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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue gets grounded in California 21.2.2018 LA Times: Business

“You might already know this …,” Central Valley farmer Sarah Woolf offered politely, before launching on a primer on California’s convoluted water system.

“No, I don’t,” Sonny Perdue, Trump’s secretary of Agriculture, interrupted. “I need all the education I can get.”

Nervous laughter filled the...

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Formaldehyde delay rule – another defeat for Trump EPA 21.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Formaldehyde delay rule – another defeat for Trump EPA
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'Phantom Thread's' Paul Thomas Anderson on the Valley, daydreaming and the movie he's writing with his 8-year-old 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is up for more Oscars with his latest movie, "Phantom Thread." And he's pretty excited about that, even if his kids aren't.
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet) 20.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump under pressure to keep an Obama-era climate decision he hasn't tried to kill (yet)
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The Pentagon Is Using an Environmental Law Meant to Protect Us Against Us 20.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A ground crew member signals to an EA-18G Growler as it returns from a flight during heavy snows at Naval Air Facility Misawa. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada / US Navy ) The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to implementation, has been used instead by the DOD to place millions of US citizens in harm's way. A ground crew member signals to an EA-18G Growler as it returns from a flight during heavy snows at Naval Air Facility Misawa. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada / US Navy ) Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! While it has long been known the US military is one of the biggest polluters in the world, the egregious and intentional nature of its actions is less well known. Canadian ...
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More companies invest in training to prevent sexual harassment — but it might not be doing much good 20.2.2018 LA Times: Business

The recent high-profile reports of sexual harassment in the workplace have prompted a surge in training courses, which experts are updating to reflect the latest examples making front-page news.

Inquiries about sexual harassment training provided by TrainUp have skyrocketed, said Jeremy Tillman,...

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Degradation of nature is contributing to conflict – can we reverse the trend? 20.2.2018 IUCN - Issues News
The degradation of nature is undermining the security and peace of billions of people worldwide – yet we know little of how sustainable and fair use of natural resources can help prevent conflicts in the Middle East and around the world. The conservation community should urgently explore this opportunity – writes Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan. Displaced persons in Genenia, West Darfur, in 2007. Photo: Nite owl CC Every time I travel to Petra or the eastern desert regions of my country, I marvel at lessons we can learn from the history of those regions and their inhabitants. These lessons are captured in the beauty of the antiquities, which teach us about ancient technical innovations in water harvesting, conveyance and storage, about the benefits of carefully managing the delicate natural resources in a semi-arid region, and also about the exercise of power and the promotion of peace. Our well-being and our natural environment are deeply intertwined in a dance of life that is as vulnerable ...
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It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]
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Scott Pruitt Is a Historically Bad EPA Chief. But This One Might Have Been Even Worse. 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
Scott Pruitt isn’t the first EPA administrator famously hostile to the agency. That distinction goes to Anne Gorsuch. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, the agency’s first female head was known for her jet-black hair, fur coats, proclivity for Marlboro cigarettes—and coziness with polluters. Just weeks after taking the post on May 20, 1981, Gorsuch relaxed […]
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Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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"The US's Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment": An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
A gun display showing the Statue of Liberty holding a pistol is seen at a National Rifle Association outdoor sports trade show on February 10, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Second Amendment was born of slave patrols and militia massacres of Indigenous people. (Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP / Getty Images) The Second Amendment had little utility while white supremacy reigned, says Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Loaded. It was only in the post-World War II era -- with the rise of the Black, Indigenous and Mexican freedom movements -- did white nationalists, including state and local officials, being using it as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance. A gun display showing the Statue of Liberty holding a pistol is seen at a National Rifle Association outdoor sports trade show on February 10, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Second Amendment was born of slave patrols and militia massacres of Indigenous people. (Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP / Getty Images) In Loaded: A Disarming ...
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An Unpleasant Truth Underlies Gender Discrimination in India 19.2.2018 The Wire

The plight of women in the country has its roots in Hindu traditions, and a Reformation may be needed to fix it.

The post An Unpleasant Truth Underlies Gender Discrimination in India appeared first on The Wire.

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Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval 19.2.2018 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees....
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Five in poll fray, women hope to make debut in Nagaland Assembly 19.2.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Why Growing Veggies in the City Isn’t Just a Feel-Good Exercise 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like “Windy City Crunch,” “Queens Crisp,” and “Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg,” it’s clear the company is selling […]
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Silicon Valley Has a New Investment Opportunity: Your Home 18.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Companies including some backed by Silicon Valley venture-capital firms and Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit are experimenting with a product that essentially lets them take an ownership position in a house along with the homeowner.
GOP Takes Another Step to Control Federal Courts 17.2.2018 Truthout.com
Sen. Charles Grassley leaves the office of Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on January 23, 2018. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans ended a century-old tradition Thursday that will accelerate the appointment of right-wing federal judges in purple and blue states, where they will preside over thousands of cases that will never reach the Supreme Court. The move, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa, was the most egregious partisan intervention in the judiciary since Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked 2016 hearings on President Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, which would have given the court a center-left majority. (After the 2016 election, conservative Neil Gorsuch was appointed and confirmed.) "Michael Brennan gets voted out of Senate Judiciary Committee along party lines despite fact that he refused to acknowledge implicit racial bias in the justice system," tweeted Vanita Gupta, president and ...
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Pennsylvania, South Jersey ties emerge as Florida shooting victims are named 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old orphan, was charged with murder Thursday after opening fire with an AR-15 on the faculty and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkalnd, Florida, outside of Miami, killing 17 - many of whose lives were just beginning.
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National forests will be fee-free on Presidents Day and on these upcoming dates 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

National forests and other public lands will waive fees Monday in honor of Presidents Day. But it’s not your only chance to visit for free this year.

In Southern California, the Angeles, San Bernardino, Los Padres and Cleveland national forests will waive the $5 Adventure Pass required at certain...

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