User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Xcel Energy starts to dismantle lofty coal plant icon in Burnsville 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 600-foot-tall chimney at the Black Dog power plant is no longer needed after the plant switched to natural gas.
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Progressive activists gather, hoping to seize their moment in 2020 campaign 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thousands of activists at the Netroots Nation political convention in Philadelphia are feeling emboldened because their ideas -- and favored candidates -- are shaping the Democratic primary race.
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Announcing CN Live! A Weekly Current Events Webcast Beginning Friday on Consortium News 11.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Consortium News announces the launch on Friday of a weekly webcast news show as a successor to the Vigils for Assange that will also delve into other pressing issues of the day. CN Live! will air every Friday from 2 pm to…Read more →
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Oil’s Enduring Sway in US Policy in the Middle East 11.7.2019 Truthout.com
If the United States goes to war with Iran, oil lies at the root of the present and long-term crisis.
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The most important thing you can do right now to fight climate change, according to science 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Americans rarely talk about climate change with family and friends. Tragically, research shows that this climate silence reinforces the dangerously wrong belief that climate change isn’t an existential threat requiring urgent action. But a major new study led by Yale researchers finds that just discussing the issue with friends and family leads them to learn […]
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Nancy Pelosi vs 'The Squad': Inside the Civil War Threatening to Fracture the Democrats' House Majority 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has clashed repeatedly with her Democratic colleagues in "The Squad": Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
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Announcing CN Live! A Weekly Current Events Webcast Beginning Friday on Consortium News 11.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Consortium News announces the launch on Friday of a weekly webcast news show as a successor to the Vigils for Assange that will also delve into other pressing issues of the day. CN Live! Will air every Friday from 2 pm to…Read more →
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Higher education groups worldwide warn of 'climate emergency,' U.N. reports 11.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Networks and organizations representing more than 7,000 institutions of higher and further education around the world have signed a letter declaring "a climate emergency" and committing to tackle it, the U.N. environment agency said Wednesday.

United Nations Environment Program representative Sam...

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As Trump Touts Environmental Record, Analyst Resigns After Climate Change Testimony Was Censored 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The role of Intelligence Community is to speak truth to power—that's why we are investigating reports that the White House sought to muzzle science-based testimony," Representative Adam Schiff said.
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Tom Steyer Has a Big Advantage in the 2020 Race: Your Email Address 11.7.2019 Mother Jones
As Tom Steyer kicks off his White House bid, he has one major advantage in his quest to put together a winning presidential campaign: a pair of massive email lists from organizations he founded to fight climate change and call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Steyer’s campaign has already rented these lists—a move […]
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New research shows that Paris Agreement goals might not save the Arctic 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Global warming limits laid out by the landmark Paris climate agreement do not rule out an Arctic devoid of summer sea ice, according to new research out this week. The findings, published July 9, are a grim indicator that even a best-case scenario for limiting climate impacts could still have unprecedented implications for the planet. […]
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Fox News Contributor Claims Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Call for $15 Minimum Wage 'Hurts Poor People' 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than 10 years, the longest period of time that the amount has remained stagnant.
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Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Blumenauer Demand Climate Emergency Declaration 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Climate disruption will cause the collapse of civilization this century if we fail to transform our society.
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Friends in High Places: Prince Harry and Meghan Follow Bloomberg on Instagram 10.7.2019 NewsBusters
Liberal billionaire and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg just gained two new Instagram fans: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Current Investigation of ExxonMobil Could Spur Broader Climate Action 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a state-led investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate change deception.
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We Need a Green New Deal to Defeat Fascism and Reverse Inequality 10.7.2019 Truthout.com
Economist Robert Pollin explains why the Green New Deal is the only viable response to global socioeconomic crises.
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How far will Republicans go to destroy democracy? Here’s the awful reality we face 10.7.2019 Raw Story
Even before the latest Supreme Court decisions approving hyper-partisan gerrymandering and effectively allowing the addition of a citizenship question to the census, experts have wondered aloud whether Republicans remain committed to democracy. Toward the end of a recent plenary panel on Supreme Court reform at the American Constitution Society’s national convention, University of Chicago law professor Aziz Huq suggested, […]
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Will Progressive Groups Finally Abandon Susan Collins? 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
When Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, ran for reelection in 2014, she had the backing of a wide swath of powerful groups whose agendas are more often associated with Democrats. With control of the Senate up for grabs, the Human Rights Campaign—which advocates for LBGTQ equality—endorsed Collins, as did the national gun control groups […]
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We knew about climate change in 1989. It’s time to do something 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We’ve moved on from the outright denial of climate change from 30 years ago, when the California Energy Commission warned that the state faced more droughts, floods, fires and heat waves because of global warming.

Now, there are too many who feel that they won’t live long enough...

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David Attenborough Says He Is Sorry the U.S. And Australia Have Climate Change Deniers in Power: 'One Hopes That the Electorate Will Respond' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Attenborough said he was encouraged by the action of young people around the world who are publicly fighting for climate justice.
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