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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
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Trump administration to give green light to Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 24, 2017, 6:05 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
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Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline 24.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning.

The State Department says that it determined...

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California regulators launch new campaign against harmful climate pollutants 24.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

California opened another front in its fight against global warming on Thursday, launching a new strategy for slashing so-called super pollutants that have an outsize impact on the climate.

The plan targets emissions such as methane from cow manure, black carbon from diesel exhaust and hydrofluorocarbons...

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This Climate Denying Lawmaker Has Proposed a Bill to Protect Climate Deniers 24.3.2017 Mother Jones
A Maine lawmaker has introduced a bill that will safeguard political speech—with a special focus on climate change deniers. Republican Rep. Lawrence Lockman, who told the Associated Press that whether or not human activity is causing global warming is an open question, proposed legislation that would ban the state from prosecuting people for their "climate change policy preferences." The measure prohibits the state from discriminating against climate change deniers with respect to employment and hiring, and bars any state agencies or departments from refusing to purchase goods and services, or awarding grants and contracts, on the basis of a person's opinion regarding climate change. According to NASA, 97 percent of scientists acknowledge that our planet is getting warmer due to human activity. The bill is in response the lawsuit filed by a group of state attorneys general, including Maine's Janet Mills , against Exxon Mobil in 2016. The suit alleges that the oil giant misled the public about global ...
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California's vineyards are coming back from the brink of disaster thanks to the winter rains 24.3.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

This spring, it’s all about the “super bloom,” the blanket of wildflowers covering California’s hillsides that has transformed parched desert landscapes into spectacular riots of color. But perhaps more important, it’s also about the state’s vineyards, which are experiencing a comparable replenishment,...

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Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic," Study Warns 23.3.2017 Truthout.com
An impending release of methane hydrate across the Arctic could potentially doom life on Earth, according to a new study in a prestigious journal. The Permian Mass Extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago, annihilating 90 percent of species, was largely due to methane hydrate. On a lake, plumes of gas, most likely methane from the breakdown of carbon in sediments below the lake, keep the water from freezing in spots, outside Fairbanks, Alaska, October 21, 2011. With temperatures warming across much of that region, which scientists primarily believe is because of the rapid human release of greenhouse gases, permafrost is also warming, and signs are emerging that frozen carbon may be destabilizing. (Photo: Josh Haner / The New York Times) A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media. "Global warming triggered by the massive release of carbon dioxide may be ...
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How 'Citizens United' Gave Us Clarence Thomas, Climate Change Denial and Neil Gorsuch: 'BradCast' 3/22/2017 23.3.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, with the consistent help of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), we connect some of the dots between the Citizens United ruling, the GOP theft of the U.S. Supreme Court and the undermining of climate change legislation. Yes, it's all of a piece, and it begins well before the ...
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Today: Trump and Healthcare: The Bully Pulpit, or Just a Bully? 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.

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Trump and Healthcare: The Bully Pulpit, or Just a Bully?

As the House of Representatives pushes for a vote on the GOP healthcare bill Thursday, President Trump had...

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The world's energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not fast enough 22.3.2017 Washington Post
The world's energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not fast enough
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Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built 22.3.2017 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday....
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84% of Minnesotans support renewable energy funding 22.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you live in Minnesota you probably support the idea of renewable energy research. You are also likely to believe that global warming is real, according to The Yale Project on Climate Communication. Beliefs and attitudes toward #globalwarming vary by region. Explore them in detail using our #climate opinion maps: https://t.co/0ZrX9iOqHH pic.twitter.com/57ZFuGTxIh — Yale Climate…
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Why global warming could lead to a rise of 100,000 diabetes cases a year in the U.S. 21.3.2017 LA Times: Science

If the average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, sea levels will rise, crop yields will fall and vulnerable species will see their habitat shrink or disappear.

And, a new study suggests, the number of American adults suffering from diabetes would rise by more than 100,000 a year.

Experts have...

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How the wealthy influence politics using "dark money" 20.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
New Yorker magazine reporter Jane Mayer discusses the political influence of billionaires like the Koch brothers. She titled her best-selling book "Dark Money" and says secret money is an invitation to corruption.
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Barrier reef back in the crosshairs of global warming 19.3.2017 Daily Kos
Heat the ocean, kill the ocean’s great reefs, ripple effects reach inland . It all starts with a simple, well-known phenomenon called coral bleaching, and it’s one that’s been observed occurring all over the world as the climate warms. Most notably, along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and its lesser-known Southern Reef. And while much of the northeastern US is digging out from an icy, wet March storm, temperatures in the southern hemisphere are hitting their annual highs as summer heat peaks down under : Mass coral bleaching is occurring on the Great Barrier Reef for the second consecutive year, Australia's lead management agency for the Reef confirmed today. The bleaching is part of a global event affecting the world’s coral reefs over the past two years. Experts from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority spent six hours yesterday flying over the Reef … The aerial survey, the first for 2017, found severe bleaching in offshore reefs from north of Ingham to the northern extent of the survey near ...
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Op-ed: Human-caused climate change is real, and denying it hurts all of us 19.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Scott Pruitt, recently stated that he “would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” This is in direct contradiction of scientific findings over the past several decades. As scientists who study this problem, we would like to summarize the current consensus among the vast majority of researchers: 1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary long-lived greenhouse gas that warms the Earth’s ...
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Letter: Hail to plant-based foods 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather and flowers in bloom. The first day of spring is actually a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf in our personal habits: to clean house, to jog outdoors and to replace animal foods with healthy, delicious vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits. The shift toward healthy eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s offer plant-based...
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Extreme heat has caused the Great Barrier Reef to bleach three times in the last 20 years 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Global warning has likely caused permanent damage to the world's largest coral reef, according to a new report in the journal Nature.

In the last 20 years, rising temperatures have triggered three severe bleaching events in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The most recent was in 2016, when more...

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The budget begins to define an ideology, but is it Trump's? 17.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

In describing the spending plan that the White House released this week, budget director Mick Mulvaney said he was turning Donald Trump’s campaign promises into numbers.

He was half right.

The extra spending in the budget hews to the priorities of the Trump campaign. The budget cuts largely reflect...

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Study: 'Urgent' action against global warming needed to save coral reefs 17.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After another major coral bleaching event, a new study has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs "ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming."
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