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Coronavirus Is Creating a Crisis of Energy Insecurity 5.7.2020 Truthout.com
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
With unpaid bills and energy shutoffs rising during the pandemic, we need to act now to avoid another health emergency.
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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3D-printed fake meat: The healthier, greener future of food? 1.7.2020 Raw Story
Israeli firm Redefine Meat is using 3D printing technology to produce plant-based steaks designed to mimic real meat and plans to start selling them in restaurants later this year. With a handful of other firms working on similar technology, could 3D-printed meat soon provide a healthier and greener alternative to the real thing? The process […]
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How a cognitive failing explains why so many people reject the facts about the pandemic 26.6.2020 Raw Story
Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ineffective pandemic response on an American “anti-science bias.” He called this bias “inconceivable,” because “science is truth.” Fauci compared those discounting the importance of masks and social distancing to “anti-vaxxers” in their “amazing” refusal to […]
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Plastic ‘has entered’ Antarctic terrestrial food chain 25.6.2020 Raw Story
Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already “deeply” entered the world’s most remote land-based food systems. While the infiltration of microplastics throughout the oceans is well-known, researchers said their findings provided the first evidence of contamination in the Antarctic […]
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Big money bought the forests. Small logging communities are paying the price. 11.6.2020 Raw Story
This article was produced in partnership with OPB and The Oregonian/OregonLive. OPB is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few hundred feet past this Oregon timber town, a curtain of Douglas fir trees opens to an […]
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SoCalGas ramps up use of Aliso Canyon, site of worst gas leak in U.S. history 9.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's committed to shutting down Aliso Canyon. But its use has skyrocketed since his election.

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Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 9.6.2020 Raw Story
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How? Unfortunately, this child […]
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As Amazonian Wildfire Season Approaches, We Must Protect the Vulnerable Forest 7.6.2020 Truthout.com
As Amazonian Wildfire Season Approaches, We Must Protect the Vulnerable Forest
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NYT Op-Ed: ‘Stop Eating Animals’ If You Care About Climate Change, Racial Justice and Working Poor 27.5.2020 NewsBusters
What is it with liberal outlets and their apparent virtue-signaling obsession with eliminating meat from our diets? The New York Times published a wacky op-ed headlined “The End of Meat Is Here.” In the sub-headline, author Jonathan Safran Foer grumbled that “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.” [Emphasis added.] Only leftists like Foer would know how to make that nonsensical ...
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Cooper Throws Childish Tantrum Over Criticism of Greta Being a Coronavirus Town Hall Guest 15.5.2020 NewsBusters
Anderson Cooper ended Thursday’s latest CNN coronavirus town hall with an emotion-driven, hypocritical, and sophomoric rant complaining about “the phony online outrage machine” after CNN received widespread blowback for having climate change activist Greta Thunberg as a guest. This was despite the town hall’s billing of facts, science, and part of the show title having the phrase Facts and ...
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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases 12.5.2020 Truthout.com
Scientists say the current pandemic is part of a larger pattern linking infectious diseases to habitat ...
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Here’s an agonizing illustration of what we could be doing instead of watching America disintegrate amid the coronavirus crisis 7.5.2020 Raw Story
The most famous torment of Greek myth was the punishment of Tantalus (the origin of our word “tantalize”), who was cursed to be forever hungry and thirsty with food and water just out of reach. Focusing on what might have been is invariably jarring, which is why psychologists warn against spending a lot of time thinking about what might […]
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How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease 7.5.2020 Raw Story
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease […]
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Tunnel Vision: Lessons in the Impermanence of Permafrost 3.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. To enter the Fox permafrost tunnel—one of the only places in the world dedicated to the firsthand scientific study of the mix of dirt and ice that covers much of the planet’s far northern latitudes—you must don a […]
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The climate crisis solution no one is talking about 27.4.2020 Raw Story
Both our economy and the environment are in crisis. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few while the majority of Americans struggle to get by. The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions of supplies of food, water, and power. […]
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Wildfires Can Reduce Biodiversity. Can Biodiversity Be Used to Reduce Wildfires? 26.4.2020 Truthout.com
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 ...
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This Appalachian Collective Has Launched Its Own “Green Stimulus” 25.4.2020 Truthout.com
This Appalachian Collective Has Launched Its Own “Green Stimulus”
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Environmental and Labor Groups Team Up to Demand COVID-19 Relief 22.4.2020 Truthout.com
Nine days of action planned for Earth Day to May Day will highlight interconnectedness of climate and worker ...
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On Earth Day, coronavirus gives us glimpse at what it takes to reduce pollution 22.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. People are also noticing animals in places and at times they don’t usually. When people stay home, Earth becomes cleaner and wilder.
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