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Trump's First Two Months 23.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
You’ll have to forgive me for writing this so early, since the tradition is to give a new president 100 days before such an evaluation, but these are not normal times. It’s only been two months since Trump took office, but it certainly feels like a lot longer than that. Trump’s pace has been pretty frantic during this period, which is the main reason why I decided to take a quick look at how Trump’s presidency measures up to his campaign rhetoric. On some issues, Trump has tried to act but been rebuffed by the simple fact that being president doesn’t mean being C.E.O. of a corporation. There are other branches of government which just don’t exist in corporate boardrooms, and they occasionally push back against the White House. On other issues, Trump has been figuring out that the real world is a lot more complicated than promising a crowd of adoring fans: “I know how to fix it, believe me!” And on some issues, Trump has already punted the ball far down the road. Let’s take a look at the checklist of ...
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USAID Climate Action Is a Great Investment for the United States 23.3.2017 WRI Stories
USAID Climate Action Is a Great Investment for the United StatesAdd Comment|PrintFlooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo by Seika/Flickr The Trump administration’s budget proposal for deep cuts to the State Department and USAID would eliminate funding for the Global Climate Change Initiative, which supports hundreds of climate change programs that benefit the poor in developing countries and advances U.S. interests around the world. As a former USAID Foreign Service Officer involved in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Wastewater should be recognized as a valuable resource, UN says on World Water Day 22.3.2017 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
In a world where the demand for water continues to grow and the resource is finite, a new United Nations report argues that wastewater, discarded into the environment every day, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agriculture.
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Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter 22.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Greek conservationists worked for nine months to clean and renovate the shrine above the cave believed to be the savior’s burial place. 
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The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 22.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Auntie P , Tallapragada ) A culture of cruelty and callousness has become an organizing principle of everyday life under Trump, infusing our society with massive amounts of misery, suffering and violence. But getting rid of Trump alone will not solve this problem unless we first eliminate the mindset that equates democracy with unbridled capitalism. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO ; Adapted: Auntie P , Tallapragada ) This story was published thanks to readers like you. Donate now to support Truthout's fearless, independent coverage. For the ...
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Clean water plant brings hope to village in north India 22.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) — Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village. Nai Basti is a mere 55 kilometers (35 miles) east of the capital, New Delhi, […]
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An insider’s guide to the District’s best indoor pools 22.3.2017 Washington Post
An insider’s guide to the District’s best indoor pools
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Hope flows into Indian village in the form of clean water 22.3.2017 Washington Post: World
Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village.
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The Hour of the Attorneys General 22.3.2017 American Prospect
This article will appear in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here . On a Tuesday night in early February, not three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, three federal judges in San Francisco heard arguments about whether to halt his first major policy undertaking. Trump had issued an executive order banning hundreds of thousands of travelers from entering the country, including citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, and all refugees. As many as 60,000 individuals had their visas revoked. Almost immediately, a pair of Democratic attorneys general, Washington state’s Bob Ferguson and Minnesota’s Lori Swanson, brought suit against Trump’s executive order, arguing it violated the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law as well as the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, harmed all Washington and Minnesota businesses and communities, and was “undermining [their] sovereign interest” as welcoming destinations for immigrants and refugees. More ...
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Scientists Question Risks of Using Oilfield Wastewater on Food Crops 21.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Dan Mueller The engineers and scientists who study the oil and gas industry’s wastewater know the term “beneficial reuse” well. It’s the seldom-used technique of taking wastewater produced from an oil or gas well, treating it, and then using it for other purposes — like watering crops (including organic crops) or feeding livestock.  It’s a rare practice that drought-stricken areas like California have used for a number of years, although little is known about associated health or safety risks since, usually, about 98% of wastewater is injected into disposal wells deep underground. However, as demands for water increase, and concerns about disposal wells (which have been linked to earthquakes) rise, beneficial reuse is being considered as a viable option. But just because we can use wastewater for other purposes – does that mean we should? Scientists researching these issues still have a lot of questions. Our recent article in World Water: Water Reuse & Desalination—a publication of the Water ...
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There are now 3 rivers that legally have the same rights as humans 21.3.2017 Washington Post
There are now 3 rivers that legally have the same rights as humans
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Tree-on-a-chip mimics plants' hydraulic pumping power 21.3.2017 TreeHugger
The technology could be used to power small robots.
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Scalia’s ghost casts a long shadow over Gorsuch’s hearing 21.3.2017 Washington Post
President Trump repeatedly promised to nominate justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia if he won, and Neil Gorsuch fits that bill. Senators dropped Scalia’s name at least 55 times during just the first four hours.
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March heat blows Elk River record out of water 21.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The unseasonably warm weather in Routt County triggered record-setting flows March 18 through 20 in the Elk River at its confluence with the Yampa River west of Steamboat Springs, far surpassing the prior record for the date and causing a federal hydrologist who keeps a close watch on this portion of the Colorado River system to describe them as “shocking.” “It’s crazy how high the flows are for this time of year,” Ashley Nielson, a senior hydrologist with the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City Utah, said. “I think we’re getting snowmelt at low and middle elevation and not at the higher elevations. But this is not something we expect this time of year.” The Elk is still well below flood stage, but the acceleration of snowmelt during a time when snowpack is typically increasing stands out from the norm. Flows in the river, which has its headwaters in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area northeast of Clark, hit a 24-hour peak of 1,050 cubic feet per second at 1:45 a.m. March 20, nearly ...
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Delta Dispatches Podcast March 16, 2017 21.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Thanks for listening to the third episode of Delta Dispatchers with hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Rudy Simoneaux and Brad Barth, from CPRA talk about sediment diversions and Rebecca Triche joins Simone to discuss the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and their upcoming event.  Below is a transcript of this week's Delta Dispatches Podcast. Listen to the full recording here or subscribe to our feed in iTunes and Google Play.     Listen to Episode 2 now! ...
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Trump’s budget would wreak havoc on Puget Sound restoration 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

This is no time to retreat from our shared responsibility to invest in the health of this national treasure.
While Tribes Lose Courtroom Battles, #NoDAPL Divestment Campaign Takes Off 21.3.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

A U.S. appeals court on Saturday shut down a last-ditch effort to put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), allowing oil to flow as early as Monday.

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Sea changes: The ‘interesting times’ facing European fisheries 21.3.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Guest Author By: Erik Lindebo Calm seas or stormy waters? Well, we are only three months into 2017 and, for a number of reasons, it's already looking like a tumultuous year – calling to mind the ancient Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”. Around the world, we are seeing dramatic political shifts. In Europe, Brexit has sent shockwaves through political establishments and, regardless of the final outcomes, we now face years of political uncertainty, and highly complex and no doubt emotive negotiations. Brokering a deal around fisheries will certainly be no exception, if past is prologue; only time will tell how access to waters, resources and markets will look in a divorce settlement with the EU. These changing times require new, adaptive ways of thinking about fisheries management.  Chokes and complexity in the CFP The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) continues, of course, and we continue moving closer towards the full Landing Obligation coming into force in 2019. With this, pressure on ...
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Residents Campaigning to End DC’s Ties with Wells Fargo Over Bank’s Investments in Dakota Access Pipeline to Hold Rally, Support Bill 20.3.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
DC Re(sponsible) Investment Coalition

On Monday, March 20, and Tuesday, March 21, DC-area activists with #DCReInvest, a new grassroots coalition, will hold two back-to-back events to push DC’s City Council to cut financial ties with Wells Fargo over its investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. A rally on Monday afternoon will build momentum for a bill to be introduced to City Council on Tuesday morning that would recommend severing DC’s relationship with Wells Fargo.

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The Great Barrier Reef is dying 20.3.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
President Trump’s climate malpractice will only accelerate the damage.
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