User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Arizona starts talks on addressing dwindling Colorado River 26.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be a yearslong process to address a dwindling but key water source in the U.S. West.
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It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel industry to avert catastrophe, says economist Robert ...
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Trump’s coronavirus crisis and George Floyd’s killing expose America’s self-destructive habit of ignoring issues until they explode 25.6.2020 Raw Story
People from all cultures, in every walk of life, rely on stability. As much as possible, we form patterns and habits that are oriented towards keeping things the same. Regularity is an integral element of survival. Dramatic change holds inherent risks, and refraining from acting impulsively is usually a good instinct. When we take the […]
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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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After dams fail, Dow admits floodwaters in Midland, Michigan ‘commingling’ with toxic chemical storage ponds 21.5.2020 Raw Story
Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility and Superfund site, the company admitted Wednesday, raising the possibility that the flood could turn into a full-fledged environmental catastrophe. At 10:00am EST, Dow announced that “there were flood waters commingling with on-site containment ponds” at its facility. Midland, Michigan […]
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CBS: Climate and Corona Show ‘Mother Nature’ ‘Hissing’ ‘I Will Not Be Ignored’ 18.5.2020 NewsBusters
Once again, journalists are taking a pandemic that has killed 315,000 people worldwide and are using it as an example of how humans destroy Earth. In a 13 minute segment on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, journalist Jon Wertheim linked global warming to “mother nature “hissing” at us: “I will not be ignored!” He also promoted the ideas of an environmentalist professor who wants no new coal plants, get rid of planes and force car companies to make ...
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America has lost 600,000 clean energy jobs. Here are ideas for bringing them back 13.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Public investment could help reverse the job losses while also reducing pollution and fighting climate change, experts say.

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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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MacGyver Testifies Before Congress on Global Warming: ‘Our Planet Is in Trouble’ 9.5.2020 NewsBusters
A significant plot of season 4 of CBS’s reboot of MacGyver is dedicated to Mac (Lucas Till) trying to stop a criminal mastermind conglomerate from trying to end the world. Their reasoning is your typical liberal propaganda, as there are supposedly too many people in the world (actually overpopulation is a myth) and climate change is so evil that they need to ‘reset’ the world, which in reality, means destroying ...
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Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water 7.5.2020 Truthout.com
Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water
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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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2019 was Europe’s hottest year ever: EU 22.4.2020 Raw Story
Last year was the hottest in history across Europe as temperature records were shattered by a series of extreme heatwaves, the European Union’s satellite monitoring surface said Wednesday. In its annual report on the state of the climate, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that 11 of the continent’s 12 warmest years on […]
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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This disaster belongs to Trump — but the Tea Party’s nihilistic hatred of government is what got us here 20.4.2020 Raw Story
The catastrophic failure of the United States to prepare itself for the COVID-19 pandemic, and its equally catastrophic failure to mount the kind of “too late but effective” response to a crisis that has often characterized American history — World War II, most spectacularly — has deep roots in recent political and cultural trends. Dana Milbank […]
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Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
Global warming can lead to compromised immune systems, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to ...
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COVID-19 May Increase Heat Extremes This Summer 16.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 May Increase Heat Extremes This Summer
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Report names upper Mississippi ‘most endangered’ U.S. river 15.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The annual report cites challenges such as climate change and the loss of natural floodplains.
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