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Can Burning Forests To Power The Grid Be Carbon Neutral? The Senate Just Said ‘Yes’ 6.2.2016 Think Progres

Can burning trees to power the grid be carbon neutral?

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These House Representatives Just Did Something Amazing On Climate 5.2.2016 Think Progres

Are we entering a warming period for Congress?

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Hillary Clinton's Flint Strategy 5.2.2016 Mother Jones

 This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Ever since Flint's water crisis became a national story at the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton has done everything in her power to own the issue in the Democratic primary, to Bernie Sanders's detriment.

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FactChecking the MSNBC Democratic Debate 5.2.2016 FactCheck
Clinton, Sanders exchange misleading claims in a head-to-head debate leading into the New Hampshire primary.
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Top state legislators raise concern about electric grid expansion 5.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California legislative leaders questioned Thursday a proposal to expand the electric grid to include one of the largest users of coal-fired power plants in the west.

In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Kevin de Leon and House Speaker Anthony Rendon said they were concerned about bringing...

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Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport 5.2.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change....
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Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter" 4.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A salt truck drives through Times Square in New York City during the blizzard that took place on January 23, 2016. (Photo: blvdone / ) A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein. Our talk was part of the George M. Ewing Forum, named in honor of the late editor and publisher of our local newspaper. He was a worldly and informed man, dedicated to good talk and a lively exchange of ideas. The forum brings to town a variety of speakers each year, some of them from the area, others not. The Finger Lakes region is a beautiful part of the country. As has often been said, it runs on water, and as I grew up, there was an increasing realization that what we have is an invaluable natural resource we could be in danger of losing. Over the years, the threats have grown ...
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Rising Ire, Rising Tides: FL Mayors Slam Rubio on Climate Flip-Flop; Cruz Accused of 'Fraud' in IA: 'BradCast' 2/3/2016 4.2.2016 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, the latest news in the Presidential contest, including two GOP candidates dropping out today, newly scheduled Democratic debates, new polling since Iowa, and new charges from Donald Trump that Ted Cruz "stole" the GOP's Iowa caucuses! I also speak with Mayor Cindy Lerner of Pinecrest, FL today, about ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: River otters, tundra fires and permafrost thaws, methane leak 4.2.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight . More than 24,550 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  Michigan: Rick Snyder channels the Wise Men of Chelm  written by Brainwrap: “One of the stories about the people of Chelm was about a playground located near the top of a cliff. Every once in awhile, a child would fall off the cliff and injure themselves on the ground below. The Wise Men of Chelm came up with an ingenious solution to the problem: They built a hospital at the bottom of the cliff. That way, the children could be rushed into the emergency room quickly for medical treatment. I was reminded of this story when reading  the following AP article posted moments ago:  Michigan Gov. ...
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From A to Zika: What you need to know about the virus 4.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Two experts answer pressing questions about the virus that's been making headlines.
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Climate Change Is Putting Billions Of Fishery Dollars At Risk 4.2.2016 Think Progres

An ecosystem is at risk, and so is people's livelihood.

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The Great Winnowing Begins As Rand Paul Drops Out of Race 3.2.2016 Wired Top Stories
How we'll miss his ...
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Closing This Nuclear Plant Could Cause an Environmental Disaster 3.2.2016 Mother Jones
The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant sits by the scenic hills overlooking the California coast, a few hours' drive north of Los Angeles. It's the state's only remaining nuclear plant (after the San Onofre plant was closed in 2013), and it's responsible for about one-tenth of the state's electricity, serving more than 3 million homes and businesses. Since construction on the plant began in the late 1960s, Diablo Canyon has been a focal point of the nationwide controversy over nuclear power. In 1981, roughly 2,000 protesters (including the singer-songwriter Jackson Browne) were arrested at the construction site. Ever since, the plant has faced opposition from environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth . But now, the plant is attracting an unlikely wave of support from some of the country's most prominent environmentalists and climate change scientists. Last week, in an effort to ensure that Diablo Canyon isn't shut down in the near future, this new coalition sent a letter to Gov. ...
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Brexit would return Britain to being 'dirty man of Europe' 3.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Leading group of environmentalists warns that leaving the European Union would mean a return to filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws

Britain risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws if it leaves the European Union, a group of leading environmentalists warned on Wednesday.

The steering committee of the new E4E (Environmentalists for Europe) group includes former ministers, a former EU commissioner and a former head of the Environment Agency. It will work with green groups to persuade people that leaving the EU could set back the UK’s nature protection and prevention of pollution many years. The UK’s referendum on EU membership may come as soon as June.

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The House Science Committee Thinks the Paris Climate Agreement Stinks 3.2.2016 Wired Top Stories
A congressional hearing about climate change gave a glimpse of each party's strategy with regards to climate ...
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Marco Rubio Is Not An ‘Establishment’ Candidate 3.2.2016 Think Progres

Seven ways he is far more extreme than other candidates.

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In The Biggest Energy Bill The Senate Has Debated In 8 Years, They Forgot Coal 2.2.2016 Think Progres

“I think the greatest thing the coal industry can get -- won’t make them happy -- but to get some acknowledgement that the industry is in sharp decline.”

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Ted Cruz Just Won The Iowa Caucus. This Is His Radical Agenda For America. 2.2.2016 Think Progres

He edged out Trump by 4 points.

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Martin O’Malley Exits Democratic Race 2.2.2016 Think Progres

The former Maryland governor never gained much traction in the race.

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Look Up Mumbai: exhibition invites public to experience city's architecture lying down 2.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
In a 2013 Tedx talk , media artist and University of NSW professor Sarah Kenderdine spoke about the threats faced by cultural heritage around the world, from politically motivated destruction to climate change and mass tourism. ‘We must find strategies not only to preserve our heritage but to let its stories be rediscovered and reinvented,’ she said. ‘This is both an artistic and technical challenge.’ Kenderdine’s latest collaborative work, Look Up Mumbai , is an immersive, site-specific installation which opens at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum on Wednesday, and celebrates the city’s spectacular architectural heterogeneity. The public is invited to lie down in the 3D DomeLab – the highest resolution touring full dome in the world – look up and experience 65 fish-eye images of some of the finest heritage buildings in ...
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