5 ANIMALS AT RISK OF EXTINCTION BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE (BESIDES POLAR BEARS

5 Animals at Risk of Extinction Because of Climate Change (Besides Polar Bears)

 

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STUDY: AIR POLLUTION KILLS 3.3 MILLION WORLDWIDE, MAY KILL 6.6 MILLION BY 2050...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

 

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THE GATES FOUNDATION IS STAYING PRETTY QUIET ABOUT MIKE MCGINN'S FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN...

The Gates Foundation says that an outside entity manages its endowment, but local activists are pointing out that Bill and Melinda Gates advise those investment managers. The Gates Foundation says that an outside entity manages its endowment, which has $1.4 billion invested in fossil fuel companies. But local activists are pointing out that Bill and Melinda Gates advise those investment managers. lembi / Shutterstock.com

Underfunded public schools aren't the only reason Bill Gates may be feeling the heat from his Seattle neighbors this week. On Wednesday, former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn, along with a coalition of 24 local activists and organizations, launched a campaign to pressure the Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

 

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SIERRA NEVADA SNOWPACK IS MUCH WORSE THAN THOUGHT: A 500-YEAR LOW...

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CALIFORNIA GOV. JERRY BROWN SENDS BEN CARSON THE CLIMATE EVIDENCE HE COULDN'T FIND...

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"Climate change is much bigger than partisan politics."

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SCUTTLING THE PARIS CLIMATE TALKS...

Because it worked so well to scuttle the global agreement to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon (not), Republicans are trying the same techniques to undermine the Paris talks to combat climate change.

 

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FOR GOP CANDIDATES, BETTER TO BE WITH POPE THAN AGAINST HIM...

WASHINGTON (AP) — To some Republican presidential candidates, it's better to be with the popular pope than against him.

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SEE HOW MUCH THE WORLD HAS PHYSICALLY CHANGED SINCE YOU WERE BORN. HINT: IT'S MORE THAN YOU...

 

Sometimes it's hard to see change as it's happening around us.

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SEATTLE CALLS ON BILL GATES TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

Bill and Melinda Gates at an event in Brussels, Belgium, earlier this year. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Former city mayor launches campaign of daily protests outside Gates’ Foundation visitor centre till it commits to divestment

 

 

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WHY NASA’S SO WORRIED THAT GREENLAND’S MELTING COULD SPEED UP...

 
In this July 19, 2011 photo, rows of pressure ridges stack up, foreground, before tumbling over the ever-collapsing calving 6-kilometer- (4-mile-) wide front of Jakobshavn Glacier and into the Ilulissat ice fjord, background, in Greenland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) This story has been updated.

On Wednesday, NASA briefed the press on its “intensive research effort” into the rate and causes of sea level rise, releasing a suite of new graphics and visualizations showing how precisely the agency is measuring the upward creep of the oceans, currently at a rate of 3.21 millimeters per year.

 

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