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AP Panics: Climate ‘Catastrophe’ After U.S. Exits From Paris Accord 23.6.2017 NewsBusters
On Thursday, the Associated Press played up the supposed impact of President Donald Trump's decision to the withdraw from the Paris climate accord by underlining that "some island states may not survive through the next 100 years." The wire service touted officials from some of these countries, along with several "experts," who predicted "catastrophic" effects on these nations. Correspondents Seth Borenstein and Nick Perry led their report, " Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands ," by hyping the apparent stakes for these countries: "To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle." The two journalists continued by outlining that "top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, ...
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Guv says more fireworks bans likely with Utah’s tinder-dry conditions 23.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
With tinderlike conditions in Utah — shown by the huge, quickly spreading Brian Head fire — Gov. Gary Herbert warns that more bans on fire and fireworks are likely coming, including the possibility of a statewide fireworks ban. “That remains to be seen,” he said during his monthly news conference on KUED. “I don’t know whether we’ll have an all-out ban [on fireworks]. I have no plans for an all-out ban right now, but there may be restrictions on where you can have fireworks” locally — and some l...
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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been...

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Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth’s temperatures and the world’s seas will keep rising to a point where some island states may not survive through the next 100 years. That likelihood increases, they say, if the United States doesn’t follow through on promised cuts in heat-t...
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Schultz & Summers: This is the one climate solution that’s best for the environment — and for business 22.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord has induced a fateful pessimism about what can be expected of the country on this critical issue. Yet our long experience in Washington has taught us that the transition from the inconceivable to the inevitable can sometimes be very rapid. The pressure on the administration to find an alternative to Paris will only mount, and its foundations have already been laid in the reasons the president cited for ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dissidents Ramp Up Direct Action Against Climate Destroyers. Who Will the Courts Defend? 22.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The seven climate activists convicted in district courts this month were not allowed to present a "climate necessity" defense for their acts of civil disobedience. But the growing movement of climate activism against the fossil fuel industry and its political enablers is determined to keep the fight going in the courts until "climate necessity" becomes an acceptable defense. In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here. This month a group of climate activists were convicted in district courts in  Mount Vernon, Washington , and  Wawayanda, New York , for committing acts of civil disobedience against fossil fuel infrastructure. Each defendant (one in Washington and six in New York) had attempted to present a " climate necessity defense ," arguing that their nominally illegal actions were justified by the threat of climate catastrophe -- in other words, that the real crime is ...
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The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
There were several misleading claims at the president's rally.
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Roger Waters' high-tech Us + Them spectacle soothes and galvanizes at Staples Center 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The responsibility to engage met the temptation to zone out when Roger Waters brought his Us + Them tour to Staples Center on Tuesday night for the first of three concerts at the downtown arena.

The tour comes behind “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” a strong new solo album from the Pink Floyd...

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Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out 21.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Humans are overdue for a return trip to the moon, Stephen Hawking has just opined. Speaking on Tuesday at the Starmus Festival, a science-slash-musical gathering, the astrophysicist offered two parts doom cut with one part scientific optimism. He argued that we should prepare for a cosmic exodus to take place in the next 200 to 500 years. “We are running out of space, and the only place we can go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems,” he said via video link to the audie...
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The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Perry invokes Fukushima in reviving Yucca nuclear waste fight
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13 red states threaten to sue over a California initiative to fight climate change 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

You can say one thing for California’s initiatives aimed at stemming fossil-fuel-driven climate change: They have the ability to drive conservative politicians from oil, gas and coal states batty.

There’s no other explanation for the overheated and borderline hysterical letter issued this week...

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The increasingly popular exit option for global governance 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration might be exercising global leadership after all, but not in the way that you think.
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EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up 21.6.2017 Washington Post
The EPA’s move to not renew scientific advisers’ terms continues a shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency.
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Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer has a big decision to make 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Sorry, folks. The GOP's devious strategy for ramming Trumpcare through is working. 20.6.2017 Washington Post
Sorry, folks. The GOP's devious strategy for ramming Trumpcare through is working.
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On Trump, the media’s malpractice continues 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The president and the GOP are advancing harmful, hugely unpopular policies without needed scrutiny.
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Sean Spicer's off-camera, no-audio press briefing, annotated 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Unless you were in the room, you could not watch or even listen to the Q&A. So, we're offering the next best thing.
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The Energy 202: Exxon, GM and Pepsi plan to back carbon tax floated by ex-GOP officials 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The proposal would rollback Obama-era environmental regulations.
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The Daily 202: Most Republicans in the Georgia special election are willing to give Trumpcare a chance 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Polls don’t tell the full story
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I’m the first House Democrat elected since Trump. Here’s what my party should do. 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A Bernie-or-Hillary litmus test isn’t the point.
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