User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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An EPA chief who wants to protect polluters and not the environment 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: There are various government agency heads whose jobs involve leading their respective departments and (gasp!) regulating. (“EPA nominee Wheeler says climate change is neither a hoax nor the ‘greatest crisis,’” Jan. 16)

As the nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew...

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If Washington rejects the Green New Deal, California should step up and do it ourself 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has disappointingly sidetracked the buzz-generating, urgently needed Green New Deal, but Washington’s likely failure to nurture the idea presents an opening for California.

The Green New Deal is an audacious, ambitious proposal to treat the climate threat...

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From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota lawmakers considering new legislation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions got their second crash course Thursday. This time, it was on all the ways climate change is already harming the state.
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Climate change is making us sicker and shortening our lives, doctors say 17.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.

But preventing sickness and averting premature death are squarely in a physician’s wheelhouse. And dramatic increases in both are projected...

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The most dangerous climate feedback loop is speeding up 17.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The carbon-rich permafrost warmed “in all permafrost zones on Earth” from 2007 to 2016, according to a new study. Most ominously, Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) in those 10 years, the researchers found. The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F) for at least […]
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Trump Tried to Defend the Shutdown In Front of Farmers. They’re Still Feeling the Consequences. 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The West’s farmers had plenty to worry about before the government shutdown. “There are so many uncertainties already,” explained Dena Hoff, who raises sheep and grows beans, corn, and tomatoes outside Glendive, Montana. Farmers, she said, already contend with unknowns […]
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Farmers are adapting to new climate realities and are ready to work with Gov. Newsom 17.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: My organization agrees with the L.A. Times editorial calling for a plan to help California’s precious water supply keep up with changes brought by global warming. We also think it’s important to recognize the progress we’ve made.

Urban users have fully embraced conservation. In the...

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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Daily Digest: State leaders say they’ll avert shutdown pain 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A quick look at some political stories making news in Minnesota.
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New House committee gets climate change boot camp 16.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Several University of Minnesota experts walked the House committee members through the changes in temperature and precipitation the state is already seeing thanks to a changing climate.
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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change 16.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

In a grim twist, the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp. could now slow California’s efforts to fight climate...

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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

The post A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump’s executive order will cut more forest trees; CU Boulder professor says “we can’t log our way out of the fire problem” 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order that expands logging on public land on the grounds that it will curb deadly wildfires.
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Gavin Newsom needs a plan for California's endangered water supply 14.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s water supply is now inextricably tied up with climate change. In a warming world, nature has already brought smaller Sierra snowpacks and less predictable precipitation patterns, with periods both of drought and of flooding. Gov. Gavin Newsom, if he is to successfully steer the state...

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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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The Shutdown Has Halted Important Scientific Research 12.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Southern Utah, there is a patch of desert heated by infrared lamps. The lamps hang just above the plants and soil crusts commonly found in this desert surrounding Moab. These lamps help scientists study how temperature increases impact plants […]
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Sandstone hopes to be a MN ice climbing mecca, if the ice holds out 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sandstone's ice cliffs offer a practical lesson in the problems of climate change and how Minnesotans must increasingly adapt. The cliffs attract climbers and business, but it's getting harder to keep the scene going as winter temperatures moderate.
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World’s oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study 11.1.2019 Raw Story

The world’s oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that s...

The post World’s oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study appeared first on Raw Story.

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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water 9.1.2019
There will be new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and aging infrastructure to fix.

The post 2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water appeared first on Truthout.

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Care about the environment? Here's what to watch in the 2019 Legislature 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From energy storage to pollinators, check some of the major environmental issues to watch during the 2019 legislative session.
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