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  • 05.25.18

    Public Gets More Time to Comment on Pruitt’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule

    InsideClimate News

    The EPA has expanded the opportunity for critics to comment on a controversial plan that would restrict the scientific research the agency can use when writing regulations. The policy by EPA chief Scott Pruitt is largely aimed at restricting EPA's use of well-established epidemiological studies, which underpin regulations on smog and soot from the burning of fossil fuels.

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  • 05.25.18

    Climate Change Judge Asks Sides Whether Industrialization Was Worth It

    Bloomberg

    Attorneys in a high-profile climate change lawsuit have been given a homework assignment by a California federal judge. The judge has asked each side to write up to 10 pages about whether the benefits of industrialization are worth the environmental consequences. The case pits the cities of San Francisco and Oakland against major oil companies. Only one of the companies, Chevron Corp., will have to respond to the assignment because the other four other companies are seeking to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds.

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  • 05.25.18

    Families Take EU to Court Over Climate Change

    Guardian

    Plaintiffs from eight countries are suing European Union institutions saying that not enough is being done to combat climate change. The case is in the Luxembourg-based general court, which is Europe's second highest. The plaintiffs, which include young children, say their lives have been harmed by policy decisions that are allowing greenhouse gas emissions to increase to dangerous levels.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 05.25.18

    In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up

    Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.
  • 05.24.18

    Taking On Climate Change

    Trying to solve the problems that are affecting our world, and believing that they can make a difference.
  • 05.16.18

    Arctic Ice Is Getting ‘Younger.’ But That’s Not Healthier.

    This week: The Arctic is melting, and Scott Pruitt is under fire. Also, we answer your question about investing, not just divesting, to make a difference.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 05.28.18

    Huge rise in food redistribution to people in need across UK

    Charity FareShare is feeding almost a quarter of a million people a week with food that would otherwise go to waste – a 60% rise since last year

    The UK’s largest food redistribution charity is helping to feed a record 772,000 people a week – 60% more than the previous year – with food that would otherwise be wasted, new figures reveal.

    One in eight people in the UK go hungry every day – with the most needy increasingly dependent on food banks – yet perfectly good food is wasted every day through the food production supply chain.

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  • 05.28.18

    Hand mowing begins as mist still hangs above the meadow – Country Diary, 1 June 1918

    1 June 1918: It was a small field, hand-mown; swathes were heavy, deadening the sweep of scythes, but tall wild parsley, oat-grass spiked almost like corn

    Surrey
    The morning sun was yet red on the horizon and mist hung above the lower meadows when the first mowing of grass began. Scent came across the lane fresher and sweeter than the odour from the thorns. It was a small field, hand-mown; swathes were heavy, deadening the sweep of scythes, but tall wild parsley, oat-grass spiked almost like corn, and thicker fescue all lay low, while the larks went up singing. In the wood hard by other birds started together, finches on the lower branches, throstles on the high boughs; a jay cluttered where the grove is thick, a cuckoo called, then, showing as big as a hawk, flew to the other side. The air was so slight as not to sway even the light stems of birch trees; when a bird settled after flying the bough was set in motion like a swing, and there was so much flitting to and fro that the trees everywhere, even oaks in full leaf, were visibly alive.

    Related: Scythe talking: The tool that could revolutionise your garden

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  • 05.28.18

    Honduran villagers take legal action to stop mining firm digging up graves for gold

    Families face pressure to decide the fate of their relatives’ grave, dividing the community of Azacualpa where as many as 350 bodies have already been exhumed

    Nothing is sacred in the path of gold miners in northwestern Honduras – not even the dead.

    A transnational mining company, Aura Minerals, has been digging up graves in the 200-year-old cemetery near the community of Azacualpa, La Union, to clear the way to dig for gold.

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