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At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change 1.9.2016 AP Politics
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked....
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Why School Is a "Confusing Mental Mish-Mash" for Kids 30.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The federal and state education reform initiatives kicked off about a quarter-century ago by the No Child Left Behind legislation assume the following: that the institution itself is basically sound, that teachers bear major blame for poor school performance, that the Common Core State Standards tell teachers what to say and kids what to remember, that bringing market forces to bear will make them do it, and that high-stakes tests monitor what's important. Those six assumptions shape American education policy, and they're all false. Today's reform initiative began with a wrong diagnosis of what ails the institution and, by its own measure -- standardized testing -- the initiative has failed. By all other measures, the initiative hasn't just failed, it has been an institution-destroying catastrophe. Responding to public protest, Congress recently went through the motions of loosening its grip on schooling. But not understanding the problem, it refused to abandon the sixth assumption, that standardized ...
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Northwest Colorado fears Hickenlooper's CO2 emission plan 30.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Despite the federal Clean Power Plan being stalled in the courts, Colorado may still move ahead with plans to reduce green house gas pollution from power plants. Northwest Colorado is home to two coal fired power plants, and many local officials take issue with what could come from the governor’s office. As reported by the Associated Press earlier this month, Gov. John Hickenlooper helped draft a proposed executive order that would prompt state agencies to continue working on ways to bring 2012 carbon dioxide emission levels down by 35 percent by 2030. "We have a very rough outline that we are in the process of vetting for input and discussion," Hickenlooper spokeswoman Kathy Green said in an email to The Associated Press. "No decisions have been made." Citing increasing temperatures and weather related to global warming as threats to Colorado’s economy, the proposal focuses on state agencies working with utilities to come up with effective pollution reduction while keeping energy prices stable. Colorado ...
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WHY IT MATTERS: Climate Change 29.8.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: It's as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one not....
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Rolly: Climate-change denier to speak at energy summit -- and you're paying for it 28.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The keynote speaker for Uintah County’s annual Uintah Basin Energy Summit is a controversial climate-change denier noted for right-wing propaganda and smear campaigns against scientists who warn about global warming. Marc Morano — who will join several prominent speakers at the Vernal conference, which runs Wednesday and Thursday — has been criticized for scolding on his blog scientists who warn of climate change and then releasing their personal emails, resulting in threatening messages. H...
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Climate Change Pledges Not Nearly Enough to Save Tropical Ecosystems 28.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
US Secretary of State John Kerry signs the Paris Agreement at the UN in New York while holding granddaughter Dobbs Higginson on his lap. Scientists warn that the agreement is insufficient to prevent disastrous climate change. (Photo courtesy of US Department of State) The Paris Agreement marked the biggest political milestone to combat climate change since scientists first introduced us in the late 1980s to perhaps humanity's greatest existential crisis. Last December, 178 nations pledged to do their part to keep global average temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels -- adding on an even more challenging, but aspirational goal of holding temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). To this end, each nation produced a pledge to cut it's own carbon emissions, targeting everything from the burning of fossil fuels to deforestation to agriculture. It seems like a Herculean task, bound, the optimistic say, to bring positive ...
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What we think about when we try not to think about global warming 28.8.2016 Boing Boing
In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his book: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming . Stoknes has developed a strategy for science communicators who find themselves confronted with climate change deniers who aren’t swayed by facts and charts. His book presents a series of psychology-based steps designed to painlessly change people’s minds and avoid the common mistakes scientists tend to make when explaining climate change to laypeople. Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Everything we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—has stemmed from scientists who’ve been willing to ponder the unanswerable. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no ...
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Why school is a 'confusing mental mish-mash' for kids 27.8.2016 Washington Post
Why school is a 'confusing mental mish-mash' for kids
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New York Times Is Looking for a Global Warming Editor 27.8.2016 NewsBusters
Are you looking for a job? Well, good news. The New York Times is looking for a Global Warming (now called "Climate Change" when the warming bit didn't happen) editor. Anyone can apply. Here is the happy announcement from the ...
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California bill bans coal-export funding 27.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign aggressively to block shipments of coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry markets in Asia. The legislation was introduced in response to a developer’s failed proposal to build a coal terminal in Oakland. The project would have involved funding from the state of Utah, which hoped to create job... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding 27.8.2016 AP Washington
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals....
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Stein Over the Top on Sea Level Rise 27.8.2016 FactCheck
Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein cherry-picked the findings of a disputed study when she claimed that global warming would cause sea levels to rise on average "not one yard but many yards" in as soon as 50 years.
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Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands 26.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. The range for the mountain-dwelling herbivore is decreasing in southern Utah, northeastern California and in the Great Basin that covers most of Nevada and parts of Utah, Oregon, Idaho and California, the federal agency concluded after studying the cuddly looking critter from... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands 26.8.2016 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Populations of a small rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings of a study released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey....
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All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America 25.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America
Climb aboard for a tour of the Sally Ride, the ship that'll lead America into a new era of ocean science. The post All Aboard the Most Tricked-Out Science Ship in America appeared first on WIRED.
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Five things to know about the Clinton Foundation and its donors 25.8.2016 The Hill
The private foundation run by the Clinton family has become the latest firestorm in the 2016 presidential race.
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California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state’s landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, a strong advocate of the state’s climate initiatives, has said he’ll sign the bill when it comes to his desk. The move keeps alive the legal framework that underpins California’s wide-ran...
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Governor Hickenlooper may ask for one-third cut in CO2 pollution 24.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's Democratic governor may ask for a one-third cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, even though the federal Clean Power Plan is stalled and Republicans in the state are resisting.
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Climate change as an economic issue will hurt Clinton and the Democrats in 2016 23.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Climate change as an economic issue will hurt Clinton and the Democrats in 2016
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Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns in US Southeast 23.8.2016 AP National
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The drier, warmer autumn weather that&apos;s becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in the Southeastern U.S. in the years ahead, according to a study published on Monday....
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