All News Articles for 2019-01-16

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Consequences of Trump's 'Egregious' War on Science Mount as People and Planet Suffer
"With the president just denying the existence of science," the Trump administration has put right-wing ideology ahead both facts and public health
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Studies Show Ice Melting and Ocean Warming Both Happening Much Faster Than Previously Thought
"Just a reminder that behind each day's controversies, the biggest story is constantly playing out."
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'Where's Mitch?': Ocasio-Cortez and Fellow Democrats Search High and Low to Demand McConnell Hold Vote to End Shutdown
The House Democrats called on the Senate Majority Leader to "end this manufactured crisis and allow our devoted federal workers to get back to work for the American people"
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The BlackRock headquarters in NYC In Hoax Letter Calling Out Climate Inaction, Pranksters Urge Asset Manager Behemoth to Ditch 'Zombie Funds of the Apocalypse'
BlackRock can either play "a game-changing role in shifting how every global corporation addresses climate change," or "continue with business as usual, funding these world destroyers and encouraging them to continue extracting and burning fossil fuels."
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Fawley Oil refinery As Planet Heats Further, Even Davos Elite Warns Humanity Is 'Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe'
"Sleepwalking? Nah," remarked Naomi Klein, decrying the "Davos Class" policies of global deregulation, privatization, unending consumption, and growth-worship. "Pretty sure your eyes were wide open."
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'A Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Takes Trump EPA Pick to Task for Claiming Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis' Facing Planet
The acting EPA chief repeatedly downplayed the threat of the climate crisis and brushed aside scientific evidence during his Senate confirmation hearing
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'Change Is Coming!' Congressional Dems Join Sanders in Proposing Bill to End 'Starvation Wages,' Ensuring $15 Per Hour for All Workers
"Every member of Congress should recognize the urgent need to raise the wage, and if they support a salary of only $15,080 per year, they should be forced to live on it."
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Steny Hoyer Deploys 'Republican-Lite Talking Points' to Oppose 70% Tax Rate on Ultra-Rich That Most Americans Want
The bold agenda being pushed by lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is not a litany of progressive issues; it's an agenda to renew and expand the social contract by directly addressing the crises that will define American life for years to come."
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congresswomen Applause as AOC, Porter, Pressley, and Tlaib Head to House Financial Services Committee
"Scary news for Wall Street and great news for the rest of us!"
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Warning of 'Catastrophic Event,' Air Traffic Controllers Union Official Says Flying 'Absolutely' Less Safe Due to Trump Shutdown
"Each day that this shutdown continues, the situation gets worse and worse," says Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association
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solar panels Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows
"It's good news from a geophysical point of view," says the lead researcher. "We are basically saying we can't build anything now that emits fossil fuels."
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With US 'Drilling Towards Disaster,' Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
"Our findings present an urgent and existential emergency for lawmakers in the United States at all levels of government," says researcher
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