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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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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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Why are California's wildfires so historic? For starters, a diablo is at work. 13.12.2017 Washington Post
Why are California's wildfires so historic? For starters, a diablo is at work.
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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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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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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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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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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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Trump supporters embracing progressive politics? It’s not as crazy as it sounds 11.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

“Progressive” is a label thrown around carelessly at dinner tables, coffee shops, news desks, and anywhere else politics is discussed to identify a particular political affiliation. The term is generally used to refer to a person with a leftward-leaning bent — somewhere to the left of the Democratic...

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Santa Barbara County coastal towns under siege as Thomas fire grows 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Santa Barbara County coastal towns of Carpinteria and Montecito were under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday morning as the destructive blaze again raged out of control.

Authorities issued some evacuation orders for the communities overnight as the Thomas fire grew to more than 170,000 acres.

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Fires threaten power lines serving thousands in Southern California 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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How to address sexual harassment in politics: Elect more women 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In the wake of the avalanche of sexual harassment claims, there is one common denominator: men. Of course, this may be a function of who is in power. (“In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken says he'll resign amid allegations of sexual misdeeds,” Dec. 7)

Studies have...

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The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they're not willing to admit it 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Islamic State is a shadow of its former self. In 2014, the extremist group seemed to make substantial inroads in achieving its stated goal of a caliphate. It boasted tens of thousands of fighters and territorial control over an area roughly the size of South Korea. By almost every metric, Islamic...

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Trump Doesn’t Care About Climate Change. But a New Study Explains Why the Business Community Should. 10.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Surging temperatures and risings seas already threaten to upend industries from real estate to agriculture to insurance, leaving coastal properties swamped, outdoor workers overheated, and policies vulnerable to catastrophic new risks. Add manufacturing to that list. One extra day of temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit […]
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As coal falters, a large polluter in Colorado could close its doors 10.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
A king would be nothing without his crown. And in northern Colorado, King Coal's crown is Rawhide Unit One, Larimer County's lone coal power plant and biggest polluter.
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