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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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This disaster belongs to Trump — but the Tea Party’s nihilistic hatred of government is what got us here 20.4.2020 Raw Story
The catastrophic failure of the United States to prepare itself for the COVID-19 pandemic, and its equally catastrophic failure to mount the kind of “too late but effective” response to a crisis that has often characterized American history — World War II, most spectacularly — has deep roots in recent political and cultural trends. Dana Milbank […]
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While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction 10.4.2020 Raw Story
At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out. In the past, these events were triggered by a huge volcanic eruption or asteroid impact. Now, Earth is heading for another mass extinction […]
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Six-fold spike in polar ice loss lifts global oceans 12.3.2020 Raw Story
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometres-thick ice sheets atop land masses at the planet’s extremities sloughed off 6.4 trillion tonnes of mass from […]
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UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.N. weather agency says last year was the second warmest on record and the past decade was the hottest in human history. And it says January was the warmest January since 1850.
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Trump Interior Official Pushed Climate Misinformation Into Federal Reports 6.3.2020 Truthout.com
Indur Goklany speaks at the Heartland Institute's 12th International Conference on Climate Change in this screenshot from a video on YouTube.
An Interior official with ties to fossil fuels industry has modified federal reports to include misleading information.
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The Next Economic Recession Will Likely Come From Climate Crisis 24.2.2020 Truthout.com
Extreme weather caused by climate change could lead to a recession "the likes of which we've never seen ...
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Professor warns: A recession ‘the likes of which we’ve never seen before’ could be on its way 24.2.2020 Raw Story
American companies are ignoring the risks of climate change at their own peril, according to a researcher warning that extreme weather caused by the climate crisis could result in a devastating economic recession. This article first appeared in Salon. Financial markets are failing to account for the risks that increasingly frequent and worsening floods, droughts, […]
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A military perspective on climate change could bridge the gap between believers and doubters 19.2.2020 Raw Story
As experts warn that the world is running out of time to head off severe climate change, discussions of what the U.S. should do about it are split into opposing camps. The scientific-environmental perspective says global warming will cause the planet severe harm without action to slow fossil fuel burning. Those who reject mainstream climate […]
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Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements 4.2.2020 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements
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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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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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The World Is Burning, But It’s Not Front-Page News 27.1.2020 Truthout.com
The World Is Burning, But It’s Not Front-Page News
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The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why 19.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Netherlands often stop to take selfies in front of one of the country’s more than 1,000 windmills. Afterward, they might taste one of the many varieties of cheese for which the nation is famous. But most are unaware […]
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Trump urges ‘mops and buckets’ as his superior response to rising sea levels from climate change 19.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s Saturday at Trump International Golf Club did not seem to relax the commander-in-chief. Upon returning to Mar-a-Lago, Trump lashed out the highly-anticipated upcoming book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig for being “demeaning and belittling.” He also […]
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US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida’s tourist destinations against the effects of climate change. “We have erosion hotspots,” said Stephen Leatherman, an expert on beaches and the environment at Florida International University. “When the beach is […]
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Letters to the Editor: Australia and the U.S. need to oust their climate-destroying leaders 16.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Australia and the U.S. both have leaders who put the fossil fuel industry ahead of climate science.

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UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Raw Story
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organization, which based its findings on analysis of leading international datasets, said increases in global temperatures had already had dire consequences, pointing […]
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Oceans were hottest on record in 2019 14.1.2020 Raw Story
The world’s oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth’s climate. Oceans absorb more than 90 percent of excess heat created by greenhouse gas emissions and quantifying how much they have warmed up in recent […]
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New U.S. law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas 30.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Congress is demanding the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump in the Marshall Islands, the focus of a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

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