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Environmentalists like Tom Steyer see Colorado as key in election 30.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Environmentalists in Colorado may have lost a rallying cry this year when efforts to limit fracking didn't make the ballot, but that hasn't stopped eco-activists from painting a big green bulls-eye on the ...
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Headlines for August 29, 2014 29.8.2014 Democracy Now!
U.S., Russia Trade Barbs over Ukraine as NATO Releases Satellite Imagery, Obama: "We Don't Have a Strategy Yet" on Islamic State, Video Claims to Show Syrian Forces Killed by ISIL, Report: Islamic State Waterboarded Western Prisoners, U.N.: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million; Over 1,000 Killed or Wounded in July, 43 U.N. Peacekeepers Captured by Militants in Golan Heights, More than 100 Arrested Outside White House Calling for End to Deportations, 9 Mexican Immigrants Win Lawsuit over Coerced Deportations, Argentine Unions Stage 2nd General Strike over Lagging Economy, NFL Changes Domestic Violence Policy Following Outcry, Ferguson Residents Sue Police for Abuses in Protest Crackdown, Firm Authenticates Audio Recording of Michael Brown Shooting
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Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Early last November Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda slammed into the Philippines, leaving more than 6,000 people dead, tens of thousands injured, and many more bereft of their homes and livelihoods. The storm was called the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to make landfall. Few of the international media who flew in to report on the devastation noted an underlying cause: subsurface ocean waters recorded at 9 degrees Fahrenheit above average , fueling the intensity of the storm. But National Nurses United, which rapidly dispatched a number of nurse volunteers, who provided basic, hands-on medical support for thousands of the injured, never lost sight of a broader concern. Taking a break one day from the medical mission, RN volunteers joined a press conference with local healthcare and environmental activists, noting that huge storms are not new but are far worse because of the consequences of the human-made climate crisis. RNs at climate crisis press conference following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda "Climate change ...
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Headlines for August 28, 2014 28.8.2014 Democracy Now!
U.S., Ukraine: Russian Forces Stage Cross-Border Attacks, WHO: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Top 20,000 , Mother of Kidnapped Journalist Issues Appeal to Islamic State, Freed American Reporter Thanks Supporters after Return from Syria, U.N. Panel: Syrian Gov't, Islamic State Committing War Crimes, Libya Warns of "Full-Scale Civil War" as Militia Fighting Continues, Ohio Protesters Call for Probe into Police Shooting of Black Walmart Customer, Hundreds March over Chicago Police Shooting; Commander Charged for Gun Incident, Missouri Gov. Seeks 1st Black Cabinet Member for Law Enforcement Post, Omaha Police Fatally Shoot "COPS" TV Crew Member During Standoff, NRA Tweets About "Fun at the Shooting Range" for Children Following Instructor's Death, Closing Arguments Made in Blackwater Nisoor Square Trial
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Vandana Shiva to March with Organic Consumers Association ‘Cook Organic, Not the Planet’ Activists at the People’s Climate March in New York 28.8.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity 27.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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One Month Countdown Until Major Climate Marches in NYC and Around the World 22.8.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Headlines for August 20, 2014 20.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Police: 47 Arrested on 10th Night of Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, St. Louis Police Fatally Shoot Black Man Miles from Protest, Top U.N. Human Rights Official: "Apartheid Is Flourishing" in Parts of the United States, NFL Players Hold Up Hands in Solidarity with Ferguson, Pentagon Defends Program That Supplied Military Gear to Ferguson Police, Grand Jury to Consider NYPD Chokehold Death of Eric Garner, Israel Resumes Assault on Gaza; 11 Palestinians Killed, Israeli-Palestinian Truce Talks Break Down in Cairo, Oakland: Protesters Continue Bid to Block Unloading of Israeli Ship, Islamic State Says U.S. Journalist James Foley Beheaded in Revenge for Iraq Airstrikes, Iraqi Forces Seek to Reclaim Tikrit from Islamic State, Ebola Deaths Top 1,200; Liberia Imposes Curfew, Isolates Slum
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More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge 16.8.2014 Terrorism
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in ...
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Clinton's break with Obama on Syria _ what's next 16.8.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in 2016.
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Bill McKibben Coming to Boston for Major Climate Change Event 14.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This Friday, August 22, author, activist, and climate rabble rouser, Bill McKibben will be coming to Boston for a major event at the Boston Opera House to build support for what he and fellow organizers hope will be the largest march for climate action...ever. In an evening full of inspiration, music, (and a bit of cold-hard climate reality), Bill and a group of all-star guests -- from author and fracking activist Sandra Steingraber to local climate champion, Vanessa Rule -- will fire up the audience and give the latest update on plans for the People's Climate March . The march is planned for this September 21 in New York City, just two days before world leaders including President Obama and the President of China, attend an emergency climate summit at the United Nations. Scientists have warned us that we're quickly running out of time to avoid catastrophic climate impacts. This September's Climate Summit in New York City is critical because it is designed to build momentum, and lay the building blocks, ...
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Keystone XL's Carbon Pollution More Than State Department Estimated, Study Finds 11.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes. The U.S. estimates didn't take into account that the added oil from the pipeline would drop prices by about $3 a barrel, spurring consumption that would create more pollution, the researchers said. Outside experts not connected to the study gave it mixed reviews. The American Petroleum Institute found the study to be irrelevant because regardless of the pipeline, the tar sands will be developed and oil will be shipped by railroad if not by pipeline, spokeswoman Sabrina Fang said. The researchers estimate that the proposed pipeline, which would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, would increase world greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 121 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. The department said this year that at most, the pipeline would increase world carbon dioxide ...
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From 'Front-Lines of Climate Crisis,' Gathering Calls for New Economy 7.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Climate Change and Waiting for Bruce Willis 7.8.2014 Truthout.com
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From' Front-Lines of Climate Crisis,' Gathering Calls for New Economy 7.8.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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House GOP Candidate 'Open' To Impeaching Obama 6.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Tennessee state Sen. Jim Tracy (R), who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) in the state's Aug. 7 GOP primary, told the Times Free Press on Saturday that he is "open" to impeaching President Barack Obama. "Obama has abused the powers of the executive branch time and time again," Tracy told the paper. "I would be open to impeachment as an option to put a stop to the out-of-control executive orders and overreach this president has shown." The candidate has company in Congress, where multiple GOP lawmakers have floated or declined to rule out the idea of impeachment. As HuffPost's Michael McAuliff has reported , House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) have all indicated that an impeachment effort could still be on the table. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of ...
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Will Natural Gas Secure A Cleaner Energy Future? Not With Rogue Methane Leaks, Report Finds 5.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Research Report by Climate Central If President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is going to work, lots of things will have to fall into place. Perhaps the most important is the reduction in greenhouse gases that is expected from increased use of natural gas to generate electricity. Under the plan, which aims to reduce electricity sector emissions by 30 percent by 2030, the EPA projects that coal-fired power will drop more than a quarter from its current 40 percent share of U.S. electricity generation. Most scenarios project that natural gas will pick up the majority of that gap. The generally accepted climate benefit of natural gas is that it emits about half as much CO2 as coal per kilowatt-hour generated. But this measure of climate impact applies only to combustion, it does not include methane leaks, which can dramatically alter the equation. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that forces about 80 times more global warming than carbon dioxide in its first 20 ...
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Headlines for August 5, 2014 5.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Israel Pulls Forces from Gaza; Palestinian Death Toll at 1,865, Report: Israeli Troops Fired on Fleeing Palestinians, Snowden Docs Expose Deep Israeli, U.S. Spy Ties, Report: Israel Spied on John Kerry During Peace Talks, Illinois: Library Reinstates Talk by Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada After Outcry, Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Rises to Nearly 900, Northern Iraq: Thousands Flee as Sunni Militants Advance, U.S. Court Rejects Alabama Abortion Restrictions, Texas Abortion Providers Challenge Law That Would Leave Fewer Than 10 Clinics, Documents: Arizona Prisoner Injected 15 Times in 2-Hour Botched Execution, Water Ban Lifted in Toledo, Ohio, Former Reagan Press Secretary, Gun Control Advocate James Brady Dies at 73
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Headlines for August 4, 2014 4.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Palestinian Toll Tops 1800; UN Condemns "Criminal" Israeli Shelling of Another School for Displaced, U.N. Warns of "Rapidly Unfolding" Gaza Health Crisis, Israel Kills over 200 After Ceasefire Collapse; Claim of Captured Soldier Retracted, Israel Breaks Unilateral Pause with New Airstrike, Thousands Protest U.S. Support for Gaza Assault in D.C., Obama Floats Executive Action After Congress Fails to Pass Immigration Bills, Hundreds Protest Record Deportations outside White House, Obama Backs CIA Director After Senate Spying Prompts Resignation Calls, Obama Admits "We Tortured Some Folks" — and that Not All Bush-Era Methods are Banned, Ebola Death in West Africa Toll Tops 820, 2 Americans Return to U.S. for Ebola Treatment, Over 400,000 Under Water Ban in Ohio; Toxic Algae Boom Linked to Climate Change, Industrial Farming, Earthquake Kills Around 400 in Chinese Province, Report: USAID Staged Civic Programs to Destabilize Cuban Gov't, Choking Death of Eric Garner by NYPD Ruled a Homicide
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EPA’s plan on climate change fills a void as Congress does nothing 4.8.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency began marathon public hearings July 29 on its new climate-change plan. “This week,” the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Frances Beinecke predicted before the sessions, “we’ll hear loud and clear that the American people are strongly behind the EPA’s ...
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