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Rising seas in Florida cited as proof of climate change 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Senator chides colleagues who deny weather shifts.
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Editorial: Keystone XL’s continued delay is absurd 24.4.2014 Washington Post
IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline . Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections . This time, the excuse is litigation in Nebraska over the proposed route, because that might lead to a change in the project that various federal agencies will want to consider. The State Department might even decide to substantially restart the environmental review process . This is yet another laughable reason to delay a project that the federal government has been scrutinizing for more than five years ...
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Bundy lied, Earth Day 2014, Nate Silver and climate change 24.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, in 2006, a new weekly feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was change to Green Diary Rescue after a couple of years. After nearly 17,000 green diaries had been rescued, the name was changed again to Spotlight on Green News & Views. The spotlight appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Breaking news on Bundy Ranch —by nachtwulf: "It seems that all of his claims are apparently lies. He claims that his family has been using the land since the 1870s, from which his erroneous claims derive. His family actually bought the ranch in 1948, provably, and didn't get cattle until the 1950s. And they bought the water rights to their own property but no grazing rights to the Federal land. Imagine that." "Working to ...
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The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again 24.4.2014 Truthout.com
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Assessing the US Environmental Movement 23.4.2014 Truthout.com
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North Carolina's GOP Nominees Want To Make Rising Sea Levels Illegal 23.4.2014 Esquire
The candidates for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in the newly insane state of North Carolina met in debate last ...
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Open thread for night owls. Naomi Klein: Climate change's bad timing requires new thinking 23.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
At Common Dreams, Naomi Klein writes The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking : One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough food can lead to rapid population losses. The migration patterns of many songbird species, for instance, have evolved over millennia so that eggs hatch precisely when food sources such as caterpillars are at their most abundant, providing parents with ample nourishment for their hungry young. But because spring now often arrives early, the caterpillars are hatching earlier too, which means that in some areas they are less plentiful when the chicks hatch, threatening a number of health and fertility impacts. Similarly, in West Greenland, caribou are arriving at ...
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Wall Street Wants to Lend You Money to Fight Climate Change 23.4.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in The Atlantic and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The latest series of reports from the United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in stark terms the catastrophic consequences of the world's governments' decades-long foot-dragging on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. But what can you do? For one thing, fix up your damn house. That furnace, from the Reagan era, the inefficient water heater, the drafty windows? They're directly contributing to climate change. Homes consume 22 percent of the US's energy and, along with commercial buildings, account for 10 percent of the United States' greenhouse gas emissions. The chances of the US government enacting a carbon tax, emissions trading scheme or taking other sweeping action to tackle climate change may be next to nil. But thanks to an innovative new initiative from financial conglomerate Citi, the Pennsylvania state treasury and non-profits, homeowners across the country soon ...
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"Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement's Global Rise 22.4.2014 Truthout.com
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Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards 22.4.2014 NewsBusters
They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private ...
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Celebrating Earth Day 22.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Kevin Jones , writing in The New Jersey Star Ledger: An idealist at heart, my Earth Day wish is for all of us to commit to achieving an environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritually fulfilling way of living and being on our planet. I realize this sounds like a tall order. Some might call it naive. But if we put down our cynicism for a moment and consider how many of us want the same thing, we can see there is enormous potential in our collective desire for a better world. Moving from dream into action can be difficult. We are social creatures. What those in our social circles do, what our society values, and what we find available to us, strongly shapes our individual behaviors and choices. And we currently live in a society that values conspicuous consumption over doing what is best for people and the planet. But there have always been visionaries, willing to step outside the status quo to live and tell different stories about how to be in the world. And there have always been those who ...
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Clive Palmer threatens to rip away Direct Action climate change Band-Aid 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mining magnate has suddenly decided the climate money should be spent on pensioners

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Obama's Keystone pipeline trap 22.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
The president's predicament is just the latest example of how climate change monomania has become a problem for environmentalists — and the country.

On Good Friday, President Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the decision to punt has nothing to do with politics. Pretty much everyone else thinks otherwise.
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Clive Palmer threatens to block carbon and mining tax repeals 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Guardian Australia exclusive: PUP leader says if government 'plays games' over emissions reduction fund 'they need to be politically punished'

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Kerry to host conference on overfishing, pollution and other threats to oceans 22.4.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday that he will host a global conference in mid-June focused on addressing three major threats to the sea — overfishing , marine pollution and ocean acidification ...
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April 22 Readers' letters, Earth Day brings call for action on climate change 22.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Direct Action legislation faces rough reception from Palmer and the Senate 21.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As Coalition prepares to release its climate policy, Clive Palmer declares his senators will vote against it

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The soil at the bottom of Greenland (Cached) 21.4.2014 Boing Boing
Scientists have found 2.7-million-year-old soil at the bottom of the Greenland ice sheet. The discovery challenges what we thought we knew about how glaciers work and could have implications for the effects of climate ...
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Is The Future Of Farming In The Middle Of The Ocean? 21.4.2014 Think Progres

We've got to feed our growing population. Is the sea the next agricultural frontier to do that?

The post Is The Future Of Farming In The Middle Of The Ocean? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Drought -- and neighbors -- press Las Vegas to conserve water 21.4.2014 LA Times: Environment
Lake Mead, the reservoir that supplies 90% of Las Vegas' water, is ebbing as though a plug had been pulled from a bathtub drain.

LAS VEGAS — Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city.
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