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'Green News Report' - August 27, 2015 28.8.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; NASA warns at least 3 ft. of sea level rise now locked in; Obama heads to the Arctic to highlight global warming impacts; PLUS: Switching to clean energy will cost less than fossil fuels in the long run, say ...
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7 Out Of 10 Americans Want Their States To Comply With The EPA’s Climate Plan 27.8.2015 Think Progres

Most Americans want their state to come up with a plan to reduce carbon from power plants.

The post 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want Their States To Comply With The EPA’s Climate Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Climate Cast at the fair: Year in review 27.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MPR News' Kerri Miller is joined by MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner and Dr. John Abraham to look back at a year of climate news
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Gabon: protecting vital forests, and communities 27.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
The west African nation is working to balance competing demands of retaining biodiversity and mitigating climate change with the immediate needs of its people Anne-Marie Ndong Obiang has a machete attached to her belt, which she assures us is “for cutting off poachers’ fingers”. In her spotless forest-green camouflage uniform she does not appear to be joking. Working for Gabon’s National Parks Agency (ANPN) she has firsthand experience of the harsh conditions in the big reserves in the north of the country, some almost impenetrable. Gold prospectors, often from neighbouring Cameroon, have been known to leave craters 40 metres deep in the middle of the woods. Obiang is head of the Raponda Walker Arboretum close to the capital Libreville, which is on the Atlantic coast. Her priority here is to combat uncontrolled urban sprawl. “My fellow eco-wardens and myself can’t look the other way for a moment without someone starting to build beside the track,” she says. True enough quite substantial houses are ...
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Coal dethroned 27.8.2015 Le Monde Diplomatique
In Appalachia, explosions have leveled the mountain tops into perfect race tracks for Ryan Hensley's all-terrain vehicle (ATV). At least, that's how the 14-year-old sees the barren expanses of dirt that stretch for miles atop the hills surrounding his home in the former coal town of Whitesville, West Virginia.
“They're going to blast that one next,” he says, pointing to a peak in the distance. He's referring to a process known as “mountain-top removal,” in which coal companies use explosives to (...) - Open page
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How California's clean vehicle rebate benefits the poor and middle class 27.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: The article "California limits hybrid rebates to households earning less than $500,000" completely missed the point of California's clean vehicle rebate program.
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Bobby Jindal: Katrina Anniversary Is Not The Place For ‘Liberal Environmental Activism’ 27.8.2015 Think Progres

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal doesn't want President Obama to mention climate change during his trip to New Orleans this week.

The post Bobby Jindal: Katrina Anniversary Is Not The Place For ‘Liberal Environmental Activism’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New Orleans’ Greatest Threat Is Climate Change Plus The ‘Loop Current’ Plus A Future Katrina 27.8.2015 Think Progres

Future Katrinas will become more and more devastating to New Orleans and the entire Gulf of Mexico. If we don’t tackle climate change ASAP, it is hard to see how New Orleans could survive the century.

The post New Orleans’ Greatest Threat Is Climate Change Plus The ‘Loop Current’ Plus A Future Katrina appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Using cap-and-trade money for road repair doesn't pass muster 27.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To many California Republicans, it looks like a perfect match. On the one hand, the state can no longer ignore the deferred maintenance of its roads and bridges, not to mention the need for new ones in some areas. On the other, the state has a big pot of money that more than doubled in size to...
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What Climate Justice Has To Do With Hurricane Katrina 27.8.2015 Think Progres

"We know from Hurricane Katrina that it is the poor and people of color who get left behind."

The post What Climate Justice Has To Do With Hurricane Katrina appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Washington state wildfires pose added threat for tribes 27.8.2015 LA Times: Nation
The worst wildfire season in Washington state history could be particularly devastating to the people who have lived here between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains since long before the region became part of the United States.
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No One Is Ready for the Next Katrina 27.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
As the seas rise and storms worsen, it's worth taking a look at how poorly US infrastructure is going to do under climate ...
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The battle to protect Alaska’s great wildlife sanctuary | Rebecca Solnit 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
As Barack Obama opens up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling, how can this pristine wilderness withstand the human hunger for fossil fuels? At midnight on 29 June, the sun was directly north and well above the hills. It had not gone down since I arrived in the Arctic, three days earlier, and would not set for weeks. It rolled around the sky like a marble in a bowl, sometimes behind clouds or mountains or the smoke of the three or four hundred wildfires somewhere south of us, but never below the horizon. The midnight sun made the green hilltops glow gold, and lit our walk through the wildflowers and the clouds of mosquitoes to the mountaintop. Down below, I could see our tents, our camp kitchen, tiny from the heights, and our two rafts, all along the sandy beach and flowery grass bench alongside the shallow Kongakut River. A few days earlier, a couple of bush planes had dropped off our group of nine for a week’s journey 65 miles down the river that threads its way from the Brooks Range of mountains to the ...
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Obama to seek unity with Pope Francis on issues in White House visit 27.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his ...
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Obama to seek unity with pope on issues in White House visit 27.8.2015 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display....
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Spotlight on green news & views: Wildfires; First Nations battle Chevron; cow power; the Black Hills 27.8.2015 Daily Kos
See RockyMtnHigh's post . The Green Spotlight will not appear Saturday, Aug. 29. Environmentally oriented diaries published between now and then will be included in the Spotlight published Wednesday, Sept. 2. Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Spotlight can be seen here . More than 23,330 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Offering tobacco and bottled water for a sea of oil, Chevron gets booted from indigenous territory —by citisven: "No, this is not the 17th century: Chevron engineers, looking to frack billions of cubic feet of gas from indigenous Unist’ot’en territory in British Columbia, did indeed try to get past the tribe's roadblock a few weeks ago. Trying to keep out oil and gas pipelines from deep within their unceded ...
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A Group Of Climate Scientists Tried To Recreate Contrarian Studies. It Did Not Go Well For Deniers 27.8.2015 Think Progres

A new study tried to replicate the findings of 38 climate contrarian studies, and found recurring mistakes throughout the research.

The post A Group Of Climate Scientists Tried To Recreate Contrarian Studies. It Did Not Go Well For Deniers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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In Alaska, Rand Paul offers a prebuttal to President Obama 26.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
In Alaska, Rand Paul offers a prebuttal to President Obama
It's in the interests of corporate media to ignore what Sanders is talking about. Can we fix that? 26.8.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The media aren't ignoring him, just his ideas. CNN, The Washington Post and a few other media outlets took note Monday that Bernie Sanders made mention of something that's been on his mind for a very long time—the media's general failure to do what ought to be the serious work of covering election campaigns as well as political and economic issues in general. Here's Dan Merica: "The American people, I think, increasingly understand that corporate media is prepared to discuss everything 24 hours a day, seven days a week except the most important issues facing the American people," Sanders said Monday during a town hall in Conway. "Increasingly what media sees campaigns being are soap operas and football games, rather than a serious discussion about the serious issues facing America." Sanders used similar lines in Salem, New Hampshire, on Sunday night, lamenting the fact that Republican candidate Marco Rubio hitting a child in the head with a football during a trip to Iowa got "more coverage than Marco ...
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Will New Orleans Survive the Next Katrina? 26.8.2015 Mother Jones
I'm driving down a dirt road in the vast tangle of coastal bayous that stretch south of New Orleans, so that Reggie Dupre can show me his pride and joy. "This is the little silver lining on the very dark cloud that was over Louisiana," he says. In front of us, construction crews are shaping mounds of rock and dirt into a mile-long, 12-foot levy. On one side is a canal, crammed with boat traffic for the offshore oil drilling industry. On the other side is Terrabonne Parish, a rural community of commercial shrimp fishermen and oil roughnecks who rely on these waterways the same way a city kid like me relies on the subway. The levy dead-ends into a shiny new $25 million floodgate, the last line of defense against storm surges that accompany the hurricanes that frequently slam this coastline. Dupre is the director of the Terrabonne Levy and Conservation District, a county agency tasked with keeping the homes here above water. A decade ago—when Hurricane Katrina forced 1.5 million evacuations, killed nearly ...
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