User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Global warming
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Study: Sea level rising 3x as fast since 1990 as figured before. Meanwhile, feds censor climate info 23.5.2017 Daily Kos
Calculations in a  new study show that sea level is rising three times as fast as it was before 1990. Previously, the rise before then had been considered to be higher than the new calculations. The scientists concluded in their reassessment that the rise since 1990 has been dramatically underestimated. This isn’t likely to be the last word on the subject. But the fine-tuning of measurements in the new study will no doubt spark critics to claim that the change from previous calculations proves scientists don’t know what they’re talking about. Although most of these “skeptics” have given up claiming global warming is a flat-out hoax, they haven’t stopped challenging fundamental assumptions held to by an overwhelming percentage of climate scientists. The sea-level study was conducted by scientists at the Research Institute for Water and Environment at the University of Siegen in Germany. Chris Mooney at The Washington Post reports : Their paper, just out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 23.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs....
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Interior Department agency removes climate change language from news release 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump isn’t a big believer in ‘man-made climate change.’
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Gov. Brown travels the globe talking about climate change. He should focus on this basic program at home 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown traipses all over the world trying to save the planet from global warming. But he needs to salvage one basic environmental program here at home.

That’s the widely popular beverage container recycling program. People use it and feel good about themselves, particularly younger generations...

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New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • The latest revisions to Idaho’s K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change. State education officials unveiled the updated standards Friday after spending several months collecting more than 1,000 public comments. The proposal is the latest attempt to appease Idaho’s conservative Republican Legislature, which has been hesitant to adopt any direct references to global warming. Most peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climat...
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Fungal Diseases Are on the Rise -- Is Environmental Change to Blame? 21.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat. (Photo: Pixabay ) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. Fungi are everywhere -- from the mushrooms that decompose fallen logs in the forest, to the mold that grows in your bathtub, to the microscopic fungal cells that reside naturally on your skin. Scientists estimate there are 1.5 million species of fungi on the planet. They're a diverse group, bunched together by their ability to use digestive enzymes to break down and absorb nutrients from their surroundings -- a characteristic that makes some of them great decomposers. Fungi are, in essence, nature's first compost bin. Many of them also help plants grow or carry out other important ecosystem functions. And some fungi are pathogens, causing disease in plants and ...
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After breach, humanity’s ‘doomsday’ seed vault is still safe for now 21.5.2017 Washington Post
Is the fact that some water seeped into the “fail-safe” seed vault no big deal? Or are we as a human race doomed to die, starving and cropless, in the event of global catastrophe? The answer is a bit more measured.
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Springtime snow storm ushers in clear skies but cooler temperatures stick around 20.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Saturday's high should near 59 degrees with a nighttime low of 39 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Lisa Kriederman said.
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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The Senate didn’t kill a rational rule. Now, the Interior Department should preserve it.
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Colorado snow totals for May 19, 2017 19.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for May 18, 2017, as of 9:17 p.m.
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Essential California: Some of your favorite beaches will be hit hard by global warming 19.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 19, and here’s what’s happening across California:

TOP STORIES

Global warming will hit Southern California beaches hard

The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we thought. Scientists...

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Nicaragua says Russian satellite station ‘not for spying’ 19.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Nicaragua is denying that a recently activated land-based satellite station donated by Russia has the purpose of spying on the region or the United States.
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet. Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year, now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average. “People will think of Antarctica quit...
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'Green News Report' - May 18, 2017 18.5.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Virginia's Governor sets up statewide carbon cap-and-trade system; Bears Ears National Monument targeted for repeal on behalf of oil and gas industry; EPA gets an earful on which pollution regulations to repeal -- or not; PLUS: See it while you still can -- Glacier National ...
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U.S. stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change 18.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The White House recently said it will make a decision about the Paris agreement after the G-7 summit that takes place in Taormina, Sicily on May 26-27.
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El Niño May Be Over For Now, But Record-Breaking Heat Swelters On 18.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history may now be behind us ― but if you thought its conclusion marked the end of record-breaking global average temperatures, think again.   Fueled by a freakishly warm Arctic , last month was the second-warmest April in 137 years, NASA said this week. This follows news that  March and February  were the second-warmest temperatures for those months respectively on record. April 2017 was the second warmest April in 137 years of modern record-keeping: https://t.co/OpEP7vKEJx pic.twitter.com/D03TBQndls — NASA GISS (@NASAGISS) May 15, 2017 Temperatures this year may be falling slightly short of the sky-high numbers of 2016 ― which was the hottest year in recorded history , propelled by the powerful El Niño. But the continuing heat is still causing climate scientists concern. That’s because monthly or yearly temperature anomalies aren’t typically worrisome to scientists; it’s climatic trends seen over decades or centuries that arouse alarm.  And looking at the ...
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The science is settled — until it's not 18.5.2017 The Hill
OPINION | Climate change is not ordinary science. It comes with billions of dollars, media attention, activist energy, and power over the global economy.
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The giant bugs on the sidewalks are cicadas that rose from the dead 4 years too early 17.5.2017 Washington Post
The giant bugs on the sidewalks are cicadas that rose from the dead 4 years too early
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Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water 17.5.2017 AP Business
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles....
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