User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Winner BitLumens 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
What does renewable energy have to do with poverty and access to the financial system? Plenty, according to BitLumens, a Swiss company that uses blockchain to help get people on the power grid, build their credit profiles and reduce carbon emissions.
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Seth Myers: Climate Change Really IS A National Emergency 21.2.2019 Crooks Liars
"One of the most dire consequences of a Donald Trump presidency may be its impact on climate change," Seth Myers said last night. "And if there was any hope that Trump might soften his position on climate issues after he won, his cabinet picks tell a different story." He reminded viewers that 16 of the hottest years in recorded history — including the hottest so far: 2016 — have occurred since 2000. "So just to recap, 2016 was the hottest year ever. Donald Trump won the presidency, and on top of that, the f*king Chicago Cubs won the World Series. "I'm pretty sure that's three of the four horseman of the Apocalypse right ...
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Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million 21.2.2019 techCrunch
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America […]
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Trump Is Considering a Fervent Climate Denier to Lead a White House Panel Assessing Climate Change Risk 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
A prominent climate denier, William Happer, will reportedly head up the White House’s latest effort to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess climate change impacts on national security in a possible effort to question the connection that has been repeatedly affirmed by federal reports, agencies, and intelligence and […]
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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London Fashion Week: a study in opulence and urgency 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the most part, the collections that came down the runways here were in step with the ones on the New York Fashion Week docket — tons of tulle, enough metallics to set off an airport metal detector, an abundance of A-line silhouettes and trouser legs that flared, billowed and pooled around the...

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Experts Fear California Isn't Prepared For Mega Storms 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists and engineers think California's water infrastructure isn't ready for a very large storm.
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Amazon aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030 18.2.2019 TechCrunch
Perhaps hoping to distract from Greenpeace’s latest report on its “dirty cloud,” Amazon this morning announced a new environmental commitment, focused on reducing its carbon footprint. The company says it aims to reach 50 percent of all Amazon shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The company is calling this program “Shipment Zero.” Details on this […]
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Climate Change Isn’t Just Frying the Planet—It’s Fraying Our Nerves 18.2.2019 Mother Jones
Over the last year, Rebecca, a 35-year-old woman living in Washington, DC, had been losing sleep over the seemingly endless flow of apocalyptic environmental news. She fretted about the Trump administration’s loosening of emissions regulations and the United Nations’ dire predictions about climate change. In October, she sought help from a psychiatrist who put her […]
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The 2018 ‘blue wave’ was not enough — here is how we dump Trump in 2020 16.2.2019 Raw Story

When Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., announced last week that he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, it was a timely reminder not to forget about the House of Representatives in the 2020 election cycle. Woodall’s 2018 challenger, Carolyn Bourdeaux, who came within 500 votes of beating him, has alrea...

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Climate-fueled nuisance flooding cost this town up to $172,000 in lost revenue 16.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Sunny day flooding caused by sea level rise is costing local businesses in one coastal town tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, reveals a new study released Friday. According to the study published in the journal Science Advances, eight businesses in downtown Annapolis, Maryland — where nuisance flooding is a regular occurrence — […]
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The Shutdown as Shock Doctrine 15.2.2019 Truthout.com
The right wing could use the shutdown as a pretext to accelerate cuts to public services it deems "inessential."

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How to decarbonize America — and the world 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
Ramez Naam Contributor More posts by this contributor The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade. I’m glad to see it. Suddenly, climate is on the […]
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Arctic breeze now, light snow Sunday; milder in a week? 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Will we hit the 30s again in about seven to 10 days?
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Northern lake ice loss threatens water, economies, culture 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nearly 15,000 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere already have only intermittent winter ice cover, a new study notes, and further loss of ice threatens freshwater availability, economies and culture in the world's north, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Trump’s empty pledge to revive coal is only punishing Appalachia 14.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump and his political backers have ignored the possibilities of economic diversification beyond coal in Appalachia. During his two years in office, Trump has claimed the coal industry will stage a major comeback under his leadership. But community groups in Appalachia disagree with Trump. As the president remains fixated on helping the coal industry […]
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Ocasio-Cortez says we need World War II-scale action on climate. Here’s what that looks like. 12.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) states that fighting climate change requires “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.” The world’s leading climate scientists agree. In 2015, for instance, they called for a sweeping […]
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'Medieval Witchcraft': Fox Guest Blasts Paris Agreement 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is medieval witchcraft to think that we can all come together with some treaty, make a bunch of pledges, and have a temperature in a hundred years that's different."
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Walz's Commerce Dept. to renew Line 3 appeal 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Last summer, state utility regulators approved the controversial $2.6 billion pipeline replacement project. Former Gov. Mark Dayton's administration appealed that decision. Walz announced Tuesday his administration will file its own challenge.
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The unlikely contributor to Minn.'s greenhouse gas emissions: Your favorite lake 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A biennial state report that assesses the greenhouse gases Minnesota emits now includes a newly understood source of the pollution that contributes to climate change.
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