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The momentum behind the movement to ban plastic straws in cities across the country doesn’t seem likely to slow any time soon, especially in California.

San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban restaurants, bars and retailers from selling or using on Tuesday, becoming the largest city to block establishments from giving out plastic straws among a group that includes several smaller on...

Author: grantbarbeito@gmail.com (plantitfilm)
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:57 am

This story originally appeared on Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

At the railway hospital in Patna, India earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath and croaked out her name: Annapurna Devi. For five years, her son says, the 70-year-old has been unable able to walk, to leave her home, or even talk for very long. Her symptoms flare up every year ...

Author: grantbarbeito@gmail.com (plantitfilm)
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:42 am

Extract from Char Miller, The Conversation

Perspectives, The Denver Post, August 12 

The High Plains water bank is being drained, under 8 states this has been the largest underground source of fresh water. Its the most important source of water across the high plains region. At current withdrawal rates, some estimates indicate the remaining water could be depleted by 2028. 

Commentary, Judith R...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:13 pm
Climate scientists reveal their fears for the future

Climate scientists rarely speak publicly about their personal views. But in the wake of some extreme weather events in Australia, the specialists who make predictions about our climate reveal they're experiencing sometimes deep anxieties.

Posted: August 7, 2018, 4:59 pm
Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's

Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change. Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change. Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like ...

Posted: August 7, 2018, 4:52 pm
Climate Change Making Weather More Extreme
Posted: August 7, 2018, 4:41 pm
  • Our country and our planet has a problem -- and we know how to solve it. One month from today -- on September 8 -- we will Rise for solutions! We will Rise for a transition to a clean energy economy that works for everyone. We will Rise for racial, economic, and social justice on all fronts. We will Rise to ensure workers can organize for family-sustaining wages and safe workplaces. And we wil...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 6, 2018, 5:29 pm

 

Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition 

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» Even the dirt on the ground is making climate change worse, a new study finds.

Plants capture massive amounts of carbon, pumping it into the soil where usually it stays for hundreds or thousands of years.

Observations from across the globe show that as temperatures have warmed, bacteria and fungi in the soil...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 6, 2018, 4:55 pm

 

Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition

SCIENCE

Poll: Americans think NASA should focus on climate change

By Riley Griffin and Justin Bachman Bloomberg News

NASA’s focus should not be on the cosmos but on Earth, according to a wide-ranging Bloomberg poll of Americans’ views on space.

Observing the climate should be NASA’s “top priority,” according to 43 percent of those surveyed, ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 6, 2018, 4:48 pm