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Is Anonymity Hurting You? 28.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
Anonymity is weird. This much is known by anyone who struggles to be heard above the noise that news media creates and sustains. In a recent article about the real effects of climate change today, rising sea levels do more than take away land from heavily populated areas. It challenges one’s anonymity in forcing those with ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano, wind power costs 28.8.2014 Daily Kos
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views  (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . [Please note that the lack of a Wednesday Spotlight this week was a one-time schedule change.] So far, more than 19,170 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. The Urban Metabolism: Understanding Your City by Understanding its Flow —by citisven: "As part of my work with the Ecocitizen World Map project (EWM) I'm currently learning about Urban Metabolism Information Systems (UMIS), a whole systems analysis that measures everything flowing into and out of a city over time and space. Created by the Consensus Institute's ...
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Iowa Senate Nominee Says The Koch Network ‘Started My Trajectory’ 28.8.2014 Think Progres

Ernst was one of several rising GOP politicians who attended a June 16 gathering in Dana Point, California, along with a collection of wealthy donors that the billionaire brothers have helped organize.

The post Iowa Senate Nominee Says The Koch Network ‘Started My Trajectory’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report 28.8.2014 Think Progres

The message from climate scientists about our ongoing failure to cut carbon pollution: The catastrophic changes in climate that we are voluntarily imposing on future generations cannot plausibly be undone for hundreds of years or more.

The post Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened 28.8.2014 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change....
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Climate plan spooks Dems 28.8.2014 The Hill
President Obama’s election-year plan to win a new international climate change accord is making vulnerable Democrats nervous.The administration is in talks at the United Nations about a...
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WH defends UN gambit on climate 28.8.2014 The Hill
Press secretary says administration open to trying end-run around "dysfunction in Congress."
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Every living thing in the Antarctic Ocean mapped 28.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
A new atlas draws on thousands of records reaching back to the 18th century and describes more than 9000 species, ranging from microbes to ...
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Stark language of new climate report doesn't include 'we're screwed,' but without action now, we are 27.8.2014 Daily Kos
Several newspapers published summaries of leaked copies of the latest draft report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Tuesday. The news ain't good. But it's not new. Greenhouse gas emissions, the report says, are probably "unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years." That was hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans emerged. In the three decades from 1970 to 2000, the report stated, global emissions of greenhouse gases grew at 1.3 percent annually. But from 2000 to 2010, emissions expanded to 2.2 percent a year. The report is a 127-page "synthesis" of three highly detailed analyses making up the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report released over the past year. It's meant to highlight the panel's latest findings in a more easily understood summary. What's different is the language. That's being described as blunt and stark. And it includes words like "irreversible": “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are ...
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Vulnerable Dem slams Obama over UN climate change effort 27.8.2014 The Hill
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) faces a tough reelection fight.
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With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All 27.8.2014 Truthout.com

2014 827 clim fwThe Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. It removes up to 90 percent of global cooling sulfate emissions, but the majority of coal fired generation in the U.S. does not. (Photo: Bruce Melton)

Since 1986, we have emitted as much carbon dioxide as we emitted in the prior 236 years, yet climate policy has only become approximately 13 percent more stringent. New knowledge suggests currently proposed policy will likely cause more warming in critical short-term time frames than if nothing was done at all. 

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Cotton buyers seek to insulate industry from impacts of climate change 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cotton grows commercially in most countries around the world and is very resource-intensive to cultivate and process. It's relatively hearty because it grows in hot climates. But its Achilles' heel is water.
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READ IN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014: Admin working on broad climate agreement, ballot initiatives will cost $1 billion-plus this year, Ducey, Crist win GOV primaries, Jindal sues over Common Core 27.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- The Obama administration has ruled out the possibility of coordinating U.S. airstrikes with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, though the White House said President Obama had made no decision on whether to conduct the airstrikes. ( Washington Post ) But Obama is nearing a decision to aid Turkmen minorities in the town of Amerli, which is under siege by ISIS militants. The U.S. is pushing Australia, Britain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE to increase support for moderate rebels in Syria. ( New York Times ...
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Auto Mileage Reports Should Reflect Reality 27.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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6 Ways The Washington Post Could Show It’s Serious About Climate Change 27.8.2014 Think Progres

If the Post's editorial series means they're now serious about the threat of climate change, here's more they can do.

The post 6 Ways The Washington Post Could Show It’s Serious About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The World’s Existing Power Plants Will Emit 300 Billion Tons Of Carbon Dioxide In Their Lifetimes 27.8.2014 Think Progres

New research published Tuesday is also the first to quantify how fast these "baked in" emissions are growing as more power plants are constructed.

The post The World’s Existing Power Plants Will Emit 300 Billion Tons Of Carbon Dioxide In Their Lifetimes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Emissions swamp efforts on warming, report says 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new U.N. report.

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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked U.N. paper 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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'Green News Report' - August 26, 2014 27.8.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Napa earthquake is a warning for CA's nuclear plants; Another coal plant bites the dust in NC; Cutting emissions will save more money than it costs; PLUS: Fighting drought with a 'salmon cannon'. Yep -- a salmon cannon ... All that and more in today's Green ...
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There’s a new $2 million environmental campaign to bring out young voters in Colorado 27.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Polls consistently show that young people are the strongest supporters of measures to combat climate change. They are also the least likely to vote, especially during off-year elections. The Environmental Defense Fund plans to test whether it is possible to change that, starting with a new $2 million initiative in Colorado, where one of the closest Senate contests in the nation is being fought this ...
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