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How 'Citizens United' Gave Us Clarence Thomas, Climate Change Denial and Neil Gorsuch: 'BradCast' 3/22/2017 23.3.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, with the consistent help of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), we connect some of the dots between the Citizens United ruling, the GOP theft of the U.S. Supreme Court and the undermining of climate change legislation. Yes, it's all of a piece, and it begins well before the ...
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Today: Trump and Healthcare: The Bully Pulpit, or Just a Bully? 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.

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Trump and Healthcare: The Bully Pulpit, or Just a Bully?

As the House of Representatives pushes for a vote on the GOP healthcare bill Thursday, President Trump had...

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The world's energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not fast enough 22.3.2017 Washington Post
The world's energy is getting cleaner (and cheaper) — but not fast enough
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Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built 22.3.2017 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday....
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84% of Minnesotans support renewable energy funding 22.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you live in Minnesota you probably support the idea of renewable energy research. You are also likely to believe that global warming is real, according to The Yale Project on Climate Communication. Beliefs and attitudes toward #globalwarming vary by region. Explore them in detail using our #climate opinion maps: https://t.co/0ZrX9iOqHH pic.twitter.com/57ZFuGTxIh — Yale Climate…
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Why global warming could lead to a rise of 100,000 diabetes cases a year in the U.S. 21.3.2017 LA Times: Science

If the average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, sea levels will rise, crop yields will fall and vulnerable species will see their habitat shrink or disappear.

And, a new study suggests, the number of American adults suffering from diabetes would rise by more than 100,000 a year.

Experts have...

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How the wealthy influence politics using "dark money" 20.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
New Yorker magazine reporter Jane Mayer discusses the political influence of billionaires like the Koch brothers. She titled her best-selling book "Dark Money" and says secret money is an invitation to corruption.
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Barrier reef back in the crosshairs of global warming 19.3.2017 Daily Kos
Heat the ocean, kill the ocean’s great reefs, ripple effects reach inland . It all starts with a simple, well-known phenomenon called coral bleaching, and it’s one that’s been observed occurring all over the world as the climate warms. Most notably, along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and its lesser-known Southern Reef. And while much of the northeastern US is digging out from an icy, wet March storm, temperatures in the southern hemisphere are hitting their annual highs as summer heat peaks down under : Mass coral bleaching is occurring on the Great Barrier Reef for the second consecutive year, Australia's lead management agency for the Reef confirmed today. The bleaching is part of a global event affecting the world’s coral reefs over the past two years. Experts from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority spent six hours yesterday flying over the Reef … The aerial survey, the first for 2017, found severe bleaching in offshore reefs from north of Ingham to the northern extent of the survey near ...
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Op-ed: Human-caused climate change is real, and denying it hurts all of us 19.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Scott Pruitt, recently stated that he “would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” This is in direct contradiction of scientific findings over the past several decades. As scientists who study this problem, we would like to summarize the current consensus among the vast majority of researchers: 1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary long-lived greenhouse gas that warms the Earth’s ...
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Letter: Hail to plant-based foods 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather and flowers in bloom. The first day of spring is actually a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf in our personal habits: to clean house, to jog outdoors and to replace animal foods with healthy, delicious vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits. The shift toward healthy eating is everywhere. Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s offer plant-based...
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Extreme heat has caused the Great Barrier Reef to bleach three times in the last 20 years 18.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Global warning has likely caused permanent damage to the world's largest coral reef, according to a new report in the journal Nature.

In the last 20 years, rising temperatures have triggered three severe bleaching events in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The most recent was in 2016, when more...

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The budget begins to define an ideology, but is it Trump's? 17.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

In describing the spending plan that the White House released this week, budget director Mick Mulvaney said he was turning Donald Trump’s campaign promises into numbers.

He was half right.

The extra spending in the budget hews to the priorities of the Trump campaign. The budget cuts largely reflect...

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Study: 'Urgent' action against global warming needed to save coral reefs 17.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After another major coral bleaching event, a new study has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs "ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming."
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Letter: Reagan knew the importance of basic research 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Repudiating virtually the entire scientific community, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said, “I would not agree that [CO2’s] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Republican chairman of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, sides with science. “Rising carbon emissions have been a contributing factor to climate change for decades. That is a scientific fact and the reality facing communities like my district. The EPA is tasked with the very responsibility of h...
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NBC: Which ‘Popular Programs’ Will Be ‘Slashed’ by Trump Budget? 17.3.2017 NewsBusters
On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer introduced a report on the “major battle” brewing over President Trump’s budget proposal by proclaiming: “The blueprint just out this morning already facing some criticism. So what's in it and which popular programs could see their funding ...
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Trump budget would gut science, environment programs 17.3.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposed budget would gut programs for science and the environment, reflecting the Republican's rejection of mainstream science....
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'Green News Report' - March 16, 2017 16.3.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump orders EPA to roll back fuel economy standards...and plans to slash EPA's budget by even more than previously known; Large sections of the Great Barrier Reef have now died, thanks to global warming; PLUS: Six years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, radioactive wild boars complicate ...
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How tagging butterflies can help you tell what's real and what's fake 16.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Facts, and reality itself, are under attack. President Trump calls anthropogenic global warming — about which there is no scientific doubt — a hoax. Days before the Congressional Budget Office released its scorecard for the new healthcare law, some politicians insisted that the nonpartisan numbers...

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California gas prices could rise if the state's cap-and-trade program is extended, legislative analyst says 16.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: California Democrats propose college debt assistance, Issa withholding support for GOP healthcare plan March 15, 2017, 4:25 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California Assembly...
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Spotlight on green news and views: Tillerson's e-mail alias; Bears Ears adventure; wrecking the EPA 16.3.2017 Daily Kos
This is the 489th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the March 11 Green Spotlight. More than 26,645 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 Neapolitan writes— New York AG: SecState Tillerson used an email alias for climate messages while CEO of ExxonMobil : “Well, isn’t this special. Bloomberg is reporting this evening that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly used an email alias account for many years to discuss climate change matters while he was CEO of ExxonMobil in what appears to be an effort to keep sensitive communications out of the eyes of the public, Exxon’s shareholders, and, possibly, investigators. [...] Tillerson sent messages from the account to discuss the risks posed by climate ...
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