the weather effects from global warming and in health risks from breathing dirty air, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall When Environmental Protection…Read more →
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Puerto Rico’s troubles are far from over. The population’s health is at risk. 13.10.2017 Washington Post
Puerto Rico’s troubles are far from over. The population’s health is at risk.
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Climate skeptic is Trump’s pick for top White House environmental post 13.10.2017 Washington Post
Like other members of the administration, Kathleen Hartnett-White has long questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-fueled climate change.
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The Energy 202: Coal production is actually up under Trump. Should he get credit? 12.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Not really, say experts.
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New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change 11.10.2017 Washington Post
New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change
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Warming to Blame for Western Wildfires? 10.10.2017 FactCheck
Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West? A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in ...
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As Trump implodes, he threatens to hurt millions - out of pure rage and spite 10.10.2017 Washington Post
As Trump implodes, he threatens to hurt millions - out of pure rage and spite
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Meet The New Messiah of Christianity 9.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo: Mukesh Prasad, author of the book "A New Science" and co-author of "God vs. The Universe", walked into a psychiatric care facility on September 25th and announced he had delusions of grandeur. Specifically, that he was the top physicist on Earth, and also that he was the promised Messiah of Christianity. He was admitted as an in-patient.
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The Former EPA Head Hasn’t Given Up Hope On Climate Change. Really. 7.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Gina McCarthy was the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama, starting in July 2013. Under her leadership, the agency undertook an ambitious climate change agenda, curbing emissions from vehicles and working toward […]
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Food and farming policies 'need total rethink' 5.10.2017 BBC: Business
A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.
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Trump's push to ignore climate costs generates a backlash in court, slowing some projects 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There is little question that expansion of the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana would help nudge the Earth’s temperature upward.

Under a plan supported by the Trump administration, the mine would yield 15 million tons of coal each year, which would send potent bursts of climate-warming emissions...

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Notes from the field: Good reporting starts with listening 3.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Reporter Elizabeth Dunbar has been covering the environment for several years, but she's trying a different approach for a project looking at the future of agriculture.
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Galveston’s BioLab Amid Global Warming 3.10.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Special Report: During Hurricane Harvey, a story questioning the wisdom of putting a biocontainment lab on vulnerable Galveston island revealed not only that public hazard but the failure of today’s corporate media, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Ken Kramer grew…Read more →
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Climate Disruption Could Pose "Existential Threat" By 2050 2.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO) Human-forced global warming is unraveling Earth: We've changed the composition of the atmosphere, acidified the oceans and caused massive ice melt. As epic rains warp Earth's crust and tree-killing beetles follow warmer temperatures northwards, scientists warn of an "existential threat" to humanity as early as 2050 as planetary heating continues apace. (Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO)   This story was published because of support from readers like you. If you care about maintaining a free and independent media, make a donation to Truthout! It is often painful to write these monthly dispatches, chronicling what has happened to the Earth over the previous several weeks. Every month I'm taken aback by how rapidly the changes are unfolding. Take my word for this: These pieces are as emotionally challenging for me to write as they are for you to read. Over the several years I've been producing these climate disruption dispatches, I've mostly received messages of ...
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This Bill Moyers Interview Will Give You Hope That Maybe We’re Not Actually Doomed 1.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by BillMoyers.com. Robert Jay Lifton was born 91 years ago. Living through the catastrophes of the 20th century—world war, tyrannical regimes, genocide, the nuclear bomb, terrorism—he grappled with their terrible impact on human beings. His work as a psychiatrist, historian and public intellectual forged his reputation as one of the world’s foremost […]
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