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Climate change, AI and ethical leadership in ‘big tech’, with Amazon principal UX design lead Maren Costa 24.6.2019 TechCrunch
“I just want to be proud of the company that I work for,” Maren Costa told me recently. Costa is a Principal UX Design Lead at Amazon, for which she has worked since 2002. I was referred to her because of her leadership in the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice group I covered earlier this […]
Let the debates begin: Time for progressive candidates to seize the moment 24.6.2019 Raw Story
On Wednesday and Thursday, 20 Democratic candidates for president will file onto the stage of a Miami theater for the first formal debates of the primary season. There are so many contenders that the DNC and hosts NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo must platoon them in, 10 per a night. Each debate lasts two hours and […]
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Dutchman swims epic ice-skating course threatened by climate change 24.6.2019 Raw Story
As Europe braces for a heatwave this week, a Dutchman is swimming the route of the country’s most famed ice skating race — which has not been held for two decades as climate change bites. Instead of skating the 195 kilometres of the daunting “Elfstedentocht” (Eleven cities race), Olympic gold marathon swimmer Maarten van der […]
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Some 2020 candidates want to hold fossil fuel giants accountable for climate change 24.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Cities and states have been actively seeking to hold fossil fuel giants accountable for their role in knowingly contributing to global warming — a movement that is now seeing support from Democratic presidential contenders. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) have both released climate plans that would see corporations like ExxonMobil […]
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Huge Reservoir of Fresh Water Discovered Hidden Deep Beneath the Ocean off U.S. East Coast 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The aquifer stretches from Massachusetts to New Jersey—the biggest formation of its kind ever found.
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Got a complex policy issue to solve? Dynamic Problem Repair will make it go poof 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When something breaks on my old beater truck, I take it to Dynamic Auto Repair on Northwestern Highway, outside Detroit. The place has been there for 30 years, and Chris, the boss, really knows his stuff.

On the wall behind the cash register is a hand-lettered sign: “Engine Warning Light Repair...

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VP Mike Pence Refuses To Directly Answer Whether Climate Change is a Threat in Tapper Interview 24.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The timing of the interview came as the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
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Europe’s Once-Mighty Climate Warriors Are Staging a Comeback After Other Leaders Have Failed 23.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Traditionally, the European Union—the federation of 28 nations with 512 million inhabitants—has prided itself on being the global front runner in progressive policies on the environment and climate change. It has championed binding CO2 reduction targets in international negotiations, led the […]
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A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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What we can’t fix by defeating Trump in 2020: climate change 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The degradation that Donald Trump brings to the presidency is shocking. His mendacity, disrespect for constitutional checks and balances, disregard of governing norms and self-serving entanglements are shameful. (“Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry...

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Foreign aid for family planning works. So why don't we do more of it? 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the late 1960s, for a brief moment, population growth commanded the kind of political, popular and academic focus that climate change does now. But today, even as the population crisis grows more severe, it has largely fallen off the agenda.

Paul Ehrlich’s seminal book on the subject, “The Population...

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A Democratic Think Tank Is Promoting Pushback Against Climate Lawsuits 22.6.2019 Truthout.com
One of the outfits promoting the efforts to counter climate lawsuits is the Progressive Policy Institute.
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UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger 22.6.2019 Raw Story
Candidates from China, France and Georgia are vying to head the UN’s food agency, as the fight to eradicate world hunger takes a blow from global warming and wars. The election of the new chief of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will be held Sunday at the headquarters in Rome during the agency’s 41st […]
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Climate Change Isn’t Only Changing the Course of History, It’s Making History Itself Harder to Study 22.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you like clams, you’re not alone. For the past 164,000 years, people have used shellfish as a food source. We know this thanks to shell middens found on shorelines around the world. By studying these mounds, scientists can say a lot […]
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NBC’s Roker Joins Campaign to Push Climate Change Agenda 21.6.2019 NewsBusters
On Friday’s Today show, NBC weatherman and climate change activist Al Roker promoted a social media campaign to push the liberal agenda item, which included wearing a pin meant to represent the planet’s warming temperatures. He even had help from a local meteorologist at NBC’s Washington D.C. ...
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State police are tracking runaway Oregon Republicans who refuse to vote on climate bill 21.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Oregon’s path to climate action took an abrupt turn this week, in an unfolding saga that now involves runaway Republican lawmakers, the state police, and threats of armed retaliation. The state is on the verge of adopting major climate legislation. The Senate is all but guaranteed to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which would […]
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Noam Chomsky: The real election meddling isn’t coming from Russia 21.6.2019 Raw Story
Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod’s new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book’s “propaganda model” today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a […]
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GOP minority holds Oregon Senate hostage as right-wing militia groups push for armed standoff 21.6.2019 Raw Story
Republicans are tired of being a minority in the state legislature, so they are walking out to prevent Democrats from passing bills they don’t like. GOP state senators left the Oregon Capitol with no apparent plans to return before the 2019 legislative session ends June 30 to protest House Bill 2020, a sweeping proposal to […]
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Marshall Islanders ‘sitting ducks’ as sea level rises: president 21.6.2019 Raw Story
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as “sitting ducks” when sea levels inevitably rise. In an interview with AFP in Geneva, Heine detailed a range of projects underway aimed at helping prepare and adapt her far-flung country, made […]
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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