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Once-quirky Jerry Brown pursues a lasting policy legacy as governor of California 19.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
After sidelining opponents and steadying the state’s finances, the quirky 76-year-old Democrat is looking to put his stamp on the state’s water and transportation infrastructure and playing statesman on global climate change, recently addressing a U.N. climate change ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Protest in the Pacific, boom is not all it's fracked up to be 19.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Vanuatans prepare for protest 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 19,790 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. "We are not drowning. We are fighting." —by boatsie: "Paddling out in hand-made canoes from Australia's Horseshoe Beach, twelve Pacific Island nations early this morning blockaded coal ships as they approached Newcastle, the world’s largest coal port. Late last night Australia time, as the small flotilla returned to shore, only four of twelve ships approaching the port, including two coal ships, had broken through their blockade. ...
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Brown pursues lasting legacy in California; feels little resistance in re-election campaign 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Are Billionaires Replacing Political Parties? 18.10.2014 Outside the Beltway
Rich guys are backing organizations that are taking over traditional party functions. Is that a problem?
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Mandatory abortion waiting period: pro and con 18.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: South Dakota treats women as if they were children. What if men were asked to wait 72 hours before being allowed to have a vasectomy because they might want to "change their mind"? ("Doctor goes to great lengths to keep abortion accessible," Oct. 14)
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Good billionaire vs. bad billionaire won't solve climate change 18.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: I agree with hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer that global warming is a critical issue. But I don't think we'll solve this crisis via a billionaire-vs.-billionaire grudge match, with him trying to shout down the Koch brothers from the opposite end of the political realm. ("Tom...
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Obama who? Getting cozy with the Clintons 18.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
It's not surprising that many Democrats running for major offices this year would prefer not to sidle up to a president who has a record of raising taxes, pushing a federal health care overhaul, embracing action against climate change, talking about divisive racial issues and cutting ...
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WorldViews: India launches its own Air Quality Index. Can its numbers be trusted? 17.10.2014 Washington Post: World
After years of facing flak from global health experts for not doing enough to tackle worsening air pollution, India now says it will launch its own national air quality index in the next five years. The index will rank 66 Indian cities and provide associated health risks in a color-coded manner that can be understood by everyone. The move, officials say, could raise public awareness of an issue that many Indians often overlook, but also push them to demand higher quality standards and ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million To Ocean Conservation Efforts 17.10.2014 Think Progres

For an actor who catapulted to international fame for a movie set largely in the ocean, giving back to the marine environment just makes sense.

The post Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million To Ocean Conservation Efforts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Alaska Woman Finds A Massive Polar Bear On Her Front Porch. Thanks, Global Warming! 17.10.2014 Crooks Liars
Alaska Woman Finds A Massive Polar Bear On Her Front Porch. Thanks, Global Warming!
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Florida politicians battle rhetoric as rising seas drive worries over climate change 17.10.2014 Washington Post
MIAMI BEACH — At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “ king tide .” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview of life in Florida in a warming ...
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Interior secretary urges Congress to act 17.10.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures.Jewell renewed the administration’s threat while speaking to a few hundred wilderness...
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Interior secretary pushes for Congress to act 17.10.2014 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a number of stalled conservation measures....
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Gov. Rick Scott Skirts Climate Change At Gubernatorial Debate, Talks About Religion Instead 17.10.2014 Think Progres

Scott has avoided taking a firm stance on climate change throughout his campaign.

The post Gov. Rick Scott Skirts Climate Change At Gubernatorial Debate, Talks About Religion Instead appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Climate sceptics exploit double standards of eco-warriors 16.10.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Greenpeace will never defeat climate-change denial if it employs the same unscientific fear and smear tactics in its opposition to GM crops, says Fred ...
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Federal Watchdog: U.S. Government Not Doing Enough To Stop Oceans From Turning Acidic 16.10.2014 Think Progres

Ocean acidification is one of the biggest and least talked about effects of global warming.

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New Nature Study Confirms: Natural Gas Alone Can’t Solve Global Warming 16.10.2014 Think Progres

President Obama says we can use natural gas to help solve the climate crisis. Multiple scientists say otherwise.

The post New Nature Study Confirms: Natural Gas Alone Can’t Solve Global Warming appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Hell-on-wheels in the Bakken, seeing CO2, Paul Ryan still denying 16.10.2014 Daily Kos
Atlantic sunrise off Florida. See matching mole's 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 19,760 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. Adrift in Oil Country —by Laura Gottesdiener via TomDispatch: "I hadn’t driven nearly 2,000 miles from Brooklyn to work as a cocktail waitress in a strip club. (That only happened after I ran out of money.) I had set off with the intention of reporting on the domestic oil boom that was reshaping North Dakota’s prairie towns as well as the balance of both global power and the earth’s atmosphere. This ...
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This New Study Explains Why Fracking Won't Solve Climate Change 15.10.2014 Mother Jones
For President Obama, fracking is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas, he said in his State of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy—the key to securing economic growth "with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change." Not everyone agrees. In fact, the debate over whether natural gas is the antidote to our deadly addiction to coal , or a faux climate change solution that will stall the clean energy revolution, is one of the most hotly contested environmental questions of the day. It has produced a host of recent studies examining complex questions about global energy markets and the specific chemistry of various greenhouse gases. The latest volley in that debate is out today in a new paper in Nature. Rolling together a suite of models that project energy use, economic activity, and climate systems through to 2050, the study finds that natural gas is essentially useless as a climate solution unless it is buttressed by new policies ...
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Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming 15.10.2014 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects....
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