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New York Times Shills For Moribund Nuclear Power, Disses Renewables Revolution 25.7.2016 Think Progres

Why does the New York Times overhype nuclear power far beyond what the facts warrant -- while generally downplaying solar and wind power far beyond what the facts warrant?

The post New York Times Shills For Moribund Nuclear Power, Disses Renewables Revolution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay 25.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay
This time of year, humpback and blue whales come to feed on masses of krill in the San Francisco Bay. They make for an amazing research opportunity. The post The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay appeared first on WIRED.
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There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia 25.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia
During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.
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'We’ve primed the system': Why disgusting toxic blue-green algae blooms seem increasingly common 25.7.2016 Washington Post
'We’ve primed the system': Why disgusting toxic blue-green algae blooms seem increasingly common
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Wasserman Schultz resignation leaves some Sanders supporters wanting more 25.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Wasserman Schultz resignation leaves some Sanders supporters wanting more
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Open thread for night owls: You're going to be hearing the term 'climate justice' a lot around here 25.7.2016 Daily Kos
Here’s an excerpt regarding  "climate justice"  courtesy of Oliver Milman at The Guardian. He reports:  ‘World can’t afford to silence us’: black church leaders address climate change ​ : African American religious leaders have added their weight to calls for action on climate change, with one of the largest and oldest black churches in the US warning that black people are disproportionally harmed by global warming and fossil fuel pollution. The African Methodist Episcopal church has passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy. “We can move away from the dirty fuels that make us sick and shift toward safe, clean energy like wind and solar that help make every breath our neighbors and families take a healthy one,” states the resolution, which also points to research showing that black children are four times as likely as white children to die from asthma. The  resolution  was passed at the church’s general conference in ...
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How Utah Coal Interests Helped Push a Secret Plan to Export Coal From California 24.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
This story was originally published on July 21, 2016 at High Country News ( hcn.org ). On June 27, hundreds of people packed the Oakland City Council meeting where a proposal to ban the transport of coal through the California city was up for a vote. Speakers on both sides of the issue delivered passionate arguments, pitting the promise of good jobs in a depressed area against concern about environmental impacts. The meeting quickly became rowdy. "There was a lot of tension," says Rev. Ken Chambers, pastor of West Side Missionary Baptist Church in West Oakland, who spoke in support of the ban. Pro-coal supporters stationed in the audience heckled him throughout his address, and at times, Lynette Gibson McElhaney, the council president, struggled to maintain order. "Officers," she requested, "please escort those persons who continue to have disrespectful outbursts outside of the chamber." The vote came after more than a year of heated debate over plans to build a marine terminal, from which coal mined in ...
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General Atomics' $40-million gamble on small nukes 24.7.2016 L.A. Times - Technology News

The scientists and engineers at General Atomics think the future of nuclear energy is coming on the back of a flatbed truck.

The leadership at the San Diego company, which has been developing nuclear technologies for more than 60 years, has already spent $40 million in the expectation that its...

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Esther Cepeda: For the sake of the kids, turn down that racket 24.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
CHICAGO • In his book “The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want,” Garret Keizer writes: “Noise is not the most important problem in the world. Compared to the disasters of famine, war, and global climate change, the existence of ‘unwanted sound’ hardly counts as a problem at all.” Of course noise doesn’t compare to all those disasters, but to me, it’s still a huge deal. As a person who has practically become a hermit because of the sound pollution permeating restaurants, coffee shops, cloth...
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The U.N.'s rundown of some of the world's biggest problems 23.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
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This week in science: the climate inaction superheroes 23.7.2016 Daily Kos
How do you drive home the ridiculousness of climate change deniers? The good folks at Climate Inaction came up with some figurines, each with their own superpowers of willful denial : To highlight the absurdity of doing nothing in the face of catastrophic climate change, we created a line of Climate Inaction Figures – toy-inspired likenesses of prominent public figures who claim, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that there is no reason to act. Climate Inaction Figures was the brainchild of creative directors Cabot Norton and Arturo Aranda. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Joel Bach and David Gelber of the Years Project. Their work on this issue – most notably with the Emmy-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously – has been groundbreaking. And their emphasis on identifying solutions and encouraging meaningful action is the perfect counter to the do-nothing nihilism of the climate inaction crowd.  Exoplanetary astronomers found two new planets recently, ...
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6 Ways That Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick Resembles Pope Francis 23.7.2016 Think Progres

Will Tim Kaine be able to capture the "Francis effect"?

The post 6 Ways That Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick Resembles Pope Francis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What You Need To Know About Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick 23.7.2016 Think Progres

Clinton announced Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate on Friday night in a text message to her supporters.

The post What You Need To Know About Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s Vice President Pick appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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U.S., Mexico, Announce Climate Collaboration The Day After Trump Becomes GOP Nominee 23.7.2016 Think Progres

There is ample room for the North American climate relationship to evolve and be strengthened over time.

The post U.S., Mexico, Announce Climate Collaboration The Day After Trump Becomes GOP Nominee appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Saturday severe risk, feeling 50 degrees cooler next weekend? 23.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Get ready for another round of severe storms Saturday.
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4 Things That Trump Got Wrong 23.7.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump's big speech at the Republican convention on Thursday didn't contain a single reference to the environment or climate change. It was vague on policy overall, focusing heavily on the primary themes of this year's Republican National Convention: bashing Hillary Clinton's character and fear-mongering over crime and national security, with a heavy dose of Islamophobia and xenophobia. There was, however, one section that dealt hazily with energy policy. Unfortunately, it was filled with falsehoods. Let's go through the four key assertions one at a time: "Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it." The apparent source for this figure is the National Association of Manufacturers, a conservative business lobbying organization that is fiercely opposed to regulations. The group's $2 trillion estimate calculates only the cost of regulatory ...
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Democratic Platform Calls For WWII-Scale Mobilization To Solve Climate Crisis 22.7.2016 Think Progres

The Democratic platform contains the strongest statement about the urgent need for climate action ever issued by a major U.S. party.

The post Democratic Platform Calls For WWII-Scale Mobilization To Solve Climate Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Two Middle East locations hit 129 degrees, hottest ever in Eastern Hemisphere — and maybe the world 22.7.2016 Washington Post
They are almost certainly the highest ever recorded outside of Death Valley, Calif., which currently holds the record for the world’s hottest temperature of 134.1 degrees.
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John Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as terrorism 22.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Speaking on Friday at an international conference on climate change the U.S. Secretary of State said the issue might not get as much public attention as terrorism.
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Your air conditioner is making the heat wave worse 22.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Climate control has become a necessity, but it's not a solution.
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