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Environmentalists Urge Democrats to Join Sanders in Opposing Dirty Energy Bill
As Senate Democrats stay silent on an energy bill that environmental groups call "a pro-fracking giveaway to oil and gas interests that would commit America to decades more of dangerous fossil fuel dependence," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is receiving applause for speaking out against it. "Once...
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Trump Furthers War on Science With 'Illegal' Nomination of Climate Denier for Top USDA Scientist
As the administration continues to take a "wrecking ball" to science, President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially nominated climate change denier , conservative talk radio host, and former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis to the top science job at the United States Department of Agriculture (...
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Our Aversion to Doom and Gloom Is Dooming Us
I worked for over 35 years in the environmental field, and one of the central debates I encountered was whether to "tell it like it is," and risk spreading doom and gloom, or to focus on a more optimistic message, even when optimism wasn't necessarily warranted. The optimists nearly always won this...
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Study Calls for Rapid "Negative Emissions" as Scientist Warns "Shit's Hitting the Fan"
The "shit is hitting is the fan," said noted climate scientist James Hansen, countering "this narrative out there…that we have turned the corner on dealing with the climate problem." Hansen is lead author of a new study that warns that there "is no time to delay" on climate change efforts and...
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The Planet Is Warming. And It's Okay to Be Afraid
Last Week, David Wallace-Wells wrote a cover story for of New York Magazine , " The Uninhabitable Earth ," on some of the worst-case scenarios that the climate crisis could cause by the end of this century. It describes killer heat waves, crippling agricultural failures, devastated economies,...
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To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel
A group of about 30 Catholic nuns in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who constructed an open-air chapel on the proposed path of natural gas pipeline, are in court on Monday fighting efforts by the fossil fuel company trying to seize their land. "We honor God by protecting and preserving His...
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A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food
On Wednesday, an iceberg the size of Delaware broke loose from Antarctica and floated into the sea. Researchers, who had been anticipating the breakup since 2014, say that it cannot be attributed to climate change. At least not yet. As I continued scrolling through my morning news feed, I skimmed...
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Jerry Brown's Climate Plan Just Another 'Handout to Big Oil,' Green Groups Say
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is adamant that his newly unveiled package of legislation aimed at extending his state's existing cap-and-trade program through 2030 is an essential step forward in the fight against climate change, but prominent green groups are characterizing the plan as yet...
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You Are Stupid F#cks, Sincerely...Drumpf's Voter Disenfranchisement Thingy Is Going Swell
So that whole Baby-Man-In-Chief conspiracy fever dream known as the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" - aka flagrant voter suppression scheme - is working out about like most things Drumpfian. Created in May because the popular loser was really, really mad he was the popular...
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Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal
Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States? If that’s a thought that hasn’t crossed your mind, maybe it’s because you didn’t spend part of your life inside Cheyenne Mountain. That's a tale I’ll get to soon, but first let me mention America’s “ doomsday...
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