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Republicans Who Slap Voters in the Face May Be in for a Nasty Surprise 13.12.2018 American Prospect
John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP Opponents of the Wisconsin legislature's lame-duck actions rally in Madison.  democracy_rules.jpg Republicans in Michigan and Wisconsin who have  moved aggressively  to steamroll voters and strip power from incoming Democratic officials appear confident that they will pay no political price, and many  analysts seem to concur . After all, state legislators won’t face re-election for another two to four years, and electoral maps gerrymandered to heavily favor Republicans won’t be redrawn until after 2020. That’s a long time in politics, and it would be easy to assume that protesters now crowding the state capitals in Lansing and Madison will by then have moved on. But that assumption overlooks two powerful lessons from the recent midterms: One, that gerrymandering  can backfire , particularly when the political winds shift dramatically. And two, that voters are increasingly fed up with assaults on democracy. The more Republicans take aim at  voting rights ,  ...
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Where did the Sun come from? 10.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.
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Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System' 10.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.
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Climate change and the UK: The good and bad 10.12.2018 BBC: Science
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?
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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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California gives final OK to requiring solar panels on new houses 6.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Single and small multi-family homes must include solar panels starting in 2020. Recent extreme weather events such as wildfires and drought make the need clear, a state official says.
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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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U of M volleyball team says they have the chemistry to do well in NCAA tournament 30.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Gophers are coming off their best conference record in school history. The perennially successful women's Gopher volleyball team has absolute dominance at home, going undefeated on their home court.
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Australian students in mass climate protest 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from Australia's PM.
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Stormy weather causes hundreds of homes to lose power 28.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Strong winds and heavy rain has also caused travel disruption across Northern Ireland.
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Snowstorm slams Midwest, causes thousands of flights to be canceled 26.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Blizzard conditions are being experienced from St. Louis to Chicago and into Wisconsin. The storm caused the first blizzard warning in Kansas City since 2011 and is set to hit New England this week.
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The U.K economy is growing — but its energy use is shrinking 23.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The United Kingdom's total energy use has dropped 10 percent since 2002, unlike other EU countries. It's a quiet victory in the fight against climate change. It's also a bit mysterious.
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Climate Change Denial Is Raking the Ashes of Paradise 20.11.2018 Truthout.com
There will be more and larger fires to come, and the price to be paid will continue to rise.

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Pardon me, turkey, is this stool taken? Scientists turn poultry poop into fuel 19.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.
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The remote UK community living off-grid 19.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Photographer Ed Gold lived alongside the off-grid community of Scoraig in the Highlands of Scotland.
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'I broke 22 bones and lost a year's memory' 19.11.2018 BBC: Business
The multimillionaire Dutch businessman who risks his life racing off road motorbikes.
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US-Funded Neo-Nazis in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists 18.11.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Short-sighted U.S. foreign policy that backs jihadists in the Middle East and neo-Nazis in Ukraine is once again blowing back on the United States, as Max Blumenthal explains. FBI: Azov Battalion Trained Rise Above Movement By Max Blumenthal Last month,…Read more →
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Green New Deal? Bring It! But Don’t Forget Your Union Card. 17.11.2018 Truthout.com
To be truly transformational, any bold green jobs proposal must be rooted in the right to organize.

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We must get to the bottom of 'fartgate', jokes darts chief Hearn 17.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Darts chiefs will look into the farting row which has rocked the sport because "something doesn't smell right".
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Analysis of Minnesota's 10 percent solar goal says it can be met economically five years early 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The study was commissioned by Minnesota Solar Pathways, which is made up of utilities, nonprofit groups and government agencies working together to implement Minnesota's 2013 solar energy law.
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