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Human-caused global warming is responsible for 3 out of 4 super hot days, new study calculates 27.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Google executive Dan Fredinburg among hundreds dead from Nepal earthquake 26.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake 26.4.2015 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday....
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George Packer on Political Paralysis 25.4.2015 The Moderate Voice

George Packer mourns his loss of passion for our current politics in The New Yorker (h/t Kevin Drum). The reason is the stuckness of American politics. Especially in the years after 2008, the worst tendencies of American politics only hardened, while remaining in the same place. Beneath the surface froth and churn, we are paralyzed. You [...]

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Build Your Own Solar Panel System 25.4.2015 Taylor Marsh
The failure of the North 2003 affected 45 million people in eight US states. Those who use alternative energy sources like solar panels have been able to benefit from its independence from the network. No food is spoiled in refrigerators, not sitting in the dark for them. The Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, ...
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American Thinker Comes Up With the Craziest Obama-Iran Conspiracy Theory Yet 25.4.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
I know it's only April, but I think we may already have the most insanely paranoid wingnut conspiracy of the year -- because it's difficult to imagine anything getting crazier than this one: Is Obama Arming Iran for a Secret Reason? The link goes to American Thinker, and you may think ...
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Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change 25.4.2015 Guardian: Science

Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summer

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Bill Nye: Climate change is “not something you should be debating or denying” 24.4.2015 Washington Post
“Shooting the messenger isn’t going to help you on climate change.”Bill Nye is talking by phone on an early morning bus ride to Ithaca, N.Y., where his alma mater, Cornell University, is set to celebrate its 150th birthday and he’s scheduled to speak. It has been a busy week — including, most notably, a Wednesday trip with President Obama on Air Force One to visit the Florida Everglades on Earth Day — and Nye is answering the political critics who sniped at the visit.Read full article >>
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The Senate’s Top Climate Denier Redefines Chutzpah 24.4.2015 Think Progres

Apparently, James Inhofe (R-OK) no longer sees climate scientist James Hansen as radioactive.

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US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions 24.4.2015 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming - and they don't require congressional approval....
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Joss Whedon: Politicians Who Deny Climate Change ‘Deny Basic Scientific Truth’ 24.4.2015 Think Progres

On Earth Day, the 'Avengers' director took climate deniers to task on Twitter.

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US ag secretary announces voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Earth Day 2015: Regenerating the Soil and Reversing Global Warming 23.4.2015 Truthout.com
"The elimination of fossil fuels for all but the most limited and essential purposes is necessary but not sufficient to allow our descendants a fair chance for a healthy and prosperous future. Enhancing carbon biosequestration in terrestrial ecosystems is also essential."  - Wayne A. White, Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity p.118 (CRC Press 2013) The standard gloom and doom discourse surrounding global warming and climate change has infected the body politic with a severe case of depression and disempowerment. So starting April 22, embracing what the United Nations has designated as the "Year of the Soil," let's look at our planetary crisis from an entirely different, and more hopeful perspective. The good news is that the global grassroots, farmers and consumers united, can reverse our suicidal "business as usual" food, farming, energy, and land use practices. Harnessing the awesome power of Regenerative Organic Agriculture and reforestation, we can literally suck down enough excess (50-100 ppm ...
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US ag secretary to announce voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Spotlight on green news & views: Some views, not all positive, on Earth Day 2015, BP spill turns 5 23.4.2015 Daily Kos
A duck-tailed dabbler, a mallard drake (Anas platyrhynchos), hunts for lunch. See Polly Syllabic's 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,335 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. Politico: "Oh Dear, Should Obama Politicize The Everglades?" —by Dartagnan: "Sometimes an article is so indicative of the sorry-assed state of American journalism that you have to step outside and catch your breath. Such is the case with Michael Grunwald's latest article in Politico, in which he agonizes over whether the great 'bipartisan success story' ...
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40 percent of conservative Republicans think global warming will never happen. And they're in charge 22.4.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
As can be seen in the answers to the Gallup Poll question above, majorities of political party/ideology groups think global warming will happen in their lifetimes, according to a new Gallup Poll published just in time for Earth Day. Only a plurality (40 percent) of one group, conservative Republicans, think it will never happen. That ought to be a good thing. But in most states and in Congress conservative Republicans are running things. And they are determined to throw a wrench into even the mildest efforts to ameliorate the impacts of global warming that are already evident, never mind those that are on the way. Moderate and liberal Republicans—a dwindling breed—don't stand in their way nor do they typically vote in a manner that reflects their view that global warming is happening. And while elected Democrats have in a few states—California and Washington, for instance—taken action meant to curb emissions of greenhouse gases causing global warming, only a minority have shown a willingness to make ...
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Survey Shows Conservatives Don't Care About Their Grandchildren 22.4.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
I've only been a grandmother for less than two months, but every day I worry about the world we're leaving for that little boy. Apparently conservatives either are indifferent to their grandchildren, or can't quite bring themselves to connect those dots: Everyone except conservative Republicans seems to agree that climate change will happen in their lifetime, according to a new Gallup survey released Wednesday, just in time for Earth Day. Fewer than four in 10 self-identified conservative Republicans — 37 percent — think that climate change will occur in their lifetime, while 19 percent believe it will affect future generations. A plurality of those conservatives — 40 percent — responded that climate change will never happen, a sharp contrast with respondents of every other party or ideology. Only 16 percent of moderate or liberal Republicans say climate change will never happen, as do just 14 percent of non-leaning independents, 5 percent of conservative or moderate Democrats and only 3 percent of ...
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The Fix: Why don’t GOP presidential candidates address climate change? Because they want to win. 22.4.2015 Washington Post: Politics
A politician has a choice to make when he or she is running for office: One can hold a position that comports with one's beliefs even if the electorate objects, or one can tell the electorate what it wants to hear.Read full article ...
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Using Satellites To Stop Forest Destruction in its Tracks 22.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Environmentalists are turning to artificial intelligence and satellites to combat forest destruction in real time---that is, in time to stop ...
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Documentary 'Revolution' gets somewhat lost at sea 22.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
"Revolution," filmmaker and marine biologist Rob Stewart's follow-up to his myth-busting 2007 documentary, "Sharkwater," starts off with Stewart lost in the middle of the Pacific, swimming against the heavy currents at Darwin Island in the Galapagos.
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