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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate talks, Politico amplifies BP's lies, livestock antibiotics 26.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Co-chairs Artur Runge-Metzger and Kishan Kumarsingh during Day 4 at the Bonn climate talks. 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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,860 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. Day 4 at the UN climate talks in Bonn —by TierneySmith: "There are just two days of negotiations left, and much work remains. On Thursday afternoon, the talks’ two co-chairs took stock of how far the negotiations had moved since the start of this session, offering government negotiators a stern reality check. Their main tasks were to deliver clarity of what countries’ ...
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Despite California climate law, carbon emissions may be a shell game 25.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
California's pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but that doesn't mean all its mandates will help stave off global warming.
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Republican candidates seek safety from question of climate change by straddling the issue 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Global warming? Republicans candidates often reply 'I am not a scientist' when they're asked 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change 25.10.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....
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For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians’ Concerns 24.10.2014 Think Progres

A new poll found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought closely while only 18 percent are following the gubernatorial election as closely.

The post For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians’ Concerns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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How to encourage drivers to get out of their cars 23.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: While I agree we don't need a "war on motorists," we do need to prod drivers into abandoning their cars. Otherwise, they just won't do it. ("Sharing the roads in L.A.," Editorial, Oct. 19)
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Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm 23.10.2014 Think Progres

A new study using long-term satellite observations confirms (for the umpteenth time) that fracking speeds up global warming and has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity.

The post Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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GovBeat: A Florida city voted to split the state in two because of concerns over climate change 23.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The South Miami City Commission voted 3 to 2 for Florida’s 23 southern counties to secede and form a new state named South Florida because of frustration over environmental issues and a lack of concern by state ...
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Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry's Butt 23.10.2014 Mother Jones
In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves . That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released today. Global warming is increasing the risk of damage to lives and property from natural disasters beyond what many insurers are willing to shoulder. And most insurance companies aren't taking adequate steps to change that trend, the survey found. That's a problem even if you don't live by the coast: When private insurers back out, the government is left to pick up much of the damage costs; already, the federal flood insurance program is one of the nation's largest fiscal liabilities . Ceres, an environmental nonprofit, evaluated the climate risk management policies of 330 large insurance companies operating in the United States. The results are worrying. Only nine companies, 3 percent of the total, earned the highest ranking. The ...
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'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014 22.10.2014 BradBlog
· IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mountaintop removal coal mining promotes lung cancer; 'Significant' oil spill in Louisiana bayou; 2014 on track to be hottest year on record; PLUS: LEGO breaks up with Shell Oil... All that and more in today's Green News ...
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Hottest 12 Months On Record: NOAA Data ‘Show No Pause In Warming’ 22.10.2014 Think Progres

NOAA reports, “The past 12 months (10-13 to 9-14) was the warmest 12-month period since records began in 1880.” While some, mainly non-scientists, have said the world hasn't warmed in 18 years “NOAA records show no pause in warming."

The post Hottest 12 Months On Record: NOAA Data ‘Show No Pause In Warming’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Republican Party continues its assault on science in the most insane way possible 21.10.2014 Daily Kos
Meet Lamar Smith (R-TX). He authored the SOPA bill that everyone loved a few years ago. He's a climate denier with all kinds of science sense. While Smith admits to having studied some science in college, most of his science credentials come straight from Congress: he’s already served on the science committee for the past 26 years. His votes reflect a pattern of opposition to climate change and alternative energy efforts, sympathy to large industry in matters of copyright and patent law, deference to law enforcement on privacy issues, and moral policing of the internet. Smith’s record on energy and the environment represents one of his most controversial policy arenas. He voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, voted no several times on tax credits for renewable energy and incentives for energy production and conservation, voted against raising fuel efficiency standards, and rejected implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. Opponents of the appointment have observed in recent days that Smith, ...
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Republicans Have Little Incentive To Move Forward On Immigration Reform 21.10.2014 Outside the Beltway
Despite conventional wisdom, there remains little incentive for the GOP to change its position on immigration reform.
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Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70 Percent Of The Drop In U.S. Emissions Since 2007 21.10.2014 Think Progres

An analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk showed that while natural gas covered 44 percent of the energy generation left by the fall of coal, it only contributed to 30 percent of the ensuing drop in carbon emissions.

The post Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70 Percent Of The Drop In U.S. Emissions Since 2007 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change 20.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change
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OTB Caption Contest Winners 19.10.2014 Outside the Beltway

The House of Pain Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Mandatory abortion waiting period: pro and con 18.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: South Dakota treats women as if they were children. What if men were asked to wait 72 hours before being allowed to have a vasectomy because they might want to "change their mind"? ("Doctor goes to great lengths to keep abortion accessible," Oct. 14)
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Enough drought-intolerant development, say water-wise readers 18.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In reading the letters responding to politicians who admonish people to cut their water use, a reality becomes clear: Our success in getting through the drought will depend largely on whether government can convince the public with its actions that it truly cares about wasting water.
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Alaska Woman Finds A Massive Polar Bear On Her Front Porch. Thanks, Global Warming! 17.10.2014 Crooks Liars
Alaska Woman Finds A Massive Polar Bear On Her Front Porch. Thanks, Global Warming!
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