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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord 21.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Nicaragua, which refused to sign in protest of a weak global climate agreement, says it’s now joining.
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United Nations General Assembly live updates: President Trump delivers his first address 19.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News
President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly."Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said in the provocative...
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A two-decade crusade by conservative charities fueled Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord 6.9.2017 Washington Post
Tax-exempt groups lobbied and spent millions fighting climate science and environmental regulation. It was all part of a wave that crested with Trump’s rejection of the landmark international deal to limit greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
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Advice for student protesters: Fly, don't drive 4.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A humble proposal for student activists as the new academic year gets underway: Fly, don’t drive.

Here’s what I mean. Following highly publicized plane crashes or hijackings, many people are tempted to drive rather than fly if they have the option. The impulse is irrational — you’re far more likely...

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Who's Behind Fossil Fuel Extraction? It's Not Just Republicans 2.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Though many see the Paris Accord as President Obama's shining moment for the environment, the plan to speed the construction of fossil fuel infrastructures cast a shadow over the US's well-publicized but halfhearted participation in the agreement. The trend has only continued under Trump. (Photo: David McNew / Getty Images) Obama's signing of the Paris agreement and Trump's withdrawal from it signal different priorities, but the steady expansion of fossil fuel development and infrastructure proceeded apace under Obama and continues under Trump. As the need to avoid contamination and deter climate change grows more urgent, we should look beyond self-styled climate heroes from either party and hold all elected officials equally accountable. Though many see the Paris Accord as President Obama's shining moment for the environment, the plan to speed the construction of fossil fuel infrastructures cast a shadow over the US's well-publicized but halfhearted participation in the agreement. The trend has only ...
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For Texas immigrants, Harvey came at an already tense time 1.9.2017 LA Times: Nation

With Hurricane Harvey barreling toward his house in Corpus Christi and his family waiting it out in San Antonio, the young man’s mother made a comment that will stick with him.

If there’s nothing left when we get back to Corpus Christi, she said, we’re going back to Mexico.

It caught 22-year-old...

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Macron proposes major reform of French labor laws 1.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Emmanuel Macron's most daring undertaking, reforming France's nearly sacrosanct labor laws, got cheers and jeers as it went public Thursday. It trims union powers, adds a voice for small businesses and creates easier ways to hire and fire workers.

The measures meant to foster growth,...

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Science Envoy Who Resigned in Protest of Trump: Climate Change Makes Storms Like Harvey More Severe 25.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In Texas, tens of thousands of residents began evacuating coastal communities Thursday, as forecasters predicted Hurricane Harvey could make landfall late Friday as a major category-three storm, delivering a life-threatening 35 inches of rain to some parts of the Gulf Coast. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called out 700 members of the National Guard as several coastal counties ordered mandatory evacuations. Hurricane trackers expect the storm's eye to come ashore near the city of Corpus Christi, where mayor Joe McComb called for a voluntary evacuation. For more we speak with Dan Kammen who just resigned as science envoy for the U.S. State Department. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: So, if we can talk to you, you are the now resigned science envoy of the State Department, but if we can talk to you about what is happening right now in Texas. Tens of thousands of residents began evacuating coastal communities as forecasters predict that Hurricane Harvey could make landfall late Friday as a major category 3 storm, ...
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"People's Congress of Resistance" Will Draw Together Grassroots Activists in September 24.8.2017 Truthout.com
Jodi Dean, a professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the author of multiple books in political theory, and Brian Becker, the codirector of the ANSWER coalition, cofounder of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the author of Imperialism in the 21st Century and other books, discuss their plans for the "People's Congress of Resistance," which will bring together front line activists this September. (Photo: Ertyo5 / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what doesn't, what has changed and what is still the same. Today's interview is the 67th in the series . Click here for the most recent interview before this ...
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Local student organizes inaugural Youth Political Activism Day 23.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

About 40 high school students from local schools gathered in Burbank City Council’s chambers last week to hear student activists and community leaders such as Mayor Will Rogers and Burbank Unified Supt. Matt Hill discuss current political issues during the first-ever Youth Political Activism Day.

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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Not Without Us' on KLCS and KCET 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

SERIES

America's Got Talent Twelve of the remaining 36 acts perform as the live shows begin. 8 p.m. NBC

Bachelor in Paradise Third season alumni Carly and Evan tie the knot in Paradise while the cast tries to regain momentum following a production lapse in this new episode of the unscripted series....

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The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest 14.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It finally rained in Seattle yesterday after 55 dry days.
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New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Gov. Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word 9.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New Yorkers are beginning to suspect that Governor Cuomo's defiance of Trump's anti-environment agenda is just a lot of hot air. A ban on high-volume hydro-fracking implemented two years ago through the persistent efforts of activists is being completely undermined by a new power plant poised to make fracking infrastructure fully operational throughout the state. Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in Albany, New York. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential precedent for other states. Now, however, the state is poised to begin operating ...
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Disconnection and climate change at the heart of Kingsnorth's latest 8.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In his latest novel and essay collection, writer Paul Kingsnorth explores cataclysmic change through a new lens.
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Once Upon A Time Climate Activists Cheered Al Gore. Times Have Changed. 29.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the New Republic and appears here as a part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s the year 2015, in Paris, and negotiations over an international climate accord are falling apart. India‚ the world’s fourth-largest polluter, is wary about signing onto the deal, fearing the commitments are too strict for […]
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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates

The law imposes new requirements...

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In San Francisco, Al Gore praises Gov. Jerry Brown's work against climate change 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It has been a decade since Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary that catapulted the one-time presidential candidate to the front lines of climate change activism. Now he’s back with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which follows the former vice president...

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Moby, Russell Simmons And Others Speak Out On An Issue That Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"Going vegan was the most important lifestyle change I made."
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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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Crisis over Jerusalem holy site intensifies ahead of Friday prayers 20.7.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Days of escalating clashes and a diplomatic crisis over recently installed Israeli metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City is stoking concern of a new wave of violence ahead of Friday prayers.

Girding for a surge of friction at noontime prayers on the Muslim day of...

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