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Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation 28.3.2015 Think Progres

The bill seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions through any of its executive agencies.

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What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation 27.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what's driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. Ecologist Philip Fearnside has lived and worked in the Brazilian Amazon for 30 years and is one of the foremost authorities on deforestation in the world's largest tropical forest. A professor at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon, Fearnside has focused his work on how to sustainably develop the Amazon in the face of enormous pressures to cut and clear the forest. Fearnside is now watching with alarm as, after a decade of declining deforestation rates, the pace of cutting and forest clearing in the Amazon is on the rise again. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Fearnside explains the factors behind the resurgence in deforestation, including a slowly improving global economy, rising commodity ...
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Solar Energy Lights Up in Latin America 27.3.2015 Truthout.com
In the face of rising global temperatures, glacial retreat, and ocean acidification, sustainable development of renewable resources has become more important than ever before. The U.S. government's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) continues to report that within the past 12 years the globe has endured ten of the warmest years on record, and sea levels have risen an astounding 17 centimeters (or 6 and a half inches) within the past century. [i] However, recent advancements in solar energy could potentially lead to a solution that would feature the role of Latin American countries. According to GTM Research, a division of Greentech Media, the solar photovoltaic (PV) market in Latin America grew 370 percent in 2014, due to 625 megawatts (MW) worth of installations developed throughout the region during the year. [ii] In fact, with its 169 percent increase in solar energy between 2012 and 2014, Latin America is the "fastest-growing solar market in history." [iii] This rate even surpasses ...
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House Science Committee Subpoenas EPA Head Gina McCarthy For Deleted Texts 27.3.2015 Think Progres

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) doesn't believe that just one EPA text message was related to agency business.

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Ipso proves impotent at curbing the Mail's climate misinformation 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Ipso lets the Mail on Sunday’s misleading and incorrect climate claims stand

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READ IN: Reid Out Edition 27.3.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Do you Read In? Sign up here and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every day!-- Fifteen hours and 43 roll call votes later, the Senate's vote-a-rama is finally done. But while the budget serves as nothing more than a policy statement, the votes members took overnight will have consequences into next year.Read full article ...
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Job growth, "religious freedom" bills and more 27.3.2015 Daily Kos
We begin today's roundup with Paul Krugman 's excellent analysis of the current economic landscape: Two impossible things happened to the U.S. economy over the course of the past year — or at least they were supposed to be impossible, according to the ideology that dominates half our political spectrum. First, remember how Obamacare was supposed to be a gigantic job killer? Well, in the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation, the U.S. economy as a whole added 3.3 million jobs — the biggest gain since the 1990s. Second, half a million of those jobs were added in California, which has taken the lead in job creation away from Texas. Were President Obama’s policies the cause of national job growth? Did Jerry Brown — the tax-raising, Obamacare-embracing governor of California — engineer his state’s boom? No, and few liberals would claim otherwise. What we’ve been seeing at both the national and the state level is mainly a natural process of recovery as the economy finally starts to heal ...
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I'm twentysomething, I vote, and I won't take seriously any candidate who doubts climate change 27.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
I am a voter — a white, male, college-educated twentysomething voter, born in the conservative South, living in the liberal North. I was raised in a middle-class family but now occupy an economic class more concerned with finding jobs than itemizing tax deductions. I understand the...
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Where to watch the lights go out for global Earth Hour 2015 27.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Scenes of Reason:climate change and video information 27.3.2015 Earth Times
When they speak about environmental issues on news programmes, you rarely get such direct information as these youngsters provide here.
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HILARIOUS VIDEO: FL Emergency Management Director Trying Not to Say 'Climate Change' 27.3.2015 BradBlog
We're a few days late on this, but its worth it. If you didn't catch this in our laugh-out-loud Green News Report on Thursday (or even if you did), here's the full high-larious video of Brian Koon, Director of Florida's Div. of Emergency Management, trying and trying not to say ...
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(Very) friendly fire: Sierra Club targets Jared Polis with love letter 27.3.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
What the Sierra Club is doing to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis could be called the guilt-trip approach to politics. In a campaign targeted only at him, the environmental group - and frequent Polis ally - is pressing the Colorado Democrat to oppose a looming trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership that it warns could exacerbate climate change.
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Oil Companies Should Be Forced To Chip In To Cover Climate Damage 27.3.2015 Crooks Liars
Of course they should be forced to pay. That they haven't is just a sign of how crazy our political system has gotten since the Reagan years. Hopefully we'll be returning to saner times soon, because things are changing so quickly. Via Peter C Frumhoff and Naomi Oreskes in The Guardian: Shell, BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil are also members and funders of the API and the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). Late last year, a leaked presentation from WSPA revealed a stealth campaign to block climate policies in California by backing a constellation of astroturf groups with names such as the “California Drivers Alliance” and “Californians Against Higher Taxes”. Exactly how much fossil fuel companies have spent to support disinformation remains shrouded in secrecy, in part because they are not required to report their political and public relations spending. Robert Brulle, a social scientist at Drexel University, estimates that hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed from corporations, ideological ...
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For Goodness Rake! 26.3.2015 Truthout.com
Truthout's weekly posting of, "The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides an entertaining and educational way to help children – and everyone else - grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what they can personally do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, " For Goodness Rake! " After a man excitedly turns on his new leaf blower, things get a little out of control. So, what are the pros and cons of gas-powered leaf blowers? Pros: They can save people time doing yard/garden cleanup, but... Cons: they use gasoline to operate require maintenance produce A LOT of noise pollution produce combustion smell remove topsoil from the ground, leaving roots of trees exposed lift up dirt that can get into people's eyes, mouths and noses release air pollutants that affect people's respiratory systems can cause back and hearing problems to their users. What are the Green Ninja action ...
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Talk Climate to Me 26.3.2015 Truthout.com
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s henchmen punish staffers who utter the words "climate change." Guffaws punctuated a Florida legislative hearing the other day. Lawmakers and onlookers chuckled as Florida Division of Emergency chief  Bryan Koon  tied his tongue in knots to avoid saying "climate change" while talking about — well, climate change. Reveling in this live-action theater of the absurd, state senator Jeff Clemens, a Democrat who represents the spunky town of Lake Worth, proposed substituting the term "atmospheric reemployment." His incomprehensible jargon provoked more laughter. But this Orwellian exchange was no joke. Apparently it's not enough for Florida Governor Rick Scott to simply deny climate change. Now the Republican's henchmen are stamping out any mention of it at all in the Sunshine State. His administration has banned any use of the terms "climate change" and "global warming" for official state business, the  Florida Center for Investigative Reporting  revealed in early March. While ...
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2015 challenges: urbanisation 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Increasing urban populations put a strain on resources and leave many on the fringes of society. What can NGOs do to give them a voice?

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Full text of climate change statement signed by 26 European mayors 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Declaration entitled: ‘In response to the challenge of global climate change, a European commitment and local solutions’

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Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Representatives of 30 cities gather in Paris to sign declaration that will also commit them to use their €10bn purchasing power to buy eco-friendly

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In vast swaths of rural New South Wales, there's only one election issue: coal seam gas 26.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

CSG is a big vote swinger in the country, with many communities declaring themselves ‘gasfield free’. This is not just about the environment, writes our reporter: it’s also about people wanting to be heard

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Spotlight on green news & views: No talking about xxxxxxx xxxxxx in Florida, Brown skewers Cruz 26.3.2015 Daily Kos
See the post on stored energy here 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,060 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. Is the planet getting revenge? —by don mikulecky: "This article from The Washington Post by Chris Mooney is an example of how the Earth's response to Global Warming is a form of self organization that actually appears to be "punishing" one of the worst sources of that warming: Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans—with potentially dire consequences. So in sum: It appears that we’ve just seen yet ...
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