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Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply 29.7.2015 Washington Post
The Obama administration has decided to give states more time to comply with proposed regulations that will require dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas pollution from power plants, people familiar with the plans said Tuesday.Read full article ...
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Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions 29.7.2015 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change....
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Chuck Norris Promotes Crazy Theory That Hillary Clinton Will Use Massive Voter Fraud 29.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris hasn't found a wingnut conspiracy theory he didn't like. Whether it's global warming treaty designed to turn into a One World Order , but he hit his stride on the pages of WND, where he opines Hillary Clinton will capture the White House because of massive voter fraud conducted behind the Motor Voter laws which gives voting rights to massive amounts of illegal immigrants. For most of President Obama’s time in office, he has been dogged by accusations from the far-right that he is trying to fulfill a 1966 plan laid out by sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven “to wipe out poverty” by encouraging everyone who is eligible for welfare to register for such aid in order to create a severe financial strain on the federal government, which could then be pressured into “establishing a guaranteed annual income.” Actor Chuck Norris writes in the far-right outlet WorldNetDaily today that the “Cloward-Piven strategy” will ultimately lead to massive voter fraud that will ...
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'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015 29.7.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online ...
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Learning from Pasadena on affordable housing 28.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: If everyone in Los Angeles County read Gregory D. Morrow's article, more cities would be able to overcome neighborhood objections about density. Insular opinion is one of the biggest obstacles to affordable housing. ("How to make Los Angeles more affordable and more livable," op-ed,...
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Obama's immigration conundrum: Enforcing past administrations' policy failures 28.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: Today's immigration policies are a carry-over from the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. ("Judge says immigrant families should be released from detention: What happens now?," July 26)
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One Simple Chart Shows The Differences Between Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders On Climate 28.7.2015 Think Progres

Here's a look at what voters can expect from Clinton, Sanders, and O'Malley when it comes to tackling climate change.

The post One Simple Chart Shows The Differences Between Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders On Climate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: 'Maximum Trump'? and the Republican debates 28.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Dana Milbank at The Washington Post looks back that the ADA and points out that such a compromise bill would be impossible to pass with today's Republican party: There are several reasons for the decline in Washington’s functionality, including the growing polarization of both parties and the obvious reality that Dole’s Republican Party has gone particularly bonkers. Dole, joined in the Capitol complex by other veterans of the 1990 ADA effort —Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), former senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and former congressman Steve Bartlett (R-Tex.) — spoke with disdain of the 50-odd Republican members of the House who refuse to compromise on anything: “I don’t know what they are,” he said. Catherine Rampell looks a a new IRS proposal: They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and still expecting a different result. We will soon find out whether our senators are truly insane. Tucked into a dusty corner of the Senate’s Highway ...
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Rocky Mountain resorts race to defend their businesses against climate change 28.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Not everyone arriving in this Rocky Mountain resort steps from a private jet.
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Vanuatu reconstruction moves ahead in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam 28.7.2015 Guardian: Environment
Archipelago continues to rebuild after natural disaster but predicted El Niño drought could hit food security More than four months after Cyclone Pam , one of the most powerful ever recorded in the south Pacific, emergency aid is winding down in the Vanuatu archipelago , leaving inhabitants of rural islands facing an uncertain future. Tanna , an island 200km south of the capital Port-Vila, took a direct hit on 13 March. The wreckage is still visible: the tops of banyan trees have been lopped off, roofs ripped away and churches flattened. Trees on island were stripped by winds gusting at over 320km/h, but now fresh greenery is bursting out and people are rebuilding their homes and replanting their fields. “We’ve sawn up timber from banyan and avocado trees to make beams, cut bamboo for the walls and dried coconut leaves for the roof. Once we’ve gathered up all the materials in the forest, it takes a fortnight to actually build a house; everyone here knows how to do that,” says David, from Port Resolution ...
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French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of Paris draft for negotiations 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

France will intervene to take action in October if sluggish pace continues on agreeing a text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana

France’s top climate ambassador has said she is very concerned at the slow rate of progress on a negotiating text that will form the basis of a new international deal on global warming in Paris later this year.

But Laurence Tubiana also said that negotiators from nearly 200 countries were making headway on the document, and made clear that the French government would take action in October on the text if more progress has not been made.

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Hillary Clinton: 'I'm not a scientist, I'm just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain' – video 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveils her renewable energy goals on the US campaign trail, announcing she wants to move the country away from a 'fossil fuel economy' towards a 'clean renewable energy economy'. The former Democratic senator and secretary of state has been criticised for going beyond President Barack Obama's actions in relation to climate change policy Continue reading...
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Bjørn Lomborg's $4m centre rejected by Flinders University academics 28.7.2015 Guardian: Science

The government is attempting to find a university to run Lomborg’s centre, which would focus on international development

Academics at Flinders University have delivered a withering rejection of the university’s plan to host a Bjørn Lomborg-run research centre with $4m of federal government money, labelling the Dane “infamous” for his views on climate change.

The government is trying to find a university to run Lomborg’s centre, which would focus on international development. The University of Western Australia was set to host the centre, only to return the $4m following a revolt by its academics, who claimed the process was politically motivated and attacked Lomborg’s lack of scholarly standing.

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Climate change: world’s wealthiest understand, but only half see it as threat 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In every South American country, along with Mexico, India, Tanzania and Morocco, concern over climate change is above 90%

People living in the world’s wealthiest nations generally understand what climate change is but in many countries just half perceive it to be a threat, new research has found.

The analysis of perceptions in 119 countries found living standards and relative wealth are “poor predictors” of whether someone considers climate change to be a severe risk.

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Hillary Clinton's Climate Plan and the Awful Truth About It: 'BradCast' 7/27/2015 28.7.2015 BradBlog
Before we get to Hillary Clinton and the awful truth about her climate plan and climate change itself on today's BradCast, Bernie Sanders is now leading all the major Republicans in national polling now. That's right, in head-to-head national match-ups between the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont and Jeb Bush, Scott ...
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Q&A: Ron Boswell criticises pope on climate but admits he hasn't read encyclical – video 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Former Queensland National party senator Ron Boswell made a gaffe-riddled appearance on the ABC TV's flagship show on Monday night, criticising the pope's encyclical on the environment while admitting that he hadn't read it. Boswell said that 'as a practising Catholic … I was somewhat concerned about the pope's statement' last month calling for more action on climate change because he said it risked condemning 300 million Indians to poverty by denying them access to cheap coal-fired electricity Continue reading...
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U study: Emissions from fertilizing crops underestimated 28.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fertilizing crops emits a potent greenhouse gas, and a new University of Minnesota study shows officials have been underestimating those emissions by as much as 40 percent.
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Clinton talks climate change in Iowa — but still won’t talk Keystone 28.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Clinton talks climate change in Iowa — but still won’t talk Keystone
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Hillary Clinton wants to fight climate change with half a billion solar panels 28.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination promises to save Americans money and to free them from monthly electricity bills

Barack Obama ran for president promising to save the planet. Hillary Clinton is promising to help people save money on their electricity bills.

In the first big reveal of her climate change policy, Clinton said she would install half a billion new solar panels by the end of her first term in the White House, and generate enough renewable energy to power every home in the country 10 years after her inauguration.

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14 States Are Trying To Get The Court To Rehear Their Case Against Obama’s Climate Change Rule 27.7.2015 Think Progres

The final rule is expected in just a matter of weeks.

The post 14 States Are Trying To Get The Court To Rehear Their Case Against Obama’s Climate Change Rule appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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