User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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18-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Fights to Save Arctic Wildlife Refuge 22.9.2020 Truthout.com
Quannah Chasinghorse is trying to protect the wilderness that the Trump administration opened to oil drilling.
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Battleground State Voters Strongly Prefer Biden to Trump on Climate, a New Poll Finds 22.9.2020 Mother Jones
To the millions of American voters who have experienced unprecedented wildfires, relentless storms, and extreme heat this summer, climate change has become personal. Sixty percent of voters in eight battleground states say they have felt the effects or know someone who has, according to a new poll of 896 registered voters surveyed late last week […]
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Apple chief says fires and storms show impact of climate change 22.9.2020 Raw Story
Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real. The disasters should sway those denying science that shows greenhouse gases are dangerously changing weather patterns, Cook said in a talk streamed during an online event by The Atlantic magazine. Cook […]
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Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record: US researchers 22.9.2020 Raw Story
Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming. Arctic sea ice melts in summer and reforms in winter, but precise satellite imagery taken regularly since 1979 documented how the cycle has […]
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Can California Recover From Wildfires Without Leaving Its Most Vulnerable People Behind? 21.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As fires consume more than 3 million acres across the Golden State this year, state and local governments are drawing on their experience responding to blazes over the past decade, which has seen year after year of massive wildfire virulence. When the […]
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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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Feds’ plan to allow more drilling in western Colorado nets second lawsuit 16.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
More conservation groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management over a management plan opening public lands in southwest Colorado to drilling.
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Biologists warn of ‘extinction denial’ as latest anti-science conspiracy 14.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

Biodiversity scientists are being urged to “fight the creeping rise of extinction denial” that has spread from fringe blogs to influential media outlets and even into a U.S. Congressional hearing. The call to arms came in a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution last month by Alexander Lees, senior lecturer in conservation biology at […]

The post Biologists warn of ‘extinction denial’ as latest anti-science conspiracy appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Op-Ed: With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West 12.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even talking about records is starting to feel pointless when every year is practically guaranteed to be hotter than the last.

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Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West 11.9.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West
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Letters to the Editor: California's heat waves aren't as dramatic as its fires, but they're just as deadly 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Like toxic pollution and COVID-19, heat waves disproportionately affect low-income communities and those with preexisting health conditions.

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Experts: Nightmare fire seasons could be the new normal 11.9.2020 Raw Story
Surreal photos of apocalyptic red skies and horror stories of entire towns being destroyed attest to the hellacious wildfire season gripping the West Coast. According to the California’s fire agency, Cal Fire, there are 29 major fires burning across the state as of Thursday, and more than 3.1 million acres have burned so far this year. There have been […]
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House Democrats Demand Climate Be a “Centerpiece” of the 2020 Presidential Debates 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Dozens of House Democrats are calling for the climate crisis to be a central focus of the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates. In a letter Wednesday to the Commission on Presidential Debates, 70 lawmakers stressed that their constituents […]
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Letters to the Editor: Bored by Biden? You should be exhilarated at the prospect of his presidency 4.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will listen to scientists, work against inequality and govern in good faith — the complete opposite of what we have now.

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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. What a week. Rough for all Californians. Exhausting for the firefighters on the front lines. Heart-shattering for […]
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Feds to increase monitoring after Grizzly Creek fire raises risk of catastrophic landslides in Glenwood Canyon 28.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Wildfires burning away trees and shrubs along the Interstate 70 corridor through Glenwood Canyon, perennially plagued by falling rocks, have raised risks of catastrophic landslides -- prompting federal geologists to install more monitoring sensors.
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Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago-based company wants more money from customers as its ComEd subsidiary pays $200 million fine connected to Springfield bribery scheme.
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Whether it’s hurricanes or COVID-19, disasters are driving a mental health crisis 25.8.2020 Raw Story
This story was published in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity and Columbia Journalism Investigations. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south from […]
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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded. 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south […]
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Campus statements on “sensitive topics” like race, climate change must be run past president’s office first, CU says 25.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Colorado president's office issued a memo this summer to its campus' communications vice chancellors stating all campus communications should avoid partisan language and that statements on sensitive topics should be shared with the president's office and Board of Regents in advance of publication, a move denounced Monday by a CU regent and faculty council chair.
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