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After years underground, a Kentucky coal miner with black lung faces the future 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Danny Fouts was a young man, his daddy warned him about the dangers of working long hours in the mines. “You’ll end up killing yourself for nothing, just to make other men rich,” Vernon chided his son when he put in 16-hour shifts.

But Danny had always longed to work underground, just like...

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Looking for a shred of good news on global warming? Consider the explosion of cheaper clean energy 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s clear that 2018 was a terrible year for Earth’s climate. California saw the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history, the continually thawing Arctic got down to the last 5% of its oldest and thickest ice, and after slowing in recent years, greenhouse gas emissions were once...

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Report: The GOP Economic Outlook for Arctic Wilderness Drilling Is a “Pipe Dream” 25.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If the environmental risks of opening Alaska’s fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development weren’t enough cause for concern, a new analysis has found that the economic benefits the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have touted to push […]
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Emails Show How Determined Scott Pruitt Was to Destroy the Environment 22.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Scott Pruitt’s final weeks as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, his political advisers were still considering ways to formally raise doubts about climate change science, agency records show. The scandal-plagued Pruitt had long pushed for a public “red team, blue […]
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Baby Trumpers Aren’t Necessarily Climate Deniers 22.12.2018 Mother Jones
Alex Epstein is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and works as a consultant for the coal industry and other dirty companies. On Friday, he came to the Turning Point USA student action summit in Palm Beach, Florida, to tutor the next generation of conservatives on the subtleties of climate change denial, offering […]
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An Illustrated Guide to the Swamp Creature Who Could Be the Next Interior Secretary 21.12.2018 Mother Jones
While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke grabbed headlines for a dubious land deal and ethically questionable private plane trips, his unobtrusive deputy, David Bernhardt, was hard at work remaking the department that oversees the nation’s public lands and parks. Now that Zinke has succumbed to ethics challenges and will retire from Interior at the end of the year, […]
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Here Are Our Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 21.12.2018 Mother Jones
Reading isn’t dead yet! In fact, 2018 was another banner year for great works of nonfiction, including, if you’ll pardon the nepotism, a pair of bestsellers penned by our own editorial staffers. Reporter Shane Bauer’s American Prison—spun out from his gripping, National Magazine Award-winning account of his four months working undercover as a guard at […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s legacy: Compromises, a booming economy and a shift to the left 21.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Democrat John Hickenlooper’s eight years as Colorado governor will be remembered for his insistence on finding common ground between different power bases -- and the backlash that followed when that didn’t happen.
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Colorado’s David Bernhardt on short list to be the next Interior secretary 20.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A Coloradan may once again take the reins at the U.S. Department of the Interior, as Rifle native David Bernhardt finds himself high among a half dozen or so names being considered by the Trump administration.
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Trump’s White House Will Have to Go Green Under DC’s New Clean Energy Plan 19.12.2018 Mother Jones
The DC Council on Tuesday passed one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy bills to date, yet another sign that while the Trump administration moves backward on climate action, cities and states are continuing to move forward, even in the president’s own backyard. The Clean Energy DC Act, approved in a unanimous vote by the council, requires the District […]
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Until We Confront Capitalism, We Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis 16.12.2018 Truthout.com
Author Simon Pirani explains what must be done to halt runaway greenhouse gas emissions.

The post Until We Confront Capitalism, We Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis appeared first on Truthout.

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Nations at U.N. climate talks back universal emissions rules 16.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming.
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Can Adopting a Complementary Indigenous Perspective Save Us? 15.12.2018 Truthout.com
We cannot afford to ignore or dismiss the perspective that has guided us for most of human history.

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G20 Left Argentina More Militarized, But Also Mobilized Against Neoliberalism 14.12.2018 Truthout.com
As global capitalist elites met to consolidate their power, social movements did the same.

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Minnesota undermines White House at UN climate talks 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Minnesota-based Fresh Energy, tells MPR News about the state's presence at international climate change talks in Poland.
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Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24 10.12.2018 BBC: World
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.
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Carbon Emissions Will Reach a Record High of 37 Billion Tons in 2018 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
Strong growth in emissions from the use of fossil fuels suggests CO2 emissions are likely to increase further in 2019.

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Trump's environmental rollback rolls on 7.12.2018 BBC: World
The administration plans to open protected lands for drilling and lift curbs on carbon emissions.
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Carbon dioxide emissions are up again. What now, climate? 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks grim, say climate scientists.
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Fishermen sue Big Oil for its role in climate change 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The food industry is already feeling the effects of climate change, which will likely force expensive adaptations in the future. At least one sector is looking to make energy companies pay.
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