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'Green News Report' - August 17, 2017 18.8.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump revokes Obama's executive order protecting the nation's infrastructure from floods; July 2017 was the hottest July on record, and the hottest month ever; Monday's total solar eclipse to have big impact on solar energy generation; PLUS: National monuments on the chopping block in unprecedented monument ...
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Iran Will Change When the US Changes 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) If Trump wants a change in Iran's regional policies, he must be open to changing Washington's policies too, because in US-Iran relations, hostility begets hostility. While Trump accuses Iran of violating the spirit of the nuclear deal, the US is actually violating the letter of that deal by undermining legal trade with Iran. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) This story was made possible by support from readers like you. Help Truthout report on the urgent issues of health care, climate change, US foreign policy and more: Make a tax-deductible donation today. Donald Trump wants to kill the Iran nuclear deal. Exactly why he aims to destroy a perfectly ...
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Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report 17.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, someone involved in the government's latest report on climate change provided The New York Times with a copy of the version submitted to the Trump administration for final approval. The main intent of the leak, according to several people tracking the report, was to complicate any attempt to suppress the study or water down its findings. Publication of the document inflamed an already-fraught debate about climate change. Administration officials and Republican lawmakers accused the leaker and journalists of manufacturing a dispute. They said the report, which was required by law, was moving through a normal process of White House review. The report was submitted in late June and the Trump administration has broad authority to review its findings. Any one of a number of government agencies can block its release, which is ultimately subject to presidential review. Some of the scientists involved in preparing the document expressed concern that it might never see the light of day. ...
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Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet 17.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday. Yes, you’ve heard some version of that story before, and you’re sure to hear it again and again in the coming years, but this […]
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits....
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Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is one of the most popular in Twitter's history 16.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion,” Obama said, quoting Nelson Mandela.
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Smoky veil aloft, Wednesday washout ahead 16.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Multiple waves of rain and locally heavy downpours Wednesday.
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Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The revocation is part of an executive order to streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices. Environmentalists say it leaves the U.S. more vulnerable to damage from rising seas and oceans.
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Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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Trump Promised Beautiful Bridges and Roads. Now He’s Putting Them in Harm’s Way. 16.8.2017 Mother Jones
In his latest executive order, President Trump is expected to tell the federal government to ignore the best science out there on sea-level rise and flooding and build infrastructure projects in risky, flood-prone areas anyway.  At a signing ceremony that will take place at his New York City Trump Tower on Tuesday, Trump will reportedly reverse an Obama-era policy […]
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The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics 16.8.2017 Washington Post
The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics
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Pressure points? Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like...

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Greenland is still burning, but the smoke may be the real problem 15.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.
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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand Climate Change and This Federal Report Proves It 15.8.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of government scientists drafted. The nonprofit Internet Archive first uploaded the 543-page report, which is awaiting […]
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Not Without Us' on KLCS and KCET 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

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America's Got Talent Twelve of the remaining 36 acts perform as the live shows begin. 8 p.m. NBC

Bachelor in Paradise Third season alumni Carly and Evan tie the knot in Paradise while the cast tries to regain momentum following a production lapse in this new episode of the unscripted series....

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Under Armour CEO joins the exodus from the President’s Manufacturing Council 15.8.2017 TechCrunch
 Kevin Plank, the founder and chief executive of Under Armour, is the latest high profile leader of a major American company to leave President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. In a statement tweeted out late on Monday, Plank wrote in his statement, “Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics.” Plank’s full statement is below. In it, he… Read ...
At least 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding 15.8.2017 Washington Post: World
Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud.
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The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest 14.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It finally rained in Seattle yesterday after 55 dry days.
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Journalist mysteriously vanishes aboard a submarine. Man is arrested after vessel sinks. 14.8.2017 Washington Post
Journalist mysteriously vanishes aboard a submarine. Man is arrested after vessel sinks.
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California Republicans face backlash for backing climate change program 14.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After weeks of escalating criticism, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes still doesn’t have any regrets over bucking his party to support California’s cap-and-trade program on climate change.

There’s just one thing Mayes would have done differently: He wishes he had attended the ceremony on San...

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