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Oct 31 2017 - 09:45
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Dr Nick Watts, et. al.

The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement,1 and the health implications of these actions.

Oct 30 2017 - 11:00
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Jonathan Neale

A new 64-page reportOne Million Climate Jobs: Moving South Africa forward towards a low-carbon, wage-led, and sustainable path by the Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) provides the detail, with extensive research citations, showing how this can be done and financed.  The focus is on South Africa, but the remedies are broadly replicable across the globe. 

Oct 28 2017 - 10:00
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Geeta Anand and Vikram Singh

See this amazing visual tour through the lives of India Villagers facing extreme climate impacts. "Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?"

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/26/world/asia/10000000549535...

Oct 26 2017 - 11:15
Author: 
Kate Arnoff

What should be a sparkling opportunity to push forward an ambitious agenda on climate — to condemn Republicans for not just ignoring but fueling a crisis with increasingly human and economic consequences — is going quite literally up in smoke. Even the most dogged climate champions in Congress are doing something Republicans would never dream of: letting a crisis go to waste.

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Oct 25 2017 - 22:45
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Gill Bonnett

The immigration and protection tribunal ruled they did not risk being persecuted under the Refugee Convention.

Both families argued they would not have access to clean and sanitary drinking water and were worried about the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihood.

The couple in one of the cases moved to New Zealand to look after elderly relatives and were concerned about returning with their two young children because of health standards and unemployment.

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Oct 20 2017 - 14:15
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Chris Lang

Here we go again. “Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists” is a Reuters headline from earlier this week. The article is based on a press release put out by The Nature Conservancy about a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oct 14 2017 - 10:45
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Abigail Daisy Morgan

In 2008 and 2009, a 55-year-old pipeline owned by Shell ruptured twice, throwing up 600,000 barrels, according to UK court claims, of crude oil into the surrounding creeks of the Niger Delta.

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Oct 12 2017 - 10:15
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Jessica Corbett

As Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt formally announced this week that he plans to pull the plug on the Clean Power Plan, Frontline released a documentary titled War on the EPA, which details the Trump administration's concerted effort to cater to the fossil fuel industry's dema

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Oct 5 2017 - 07:45
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Roger Annis

The capitalist expansionism that is destroying the Earth’s ecology is proceeding apace, as evidenced by record auto and truck sales across the planet.

Oct 5 2017 - 08:00
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Janet Redman and D. Lascaris

D. LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, for The Real News Network. A new report by Oil Change International reveals that US taxpayers continue to pay out more than 20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. Are these subsidies propping up an industry to protect America's national security? Or, as critics say, are these taxpayer funded giveaways designed to serve the interests of billionaire oil barons, who bear ultimate responsibility for what is now a global climate emergency?

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