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'Green News Report' - October 30, 2014 31.10.2014 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Sit down and shut up!': Superstorm Sandy recovery stalled, 2 years later; The Weather Channel repudiates its climate change-denying co-founder; PLUS: 'It's not too late': the stark yet hopeful message in the UN's final climate science report... All that and more in today's Green News ...
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California officials call for $500 billion investments in water projects in coming decades 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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"Green World Rising": A Call to Save the Earth From Climate Change 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
"The threat of climate change is very real, but we have the solutions, knowledge, and ingenuity needed to help save our planet…" (Photo: Hagens World )In two previous videos narrated by Leonard DiCaprio and available over at GreenWorldRising.org , we’ve seen the dangers that global warming and climate change present for our planet and the human race. We’ve seen how there’s a giant sleeping monster lurking underground in the form of trapped methane gas, and we’ve learned that, if we continue to do nothing to fight climate change, that methane could get released, causing even more problems for the only planet we can call home. Finally, we’ve seen how putting a price on carbon could be one of the best ways to help fight climate change and save the future of not only our planet, but of the human race. Now, the third video in the four-part series has been released, titled Green World Rising. Green World Rising represents a call to save the human race from the devastating effects of global warming and climate ...
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Strengthening Families Close to Home 30.10.2014 Balkinization
Strengthening Families Close to Home
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32 Countries Where Global Warming Could Make Violence Worse 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
Recently, the Pentagon released a disturbing report. Climate change, it warned, will exacerbate problems like terrorism and disease outbreaks, drain military resources, and create new enemies. The report said that the military's basic operations—everything from training to its supply chains and infrastructure—are now threatened by rising temperatures and shifting weather patterns. It all points to one conclusion: Global warming is a national security issue. Now a new analysis, released Wednesday, is naming 32 countries in which conflict and civil unrest could be worsened by the changing climate. The findings are part of the seventh annual " Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas " from Maplecroft—a firm that studies how vulnerable countries are to various risks. It concludes that climate change is already impacting "food production, poverty, migration and social stability—factors that significantly increase the risk of conflicts and instability in fragile and emerging states." Those pressures could ...
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Libertarian Group Sues White House Over Video Linking ‘Polar Vortex’ To Climate Change 30.10.2014 Think Progres

There is, indeed, a growing body of evidence that links global warming to an increased likelihood of more mid-latitude cold fronts.

The post Libertarian Group Sues White House Over Video Linking ‘Polar Vortex’ To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Shadow Surveillance State Is Really a Secret Religion 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tom Engelhardt: In the wake of 9/11, the militarization of the country has happened at a relatively rapid pace (and domestically of the police as well). The result, it seems - even in the Ebola crisis, the military is invariably the first option.... Impoverished Cuba sends hundreds of doctors and health care workers to Africa to fight Ebola; we take "fight" literally (evidently) and send in the troops! Tom Engelhardt (Photo: Don J. Usner)Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com discusses his new book, Shadow Government, whether the surveillance state actually makes the United States more secure, and how Washington exists in a post-legal world. Of Tom Engelhardt's new book, Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World, Glenn Greenwald writes: "The point of Tom Engelhardt's important work at TomDispatch.com and in Shadow Government is to help us find the way to break [the] chains" of the surveillance state. Read this compelling book now. Click here to ...
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International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster 30.10.2014 Earth Times
The conference we mentioned last week has produced very hopeful “green shoots” of hope for financial, agricultural and hydrological solutions to the problems facing the peoples around the Aral Sea. The environmental catastrophe of toxic dust, total loss of species and livelihoods and currently high levels of cancers and TB have finally stirred up increased international cooperation from a multitude of partners and donors such as Asian and Islamic banks. First, we have some heartening eco-news:
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KPFK 'BradCast': SCOTUS Voter Suppression and the Touch-Screen Vote-Flipping Time Warp 30.10.2014 BradBlog
With the latest KPFK/Pacifica Radio fund drive behind us, it was great to be back on the air live today with The BradCast! Just in time for Election Day next week, we got everybody up to date on all of the terrible SCOTUS rulings in regard to GOP voter suppression from ...
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Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change 30.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.
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Spotlight on green news & views: Reframing 'infrastructure,' 10 billion people, tribe bans fracking 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Atlantic Stingray. See more in this post . 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 . So far, more than 19,910 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. Unstoppable Human Population Growth to about 10 Billion Will Cause Ecosystem Decline or Collapse —by FishOutofWater: "Biologists, experienced in modeling wildlife populations, found that human population growth will expand to 10 billion people even if large mortality events, similar to the 1918 influenza outbreak, kill half a billion people. Human population growth has so much momentum that it's almost impossible to ...
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Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Weather Channel Rebukes Its Co-Founder On Climate Change 30.10.2014 Think Progres

The statement acknowledged that humans are helping make the planet warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

The post Weather Channel Rebukes Its Co-Founder On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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NARAL’s ‘Edgy’ Condom Ad in Colorado 30.10.2014 FactCheck
A TV ad in the Colorado Senate race says Republican Rep. Cory Gardner wants to "ban birth control," so "you better stock up on condoms."
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How Big Oil Could Be The Big Winner In Colorado’s Elections 29.10.2014 Think Progres

With its Democratic governor and senior U.S. Senator locked in tight reelection campaigns, Colorado could be on the cusp of new political leadership that would likely give carte blanche to the oil and gas industry.

The post How Big Oil Could Be The Big Winner In Colorado’s Elections appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Hartmann: What Has Greed Cost America? 29.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
From Thom Hartmann's radio show this Tuesday, he discusses a couple of really great articles. One from Alternet: The Stark Facts of Global Greed, a Disease as Challenging as Climate Change : Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured. We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply building on their existing riches. The increasing rate of their takeaway is the message derived from the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook ...
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George P. Bush And How The Next Generation Of Republicans Talk About Climate Change 29.10.2014 Think Progres

Jeb Bush said "I'm not a scientist" five years ago. His son, about to be elected to office for the first time, said the same thing last week.

The post George P. Bush And How The Next Generation Of Republicans Talk About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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As Great Barrier Reef ails, Australia scrambles to save it 29.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The reef is in such bad shape that the United Nations has warned it could list the World Heritage site as "in danger" next year.
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These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up 29.10.2014 Mother Jones
After the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in June 2010, killing 11 workers and sending roughly five million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico , much of the media coverage featured sludge-covered seabirds, empty shrimp baskets, and other environmental impacts. But for Doug Brown, the catastrophe was even more immediate. He was the rig's chief engineer, standing in the control room when a deafening blast sent him flying and turned his workplace into a fiery, oil-soaked hell. In The Great Invisible , a documentary about the blowout and its aftermath that premieres today in Los Angeles and New York, Brown breaks into tears as he recalls the "incoherent screamings of pain" of his coworkers: "I saw men completely lose control." This virtually untold side of the Deepwater Horizon story emerges from a melange of archival footage (including home videos shot onboard the rig) and original interviews with rig workers and family members of men who died in the disaster. They speak of ...
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Fox News' Parent Company Is Really Worried About Global Warming 29.10.2014 Mother Jones
The day after Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the East Coast, Al Gore issued a statement linking the storm to climate change. That's when Fox News went on the attack. "These global warming claims have been debunked time and time again," declared Eric Bolling , a former crude oil trader who is now one of the network's most inflammatory hosts. "Look, it's weather. Weather changes. Things happen. It has nothing to do with global warming." But Fox's parent company, 21st Century Fox, sees things differently. Earlier this month, a London-based organization called CDP released hundreds of questionnaires it collected from corporations—including 21st Century Fox—that had agreed to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and outline the risks global warming could pose to their business. In its submission to CDP, 21st Century Fox noted that climate change "may increase the frequency and power of tropical cyclones" and that the resulting storms could hurt its bottom line. And the company cited Sandy as a prime ...
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