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Naomi Klein Calls for System Change to Address Climate and Inequality

Naomi Klein Calls for System Change to Address Climate and Inequality
A radically new economic and social system is urgently needed to tackle climate change and address intersecting social justice issues, the internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein told activists meeting in London today. “It’s not too late to get off the road, to grab the wheel of history and swerve,” the author of This Changes Everything told an audience of more than 1,000 attending a one-day interactive conference on climate change and social justice inspired by her book.
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Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands
The new rules announced Friday by the Obama administration governing how energy companies frack for oil and gas on federal lands managed to anger environmentalists and the industry alike, but represent a significant step toward protecting drinking water resources in some of the most heavily drilled parts of the country.
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Vermont Celebrates Clean Water Today, not Beer

Vermont Celebrates Clean Water Today, not Beer
There is one item on that agenda that is so absolutely essential to human survival that we must not set it aside even to attend to other problems. That essential is clean water. Without it, life, human or otherwise, will simply be over... in relatively short order.
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The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report

The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report
A new report by CoalSwarm and the Sierra Club provides compelling evidence that the death knell for the global coal boom might very well have rung some time between 2010 and 2012.
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Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?

Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?
Willie Soon has gained a global spotlight from many recent news articles (New York Times,
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More California Oil Industry Wastewater Injection Wells Shut Down Over Groundwater Contamination Fears

More California Oil Industry Wastewater Injection Wells Shut Down Over Groundwater Contamination Fears
The latest in the ongoing investigation into California regulators’ failure to protect residents from toxic oil industry waste streams has led to the closure of 12 more underground injection wells. The 12 wells that were shut down this week are all in the Central Valley region, ground zero for oil production in the state.
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Was Climate Denier Willie Soon Funded for Science or PR Cash from Fossil Fuel Industry?

Was Climate Denier Willie Soon Funded for Science or PR Cash from Fossil Fuel Industry?
So one of the climate science denial industry’s most celebrated scientists has been caught describing his research work as “deliverables” to his fossil fuel funders.Dr Willie Soon, the aeronautics engineer who dabbles in public health, atmospheric science, solar physics and sea level rise, describes himself as an “independent scientist”. More often though over the years, he is described by others as an “astrophysicist” at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, lending him credibility which most serious climate scientists would argue Soon’s science doesn’t deserve.
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Willie Soon Attacks Funders of Climate Denial for "Lack of Courage"

Willie Soon Attacks Funders of Climate Denial for "Lack of Courage"
The aerospace engineer working at the the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics was caught out telling his fossil fuel industry funders his research papers and U.S. Senate evidence were “deliverables”. The controversy made the front page of the New York Times and now his employer has launched an investigation into the ethics of his secret funding.
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As Oil Prices Collapse, North Dakota Considers Weakening Standards on Radioactive Drilling Waste

As Oil Prices Collapse, North Dakota Considers Weakening Standards on Radioactive Drilling Waste
As the collapse of oil prices threatens North Dakota's shale drilling rush, state regulators are considering a move they say could save the oil industry millions of dollars: weakening the state's laws on disposing of radioactive waste.
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What Tobacco Can Teach us About Climate Change Policy

What Tobacco Can Teach us About Climate Change Policy
As we know now, the scientific evidence on the relationship between tobacco and lung cancer is incontrovertible. In the years since 1966, many restrictions on tobacco use have been promulgated, through legislation, regulation and litigation. Now we have another issue where the scientific consensus is nearly universal but the political consensus (supported by a few modern Dr. Rappaports) is clearly not. - See more at: http://thecontributor.com/what-can-tobacco-teach-us-about-climate-change...
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