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Virginia Is for (Planet Earth) Lovers: Congressmen Demand Climate Change Action

Virginia Is for (Planet Earth) Lovers: Congressmen Demand Climate Change Action
Environment Virginia launched a new online video campaign featuring interviews with Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to encourage Virginians concerned about global warming to tell the EPA to act on climate change.
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Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)

Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)
While in Jakarta, Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a major address about the Administration's concerns on global climate change. He called those who continue to deny the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change the "flat earth society."
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In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked

In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked
Researchers recently concluded that a small six-foot-high miniature tsunami that hit near a New Jersey nuclear power plant this summer was not the result of a seismic event (as tsunamis usually are). Instead, the researchers concluded that the surge was caused by a sudden atmospheric pressure change. Climate change will cause more destructive and seemingly freakish events like this. Emergency planners need to plan for them — especially when the risks are high as is the case with nuclear plants.
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Everything You Wanted/Didn't Want to Know About GMOs ('Cause They're Scary and You Eat Them)

Everything You Wanted/Didn't Want to Know About GMOs ('Cause They're Scary and You Eat Them)
Mother Jones contributing writer Tom Philpott explains what GMOs actually are, what the industry claims about GMOs, why measuring the health effects of GMO foods is difficult, dangerous implications of GMO on the very idea of food, the danger of food patent rights, how the agriculture companies failed to deliver innovation through GMO innovations, why GMOs lead to more intensive industrial agriculture and the real way to cut the use of chemicals in farming.
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Major News Outlets Failing to Adequately Cover Global Warming

Major News Outlets Failing to Adequately Cover Global Warming
Though the warnings and predictions from the scientific community focused on climate change become more dire by the year, month, and day—what should be the coverage of the climate crisis by the largest television news outlets in the U.S. is proving immune to the severity of the situation.
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Extreme Cold Swells as Infrequent as Presidential Elections, Until Recently

Extreme Cold Swells as Infrequent as Presidential Elections, Until Recently
As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when a deep freeze strikes, scientists say, it seems more unprecedented than it really is. An Associated Press analysis of the daily national winter temperature shows that cold extremes have happened about once every four years since 1900. Until recently.
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1 Of Every 9,136 Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming

1 Of Every 9,136 Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming
In a review of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals over the period from Nov. 12, 2012 through December 31, 2013, I found 2,258 articles, written by a total of 9,136 authors. Only one article, by a single author in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, rejected man-made global warming.
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5 Realities of Climate Change in 2013

5 Realities of Climate Change in 2013
As the year draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months of the climate movement—the impacts, the activism and the action.
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Christie Administration Ignores Climate Change in NJ's Post-Sandy Rebuild

Christie Administration Ignores Climate Change in NJ's Post-Sandy Rebuild
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a series of aggressive rebuilding initiatives to protect New Yorkers from future climate-related threats. But less than a mile away in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River, political leaders reacted in a much different way.
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Hottest November Ever: Earth Records 345th Straight Month of Above-Average Temperatures

Hottest November Ever: Earth Records 345th Straight Month of Above-Average Temperatures
Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record. They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, since record-keeping began in 1880. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7 Celsius). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average.
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Marcia Dunn
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