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Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs 1.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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A Moderate Bush Wins NYT Kudos for Climate Change Concern, Unlike Anti-'Climate Science' Ideology of Texas GOP 1.9.2014 NewsBusters
Strange New Respect? The national edition of Sunday's New York Times featured a favorable profile of a Bush family politician: George P. Bush (son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush) who's running for a minor state government post in Texas this fall. So what makes him worthy of a news story in the Sunday ...
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We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough 31.8.2014 Think Progres

Investment pundits think that Tesla Motors is on the verge of achieving something big: A battery cheap enough to make electric vehicles cost-competitive with conventional cars.

The post We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking 31.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. 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 19,140 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. Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar —by Mary Anne Hitt: "This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but also launches a new model making it possible for any WV community organization to go solar. On a ...
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Obama's risky midterm game 30.8.2014 The Hill
Solo runs on immigration and climate change could invigorate the president's enemies as much as his friends.
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Stop Dreaming. Republicans Are Not Going for a Carbon Tax. 30.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Republicans, as everyone knows, hate taxes and don't accept, much less care about, climate change. But wonks on both sides of the aisle fantasize that a carbon tax could win bipartisan support as part of a broader tax-reform package. A carbon tax could be revenue neutral, the dreamers point out, and if revenue from the tax is used to cut other taxes, it shouldn't offend Republicans—in theory. And so people who want to bring Republicans into the climate movement like to argue that the GOP could come to embrace a carbon tax. We've heard it from former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who lost his seat to a Tea Party primary challenger in 2010 after he proposed a revenue-neutral plan to create a carbon tax and cut payroll taxes. We've heard it from energy industry bigwigs like Roger Sant , who recently argued the case at the Aspen Ideas Festival. We've heard it from GOP think tankers like Eli Lehrer . It's ...
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Mike's Blog Round Up 30.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
So with all the problems in the world, from the situation in the Middle East to climate change to income inequality to racist police brutality to, well, you name it, the list is long… I guess the real lesson to be learned in 2014, the real problem, is not to wear a tan suit. Because that… why, that’s just plain inexcusable , especially if your name is Barack Obama and there's a disloyal opposition party that loathes you to its rotten core and won't give you even the slightest sliver of credit, or benefit of the doubt, even if, say, you'd single-handedly prevented the Holocaust. And speaking of Obama, whose White House was on the defensive yesterday over that inartful "we don't have a strategy" remark, well, he actually does have a strategy to deal with ISIS and the crisis in Syria and Iraq, and it's rooted in his "minimalism," his cautious pragmatism, and that's exactly what's needed at this challenging time , tan suit or no. Seeing the Forest : The necessary fight for unions. Lance Mannion : The danger ...
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GovBeat: Tom Steyer considering taking on Democratic candidates 30.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
A wealthy billionaire who has spent millions on political races around the country plans to try to influence the makeup of the California state Senate by targeting Democratic candidates. It’s not the Koch brothers or any of the members of their influential conservative donor network — it’s Tom Steyer, the environmentalist who has made fighting climate change the cornerstone of his political ...
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Washington Post: A climate for change 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Probably the most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part. The European Union has been shrinking its carbon footprint for years, proof that the United States will not be cutting emissions alone. A 2013...
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Between Bombs and Rebuilding in Gaza, Palestinian Activists are Fighting for the Environment 30.8.2014 Global Voices
What is it like to be a climate activist in Palestine living under occupation? We speak to a West Bank-based environmental activist.
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Erick Erickson and the Bleeding Edge of Purposely Ignorant Climate Change Denialism 30.8.2014 BradBlog
Wingnut Erick Erickson is on the verge of toppling the proverbial chess board entirely as, once again, he finds himself on the losing side of both the factual and political game when it comes to the "debate" about global warming. In a rant this week headlined "I Simply Do Not Care ...
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WH: Obama stands by tan suit 29.8.2014 The Hill
The press secretary jokingly defended Obama's surprising attire.
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Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013 29.8.2014 Think Progres

The IEA said renewables now produce 22 percent of the world's electricity, likely rising to 26 percent by 2020 -- though this pace won't ultimately meet international climate targets.

The post Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Let's talk about the weather to revive climate debate 29.8.2014 New Scientist: Health
Explaining how climate change is affecting today's weather will be tricky, but it might bring home to the public the everyday reality of global ...
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Hidden gas tax: Stop this part of the cap and trade plan for AB32 29.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Gary Minardi says it will be a disaster to implement a tax that spikes the price of gas next year by at least 15 cents.
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Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds 29.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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A climate for change: The U.S. can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts 29.8.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international ...
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Chile Is Poised To Pass South America’s First Carbon Tax 29.8.2014 Think Progres

It's a big year for fighting climate change in Chile.

The post Chile Is Poised To Pass South America’s First Carbon Tax appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Washington Post: An uncomplicated answer to climate change 28.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A prominent member of Congress has proposed a comprehensive national climate-change plan. It’s only 28 pages long, it’s market-based, and it would put money into the pockets of most Americans. This is not the first time that Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a House Democratic leader from Maryland, has made the point that the best climate-change policy is not complicated. He introduced a similar plan in 2009. The underlying logic is older still: Since the beginning of the climate debate, mainstream economi...
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NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species As Threatened Due To Climate Change, Fishing And Pollution 28.8.2014 Think Progres

The decision is a "result of the most extensive rulemaking ever undertaken by NOAA," according to the agency.

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