User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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Even in Death, Black Bodies Face Environmental Racism 10.7.2020 Truthout.com
Many Black grave sites are vulnerable to disasters due to systemic racial disparities in planning and ...
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Meet the Nuns Who Created Their Own Climate Solutions Fund 5.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It’s been five years since Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si,” the celebrated 225-page encyclical in which the pope called for environmental justice and fundamental social change in the face of global warming. To mark the occasion earlier this month, the Vatican […]
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Op-Ed: There have been periods of turmoil before — but not with Trump at the helm 29.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The fall election could well turn on whether, after four years of Trump, the country is simply exhausted and needs a respite.

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‘Incredibly reckless’: Trump moves to expand fossil fuel drilling in Alaska’s western Arctic region 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous.” The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as […]
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It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel industry to avert catastrophe, says economist Robert ...
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Editorial: Goodbye, diesel exhaust. California adopts nation's first zero-emission truck rule 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The rule is among the most ambitious efforts in the world to replace dirty diesel trucks with electric and other zero-emission vehicles.

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It’s much worse than lying: Trump is trying to drown you in BS 10.6.2020 Raw Story
Many call Donald Trump a liar because he’s made it so obvious and easy to do so. But the reality is even worse than lying. What Trump & Co. have done is attack the very existence of fact and truth. The victims of those repeated actions: decency, business, governance, justice, public discourse, our Constitution and […]
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Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 9.6.2020 Raw Story
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How? Unfortunately, this child […]
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As Amazonian Wildfire Season Approaches, We Must Protect the Vulnerable Forest 7.6.2020 Truthout.com
As Amazonian Wildfire Season Approaches, We Must Protect the Vulnerable Forest
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Four More Years of Donald Trump Could Delay Global Emissions Cuts by 10 Years 1.6.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s call to step back from international climate action endangers any prospect of hitting global emissions ...
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Column: In landmark vote, shareholders tell Chevron to report on its climate lobbying 29.5.2020 LA Times: Business

Chevron's directive from shareholders: Report how you're lobbying against the environment.

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MSNBC’s Tur Touts Climate as ‘Positive Consequence of the Pandemic’ 21.5.2020 NewsBusters
On Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur touted the “drop in pollution”as a “positive consequence of the pandemic” that has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world and left tens of millions unemployed. Talking to Penn State University professor and climate activist Michael Mann, she hoped Americans would seize on this “unique” “opportunity” to “change our ...
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, study finds 20.5.2020 Raw Story
Parts of the Antarctic Peninsula will change color as “green snow” caused by blooming algae is expected to spread with increases in global temperatures, research showed Wednesday. Although often considered devoid of plant life, Antarctica is home to several types of algae, which grow on slushy snow and suck carbon dioxide from the air. Researchers […]
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First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County 20.5.2020 LA Times: Business

The green technology caught the attention of R. Rex Parris, a Republican mayor in Southern California.

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Here’s an agonizing illustration of what we could be doing instead of watching America disintegrate amid the coronavirus crisis 7.5.2020 Raw Story
The most famous torment of Greek myth was the punishment of Tantalus (the origin of our word “tantalize”), who was cursed to be forever hungry and thirsty with food and water just out of reach. Focusing on what might have been is invariably jarring, which is why psychologists warn against spending a lot of time thinking about what might […]
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Is a Post-Pandemic World the Beginning of the End for Oil? 28.4.2020 Truthout.com
The still-raging pandemic is forcing dramatic shifts in the way we consume energy -- and many changes may ...
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The climate crisis solution no one is talking about 27.4.2020 Raw Story
Both our economy and the environment are in crisis. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few while the majority of Americans struggle to get by. The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions of supplies of food, water, and power. […]
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The Day Petroleum Was Less Than Worthless 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
The Day Petroleum Was Less Than Worthless
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Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
Global warming can lead to compromised immune systems, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to ...
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