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Spotlight on green news & views: ALEC on farm laws, Michigan wind power and Colorado wind jobs 24.7.2014 Daily Kos
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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 18,825 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. Sunday Train: What Future for America's Deadly Cul-de-Sacs? —by BruceMcF: "The Great Recession of 2007-2009 triggered the Depression that we appear to be exiting this summer. And it was triggered by the collapse of the Great Turn of the Century Suburban Housing Bubble. In coming out of the recent Depression, one driver of residential property values, the Cul de Sac, seems to be in conflict with a new driver: walkability. In October 2013, the Realtor(R) ...
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Faux Pause 3: More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised To Rise Rapidly 23.7.2014 Think Progres

A new study finds that when climate models factor in the temporary warming and cooling impact of El Niño and La Niña, they accurately predict recent global warming.

The post Faux Pause 3: More Evidence Global Surface Temperatures Poised To Rise Rapidly appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Strange Relationship Between Global Warming Denial and…Speaking English 22.7.2014 Mother Jones
Here in the United States, we fret a lot about global warming denial. Not only is it a dangerous delusion, it's an incredibly prevalent one. Depending on your survey instrument of choice, we regularly learn that substantial minorities of Americans deny, or are skeptical of, the science of climate change. The global picture, however, is quite different. For instance, recently the UK-based market research firm Ipsos MORI released its " Global Trends 2014 " report, which included a number of survey questions on the environment asked across 20 countries. (h/t Leo Hickman ). And when it came to climate change, the result was very telling: Ipsos MORI Global Trends, 2014 Note that these results are not perfectly comparable across countries, because the data were gathered online, and Ipsos MORI cautions that for developing countries like India and China, "the results should be viewed as representative of a more affluent and 'connected' population." Nonetheless, some pretty significant patterns are apparent. ...
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Studies Sound Red Alert On Beef’s Global Warming Toll 22.7.2014 Think Progres

Demand for meat, dairy products, and eggs is predicted by some scientists to double by 2050, making GHG reductions a tall order.

The post Studies Sound Red Alert On Beef’s Global Warming Toll appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Wouldn’t you want to monitor these critters? 22.7.2014 Durango Herald
The Mountain Studies Institute has two training sessions involving classroom and field work scheduled for people who want to monitor a high-elevation relative of the rabbit that may be losing its home to global warming.The pika, which resembles a hamster, is disappearing in some Western mountains. Biologists say the tiny member of the...
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Election Diary Rescue: Week 28 22.7.2014 Daily Kos
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 47 diaries. (NH-Sen) SHHHH Scott Brown, the trick is NOT to remind them you're a carpet bagger by Clytemnestra - After being spurned by Massachusetts voters, Scott Brown packed up and moved to his summer house in New Hampshire and decided to challenge Jeanne Shaheen (D) so he can go back to the Senate. He'd have a better chance (maybe) if he didn't keep reminding New Hampshire's voters than he's not from there. (AZ-01) Arizona Tea Party Candidate makes a Fool of Himself by Just Bob - Tea Party candidate for Arizona's 1st congressional district broke off an interview during an anti-immigration protest in order to block a bus full of immigrant children... only the bus full of children turned out to be from the local YMCA. The children were laughing and taking pictures of the dolts. (MN-HD48B) Minnesota Tea Party Republican Channels The Ghost Of Joe McCarthy by TwoPuttTommy - Shiela Kihne, Republican ...
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California was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014 22.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Just how fast the state's climate is changing became apparent Monday when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released figures showing the first six months of this year were the hottest the state has ever seen. That record came hot on the heels of 2013, California's warmest year ever.
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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says 22.7.2014 Twincities.com: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Majority of Americans Favor of Action on Climate Change, and More 21.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Requiem for the American Century - Turning 70, Paragraph by Paragraph 21.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Requiem for the American Century 21.7.2014 Le Monde Diplomatique
First Paragraphs on Turning 70
in the American Century That Was
* Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century.” Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Life, the pictorial magazine no home would have been without in my 1950s childhood, ceased to exist as a weekly in 1972 and as a monthly in 2000; Time, which launched his career as (...) - Open page
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Nation & World Briefs 21.7.2014 Durango Herald
Calif. drought harms clean-energy goalsSAN FRANCISCO – Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California’s battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.For years, dams have been one of California’s main sources of clean energy, generating power...
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California's ongoing drought, low reservoirs complicate state's clean energy goals 21.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Movie review: Snowpiercer 20.7.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Courtesy of Snowpiercer website A warning about the perils of climate change? An action vehicle for Chris Evans of Captain America fame to kick some more ass in a less polished outfit? An anti-capitalist tale of the proletariat revolution? Or perhaps a religious allegory? Snowpiercer is all of those and so much more—and definitely worth the price of admission, if you're lucky enough to live near a theater where it happens to be showing. Yes, it's a sci-fi action film, but it is one of the most purely exciting, compelling and thought-provoking cinematic experiences I've had in recent memory. As the film opens, we are informed that in response to the threat of global warming, countries around the world came together to release a cooling substance into the atmosphere in the hopes of stabilizing it. Unfortunately, they overdid it, and send the entire planet into a snow-covered deep freeze that has apparently extincted all life on Earth. Except for those aboard the Snowpiercer, a luxury liner train with a ...
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Northern Canada is On Fire, And It's Making Global Warming Worse 19.7.2014 Mother Jones
This article originally appeared at Climate Central and is reproduced here with permission. For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada's remote Northwest Territories. The extent of those fires is well above average for the year to-date, and is in line with climate trends of more fires burning in the northern reaches of the globe. Of the 186 wildfires in the Northwest Territories to-date this year, 156 of them are currently burning. That includes the Birch Creek Fire complex, which stretches over 250,000 acres. The amount of acres burned in the Northwest Territories is six times greater than the 25-year average to-date according to data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center . Boreal forests like those in the Northwest Territories are burning at rates "unprecedented " in the past 10,000 years according to the authors of a study put out last year. The northern reaches of the globe are warming at twice the rate as areas closer to the equator, and ...
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Obama Administration Opens Eastern Seaboard To Oil Drilling Surveys 18.7.2014 Think Progres

They're allowing companies to apply for permits to fire off a "seismic cannon" -- 100,000 times louder than a jet engine -- off the Atlantic coast between Delaware and Florida.

The post Obama Administration Opens Eastern Seaboard To Oil Drilling Surveys appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism 18.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Cartoon: Climate deniers, all washed up 18.7.2014 Daily Kos
Ogg & Uck are back, this time talking about collapsing ice sheets and sea level rise . As usual, mayhem is headed their way, but they're pretty much just still a couple of arguing cave men. The latest IPCC report on global warming is not entirely doom and gloom. One bright spot is that it's relatively cheap to do something about all of this. We don't need to bring our world economy to a screeching halt, even though that is what the big oil and coal companies would like you to think. Ice sheets and glaciers are melting and sea levels are on the rise. We can wait until the massive relocations, wars and destruction begin, and spend bazillions of dollars then, or we can take this seriously now. So far it seems like we're doomed to be a species of serious procrastinators. (Be sure to check out some of the news stories behind this cartoon ...
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How Western Civilization Ended, Circa 2014 18.7.2014 Mother Jones
You don't know it yet. There's no way that you could. But 400 years from now, a historian will write that the time in which you're now living is the " Penumbral Age" of human history—meaning, the period when a dark shadow began to fall over us all. You're living at the start of a new dark age, a new counter-Enlightenment. Why? Because too many of us living today, in the years just after the turn of the millennium, deny the science of climate change. Such is the premise of a thought-provoking new work of "science-based fiction" by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, two historians of science (Oreskes at Harvard, Conway at Caltech) best known for their classic 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. In a surprising move, they have now followed up that expose of the roots of modern science denialism with a work of " cli-fi ," or climate science fiction, entitled The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future . ...
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Feedback: These are prescient vintners 18.7.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Hiding news under a bushel, subtle diplomatic language, celebrate pi approximately! and more (full text available to ...
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