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USA Today Assails Natural Gas, Omits Links to Bloomberg, Steyer 10.9.2019 NewsBusters
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer are two of the wealthiest anti-fossil fuels crusaders. In June, Bloomberg promised to spend another $500 million eradicating coal and starting to target natural gas power plants too. Yet, USA Today failed to connect the dots between either billionaire and the left-wing groups, including the Rocky Mountain Institute, it turned to as experts in an anti-natural gas story Sept. ...
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Uh Oh, We May Be Overestimating How Much Trees Will Help Fight Climate Change 8.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bob Marra navigated his way to the back of a dusty barn in Hamden, Connecticut, belonging to the state’s Agricultural Experiment Station. There, past piles of empty beehives, on a wall of metal shelves, were stacks of wooden disks—all that remains of […]
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight 4.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action.
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Amazon Burns Amid Brazil’s Incendiary Politics 2.9.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Fires rage in the Amazon as Brazilian President Bolsonaro becomes a target of global indignation, writes Pepe Escobar.  By Pepe Escobar in Curitiba, Brazil Asia Times Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse…Read more →
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro to stop using France’s Bic pens, refuses to speak to Macron 31.8.2019 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he will stop using disposable pens made by France’s Bic to sign official documents, while a diplomatic spat continues over fires in the Amazon basin. “A pen (of the Brazilian brand) Compactor and no more Bic, will work,” Bolsonaro said, confirming remarks he made during a live broadcast on […]
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After ignoring climate at G7, Trump gets back to work killing the planet 30.8.2019 Raw Story
President Trump made a show of opposing his fellow G7 leaders on climate change and Russia. Now back in the United States, Trump is doubling down by helping the Kremlin and gutting greenhouse gas regulations. This article first appeared in Salon. Trump spent much of his time at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, complaining to […]
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Environmental ‘Hero’ Knocks Celebs, Media for Amazon Fire Falsehoods 29.8.2019 NewsBusters
Yes, there are fires burning in the Amazon and that’s obviously a bad thing, but one Forbes columnist chided movie stars, politicians and the news media for spreading misinformation about them. Contributor Michael Shellenberger, who was once named an “Environmental Hero” by Time, exposed an abundance of inaccuracies stemming from the current hysteria over the fires in the Amazon — including the “bullshit” claim that it is the “lungs of the ...
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Stupid is not Ignorant 28.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

Embed from Getty Images by Jay Johnson The Amazon Rain Forest is burning out of control. Smoke from the Amazon fires is turning day to night in cities 1000 miles away. Most of the fires were set deliberately to clear pastures for cattle. The easiest way to clear a Forrest to make a pasture is […]

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Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest 28.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
As Brazil’s Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the nation’s largest national forest. Together with British Columbia’s Great Bear […]
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Debating How Much Time We Have to Avert Climate Disaster is a Waste of Time 28.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
The UN’s warnings are dire, but they are still likely overestimating the time we have to act, writes Arn Menconi. By Arn Menconi Special to Consortium News The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a report earlier…Read more →
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro open to G7 aid if Macron ‘withdraws insults’ 27.8.2019 Raw Story
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he was open to discussing G7 aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest — only if his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron “withdraws insults” made against him. Bolsonaro’s remarks come amid an escalating war of words with Macron over the worst fires in years that have sparked a global […]
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Brazil rejects G7’s already minuscule aid package to help combat raging fires in the Amazon 27.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In the grand scheme of things, $22 million is not that much money. Sure it’ll buy you a nice mansion, or finance a small movie. But when it comes to fighting tens of thousands of fires currently devastating a rainforest that is more than two-thirds the size of the continental United States — and which is […]
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Scientists studying effects of climate change, invasives in Minnesota -- plant by plant 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing about 600 long-term monitoring sites in forests and prairies across the state. The goal is to monitor decades of landscape changes.
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Trump skips G7 climate meeting as the Amazon burns 26.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Leaders representing the world’s seven biggest economies struck a deal on Monday to bring badly needed aid to the fire-stricken Amazon, following global uproar over the growing threat to the critical natural resource. But the announcement will likely do little to fix a deep divide on climate issues between several world powers. While European leaders […]
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Stability of Earth’s climate depends on Amazonia 26.8.2019 Raw Story
The Amazon basin cradles the largest rainforest in the world, and plays an essential role in regulating regional and even global climates. Here are some facts about the region: – Deforestation – Continued destruction of its tropical forests — measured in tens of thousands of square kilometres per year — could transform much of the […]
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The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Climate scientists fear a tipping point is near 26.8.2019 LA Times: Science

Land-grabbers in Brazil are slashing and burning the Amazon rainforest. If too many trees are removed, Earth's climate could lose a critical buffer.

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