User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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'Green News Report' - February 15, 2018 16.2.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. intelligence agencies contradict the Trump Administration on climate risks; ExxonMobil counter-sues against climate change lawsuits; Trump repeals Obama-era methane rule; Broadcast news failing to inform the public about the real-life impacts of climate change; PLUS: The Queen of England has had it with single-use plastic ...
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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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Valentine’s Day thaw, snow chances growing next week? 14.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A shot at 50 in western Minnesota today!
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Good News: There’s More Coverage of Climate Change. Bad News: It’s Because of Trump. 12.2.2018 Mother Jones
Here’s the good news: Coverage of climate change on the major broadcast networks increased substantially last year. The bad news? The vast majority of that coverage was driven by the policies and global warming denial of President Donald Trump. According to a new study from the liberal group Media Matters for America, the Sunday political shows […]
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We Already Have Planet-Cooling Technology. The Problem Is, It’s Killing Us. 11.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A trope of sci-fi movies these days, from Snowpiercer to Geostorm, is that our failure to tackle climate change will eventually force us to deploy an arsenal of unproven technologies to save the planet. Think sun-deflecting space mirrors or chemically altered clouds. […]
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EPA head Pruitt sees good in global warming, but experts don't 8.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.
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AP FACT CHECK: EPA chief sees good in warming, experts don't 8.2.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity....
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Despite burst of January snow, Colorado mountain snowpack stays grim — with record low levels at some sites 7.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Colorado mountain snowpack bounced back a bit in January but remains exceptionally low, with the overall statewide average at 59 percent of the norm, and water suppliers say they’re increasingly anxious about prospects for drought.
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A Trump-Appointed Coal Lobbyist Is Inching Closer to Drastically Remaking the EPA 7.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator, appeared poised and polished at his Senate confirmation hearing in November. He couched his objections to widely accepted climate science in ambiguous legalese, and kept his cool when, at […]
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The Energy 202: Debate over Bikini Atoll money comes to Congress 6.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Lisa Murkowski is holding a hearing of her committee today on the subject.
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This Is What Income Inequality Looks Like After a Mudslide 2.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  California is often the first state in the West to test new solutions to social and environmental problems. These days, the state is at the fore of a much more ambitious challenge, as it finds its progressive ideals—and its increasingly […]
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Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by upto 2-3 degrees: Study 1.2.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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New California legislation would make it easier to build projects that meet climate goals. But environmentalists don't like it 1.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A Bay Area lawmaker wants to knock down what he believes is a key barrier to California meeting its ambitious climate change goals: one of the state’s most prominent environmental laws.

Assemblyman Tim Grayson (D-Concord) has introduced legislation that aims to make it harder for lawsuits filed...

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The president and the deregulation myth 1.2.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The president and the deregulation myth
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Pentagon survey details effects of climate change on military sites 31.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A new Pentagon report identifies military facilities vulnerable to climate change, documenting the effect of flooding, drought and extreme temperatures at installations across the United States.
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Pentagon survey details effects of climate change on military sites 30.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Flooding, drought, extreme temperature cited in new report.
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Trump’s Wasted Efforts 30.1.2018 The Moderate Voice

Doesn’t President Trump have better and more productive things to do, like play golf, or deny his campaign’s collusion with the Russians. Instead, he’s wasting his time working on policies that will have no lasting value for the country and a negative impact temporarily. Some of these he does by presidential fiat and others with [...]

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Indian couple selected for ClimateForce Antarctica Expedition 25.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Air Pollution Killed More Than 6 Million People in 2016 24.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A thick smog settled over New Delhi as winter began in India last year, forcing medical professionals to declare a public health emergency. Residents swarmed local hospitals complaining of respiratory problems. Cricket players were forced to put on anti-pollution masks during […]
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2017 Was the Warmest Year on Record for Oceans 23.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As human-caused climate disruption continues apace, last year clocked in as the second warmest year recorded for the atmosphere. But it was the warmest year on record for Earth's oceans. Without the oceans to absorb human-generated heat, global temperatures would be 97 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. (Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Moment / Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! It is well known now that 2017 was the second-warmest year ever recorded, after 2016. In fact, the five hottest years ever recorded have occurred since just 2010,  according to NASA . What hasn't received as much attention is the fact that 2017 was the warmest year ever recorded for the planet's oceans. The previous warmest year for the oceans was 2015. In fact, when it comes to the overall impacts of human-caused global warming, the oceans have taken most of the hit: They have  absorbed 93 ...
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