User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Climate change
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EPA yanks scientists’ conference presentations, including on climate change 23.10.2017 Washington Post
Two staff members and a contractor were instructed not to speak as planned at the session on the status of Narragansett Bay, New England’s largest estuary, and the challenges it faces.
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Road Kill: Side-Swiping the Environmental Protection Act 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
The Pacific walrus was denied protected status early this month. (Photo: US Geological Survey ) Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. A senate appropriations subcommittee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will resist the Trump administration's efforts to slash spending for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department this week. Last summer, Murkowski warned the White House that there was no chance her panel would agree to cut the EPA's $8 billion budget by almost a third. But the budget isn't the only thing that's endangered. The administration is leading a campaign to toss out a growing list of rules and regulations that protect our environment and the all plants and animals that are trying to thrive alongside us. To see more stories like this, visit Moyers & Company at Truthout. An Endangered Act The Endangered Species Act itself is under attack. Since January, congressional Republicans ...
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World Hunger Is Increasing Thanks to Wars and Climate Change 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
Truthout is a nonprofit media organization that survives on a no-frills budget, provided almost entirely by donations from readers like you. Want to make a difference? Make a donation today! Around the globe, about 815 million people -- 11 percent of the world's population -- went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years. Between 1990 and 2015, due largely to a set of sweeping initiatives by the global community, the proportion of undernourished people in the world was cut in half. In 2015, UN member countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals , which doubled down on this success by setting out to end hunger entirely by 2030. But a recent UN report shows that, after years of decline, hunger is on the rise again. As evidenced by nonstop news coverage of floods, fires, refugees and violence, our planet has become a more unstable and less predictable place over the past few years. As these disasters compete for our ...
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“A Nightmare World of Smoke and Ash” 22.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  This week, a hurricane broadsided Europe—a rare event considering most of the continent is closer to the North Pole than it is to the tropics. That would have been enough to make worldwide news, but the continent was due for much […]
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'Impossible to save': scientists are watching China's glaciers disappear 21.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace -- and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.
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California wildfires are only going to get worse. We're not ready 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Countless research papers and government reports have said it, but the wildfires in Northern California this month brought it home: Climate change is fueling larger, more frequent and more devastating wildfires in the state, and communities have to start making themselves safer now.

Two of the...

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Is billionaire Tom Steyer serious about impeaching Trump or just building his brand? 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer has been coy about whether he plans to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein next year. But on Friday he committed to running at least one political campaign: impeaching President Trump.

Well, not a political campaign exactly, since impeachment is...

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Trump’s Pick for Puerto Rico’s Environmental Cleanup Might Actually Do the Right Thing 21.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  President Donald Trump has turned the Environmental Protection Agency into a department at war with its core mission. His pick to run the agency, Scott Pruitt, relentlessly sued the EPA as Oklahoma’s attorney general, has close ties with polluting companies, […]
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Real News from the Land of Reality: 'BradCast' 10/20/2017 21.10.2017 BradBlog
Among the demonstrably real, not fake, news stories covered on today's BradCast [Audio link to show posted below]... A brief word about the mercilessly toxic and sad "debate" Donald Trump injected into the American body politic this week to divert from his failure to recognize U.S. special forces killed by ISIS ...
She began fighting climate change as a child. Now she sits on the DWP's board 21.10.2017 LA Times: Business
From the love for community instilled in her native Colombia, Aura Vasquez grew her passion into the focus of her life's work as an entrepreneur and DWP commissioner.
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Sen. Cantwell introduces amendment to block drilling in Arctic refuge 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Oct. 19 introduced an amendment to the GOP-backed budget to remove language opening a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Her amendment was rejected in a 48-52 vote.
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast 20.10.2017 LA Times: Science

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events.

The finding...

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New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election.
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A more wine-friendly climate ahead for Minnesota? 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A warmer climate benefits Minnesota wine growers.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined....
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The race to save coffee 19.10.2017 Washington Post
The race to save coffee
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Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter. 19.10.2017 Washington Post
Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter.
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Our Summer of Fire and the Fires to Come 19.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Out-of-control wildfires have devastated the Western US this year, causing not only immediate deaths and untold property damage, but dangerous levels of smoke pollution and long-term health effects. The impact of wildfires on human health and ecosystems will keep rising, unless serious and emergency measures are taken to counter climate change and its effects. A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Explosive wildfires have raged in Northern California over the last two weeks.  Forty-one people ...
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