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|Natural Gas Fracking suspected as the source for the persistent Four Corners Methane Plume
Gas fracking has be estimated to release much more methane than previous gas industry claims. The worst offender for Methane releases in the US is probably the natural gas field in the Four Corners ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: John Oliver takes on standardized testing
And more: Sen. Patty Murray: Community members and civic leaders in cities and states across the country should absolutely keep fighting for living wages that work for their communities, but I ...
|Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
|Obama is a step closer to expanding overtime, but for how many American workers?
The Labor Department ...
|Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
|'Clinton Cash' author agrees he could be killed for writing about Hillary (aka be 'Vince Fostered')
Very dangerous woman ...
|Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
|First big debate test for GOP: Fitting all the clowns on the stage
Here's a 2012 Republican debate. Now double ...
|Mike Huckabee is (officially) running for president
And then there were ... [counts on fingers] ... six ...
|Poll: Clinton still strong despite attacks
Political junkies, even relatively casual ones, have long ...
|Reinforcing myths, instead of busting them
For anyone interested in debunking climate change myths, there's a great resource that should be your first read: the Debunking Handbook . It's a short and simple guide on what to do and what not to ...
|Do House Republicans want to investigate Benghazi or just go after Hillary Clinton?
Remember when she already testified to committees in both the House and Senate about Benghazi?
|Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
|Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
|Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
|Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
|Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
|Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
|The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
|Delingpole's Deepwater Disrespect
We spend a lot of time talking about James Delingpole, and occasionally it seems like maybe we're picking on him a bit too much (and giving him more attention than he deserves). But then he goes ...
|Republicans claim to care about inequality, but what would they do about it?
Jeb Bush Is this Mitt Romney's big legacy? Republican presidential candidates are straining to show that they really, really care about ...
|Media's Hillary obsession doesn't extend to what the Clinton Foundation actually does
Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
|Republican clown car gets a little more crowded as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enter the race
Carly Fiorina The vast Republican presidential field is quickly shifting from one composed mostly of likely candidates to one of candidates who are all in. These days that's a largely technical ...
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Why Baltimore's past matters; Is ISIS really on the run?
Molly Redden at Mother Jones writes Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait : For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait. Since the beginning of the year,
|Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
|Sunday Train: Variable Renewables and Dispatchable Demand
Much of the focus on the Sunday Train is on electrification of transport, ranging from 2,000 mile hauls of electrified freight through to hopping on an e-bike to pick up some groceries. And spending ...
|Now This Proposal Is What A Crude Oil "Export Pipeline" IS - TransCanada's Upland Pipeline Project
National environmental organizations and Democrats [often motivated by Tom Steyer campaign contributions] have created a mythology about the Keystone XL Pipeline claiming this to be an "export ...
|House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
|This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region.
|Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
|Open thread for night owls: FAIR takes on economist pundit who disappeared economist critics of TPP
At Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckaswrites NYT Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist Critics : The New York Times (4/24/15) handed its readers an exploding cigar this ...
|Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
|DOT issues oil-train rules. Industry objects. Other critics say rules too weak and deadline too slow
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama ...
|Midday open thread: Tesla home battery unveiled, 1 in 6 species at risk, where's Aaron Schock?
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
|The kids aren't all right
New polling of young adults from the Harvard Public Opinion Project is getting deniers excited about the future. It found that 18 to 20-year-olds were the group least inclined to agree with the ...
|Victory! Fracking defeated in Florida!
I've been working on this Florida issue, so happy to spread the news that even in Florida with enough work and fantastic allies we can accomplish the almost impossible. How we did it was with ...
|"Lest We Forget Those Who Denied"
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" As a tribute to six of the UK's leading climate change deniers, Anglia Ruskin University student Ian ...
|A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
|CA Governor Brown comes out swinging; calls for more aggressive state climate goals
How do you like me now? California Governor Jerry Brown is feeling the heat, ...
|Best of the BEST
Back in 2012, a scientist who was skeptical of human-caused global warming named Richard Mueller conducted an independent investigation of the temperature record to determine whether or not the ...
|New study forecasts big increases in extreme weather from human-caused global warming
More of these will be part of global warming's impacts, scientists predict. The name of the study by Erich M. Fischer and Reto Knutti is a mouthful—
|Transit and Tomatoes Today April 28 in SC
Charleston, SC- Transit in the Lowcountry needs your support today. While we’ve been working to plan a better system for the future long standing problems and exposure to the dysfunctions of our ...
| All Good Deniers Go To Rome
Pope Francis has made a number of unexpected moves in his tenure, the most recent being an upcoming encyclical that's expected to be about climate change. Though the encyclical isn't due out for ...
|House Science Chair Smith Revives Zombie Myths in WSJ
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the WSJ's editorial page, the zombie arguments have returned. (We're kidding, of course; not about the zombies, but the idea that the WSJ's editorial ...
|Koch funded Heartland Institute sends scientists to correct Pope Frances on Global Warming
The Koch funded Heartland Institute is sending some of its industry compliant scientists to Rome to correct Pope Francis ideas about Global Warming. Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ ...
|Emulate @BarackObama: release your #climate anger
As part of President Barak Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner , as part of his speech, the President introduced his anger translator who expressed -- forcefully -- ...
|Sanford Stalling Charleston Transit Progress
From Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit This statement was prepared for the April 23rd. protest at the Office of US Congressman Mark Sanford in Mount Pleasant, SC. At that ...
|Breaking: 7.9 Earthquake in Nepal
Last Update : from me for now--have to start my day. There's really nothing good coming out of this, except that the epicenter wasn't actually IN Kathmandu or Pokhara. Death toll is currently ...
|Introducing the Anti-Environmental Archives
There's a new database out that is filled with interesting information. The Anti-Environmental Archives , as the project is called, allows anyone to go through and help digest thousands of documents ...
|Another Day, Another EPA Attack from the WSJ
So far this April, there seems to have been a major uptick in the number of fear-mongering WSJ opeds claiming the Clean Power Plan (like every ...
|Fox News & Sarah Palin Denounced In Stunning Earth Day Video By Prince Ea (50M+ Views)
In this visually beautiful and mesmerizing piece, 27 year-old Prince Ea apologies to future generations for what we are doing, and not doing, to the planet today. The six-minute video contains so ...
|Speaking from Everglades on Earth Day Obama Forcefully Rejects Gov. Rick Scott's Climate Censorship
President Obama speaking on Earth Day in the threatened Florida Everglades forcefully rejected Florida Governor Rick Scott's prohibition against state officials mentioning Global Warming or Climate ...
|Get in their heads: The psychology of denial
Those interested in diving deep into the psychology of climate science denial will be thrilled to hear about a free new "Massive Open Online Course" that starts April 28th. (That's right, you still ...