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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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2017 was among the planet's hottest years on record, government scientists report 18.1.2018 Washington Post
The results make the past four years the hottest period in the government's 138-year archive.
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We could save the climate if only we weren’t working so hard not to 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We could save the climate if only we weren’t working so hard not to
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Local governments, not oil companies, failed to fight climate change by not providing adequate public transportation 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: If members of the Los Angeles City Council want to sue oil companies for the damage that climate change has caused, voters should file a lawsuit against the city and county for failing to give us meaningful, modern and useful public transportation alternatives. (“L.A. lawmakers look...

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The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration has lots of explanations.
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The new ambassador to The Hague might be Dutch American, but he’s not like anyone the Dutch ever met 18.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Peter Hoekstra’s Trump-like dealings with the media have jolted the country of his birth.
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones
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Most of National Park Service board resigns, citing administration indifference 17.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.
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How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help 17.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't afford to wait, says economist Robert Pollin. Two recent studies produced by Pollin and his colleagues for New York and Washington states offer a path for states to make a just transition away from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy while creating thousands of new jobs. The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! With Donald Trump in the White House, the prospects for fighting climate change have never been any bleaker in the US. Yet there are options available to state governments to move forward with the greening of the economy even without federal support. This point is made crystal clear in  two studies  produced recently by economist Robert Pollin and some of his colleagues at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at ...
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Warming trend kicks in, Sunday snow solutions vary 17.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sunday snowstorm tracks still vary widely.
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Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign in frustration 17.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year.
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Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure 17.1.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp., REI and other businesses joined environmental and other groups Tuesday in testifying in support of Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious proposal to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change....
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World's largest money manager to CEOs: You must do good for society 17.1.2018 Washington Post
World's largest money manager to CEOs: You must do good for society
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Most of National Park Service panel quits out of frustration with Zinke’s refusal to meet with them 17.1.2018 Washington Post
The resignations of nine out of 12 National Park System Advisory Board members leaves the federal government without a functioning body to designate national historic or natural landmarks. 
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The Energy 202: Los Angeles contemplates its own climate suit, too 16.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats think they have found a winning political strategy.
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Administration of Denial: Trump's Shock and Awe Attack on the Environment 16.1.2018 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Proclamation shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) The administration of Donald J. Trump, starting with the president himself, is populated by deniers of human-caused climate disruption in all the key positions. For those of us concerned about runaway climate disruption, this regime, with its denial of the greatest existential threat to humanity (alongside nuclear war), has become our worst enemy. Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Proclamation shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 4, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) It's no secret that Donald Trump, someone who would ...
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Essential California: Mud, darkness and destruction turned Montecito into death trap 15.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Deadly mudslides

Montecito residents thought their community could survive the rains. Then the earth collapsed. Boulders...

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Can This Colorado City Really Afford 100-Percent Clean Energy? 14.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The first things you see driving down from the Rocky Mountains into Pueblo, Colorado, are smoke stacks. Three big ones sprout from the Comanche coal plant at the edge of town, and then a stubble of shorter towers rises from […]
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Calendar Letters: In reality, Oprah... 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Props to Meredith Blake for her article on Oprah Winfrey’s uncanny ability to illuminate the pulse of our society’s mind-set [“Oprah Winfrey for President? Her Speech Resounds,” Jan. 8]. Winfrey’s most salient point was never directly referred to: “... what I know for sure is that speaking your...

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