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Obama Pushes Climate Action on Earth Day Visit to the Everglades

'Folks don't have time' to wait in south Florida, where sea level rise threatens wildlife and local drinking water

By Tom McCarthy President Barack Obama used an unusually picturesque appearance at Everglades National Park on Wednesday to draw attention to an ugly problem that he said was threatening the well-being of people in south Florida and around the world: climate change.…
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by: The Guardian – April 23, 2015

Maybe Monsanto Is Not All Bad

Biotech firm's acquisition of Climate Corporation will help farmers plan for severe weather

By Marc Gunther David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation, expected pushback when he decided to sell his San Francisco-based big data company to Monsanto. He was surprised, though, when some of the loudest criticism came from his own father. Photo by Bill…
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by: The Guardian – April 13, 2015

Republicans Try to Prevent Wisconsin Official Working on Climate Change

Critics say Matt Adamczyk’s proposal to prohibit Tia Nelson from ‘engaging in global warming or climate change work’ on the job is politically motivated

By Katherine Krueger  Wisconsin Republicans are looking to place a Florida-style moratorium on the ability of a key public official to work on matters related to climate change on state time. Photo by Ian Britton, on Flickr Adamczyk alleges that Nelson’s co-authoring of…
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by: The Guardian – April 9, 2015

The Argument for Divesting from Fossil Fuels is Becoming Overwhelming

As progressive institutions, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust should commit to taking their money out of the companies that are driving global warming, says The Guardian’s editor-in-chief

The world has much more coal, oil and gas in the ground than it can safely burn. That much is physics. Anyone studying the question with an open mind will almost certainly come to a similar conclusion: if we and our children…
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by: The Guardian – March 17, 2015

Climate Change: Why The Guardian is Putting Threat to Earth Front and Center

Editor Alan Rusbridger explains the thinking behind the newspaper's major series on the climate crisis

A version of this article appeared in the Friday, March 6 issue of The Guardian. Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favor what is exceptional and in full…
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by: The Guardian – March 8, 2015

Germany Moves to Legalize Fracking

Four-year moratorium on shale drills set to be overturned as country initiates process to allow regulated hydraulic fracturing for shale gas

By Arthur Neslen Germany has proposed a draft law that would allow commercial shale gas fracking at depths of over 3,000 metres, overturning a de facto moratorium that has been in place since the start of the decade. Photo by Justin Wooldford Germany…
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by: The Guardian – February 16, 2015

US Launches Plan to Halt Decline of Monarch Butterfly

$2m to be spent on growing milkweed and other butterfly-friendly plants along main migration routes from Minnesota to Mexico

The Obama administration and conservation groups launched a plan on Monday to halt the death spiral of the monarch butterfly. The most familiar of American butterflies, known for their extraordinary migration from Mexico through the mid-west to Canada, monarch populations have plummeted…
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by: The Guardian – February 10, 2015

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