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Obama’s Keystone veto will stand after Senate vote fails 5.3.2015 Washington Post: Politics
This post has been updated.The Senate failed to override President Obama's veto of a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, severely dimming prospects for its approval in the next two years.Read full article >>
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ISIS may have roots in climate change 5.3.2015 Daily Kos
Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010. Analysts often point to many factors that contributed to the rise of ISIS. Sunni frustration with the Shi'a-dominated central Iraqi government, the remnants of Al Qaeda in Arabia, and of course the disastrous U.S.-led war just to name a few. But another factor may have played an early role in destabilizing Syria : We know the basic story in Syria by now: From 2006-2010, an unprecedented drought forced the country from a groundwater-intensive breadbasket of the region to a net food importer. Farmers abandoned their homes—school enrollment in some areas plummeted 80 percent—and flooded Syria’s cities, which were already struggling to sustain an influx of more than 1 million refugees from the conflict in neighboring Iraq. The Syrian government largely ignored these warning signs, helping sow discontent that ultimately spawned violent protests ... A preventable drought-triggered humanitarian crisis ...
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Climate Cast: Drought a factor in Syrian conflict 5.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
To some climate change seems a far off distant future concept. Not to US military and intelligence agencies. A growing body of evidence suggests climate change and prolonged drought helped sew the seeds of conflict in Syria and western Iraq. Even small shifts in climate in marginal climate zones can have disproportionate impacts.
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Dueling Visions of Reality in King v. Burwell 5.3.2015 Balkinization
Dueling Visions of Reality in King v. Burwell
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Spotlight on green news & views: This is the 350th environmental round-up in a nine-year series 5.3.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out tgypsy's post here . 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 21,930 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. This is the 350th diary rescue in that that series. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate —by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: "This week 40 groups—many of them focusing on rural and community-based responses to climate change—wrote Congress calling for the rejection of Fast Track trade authority, which would speed through two mega trade deals without fully assessing their impacts on the climate. The letter is ...
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Perry Misses Point on Texas CO2 Cuts 5.3.2015 FactCheck
Rick Perry said carbon dioxide emissions in Texas were down because of "incentive-based regulation" during his time as governor. But the evidence shows a decline in manufacturing jobs and federal policies are more likely to be the cause of the reduction.
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Snowball’s Chance: James Inhofe, Meet The Press, And The Climate Debate 5.3.2015 Think Progres

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to disprove global warming. Chuck Todd and the producers of NBC's Meet the Press thought it was all in good fun. Seriously.

The post Snowball’s Chance: James Inhofe, Meet The Press, And The Climate Debate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Study: Shift in ocean temperatures temporarily slowed global warming 5.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A natural swing in ocean temperatures explains why the rate of global warming has slowed since the late 1990s. But UMD professor Byron Steinman said the trend will reverse itself.
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow 4.3.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow....
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Drill into Mars for clues to Earth's climate 4.3.2015 New Scientist: Health
Earth's Little Ice Age may have been caused by a fall in solar activity – digging holes on Mars could help us find ...
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Europe blazes trail against climate change 4.3.2015 New Scientist: Health
Come flood, drought or heatwave, Europe is getting ready a whole host of projects designed to climate-proof the ...
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Mike's Blog Round Up 4.3.2015 Crooks Liars
I just wanted to mention, if I may depart from politics for a moment, that yesterday was the best day of the year in music, with the release in North America of Steven Wilson's fourth solo album, Hand. Cannot. Erase. Never heard of him? The founder of Porcupine Tree, one of the greatest bands ever? The leading light of "post-prog" ? Alas. You're missing out. And so you should definitely check him out. Now… or at least when you're done checking out the following links… Zandar Versus the Stupid : Yglesias goes full emoprog on the state of American democracy. Alicublog : Bibi Netanyahu and the old-worn channel of politics. The Brad Blog : The media are deliberately not connecting the climate change dots. Seeing the Forest : High-speed rail is high-speed growth and lots of jobs. Gin and Tacos : House Republicans are too conservative for House ...
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Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino 4.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino

A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters.

The post Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino appeared first on WIRED.


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Bigger Ideas on Climate Change 4.3.2015 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Where are we going, as climate begins to dominate the year’s news? With Ukraine and Syria big on bad behaviour, the concentration needs to shift to the millions threatened by other events. As Lennon (and not Lenin) said, war is over, except it seems to hang on like an unwanted spectre. Global problems should now begin to occupy our collective thoughts.
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Congressman pulls back some on climate demands 4.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
The Arizona congressman who last week asked the University of Colorado to disclose the sources of funding for professor Roger Pielke Jr. now admits an additional request for communications regarding such funding was an "overreach" — but defended the search as an effort to seek important disclosures for figures in the climate change debate.
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'Green News Report' - March 3, 2015 4.3.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A snowball's chance in the US Senate; Warm winter records shattered in the US West; Two big oil companies call for a price on carbon emissions; PLUS: In 1983, scientists predicted global warming would trigger unrest in the Middle East. A new study proves ...
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Human-Caused Warming Helped Trigger Current Syrian Conflict And Rise Of ISIS 4.3.2015 Think Progres

A new study finds human-caused climate change was a major trigger of Syria’s brutal civil war. The war that helped drive the rise of ISIS was itself spawned in large part by the worst drought in Iraq's history -- a drought made 2 to 3 times more likely by climate change.

The post Human-Caused Warming Helped Trigger Current Syrian Conflict And Rise Of ISIS appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The U.S. Just Got One Step Closer To Regulating Airplane Carbon Emissions 4.3.2015 Think Progres

EPA regulations on airplane emissions are clearing for takeoff.

The post The U.S. Just Got One Step Closer To Regulating Airplane Carbon Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Warmest Winter Records Shattered in West, But Reporters Still Won't Say 'Climate Change' 4.3.2015 BradBlog
Watching network television news, you'd think the entire Earth had entered an Ice Age just because it's been cold in Manhattan. While February was unusually cold in the Northeast and Midwest, what's not being mentioned on TV is that records have been falling on the high end of the temperature scale ...
Minneapolis council moves to ban city investments in Big Oil 4.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It's largely symbolic, since the city doesn't invest in fossil fuel firms. But a committee hearing on the matter drew many residents and students in support.
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