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Democratic Leaders Want to Know Why Facebook’s New Oversight Board Won’t Deal With Climate Lies 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
Eighteen months ago, in a belated response to criticism of how Facebook polices content, the company announced it would create an Oversight Board to weigh in on dangerous misinformation campaigns that have overtaken the platform. The new Oversight Board, appointed in May, pledged to “focus on the most challenging content issues for Facebook, including in […]
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As Arctic burns, new data shows June 2020 capped off year tied for hottest on record 7.7.2020 Raw Story
“So I ask again: where are the breaking news?” tweeted teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. “Where are the front pages? Where are the emergency meetings? Where are the adults?” The unprecedented heat and fires that ravaged Siberia last month came at the tail end of a 12-month period that European researchers revealed Tuesday effectively tied with the […]
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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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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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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Opinion: Is Trump thinking about quitting the 2020 race? He's an egomaniac so it's not likely 1.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The story surfaced like one of those trial balloons we're used to seeing out of political offices and campaigns — Republican insiders telling Fox News that President Trump is grumpy about his reelection prospects and might quit the campaign if his poll numbers don't improve.

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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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‘Incredibly reckless’: Trump moves to expand fossil fuel drilling in Alaska’s western Arctic region 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous.” The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as […]
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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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‘Gangster in the White House’: Noam Chomsky explains why Trump is undeniably ‘the worst criminal in history’ 23.6.2020 Raw Story
Author Noam Chomsky, now 91, is old enough to remember a long list of U.S. presidents, from Harry Truman in the 1940s to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to Barack Obama in the late 2000s and early 2010s. And during an interview on “The Michael Brooks Show,” Chomsky laid out some reasons why Donald Trump […]
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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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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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Editorial: Trump is trashing arms control treaties and making the world more dangerous 11.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is undermining agreements between Russia and the U.S. that have slowed the nuclear arms race.

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It’s much worse than lying: Trump is trying to drown you in BS 10.6.2020 Raw Story
Many call Donald Trump a liar because he’s made it so obvious and easy to do so. But the reality is even worse than lying. What Trump & Co. have done is attack the very existence of fact and truth. The victims of those repeated actions: decency, business, governance, justice, public discourse, our Constitution and […]
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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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