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Apr 22 2014 - 00:00
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Tom Finn and Sam Kimball

Like a spear thrusting into the Gulf of Mexico’s gut, the Isle de Jean Charles is turbulent with ruinous daily oil and gas accidents, rising sea levels, and tropical storms. Homes on the Isle de Jean Charles perch on delicate wooden stilts thirteen feet high, their paint peeling in the sun. A solitary road snakes down the spine of the shrinking island. Stained American flags billow slowly in the Gulf breeze, affixed to porches where one can catch the nasal tones of plaid-clad men bantering in Cajun French.

Jul 19 2017 - 09:00
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Anne C Mulkern

The locales say that actions by oil, natural gas and coal companies intensified climate change

Two California counties and a city yesterday sued 37 oil, natural gas and coal companies and trade groups, saying their actions intensified climate change and exacerbated costly sea-level rise.

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Jul 18 2017 - 08:30
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Eric Holthaus
Hi all,

This is probably my 4th "final thoughts" on this particular article, but here goes:

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Jul 18 2017 - 08:30
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Dan Fisher

Half of all wild animals on Earth have been wiped out. You may have missed the news. It came from a scientific study mentioned on page 5 of last Wednesday’s New York Times. You had to flip past the usual stories of Trump regime scandals, four jewelry advertisements, and an ode to a slain officer from the New York Police Department.

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Jul 18 2017 - 08:15
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Margaret Klein Salamon

Last Week, David Wallace-Wells published a cover story in 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, a devastated economy, plagues, resource wars, and more. It has been read more than two million times.

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Jul 17 2017 - 13:15
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Martin Lukacs

Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.

The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator.

Back at home, done huffing stairs, I could get on with other options: change my lightbulbs, buy local veggies, purchase eco-appliances, put a solar panel on my roof.

Jul 17 2017 - 08:45
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Kate Aronoff

Regulators say the measure would make it impossible to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030.

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Jul 17 2017 - 08:30
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Jake Johnson

California Gov Jerry Brown 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 another massive giveaway to large polluters.

Jul 15 2017 - 08:00
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Richard Lardner

The Republican-led House decisively approved a defence policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration’s bid to close military bases.

Lawmakers voted 344-81 on Friday to pass the sweeping legislation. The bill authorizes $696-billion in defence spending for the 2018 fiscal year, including nearly $30-billion more for core Pentagon operations than President Donald Trump requested.

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Jul 13 2017 - 08:15
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Tatiana Schlossberg

rom the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.

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