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Humanity on track to soon hit 1.5ºC Paris Accord limit as atmospheric CO2 nears level not seen in 15 million years 9.7.2020 Raw Story
“It’s still not too late to avoid the worst effects of the #ClimateEmergency. But governments need to act NOW,” tweeted Greenpeace. As a United Nations agency released new climate projections showing that the world is on track in the next five years to hit or surpass a key limit of the Paris agreement, authors of […]
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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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Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World 1.7.2020 Truthout.com
The malign forces of capital are working tirelessly to ensure that the system they created and benefit from will ...
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Here’s why local leaders wield tremendous power — and why coronavirus cases vary wildly between states 27.6.2020 Raw Story
The federal government’s incoherent response to the pandemic has left public health in the hands of states. Just as the spread of coronavirus varies tremendously among different countries with different politics and policies, so, too, is this observable among U.S. states. This article originally appeared at Salon.  So far more than 124,000 people have died from COVID-19 […]
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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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Now that’s how you hold a Bible: Pope Francis calls for fossil fuel divestment to serve planet and the common good 19.6.2020 Raw Story
“The Vatican’s call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever,” said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. “It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the planet is plainly and simply immoral and unethical.” A new 226-page document issued by the Vatican on […]
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Hickenlooper, Romanoff say they haven’t done enough for racial justice in final Democratic Senate debate 17.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Both candidates said they would reopen the case of Elijah McClain, an unarmed black man who died during a violent arrest in Aurora last summer.
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Racism? In Texas? Here's Why Mike Siegel Will Never Stop Fighting It 15.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Mike Siegel is a civil rights lawyer and former public school teacher, who nearly beat right-wing Republican Michael McCaul in 2018 in a gerrymandered district the DCCC never took a serious look at. He intends to finish what he started this cycle. Saturday, Mike demonstrated the kind of coalition-- and movement-- he's building with an online event featuring Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), author and former Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower, Sunrise Movement founder Varshini Prakash, Texas state Rep Sheryl Cole, Texas AFL-CIO president Rich Levy and others. "The way we beat a $300 million Republican," said Mike in closing, "is with people power, and that’s what we’ve been building... This is a race where organizing can beat money. Mike and his team are fighting for Medicare-for-All, a Green New Deal to combat climate change and create millions of good new jobs, building a renewable economy, racial justice and to end the War on Drugs, to stop voter suppression and strengthen voting ...
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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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Four More Years of Donald Trump Could Delay Global Emissions Cuts by 10 Years 1.6.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s call to step back from international climate action endangers any prospect of hitting global emissions ...
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Colorado joins 22 other states in launching legal fight against Trump rollback of fuel-efficiency standards 28.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and counterparts in 22 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at killing the Trump administration's rollback of fuel-efficiency standards for reducing climate-warming gases and other harmful air pollution from vehicle tailpipes.
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Reclaiming ‘freedom’ in the age of coronavirus: Don’t allow Trump and the right to claim it 24.5.2020 Raw Story
On May 6, Anand Giridharadas set off a bit of a firestorm in a “Morning Joe” preview of his “Seat at the Table” monologue: There is a primordial American tradition going back to the Founders of being freedom-obsessed, even though we are a country founded on slavery and genocide, being freedom-obsessed to the point that we’re […]
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Top 14: Celebrating the ‘Silver Linings’ of the Pandemic 19.5.2020 NewsBusters
The following are the Top 14 worst examples of liberal media types discovering the “bright spot” of the coronavirus crisis:   
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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’s indifference to death is nothing new — but it’s made this crisis much worse 16.5.2020 Raw Story
American culture has always demonstrated a callous indifference to death. At our nation’s inception, its triumphant rhetoric of equality and democratic revolution excluded any acknowledgment of slavery, or the genocide conducted against its Native population. Over the past two centuries, America’s history of uninterrupted war, conquest and exploitation bred into the public too much comfort with the […]
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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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Letters to the Editor: 'Geezers' don't have to prove their worth to society (but they are valuable) 9.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Older people who are more at risk of dying from COVID-19 contribute immeasurably to society, but they should not have to prove their worth.

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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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USA Today Can’t Make Up Its Mind: Will World Be Doomed in 10 Years or 50 Years? 6.5.2020 NewsBusters
Environmentalists in the media often seem to want to move the goalposts on their climate Armageddon predictions. USA Today ran a story headlined “Unsuitable for 'human life to flourish': Up to 3B will live in extreme heat by 2070, study warns” May 4, 2020. USA Today stated that “By 2070, up to 3 billion people are likely to live in climate conditions 'deemed unsuitable for human life to flourish.’” Citing a new study, USA today warned that “[w]ithout climate mitigation or migration, by 2070 a substantial part of humanity will be exposed ...
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