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Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize winner whose theories changed modern economics, dies at 95 23.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Prize-winning Stanford economist whose groundbreaking work redefined the world’s understanding of the free marketplace, has died at his home in Palo Alto.

Stanford University, where Arrow spent much of his career, reported that the economist died Tuesday at the age of 95.

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Regulator calls Garfield County pipeline work sloppy 23.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
State regulators have criticized a company installing pipeline in Garfield County, saying they have improperly handled soil and stormwater.
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President Trump's favorite so-called insult 22.2.2017 Washington Post
President Trump's favorite so-called insult
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Front-runner for Trump Science Adviser Post Agreed Not to Disclose Fossil Fuel Funding 21.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The rumored frontrunner for the role of Donald Trump's scientific advisor is a prominent climate sceptic who was previously caught in an undercover  Energydesk investigation  agreeing to conceal fossil fuel funding of his research.  Professor William Happer, a Princeton University physicist, met with Donald Trump in January  to discuss the role  of science advisor and says he will accept it if offered.  ProPublica  reports  that he is on a shortlist of two for the role as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House.   Read the investigation here . The Energydesk sting further revealed Happer's concerns over submitting his climate research to the academic peer review process. Happer is a leading climate sceptic scientist who believes that increased levels of CO2 will benefit the planet.  He holds positions at two think tanks that challenge the science of climate change, including a seat on the academic advisory council of the UK's  Global Warming Policy Foundation .   The ...
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Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything 20.2.2017 Washington Post
Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything
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Spotlight on green news & views: Regime scrubs gov't website for kids to erase climate warnings 19.2.2017 Daily Kos
This is the 483rd edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). The Green Spotlight appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the February 11 edition. More than 26,440 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in the series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES Dartagnan writes— A Government Website For Kids Is Scrubbed Of Warnings About Climate Change, Fracking, And Coal : “An article jointly published in  Pro-Publica  and  The Atlantic shows that the incoming Trump Administration has taken its climate-change denier message to a new low by erasing inconvenient facts from a popular, award-winning website designed to inform children about forms of energy. Twenty years ago, the Energy Information Administration, an arm of the Department of Energy, created Energy Kids , a site to inform kids about energy sources and the ...
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Polar ice reaching alarming low levels at both ends of the Earth 19.2.2017 Daily Kos
Sea and land ice at both poles crept toward alarming seasonal lows this week. Freak heat waves in the high Arctic have kept ice from forming at the usual winter rate, and now summer down under is taking its toll on the world’s largest ice sheets : Sea ice in the Antarctic is at its lowest level since records began while the Arctic is on track for another historic new low. According to figures from the US National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), sea ice in the Antarctic covered just 2.3 million square kilometres on 12 February — compared to the average between 1981 and 2010 of more than three million on that day. Warmer temperatures do more than directly melt the ice and feed runaway polar amplification of global warming. More energy in the surface troposphere, the part of the atmosphere we and just about everything else lives in, means more wind, faster evaporations and sublimation, leading to bigger weather systems and storms. The precise activity that further stirs and helps break up icy formations, ...
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National parks are free Monday for Presidents Day 18.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
National parks across the nation, including the six in Colorado, will be free Monday in celebration of Presidents Day
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Camp for teen girls will inspire “can do” attitude 18.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
Two Boulder businesses helmed by women are teaming up to create a leadership camp aimed at boosting the confidence of the city's high school girls.
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New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state 17.2.2017 AP National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs....
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The 20 most-polluted ZIP code areas in Colorado 17.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver’s 80216 ZIP code, just northeast of downtown and home to the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods and the River North Art District and National Western complex, is the most polluted in the nation, according to the survey.
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Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate 16.2.2017 Washington Post
A new paper found that oceans are losing oxygen, and it could have severe consequences to marine life if it continues.
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Economist Blasts Paris Treaty $100T Price Tag: ‘Not a Good Deal’ 16.2.2017 NewsBusters
$100 trillion for a 0.3 degree temperature drop. That’s a price tag that sounds acceptable to liberals, but not to everyone. An economist and environmentalist who says man-made climate change is real still argues that is “an incredibly expensive way to do almost no good." Self-proclaimed “skeptical environmentalist and” president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjorn Lomborg appeared on FBN’s Varney & Company on Feb. 14, to discuss The Paris Agreement . He advised the new president to drop the agreement and focus on other solutions. He also criticized the expense of the deal, for what it would supposedly do to ...
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America third 15.2.2017 Le Monde Diplomatique

If there's a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump's strategic vision, it's this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country's vital interests placed above those of all others. “We will always put America's interests first,” he declared in his victory speech in the early hours of November 9th. “From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first,” he insisted in his Inaugural Address on January 20th. Since then, (...)

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Trump's vow to scrap the Paris climate change accord faces skepticism from corporations, GOP moderates 15.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Trashing the Paris Agreement made for a great campaign prop at Donald Trump’s rallies, where the climate change accord was portrayed as a product of the out-of-touch, insufferable elites that Trump pledged to sweep from power.

Now the landmark agreement, signed under President Obama, is fast becoming...

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Auks transform Arctic ecosystems. 15.2.2017 Earth Times
The great auk was gobbled up by sailors. Now the importance of such species is highlighted in a study proving how the barren wastes are transformed into a “green” land where Inuits and Vikings found a haven.
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In this new era, politics is on trend on the runways at New York Fashion Week 14.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One of the biggest throughlines at New York Fashion Week so far has nothing to do on-trend colors, silhouettes or fabrics and everything to do with using the runway as a kind of instant messaging system for political and social causes.

There’s a long history of this, of course; one need look no...

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To save the planet, give cows better pasture 13.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle - especially in the tropics - faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.
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John Oliver Returns with a Brilliant Plan to Fight Donald Trump's Lies 13.2.2017 Mother Jones
Following a two month hiatus, John Oliver returned to "Last Week Tonight " on Sunday to focus on President Donald Trump's shaky relationship with the truth and his administration's consistent rejection of basic facts. "How did we get a pathological liar in the White House?" Oliver asked, before exploring the source of Trump's lies (Breitbart and Alex Jones' conspiracy-ridden website Infowars) and why his supporters are willing to accept false information. To tackle Trump's reliance on "alternative facts," Oliver revealed he's launched a series of commercials to run during shows the president is known to regularly watch, such as "Morning Joe" and "Fox & Friends," that sneak in useful pieces of information he might need over the next four years. Such ads include explanations on global warming, the female anatomy, and the name of his lesser known daughter, Tiffany ...
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Lena Dunham Hails ‘Political Strength’ of Liberal Women, Fears Trump ‘Xenophobia’ 10.2.2017 NewsBusters
In a friendly chat with actress and left-wing activist Lena Dunham on Friday’s NBC Today, substitute co-host Maria Shriver lobbed one softball after another while promoting the final season of HBO’s Girls. Dunham, in turn, praised liberal young women for practicing “identity politics” and denounced the “xenophobia” of the Trump ...
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