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California officials call for $500 billion investments in water projects in coming decades 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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The Shadow Surveillance State Is Really a Secret Religion 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tom Engelhardt: In the wake of 9/11, the militarization of the country has happened at a relatively rapid pace (and domestically of the police as well). The result, it seems - even in the Ebola crisis, the military is invariably the first option.... Impoverished Cuba sends hundreds of doctors and health care workers to Africa to fight Ebola; we take "fight" literally (evidently) and send in the troops! Tom Engelhardt (Photo: Don J. Usner)Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com discusses his new book, Shadow Government, whether the surveillance state actually makes the United States more secure, and how Washington exists in a post-legal world. Of Tom Engelhardt's new book, Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World, Glenn Greenwald writes: "The point of Tom Engelhardt's important work at TomDispatch.com and in Shadow Government is to help us find the way to break [the] chains" of the surveillance state. Read this compelling book now. Click here to ...
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International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster 30.10.2014 Earth Times
The conference we mentioned last week has produced very hopeful “green shoots” of hope for financial, agricultural and hydrological solutions to the problems facing the peoples around the Aral Sea. The environmental catastrophe of toxic dust, total loss of species and livelihoods and currently high levels of cancers and TB have finally stirred up increased international cooperation from a multitude of partners and donors such as Asian and Islamic banks. First, we have some heartening eco-news:
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Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change 30.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.
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Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally? 30.10.2014 Balkinization
Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally?
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Spotlight on green news & views: Reframing 'infrastructure,' 10 billion people, tribe bans fracking 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Atlantic Stingray. See more in this 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 19,910 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. Unstoppable Human Population Growth to about 10 Billion Will Cause Ecosystem Decline or Collapse —by FishOutofWater: "Biologists, experienced in modeling wildlife populations, found that human population growth will expand to 10 billion people even if large mortality events, similar to the 1918 influenza outbreak, kill half a billion people. Human population growth has so much momentum that it's almost impossible to ...
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Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Superstorm Sandy Anniversary: ‘It’s (Still) Global Warming, Stupid’ 29.10.2014 Think Progres

In the 2 years since superstorm Sandy made landfall, climatologists have explained the many ways human-caused global warming worsened the devastation. And absent strong action, we know warming-driven sea level rise will make Sandy-level storm surges the norm on the East Coast in the coming decades.

The post Superstorm Sandy Anniversary: ‘It’s (Still) Global Warming, Stupid’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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As Great Barrier Reef ails, Australia scrambles to save it 29.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The reef is in such bad shape that the United Nations has warned it could list the World Heritage site as "in danger" next year.
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BoE probes insurers’ weather resistance 29.10.2014 Financial Times: Editorial
Risks posed by climate change cannot be tackled in an ad hoc way
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: NPR's Climate Coverage Has Declined Over the Years, and More 28.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but it's barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest; the World Trade Organization says you don't need to know where your meat comes from; more than 24,000 Texans want climate denial removed from their children's textbooks; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest. Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority "even at the risk of curbing economic growth." Despite those clear statistics, NPR's climate coverage has declined steadily over recent years, and now they're slashing their environmental staff ...
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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef doomed to failure 28.10.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
The only targets set by the Australian government's plan to maintain the Great Barrier Reef are impossible to meet. It's doomed to fail say leading ...
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Greenhouse gas emissions drop in 2013 puts EU just shy of 2020 goal 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Return of P: Is Texas Really Ready for Another George Bush? 28.10.2014 Mother Jones
George Prescott Bush was campaigning before he knew why. In January, the Fort Worth resident, investor, politico, Navy reservist, and grandson of the 41st president and nephew of the 43rd, announced he was forming an exploratory committee to run for office in Texas. For which office? He didn't say. Weeks went by, and then finally, in the spring, he tweeted a housekeeping update: he would aim to become the state's next land commissioner. But Bushes aren't groomed from birth to run the General Land Office, even though it is a deceptively powerful agency. Responsible for managing 13 million acres of public land and administering mineral leases, its cache comes from the fact that almost all of Texas's public lands are controlled by the state, not the federal government. As such, it provides a natural platform for ambitious politicians. And Bush is ambitious. Already, he is being courted by 2016 presidential candidates, traveling out of state for big speeches, and holding court on the Sunday shows. In a state ...
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Global overpopulation would withstand war, disasters and disease 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
National Academy of Sciences says even brutal world conflict or lethal pandemic would leave unsustainable human numbers
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Election Diary Rescue: Week 42 28.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 151 diaries. (CO, IA-Sen) Udall & Braley Go Thelma & Louise by We Shall Overcome - In a very real sense Democratic control of the Senate is a matter of Iowa & Colorado or bust. Diarist pitches for help, includes donation link. (SC-06) SC GOP Congressional Candidate: Same-Sex Couples Are 'Gremlins' And A 'Pestilence' by librarisingnsf. The Republican challenger to highly respected veteran Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn wants to make sure everybody knows he's a full-bore bigot. (Navajo Nation-Pres) Navajo High Court Postpones Nov. Election. Orders Ballots without Candidate Deschene by manyamile - The Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation has ruled today that Christopher Deschene is disqualified as a candidate for president in the Nov. 4th runoff. Deschene finished second in the August primary, but two also-rans sought to have him barred on the basis of his fluency in the Navajo language. UPDATE: WE ...
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UK to build world's biggest weather supercomputer 28.10.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
A 140-tonne supercomputer won't just assess the impact of climate change on weather systems – it will tell you how sunny it will be next weekend ...
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Start-up Alevo to move to old Philip Morris NC plant to make batteries it says will save power 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Washington Post Runs Pro-ALEC, Anti-Science Op-Ed From Inhofe Ally Carly Fiorina 28.10.2014 Think Progres

The Washington Post claims it wants to improve the climate change dialogue. If so, it should never have published Carly Fiorina's painfully anti-science, pro-pollution op-ed this weekend.

The post Washington Post Runs Pro-ALEC, Anti-Science Op-Ed From Inhofe Ally Carly Fiorina appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Washington businesses push climate change action 27.10.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dozens of Washington state businesses such as REI, Microsoft Corp. and Virginia Mason are calling for action to tackle climate change....
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