User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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NEPA battle pits Colorado leaders, residents against industry backers of Trump push for faster environmental reviews 12.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The political fight over the Trump administration's efforts to trim environmental reviews for new development flared across a deep divide Tuesday at a federal hearing in Denver, with climate change looming heavily and frustrations high.
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Author Michael Pollan explains caffeine cravings (and why you don't have to quit) 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When Pollan decided to write about caffeine, he gave it up — cold turkey. "I just couldn't focus," he says. "I was irritable. I lost confidence." Caffeine reshapes the brain in surprising ways.
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Showdown over Trump’s plan to overhaul landmark environmental law heads to Colorado 9.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
For 50 years, the NEPA law has served as an environmental Magna Carta, obligating Americans to anticipate impacts before embarking on any major development projects involving the federal government, whether through funding, permitting or the work itself.
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From Skijoring to Backyard Skating, Winter Fun Is Feeling the Heat of Climate Change 9.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On January 20, 2020, Ted Valentiner and the other organizers of annual World Invitational Skijoring Championship in Whitefish, Montana, stood in a snow-covered field just outside of town. They had gathered to make a fateful decision about the upcoming […]
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Bumble bee numbers tumble with climate change: study 8.2.2020 Raw Story
Climate change has contributed to a sharp drop in bumble bee populations across North America and Europe in recent decades, scientists said Friday. Compared to the period 1900-1974, bumble bee numbers across dozens of distinct species dropped, on average, 46 percent during the first 15 years of the 21st century in Canada and the United […]
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Travel by plane and you might get 'flight shamed.' This worries airlines 7.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Some airlines fret U.S. travelers will avoid flying to help fight climate change. Carriers are touting their green ways, but environmentalists cry 'greenwashing.'

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Democratic plans for raising taxes on the rich: A guide for the middle class 7.2.2020 Raw Story
It’s hardly surprising that if a Democrat wins the White House, taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations will probably go up. How they’ll go up is the more interesting question. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates generally agree the U.S. economy faces a variety of challenges: record-high income inequality, decaying infrastructure, failing public schools, climate change […]
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Thanks to Trump, Keystone XL Is Back. The Anti-Pipeline Movement Is Ready. 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
You may remember the Keystone XL pipeline from 2015, when a movement galvanized by the growing threat of climate change successfully pushed President Obama to reject the project. But Keystone XL, which would pump some of Canada’s most dangerous oil products over nearly 1,200 miles of US land and Indigenous territories largely for export to […]
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MN students were in Puerto Rico learning about energy resilience when a quake knocked the power out 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The students got a front-row seat to the kind of scenarios they’ll be planning for as future regional planners and civic leaders. The frequency and intensity of disasters such as storms, fires and flooding are expected to worsen under climate change.
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Multiple eco-crises could trigger ‘systemic collapse’: scientists 6.2.2020 Raw Story
Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water — each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century. Out of 30 […]
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A New Report Reveals Climate Change Is Increasing Gender-Based Violence 3.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report has concluded. Attempts to repair […]
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Trump thinks he’s untouchable after three years of not starting World War III: report 3.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has bragged about being “like a genius” and a “very stable genius,” but his arrogance is taking on a new level of hubris. Axios reported Sunday that after Trump has taken risks on what he calls “big sh*t,” and avoiding World War III, he can do anything. There are two things Trump’s […]
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The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater 2.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater
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Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the warming globe, a mass exodus of tens of thousands of species is transforming the distribution of biodiversity—and challenging fundamental tenets in conservation policy and science. Are policymakers, land managers, and conservationists prepared? In recent years, […]
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State regulators to hear public comments on Line 3 pipeline project once again 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the project, which would replace an aging Enbridge Energy oil pipeline across northern Minneosta, in June 2018. But last summer, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the project first needed a revised environmental study in order to move forward. On Friday, the PUC will hear public comments on the new study.
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As Xcel moves toward coal-free, will natural gas remain part of energy mix? 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel Energy is proposing to replace a coal-fired power plant in Becker with a brand-new plant that would burn natural gas to generate electricity. The company says it needs natural gas as part of its transition to carbon-free electricity. But some climate advocates say building a new fossil fuel plant is unnecessary — and may be unwise.
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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Climate Change Is Making It Much Harder to Be a Young Farmer 30.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Food and Environment Reporting Network. With this season’s severe flooding, raging wildfires, and delayed planting, many of the country’s farmers are struggling to adjust as climate change sets in. Yet young and beginning farmers face unique challenges, farmers and advocates say, with tenuous finances, relatively small operations, and […]
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Scientists Refute Biden’s Claim That No Scientists Think Green New Deal Can Work 29.1.2020 Truthout.com
57 climate experts say bold climate initiatives, like Bernie Sanders’s plan, are not only possible, but also ...
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Global Groundwater Is Threatened by Unsustainable Practices Amid Climate Crisis 26.1.2020 Truthout.com
The fate of groundwater is closely tied to climate change and energy exploration and deserves more ...
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