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As Thomas blaze grows, firefighters continue the battle: 'This fire is a beast and you're gonna kill it' 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for more than a week and entered Santa Barbara County over the weekend, has now scorched 237,500 acres and is 25% contained, fire officials said Wednesday.

The fire, which ignited Dec. 4, grew by 1,500 acres overnight, a Ventura County Fire...

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The Energy 202: The Pentagon takes climate change very seriously. This government watchdog says that's not enough. 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GAO says talk is not sufficient.
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Much-Needed Hope for Planet Earth in "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution" 13.12.2017 Truthout.com
With your support, we can publish more stories like this one. Click here to make a donation towards independent media now! The new documentary Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, brings good news for anyone who's been crushed by the recent stream of headlines on climate change. Director Jamie Redford takes us on a journey to discover the green energy revolution that's taking place in towns, cities and states across the country while underscoring issues of human resilience and social justice. We visit places like Georgetown, Texas where the colorful Republican mayor, a self-avowed “right-wing conservative,” is leading the charge on the green revolution. Georgetown is one of the first towns in the US to run on 100-percent renewable energy. We visit an Apple facility and learn that every  Apple store in America  is powered by renewable energy. That should give some comfort to iPhone-addicted shoppers this season. Redford examines how cutting-edge technology, coupled with innovative investments and ...
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Fierce fight along Santa Barbara coast as fire threat eases in Ventura 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Robin Willis sprayed her garden hose at the eaves of her backyard patio, soaking the wooden beams with water.

Authorities had evacuated her Montecito neighborhood two days earlier as the Thomas fire neared, but the 68-year-old and her brother, who lives across the street, had since returned and...

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The widening gap between liberals and the people who hate them 13.12.2017 Washington Post: World
It increasingly seems that the battered liberal establishment and right-wing populists speak different languages.
Investigation into cause of Southland wildfires probes Edison utility equipment 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California fire officials have notified Southern California Edison that the utility’s equipment is under investigation as a possible cause of some of the fires.

“The investigations now include locations beyond those identified last week as the apparent origin of these fires. SCE believes the investigations...

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Paris hosts major climate summit -- and it's all about Trump 13.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him Tuesday for rejecting the Paris climate accord.
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Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump 13.12.2017 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role....
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'Green News Report' - December 12, 2017 13.12.2017 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Southern California's Thomas Fire now 5th largest in state history; Trump Administration attacks private company over national monument lawsuit; Trump to open up East Coast to offshore drilling; PLUS: Surprise! Trump's EPA has slowed down enforcement actions against polluters... All that and more in today's Green ...
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Battle against Thomas fire enters second week 12.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The massive Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for over a week and entered Santa Barbara County over the weekend, has now scorched 234,200 acres and is 20% contained, fire officials said Tuesday.

The fire, which began Dec. 4, grew about 2,500 acres overnight as gusting winds pushed...

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The Energy 202: Roy Moore is seen as extreme by many Republicans. But not on climate change. 12.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In terms of the environment, Moore is just part of the pack.
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Winds, terrain and fuel: Why the Thomas fire has been difficult to contain 12.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Flames as tall as a high-rise galloping up and down mountainsides. Coastal communities shrouded in smoke. Armies of firefighters on the defensive with little hope of corralling a wildfire that refuses to quit.

The scene from this month’s Thomas fire is all too familiar in the Los Padres National...

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Living hour by hour as the Thomas fire approaches Montecito 12.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Charles McCaleb hasn’t slept much since the raging Thomas fire chased him out of his Ojai Valley home about a week ago.

In the early morning hours, he refreshes fire and weather websites for the latest on the blaze’s behavior and spread. During the day, he volunteers, doling out masks to evacuees...

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The Latest: Macron hosts leaders in global warming battle 12.12.2017 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):...
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France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S. absent 12.12.2017 Washington Post: World
“One Planet” summit is seeking for ways to achieve climate goals without a U.S. government role.
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The Latest: Call for action on climate change security risks 12.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):
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Business News Roundup, Dec. 12 12.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Uber Lawsuit settled Uber has settled a second lawsuit filed by a woman who was raped by her Uber driver in Delhi, India, and who alleged Uber executives pried into her confidential medical records. A court filing last week said the plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, had reached a settlement with former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Eric Alexander, the company’s former president of business in Asia Pacific, through private mediation. The filing said the case is expected to be dismissed in January.
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California wildfire: weary firefighters brace for a second week of battle 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 800 buildings and charred 230,000 acres are bracing on Monday to protect communities menaced by flames along the stat...
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The Energy 202: Ryan Zinke rebuffed for retweet 11.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Ryan Zinke rebuffed for retweet
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Alabama’s desire to not be embarrassed may be the best thing going for Doug Jones 11.12.2017 Washington Post
A stark class divide has emerged in the Senate race, as elites worry about Republican Roy Moore’s effect on business. The opinion pages of state newspapers also have been filled with dire warnings about what message a Moore victory might send.
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