News for 2017-04-10

Monday, April 10, 2017
"Trump Forest" Blooms to Counter "Trump's Monumental Stupidity" and Attack on Earth
Want to help counter President Donald Trump's war on climate action and combat climate change? Help plant Trump Forest . The brainchaid of climate scientist Dan Price and sustainable cap company founder Adrien Taylor, the Trump Forest initiatve launched last month with a batch of 1,000 trees...
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Leaked Emails Show Big Oil Execs Oversaw 'Vast Bribery Scheme' in Nigeria
In a damning development in one of the oil industry's biggest global corruption scandals, leaked emails reveal that Big Oil executives knowingly took part in "a vast bribery scheme that robbed the Nigerian people of over a billion dollars," a new exposé has revealed . The full investigation, titled...
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Trump Administration's War on Science Reaches Justice Department
The Trump administration's anti-science bent has reached the Department of Justice (DOJ), with Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying Monday that the department is ending the National Commission on Forensic Science. The 30-member panel was described by ThinkProgress as "a group of scientists, judges...
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Democratic Momentum in Georgia Race Signals Shifting Electoral Tide
In the closely-watched race for Georgia's sixth district, said to be the first test of whether backlash against President Donald Trump will propel Democratic candidates to seize traditionally conservative seats, documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff continues to gain ground, putting the GOP on the...
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Facing Stonewall, Groups Sue for White House, Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs
Watchdog groups are suing the Trump administration (again), this time for failure to disclose records of visitors to the White House and to President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower residences.
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US Blocks G7 Climate Statement As White House Waffles on Paris Deal
Nations attending the Group of 7 (G7) conference in Italy were unable to put out a joint statement on climate change this week because of the Trump administration's foot-dragging on environmental policies, particularly its commitment to the Paris agreement, Reuters reported Monday. President Donald...
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Time Running Out to Halt Arkansas's "Execution Assembly Line"
Time is running out for lawyers to stop the state of Arkansas from carrying out its plan for an "execution assembly line"—killing seven men within an 11-day span. The first executions for two of the men, Don Davis and Bruce Ward, are set for the same day, April 17. The Guardian 's Ed Pilkington...
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Great Barrier Reef Faces 'Terminal' Stage in Climate Change Fight
The Great Barrier Reef may be at a "terminal" point after being hit with unprecedented bleaching events in consecutive years, scientists warned Monday. According to new aerial surveys conducted by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, two-thirds of the reef...
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With Gorsuch Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice, a New Conservative Era Begins
After a bruising Senate confirmation battle , former federal judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the 113th Supreme Court justice, restoring a 5-4 conservative balance to the nation's high court. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath at 9:00am in a private ceremony;...
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RESIST DAY #81: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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