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Sutter: The good news about climate change 3.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now.
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Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

YABED, West Bank (AP) — For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by […]
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Air quality agency aims to stop metal plants accused of polluting Paramount with cancer-causing emissions 30.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Air quality officials are taking enforcement action against two metal-processing plants they believe are contributing to alarming levels of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium discovered recently in Paramount.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday it was filing for an administrative...

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DWP tackles clean energy goals with new solar farms, low-income program 23.11.2016 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles utility commissioners want to pay homeowners in the city’s disadvantaged communities to generate electricity from the sun.

Residential customers who participate in the city’s Solar Rooftops Program will receive a $30 credit each month or $360 a year in exchange for allowing the Los...

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Navajo youths travel 1,000 miles to protest haze 19.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the effect it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that a massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution will not have to drastically cut back emissions until a generation from now. Federal rules exempt the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, from drastically reducing haze-causi...
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Navajo youth travel to San Francisco to protest coal plant 18.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the impact it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that the massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution won’t have to drastically cut back emissions until a generation from now. Federal rules exempt the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, from drastically reducing haze-causin...
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Navajo youth travel to San Francisco to protest coal plant 18.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Nineteen-year-old Sheldon Natoni worries about the haze hanging over his tribe’s sacred mountains in Arizona and the impact it is having on the health of others in the Navajo Nation. His friend Sebale Tsosie, 21, has the same concerns, saying it’s unfair that the massive coal-fired power plant blamed for the pollution won’t have to […]
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Fire at Torrance refinery has little effect on gas prices but stirs safety fears 18.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

An explosion last year at a Torrance oil refinery spewed smoke and dust into surrounding neighborhoods and alerted residents to the dangers of living near the sprawling industrial complex.

Since then, shutdowns, flaring incidents and a fire that broke out Tuesday have only increased anxiety about...

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Kerry talks about India thrice at UN climate meet 17.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Kerry talks about India thrice at UN climate meet
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Showdown at Standing Stone Camp 16.11.2016 American Prospect
As a seasoned Beltway lawyer and lobbyist representing Native peoples, Tara Houska is no stranger to public conflicts. A member of the Couchiching First Nation and Ojibwe tribe, Houska represents tribal interests on Capitol Hill on a range of land-use and environmental issues. But when she saw a Facebook post in mid-July from a Standing Rock Sioux member named LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Houska knew she had to act fast. An oil conduit known as the Dakota Access Pipeline was threatening traditional Native American burial sites, and if it ruptured, would pollute the Missouri River. Allard was putting out a call for people to take action on the North Dakota banks of the Missouri River. Houska packed up her stuff, jumped in her car, and drove across the country to join the ranks of the self-described “water protectors” at the Standing Stone Camp, where she would spend the next three months. When she arrived, her tent stood alone in a big field. By the beginning of fall, it was just one of many along a ...
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Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk 14.11.2016 AP Business
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level U.N. climate change talks are being held....
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Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk 14.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level U.N. climate change talks are being held. Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrated Sunday alongside local indigenous Amazigh groups protesting against a Moroccan company’s […]
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A message to red-state Trump voters: I want MY country back 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

I’m sure thousands of bottles of Budweiser will be raised tonight in those white, working-class neighborhoods of the upper Midwest that put Donald Trump over the top in the electoral college. You folks should enjoy your moment and don’t trouble yourselves with the thought that plenty of celebratory...

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When seabirds smell plastic in the ocean, they think it's time to eat 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Seabirds mistakenly eat plastic debris in the ocean not just because it looks like food, but because it smells like it.

When mealtime comes around, many species of ocean-faring birds, including albatrosses and petrels, follow their noses to the smell of dying algae, a sure sign that tasty krill...

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Here Are the Races to Watch If You Care About Global Warming 7.11.2016 Mother Jones
The climate didn't get much attention in this year's debates, but Tuesday's election will still have a major consequences for the fight against global warming. Donald Trump thinks climate change is a hoax ; he's pledged to withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord and to repeal President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan , which is intended to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. Hillary Clinton has said she will continue Obama's climate legacy and has called for installing half-a-billion solar panels by the end of her first term. The debate isn't restricted to the top of the ticket; there are a number of state races that will play a key role in determining US climate policy, along with a handful of ballot initiatives covering everything thing from rooftop solar to a proposed carbon tax. The situation in each state is unique. Some races—New Hampshire's Senate contest, for instance—feature two candidates who want to act on climate change. Others, such as West Virginia's gubernatorial ...
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Fort Lewis’ Environmental Center celebrates 25 years 7.11.2016 Durango Herald
What began as a small, student-led grassroots movement, Fort Lewis College’s Environmental Center on Saturday celebrated its 25th year as a community leader in promoting sustainability and environmental justice.“It has served as home and refuge for so many people who care about environmental issues,” said Michael...
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DC inspects biomedical waste treatment plant 6.11.2016 Hindu: National
Deputy Commissioner T. Venkatesh on Saturday directed the authorities of a private company running a biomedical waste treatment unit at the Nandikur Industrial Area to follow all the guidelines given ...
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Trump says African Americans are living in hell. That depends on what you mean by hell 5.11.2016 LA Times: Nation

Donald Trump looked out at the crowd of supporters at a rally in Ohio last month and ticked off the troubles he said plague black America: “The violence. The death. The lack of education. No jobs.”

This, he said pointing in the imagined direction of an inner-city “ghetto,” is a place where “you...

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Readers’ most important issues and how they affected their votes 5.11.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Last week, the Opinion section asked readers what issues mattered most to them and how they affected their votes. Below are selected responses: Climate change Global warming is my top issue, which led to my voting for Brady Walkinshaw over Pramila Jayapal.  Walkinshaw gets the urgency of this issue in a way that Jayapal does […]
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Inside the Carbon Tax Fight That's Dividing Environmentalists 1.11.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Voters in a progressive Pacific Northwestern state could approve the nation's first carbon tax next week, providing a much-sought victory to proponents of legislative climate action—and possibly a model for the rest of the country. And yet the ballot measure is at equal risk of failing spectacularly. Not because of the usual oil and coal industry foes, or even because it includes the dreaded t-word. No, the biggest obstacle in its way: other environmentalists. An unlikely array of local and national organizations have come out against—or declined to support—Washington state's carbon tax initiative, which will appear on the ballot as I-732. Their concerns: That a revenue-neutral carbon tax wouldn't raise money for investing in clean energy and communities, and that people of color didn't get a fair say in crafting the policy. Although the split became public last year, it's only been in the last ...
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