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Trump told he risks ‘lasting damage’ to ties between U.S. and Europe 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump told he risks ‘lasting damage’ to ties between U.S. and Europe
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Scientists say rate of sea level rise nearly tripled since 1990 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway. “We have a much stronger acceleration in sea level rise than formerly thought,” said Sönke Dangendorf, a researcher with the University of Siegen in Germany who led the study along with scientists at institutions in Spain, F... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Shell CEO says climate change is real, but energy demand growth is 'unstoppable' 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on the oil giant’s transformation, climate change, millennials, the new Trump administration, economic sanctions, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It’s been a turbulent couple of years for the Shell chief executive. With the roller coaster in crude oil prices, the company’s stock has lurched from a high of $83.12 a s...
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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Pope Francis tries to leave door open ahead of landmark meeting with Trump 22.5.2017 Washington Post
Pope Francis tries to leave door open ahead of landmark meeting with Trump
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California Inc.: A flashy event for the world's most famous movie theater 22.5.2017 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Here in the Golden State, there are some mixed messages on the jobs front. Employers slashed...

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Essential Politics: California Democrats plot Trump resistance 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As President Trump enjoyed a royal welcome and promised he would not "lecture" more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations on how their governments should function, Democrats in the most populous state — and one of the most liberal — in the nation gathered to figure out the best path forward for resisting...

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Trump heads to Israel in possible first arrival from Saudi 22.5.2017 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he already may have made history....
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In praise of Donald Trump 22.5.2017 Daily Kos
From the moment Donald Trump won his surprising victory on Election Day, a new cottage industry sprung up to offer sympathetic profiles of the supposedly long-overlooked and long-suffering voters who rallied to him. The New York Times has been at the forefront, delivering on-the-ground stories from Ohio , Pennsylvania , and Michigan within days of the balloting. But as President Trump’s ever-growing cascade of calamities drove down his approval rating to just above Ebola and just below chlamydia, the Times responded with tales of his undeterred supporters for whom no sin could shake their faith in his ability to Make America Great Again. He is the enemy of their enemies ; if liberals are angry, then Trump must be doing something right. The nation’s paper of record wasn’t content to rest there. As if to codify the right-wing stereotype of effete coastal elites out of touch with salt-of-the-earth “heartland” Americans, the Times added climate change denier Bret Stephens to its growing stable of ...
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Op-ed: U.S. should stand by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As President Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City urges the president and his administration to heed the words of the Holy Father, “The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies.” While the priorities expressed in Pope Francis’ statement apply to multiple policy concerns, the Diocese of Salt Lake City encourages the administration, and our congressional delegation, to pay part...
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The slow, steady criminalization of dissent under Trump 20.5.2017 Daily Kos
With millions marching in Washington, D.C., and across the country for women’s issues, science, and action on climate change, Americans lately have rediscovered their rights of speech and assembly under the Constitution. But the social impact of those demonstrations, coming on the heels of last year’s protests against police violence, has spawned a backlash by the Republican Party to restrict and curtail those same rights, especially when corporate interests are being threatened. This effort, being waged almost surreptitiously by Republicans in state legislatures, received a clear signal of approval last week from the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The antipathy of this administration toward social protest was on display from Day One of its existence. Protesters against Trump’s policies were immediately and reflexively accused of being “paid” and therefore illegitimate. Literally within minutes of Trump’s inauguration, the White House website had already made its philosophy ...
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Resistance in the Age of Trumpism: An Interview With Gerald Epstein 20.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In addition to protesting and resisting, progressives must develop alternative policies and political strategies at the state and local levels to regain power, says political economist and Amherst professor Gerald Epstein. But first, we must stop analyzing Trump's policies on a case-by-case basis and start recognizing the larger context of Trumpism with its dangerous fascist currents. Progressives and radicals should protest, resist and out the destructive policies of the Trump regime. (Photo: Scott Billings / Flickr ) Where do you turn for credible, intelligent coverage of the issues that matter to you? If the answer is Truthout, support our work today with a tax-deductible donation! With Donald Trump in power, US society is likely to witness in the next four years a regression of social progress and environmental damage unlike anything the country has seen in the course of its modern history. In this context, progressives have their hands full and only massive resistance may halt the march to the ...
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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The Senate didn’t kill a rational rule. Now, the Interior Department should preserve it.
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Gov. Jay Inslee visits Mexico as part of trade delegation 20.5.2017 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee says that Washington state and Mexico are seeking to find more ways to work together on combatting climate change....
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Energy companies urge Trump to remain in Paris climate agreement 19.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.
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That Sinking Feeling: Trump’s Coast Guard Charm Offensive 19.5.2017 American Prospect
(Photo: AP/Susan Walsh) President Trump salutes as he leaves commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on May 17, 2017. Donald Trump’s exquisite sense of personal indignation over slights real and imagined was on full display Wednesday at the commencement exercises for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Class of 2017. And for those keeping score, the contradictions between Trump’s words and his actions were difficult to ignore. In March, contrary to his zeal for all things military, President Trump had proposed slashing the Coast Guard budget by $1.3 billion, a 12 percent cut that made the Guard the only one of the five military branches subject to the administration’s slash-and-burn budget. A bipartisan group of senators ultimately blocked the cuts. Two months later, Trump came to New London, Connecticut, passing over his attempt to decimate the Guard but taking care to lick his gaping emotional wounds.  “No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly,” ...
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"Clean This Place, Don't Displace": Activists Battle for Environmental Justice in Washington, DC 19.5.2017 Truthout.com
April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium groundbreaking residents from Syphax Gardens, Q St. Corridor and Greenleaf. (Photo: Kari Fulton) Following the People's Climate March, Washington, DC residents have redoubled their fight for better air quality and to protect public housing in their gentrifying city. In particular, residents of Buzzard Point, a majority low-income African American community, are organizing to confront the proliferation of toxins from construction projects, such as the DC United Soccer Stadium. Buzzard Point in southwest DC is at risk of riverine and coastal flooding due to climate change. Of the ward's 84,000 residents, 93.3 percent are people of color. A series of development projects like the DC United Soccer Stadium, while at face value a boon for economic growth, unearth decades of toxicity in Buzzard Point, exposing community members to harmful substances while at the same time threatening to push out low- and middle-income residents. April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium ...
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A new question on California's cap-and-trade program -- how many votes are needed to keep it going? 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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