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  • Record-Breaking Heat Possible for Climate March on Saturday

    04/28/2017 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | April 28, 2017
    Record-breaking heat is possible Saturday, potentially adding fuel to the fire for the People's Climate March on the National Mall. Thousands are expected to attend the march, including former Vice President Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. And if you're thinking about going, be prepared to sweat. Highs of 86 to 91 degrees are expected Saturday, according to Storm Team4. The average high is just 71 degrees. Organizers say the event will get more political than last weekend's March for Science and Earth Day rally and will target Trump administration policies. "On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we...
  • Al Gore shuns Band-Aid solutions to climate change at TED in Vancouver

    04/27/2017 8:26:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | by MICHAEL RUFFOLO
    Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is warning against massive geoengineering experiments that attempt to reverse climate change, arguing instead that the focus must remain on cutting emissions that are warming the planet. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Mr. Gore told the TED Conference in Vancouver. Mr. Gore said such Band-Aids aren’t the solution. “We have to stop the pattern of behaviour that is creating this crisis,” said Mr. Gore, who was not on the TED program, but was called up from the audience. “There is a collision between human civilization as it’s presently organized, and the surprisingly fragile...
  • At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

    04/24/2017 9:10:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2017 | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent by the end of the century, according to a new study in Monday's edition of the journal Nature Human Behaviour . Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic increases, usually the result of more walking. "It's a small little tiny silver lining...
  • Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail

    04/23/2017 11:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Andy Campbell
    Aramis Ayala is no stranger to hate. As the first African-American elected to state attorney in Florida and a controversial prosecutor ― known for her refusal to seek the death penalty in an aggressive capital punishment state ― she’s had to field plenty of racist and ugly rhetoric from her neighbors. But Ayala, who serves Osceola and Orange counties, doesn’t back down when she’s the victim of a crime. In March, she received two racist letters over two weeks, one of which contained a noose made of twine, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post. Calling the package a hate...
  • He wanted ‘sympathy’: Muslim prof arrested for reporting bogus anti-Islamic threats

    04/23/2017 4:48:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 22, 2017 | Staff
    An Indiana State University professor was arrested yesterday for reporting phony anti-Islamic threats. He also had claimed he was physically assaulted outside of his office.
  • Man Who Embarrassed HuffPo with Hoax Article Loses Job After Outlet Tracks Him Down at Work

    04/21/2017 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/2017 | Allum Bokhari
    ... Last week, HuffPo published a piece entitled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” written by supposed feminist activist “Shelley Garland.” ... Garland has now been revealed to be the pseudonym of Marius Roodt, a think-tank employee from Johannesberg, who created the persona in order to expose HuffPo’s racism and “lack of fact-checking.” ...
  • Feds: Black man posed as racist, sent threatening letters

    04/15/2017 9:29:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    Knoxville News ^ | 13 April 2017 | Jamie Satterfield
    A man still obsessing over an angry encounter at a West Knox County body shop six years later posed as the owner, pretended to be a racist and sent a graphic, threatening letter to the daughter of the pastor of one of East Knoxville's most prominent churches, court records filed Wednesday show. ...
  • Police Catch Pair Suspected Of Vandalizing Plano West Senior High

    04/14/2017 7:58:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 19 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | April 14, 2017 | --
    PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – After two months, Plano Police have made two arrests of alleged vandals said to have painted graffiti all over Plano West Senior High.
  • Muslim, Latino and black student groups at Harvard are forced to apologize for putting [tr]

    04/13/2017 9:10:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2017 | Emily Crane
    Two minority student groups at Harvard have been forced to apologize after they put up fake deportation warnings in dorm rooms to frighten students. Notices from the fake 'Harvard Special Investigations Unit' were put up this week warning that one of their fellow students had been detained indefinitely. 'We regret to inform you that a resident of this dorm has been detained indefinitely due to suspicious actions, suspected violent inclinations, or suspicion of being a deportable alien (i.e. questionable residency status),' the flyers read.
  • Police Call Qurans Found in Toilet at UTD 'Shocking and Unusual'

    04/13/2017 5:50:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tim Ciesco
    Police at the University of Texas at Dallas say they're searching for the person who dumped several copies of the Quran in campus toilets. They call the incident "shocking" and "unusual." A student recently discovered the books inside a bathroom at the university's Student Union building. After snapping some pictures to document the apparent anti-Muslim act, he immediately reported it to campus security, which got police involved.
  • Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

    04/13/2017 6:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 13, 2017
    WADI ABADAHBA, Oman – Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans. They are coring samples from one of the world's only exposed sections of the Earth's mantle to uncover how a spontaneous natural process millions of years ago transformed CO2 into limestone and marble. As the world mobilizes to confront climate change, the main focus has been on reducing emissions through fuel efficient cars and cleaner power plants. But some researchers are...
  • Where climate change is threatening the health of Americans

    04/13/2017 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN "News" ^ | April 13, 2017 | By Jacqueline Howard
    As President Donald Trump looks to curb the government's enforcement of climate regulations, experts are concerned about how the action might impact public health. "The current federal political climate in the United States bodes ill for the future of the world's climate and by extension for the health of people around the world, Americans included," said Dr. Mona Soofaty, director of the program on climate and health at George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication. Soofaty helped prepare a report, released last month by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, that mapped how climate change threatens the...
  • Rolling Stone settles, but fight over UVA rape story isn't over

    04/12/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12 | Associated Press
    Rolling Stone magazine settled a University of Virginia administrator's lawsuit over its discredited story about a rape on campus, but its legal fights over the botched article aren't over. Attorneys for Rolling Stone and Nicole Eramo announced this week that they reached a confidential settlement over the 2014 story "A Rape on Campus," putting an end to the lengthy case stemming from the now-debunked claims of a woman identified only as "Jackie." "We are delighted that this dispute is now behind us, as it allows Nicole to move on and focus on doing what she does best, which is supporting...
  • Climate Change Deniers Have President Trump's Ear. But Now They Want Results

    04/12/2017 1:50:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    TIME ^ | April 12, 2017
    The past eight years have not been kind to people who dispute that the climate is changing. Leading scientists strengthened the case that the earth is warming and humans are at fault, while the Obama administration prioritized fighting its effects. As with so much else, the election of President Trump has ushered in a new day. Since taking office, Trump has moved to gut Obama's signature climate change regulations, signed executive orders to aid the fossil fuel industry and installed a critic of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as its head. And yet to some of the strongest opponents of...
  • 'Very bad tick year' expected for Alabama in 2017, and climate change a factor

    04/11/2017 6:29:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | April 11, 2017 | BY DENNIS PILLION
    2017 could be a record year for ticks and tick-borne illnesses according to one researcher who studies the arachnids in Alabama. "I would say this is going to be a very bad tick year because it was a very mild winter," said Tim Sellati, chair of Southern Research's Infectious Diseases Department. In addition, Sellati said a warming climate has let certain species of ticks expand their range and those changes are reflected in tick surveys in Alabama and other parts of the United States. "The winters are warmer and the ticks recognize this, they sense this change in their environment,"...
  • Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

    04/11/2017 6:15:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Alice Kantor, Ciara Bri'd Frisbie
    Not far from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida's coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn't real. The site of the hearing -- just four miles from Trump's weekend getaway in Palm Beach -- was clearly intended to send a signal: Much of Florida's coastline could one day be underwater, including some of the President's own prized properties. "Today we sit at ground zero of...
  • Emerging nations urge rich countries to honour climate finance pledges - statement

    04/11/2017 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | April 11, 2017 | by Elias Glenn
    China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialised countries to honour financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change. Following a meeting in Beijing, climate change ministers from the "BASIC" bloc of four major emerging economies called on rich countries "to honour their commitments and increase climate finance towards the US$100 billion goal", and said more clarity was needed to "track and account for" those pledges. But the agreement has been plunged into uncertainty after U.S. President Donald Trump, who has questioned the scientific basis of global warming, last month proposed...
  • Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity

    04/06/2017 2:27:51 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 3 replies
    Science News ^ | April 6, 2017 | University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
    If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity? A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets -- 70 per cent of which were dogs -- showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity. But don't rush out to adopt a furry friend just yet. "There's definitely a critical window of time when gut immunity and microbes co-develop, and when disruptions to the process result in changes to gut immunity," said Anita Kozyrskyj,...
  • Climate change could increase severe turbulence by 149 percent, study says

    04/06/2017 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 6, 2017 | by Anmar Frangoul
    Turbulence can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience. And climate change is about to make it an increasingly common one, according to a new study. Using supercomputer simulations of the atmosphere, researchers at the University of Reading, in England, looked at the future of severe turbulence. "Our new study paints the most detailed picture yet of how aircraft turbulence will respond to climate change," Paul Williams, who undertook the research, said in a statement. "For most passengers, light turbulence is nothing more than an annoying inconvenience that reduces their comfort levels, but for nervous fliers even light turbulence can be...
  • Study offers a dire warning on climate change

    04/06/2017 6:38:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2017 | By Chelsea Harvey
    Continuing to burn fossil fuels at the current rate could bring atmospheric carbon dioxide to its highest concentration in 50 million years, jumping from about 400 parts per million now to more than 900 parts per million by the end of this century, a study warns. Some research suggests that, if humans burned through all fossil fuels on Earth, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations could hit 5,000 parts per million by the year 2400. The new study speaks to the power of human influence over the climate. It suggests that after millions of years of relative stability in the absence of...