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Don’t Let Anyone Fool You: There ARE Environmental Conservatives 21.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he’s wrong about climate change. The conservationist uses the challenge in an attempt to raise awareness about our warming planet. […]
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Exclusive Interview With Guy Who Just Emerged From Wreckage of Trump Park Service 20.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On Jan. 15, nine of 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announcing their resignation, effectively dissolving the board. It was an act of protest against an administration […]
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Climate change is hitting African Americans hard. Here’s how Maryland can lead. 20.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Our tentative approach to climate change is not working.
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A Volcano Scientist Is Running for Congress in California 19.1.2018 Mother Jones
As the first midterm elections of the Trump era creep closer, scientists across the country are emerging from their labs to run for Congress. The president’s treatment of science—from proposed funding cuts to climate change denial—is one of the driving forces pushing researchers into the political ring. As Mother Jones’ Tim Murphy reported last July: All told, more […]
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The Energy 202: Possible government shutdown means FEMA could be hobbled while national parks stay open 19.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The impact of a shutdown on environmental and energy agencies will be uneven.
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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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Some businesses backing Washington carbon tax measure 17.1.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp., REI and other businesses joined environmental and other groups Tuesday in testifying in support of Gov. Jay Inslee's ambitious proposal to tax fossil fuel emissions to fight climate change....
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The Trump administration, in its own words 17.1.2018 Washington Post
Year One, as told by those who are (or were) part of it.
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The Energy 202: Los Angeles contemplates its own climate suit, too 16.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats think they have found a winning political strategy.
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CPUC's latest order backing batteries spells more trouble for fossil-fuel power plants 16.1.2018 LA Times: Business

California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation for utilities. And that spells trouble for power plants all across the U.S. that run on natural gas.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved an order...

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Essential California: Mud, darkness and destruction turned Montecito into death trap 15.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Deadly mudslides

Montecito residents thought their community could survive the rains. Then the earth collapsed. Boulders...

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Can This Colorado City Really Afford 100-Percent Clean Energy? 14.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The first things you see driving down from the Rocky Mountains into Pueblo, Colorado, are smoke stacks. Three big ones sprout from the Comanche coal plant at the edge of town, and then a stubble of shorter towers rises from […]
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Calendar Letters: In reality, Oprah... 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Props to Meredith Blake for her article on Oprah Winfrey’s uncanny ability to illuminate the pulse of our society’s mind-set [“Oprah Winfrey for President? Her Speech Resounds,” Jan. 8]. Winfrey’s most salient point was never directly referred to: “... what I know for sure is that speaking your...

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Calendar Letters: In reality, Oprah... 14.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Props to Meredith Blake for her article on Oprah Winfrey’s uncanny ability to illuminate the pulse of our society’s mind-set [“Oprah Winfrey for President? Her Speech Resounds,” Jan. 8]. Winfrey’s most salient point was never directly referred to: “... what I know for sure is that speaking your...

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L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers.

The push for financial reimbursement...

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L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it 13.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for legal action against an array of petroleum companies, saying fossil fuel emissions have contributed to natural disasters and “abnormally intense weather patterns” that are proving costly for taxpayers.

The push for financial reimbursement...

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Bill de Blasio: This is why New York is suing and divesting from Big Oil 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
New York is fighting back against climate change.
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Another White Supremacist Neo-Nazi Domestic Terror Case Ignored by Trump, Congress, Media: 'BradCast' 1/11/2018 12.1.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Who's actually running this disastrous Administration? And why don't they give a damn about terrorism when it's at the hands of white, domestic, neo-Nazis? That question may answer itself. But what's the excuse for Congress and media? [Audio link to full show at end of article.] First up, ...
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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears 11.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

During his first year in office, President Trump has guided the nation’s energy course directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration’s plan...

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The Energy 202: New York steps up legal fight against ExxonMobil 11.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There's a gathering legal storm on climate change.
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