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When Miliband met Obama 22.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The leader of the British opposition, Ed Miliband, met President Obama for their pre-arranged “brush-by” Monday afternoon. Without issuing any official prior confirmation, the president dropped in to Miliband’s meeting with National Security Adviser Susan Rice in the White House. The pair chatted for 25 minutes on a variety of issues — including Ukraine, Gaza, the economy, climate change, the Scottish independence referendum and the future of the European Union, according to a Labor Party ...
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This Congressional Candidate Isn’t Running From Climate Change, She’s Running On It 22.7.2014 Think Progres

"The climate needs one House seat, and then we build on that."

The post This Congressional Candidate Isn’t Running From Climate Change, She’s Running On It appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Ed Miliband meets Barack Obama in bid to bolster 2015 election campaign 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Labour party leader and US president discuss crises in Ukraine and Middle East during brief conversation in Washington

Ed Miliband used a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, on Monday to discuss the foreign crises engulfing the world and portray himself to the British electorate as much as his hosts as a prime minister in waiting.

Speaking to British foreign correspondents before his arrival at the White House, the Labour leader was candid about the purpose of his visit. "I am going because I want to be prime minister of Britain in less than ten months and because it is incredibly important and it is what I think the British people would want to have a prime minister who works closely with the United States," he said.

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Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries 22.7.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections....
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Walk On The Water, Cont'd 21.7.2014 Esquire
Perhaps if enough people get into the streets and yell at the right buildings, and enough people know it, change will come, one small step at a time...
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Sea Level Rise Threatens To Flood Boston’s Historic Buildings And Archaeological Sites 21.7.2014 Think Progres

City planners are grappling with many of the threats and possibilities for mitigating them, from streets that can double as canals to underground cisterns and floating buildings.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Majority of Americans Favor of Action on Climate Change, and More 21.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Abbott praised for fighting 'green blob' by former UK environment minister 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Australian leader has the courage to fight 'self-serving' green lobby, says sacked minister

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How Pacific Islanders Are Fighting Climate Change With Canoes 21.7.2014 Global Voices
People from 16 different countries will voyage to Australia to deliver traditional canoes to major fossil fuel industry supporters. They want to highlight the dire consequences of climate change.
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Movie review: Snowpiercer 20.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Courtesy of Snowpiercer website A warning about the perils of climate change? An action vehicle for Chris Evans of Captain America fame to kick some more ass in a less polished outfit? An anti-capitalist tale of the proletariat revolution? Or perhaps a religious allegory? Snowpiercer is all of those and so much more—and definitely worth the price of admission, if you're lucky enough to live near a theater where it happens to be showing. Yes, it's a sci-fi action film, but it is one of the most purely exciting, compelling and thought-provoking cinematic experiences I've had in recent memory. As the film opens, we are informed that in response to the threat of global warming, countries around the world came together to release a cooling substance into the atmosphere in the hopes of stabilizing it. Unfortunately, they overdid it, and send the entire planet into a snow-covered deep freeze that has apparently extincted all life on Earth. Except for those aboard the Snowpiercer, a luxury liner train with a ...
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Elephants on the decline, billboards vs. climate scientists 20.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 18,750 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. Mysterious Siberian Crater Found at "End of the World" May Portend Methane Climate Catastrophe —by FishOutofWater: "A mysterious crater almost the size of a football field discovered in a remote part of Siberia's Yamal peninsula known as the end of the world may have profound implications about the stability of Arctic methane  and catastrophic climate change. [...] The Russian expert's suggestion of a gas explosion is consistent with the missing mass in the ...
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This week at progressive state blogs: Daines smears Walsh in MT, Roberts 'Lugar'-ing himself in KS 19.7.2014 Daily Kos
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Bluestem Prairie of Minnesota, Sally Jo Sorensen writes— HD47A: Creationist candidate Frey opposed to "intelligent design," claimed sun is shrinking : In a 2005 presentation at the Yampa Valley Baptist Church in Craig, Colorado, Minnesota House District 47A primary candidate Bob Frey argued against the theory of intelligent design as well as that of ...
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The Fix: Australia’s decision to dump its carbon tax reveals more about politics than the environment 19.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Australia's Senate voted this week  to end the country's contentious carbon tax. The decision was a clear victory for opponents of the tax and, more broadly, for those who oppose taking that action to fight climate change. But there's a more potent lesson that can be taken from the reversal, about the intricacies of coalition politics and the challenges of addressing long-term problems with short-term elected officials. This was, in a sense, Australia's Obamacare -- but without the immediate political benefits of the ...
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The carbon taxes we're already paying 19.7.2014 LA Times: Commentary
In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time.
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Obama administration approves using sonic cannons to explore for oil along US Eastern Seaboard 19.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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U.S. agriculture chief visits water-starved families 19.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. Vilsack also announced $9.7 million in new emergency drought aid to help rural Californians hurt by the state’s three-year drought. A drought monitor sponsored by the federal government says 81 percent of the state is experiencing major agricultural losses and widespread water ...
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Agriculture chief visits water-starved California families, announces $9.7 million in aid 19.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Florida Governor Agrees To Meet With Climate Scientists After Letter Stirs Up Political Pressure 19.7.2014 Think Progres

After a letter from ten Florida scientists asked Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) for a meeting to discuss climate change, Scott's Democratic rival agreed to see them. Now Scott has agreed as well.

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Northern Canada is On Fire, And It's Making Global Warming Worse 19.7.2014 Mother Jones
This article originally appeared at Climate Central and is reproduced here with permission. For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada's remote Northwest Territories. The extent of those fires is well above average for the year to-date, and is in line with climate trends of more fires burning in the northern reaches of the globe. Of the 186 wildfires in the Northwest Territories to-date this year, 156 of them are currently burning. That includes the Birch Creek Fire complex, which stretches over 250,000 acres. The amount of acres burned in the Northwest Territories is six times greater than the 25-year average to-date according to data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center . Boreal forests like those in the Northwest Territories are burning at rates "unprecedented " in the past 10,000 years according to the authors of a study put out last year. The northern reaches of the globe are warming at twice the rate as areas closer to the equator, and ...
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Midday open thread: Top cop makes porn site to get back at tea party advocate, Maher is Maher again 19.7.2014 Daily Kos
A misunderstanding : A police chief in Wisconsin was charged on Thursday with creating accounts on pornographic and dating websites under the name of a local Tea Party advocate to even a score with him, court records showed. Town of Campbell Police Chief Timothy Kelemen was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of computerized communication systems in La Crosse County, according to court records. He faces 90 days in jail if convicted. Michigan Gov. Snyder issues a strongly worded sentence : Sex scandals. Passing drugs to inmates. Running out of prison food. Maggots in prison food. MORE maggots in prison food. And now more sex scandals. All of this from one for-profit vendor for food in Michigan prisons: Aramark. In all, over 80 of their employees have been banned from Michigan prisons because of inappropriate conduct. Ahhhhh. Privatization. Sara Wurfel, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, said the governor “has strong and serious concerns,” and “these things must get addressed and resolved. “Quality, ...
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