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The Sunrise Movement Is Taking the Fight to Big Oil’s Home Turf 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal […]
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Policy News: February 11, 2020 11.2.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic ...
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Some Midwest farmers see hope in Democrats' climate platforms 7.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A small group of farmers in Iowa believe they’ve influenced the field of Democratic presidential candidates to focus more on climate change and how agriculture can be part of the solution to global warming.
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Jessica Cisneros Could Be the Next AOC. (But Don’t Tell Her That.) 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
Jessica Cisneros needed to find a dentist. When she decided to challenge Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the upcoming Democratic primary, Cisneros quit her job and moved back in with her parents in Laredo to save money. She’d bought her own insurance plan after turning 26 last May, but it didn’t include dental, and she […]
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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“For Him to Endorse Her Is Huge for Me”: These Voters Liked Warren Last Night. They Loved Castro. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
“I’m undocumented and unafraid,” exclaimed Jonathan Jayes-Green from the stage of Kings Theater in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Jayes-Green, the National Latinx Outreach Director for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, was onstage to help introduce someone that many had come to see that night: Obama’s former HUD Secretary Julián Castro. It was Castro’s first campaign […]
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Top 10 Colorado politics stories of 2019: From our would-be presidents to bomb cyclones 30.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
People across the country eyed Coloradans’ decisions in 2019, moving the state’s local politics to the national level.
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Impeachment timeline: From early calls to a full House vote 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the House prepares to debate two articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday, a look back at how Congress got here.
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Policy News: December 3, 2019 4.12.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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Newsletter: What will Sondland say? 20.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES What Will Sondland Say?

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Why Did Lindsey Graham Join a Climate Group? 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Congress has long been a place where climate policy goes to die. That could soon change, and not only because there’s an election coming up in less than a year. A new bipartisan climate caucus has formed in the Senate. It’s similar to […]
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Facing opposition from left, Democrats fuel impeachment mania 9.11.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Facing opposition from left, Democrats fuel impeachment mania
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US Climate Action: A Week of Hope Amidst Despair 9.11.2019 WRI Stories
US Climate Action: A Week of Hope Amidst Despair Comments|Add Comment|PrintWRI CEO and President Andrew Steer and other members of the CEO Climate Dialogue meet with senators, November 5, 2019. Photo by Sen. Lisa Murkowski/Twitter */ Darkening Days This week began badly with the Trump administration announcement formally withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. This decision shows a stunning disregard not only for science but also economics. It’s driven by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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U.S. House passes bill to protect 400,000 Colorado acres 31.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, a large public lands bill that protects 400,000 acres in Colorado from further development.
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Dems in Congress demand update on Interior’s wild horse plans 27.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public lands agency told reporters it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds under control.
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Trudeau should now work with NDP and Greens on a progressive agenda 22.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's plea for progressives to vote strategically -- echoed by many voices on social media -- appeared to work on election day.  Trudeau will remain prime minister, with a strong minority of seats in the House -- 157, thirteen short of a majority -- even though his party dropped by six points, to second place in the popular vote.  The Liberals lost seats in almost every part of the country, with the significant exception of Ontario. The unpopular Doug Ford Conservative government in Ontario helped win the election for Trudeau's federal Liberals. Andrew Scheer's Conservatives picked up more than 20 seats, mostly in the West, where they swept Saskatchewan and won every seat in Alberta, save one for the NDP in Edmonton Strathcona.  Nationwide, the Conservatives got a bit more than a third of the popular vote, about a quarter million votes more than the Liberals. Based on the popular vote, Scheer is claiming some sort of moral victory. That and 25 cents won't get you ...
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Action on climate means breaking the cycle of Liberal-Conservative governments 15.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Action on climate means breaking the cycle of Liberal-Conservative governments
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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency 21.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.
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There Is an Important Climate Solution Democrats Never Talk About. But Why? 15.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Academies of Sciences, and scores of researchers around the world agree on this fact: To prevent dangerous levels of climate change, it’s likely that humanity will need to start pulling carbon out of the air. […]
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