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|Finally. The war on illegal fishing begins.
The Indonesian Navy destroys foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in waters near North Sulawesi yesterday. Photo: REUTERS Divers and scientists report that Indonesia's reefs are ...
|food riots and food price volatility
Ultimately is it about prices indices or actual food, making it a more interesting signalling and modeling event - more about the riots and not actually about the food or that famine has already ...
|In the wake of local police militarization, does the US need a (more) national police force
Like a National ID card , some items common to other Western democracies seem problematic to American exceptionalists, but given the rise in regional and local police violence against unarmed ...
|A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
|after 6 years, President Obama now has Twitter account & draws the usual haters
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like idiots with twitter accounts think they can't be tracked ...
|The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
|USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
|Rapid Warming is Here
The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago. This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents ...
|Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
|It's gotten this bad:Water Wars in California as agriculture prepares to face strict mandatory cuts
On April 1, when California Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions for urban users he warned that he might have to consider cuts to agriculture in the future as well. Well, that ...
|Rasmussen biases polling on bias
Perhaps Rasmussen should ask its sample respondents whether they think the poll they're answering has a bias as well.
|For those who believe in the social benefits of oil spills
Who bears the costs of oil spills aside from the environment? Like the taxpayers who ...
|Eyewitness footage of Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment went by the scene of the oil spill in Santa Barbara. The oil spill happened Tuesday May 19th when a pipe owned by Plains All ...
|HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
|Crank Up the Echo Chambers of 2006: More RW calls for new US ground war in the Levant
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
|Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
|IL-Sen: Mark Kirk (R) Gets His Facts Wrong Regarding Nelson Mandela & South Africa's Nuclear Program
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R. IL) has been pushing his Iran Sanctions Bill which would greatly undermine President Obama's negotiations with Iran: http://www.niacouncil.org/much-more-is-needed-from-...
|Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
|Heisenberg's Mantis (NSFW)
Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Sexual cannibalism is common among most predatory species ...
|WSJ: Clinton's DoS blocked the release of politically sensitive records about Keystone XL Pipeline
photo credit: Backbone campaign, flr The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Department of State, ...
|CA-Sen: Watch Kamala Harris (D) Rock The California Democratic Party Convention
Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Kamala Harris' (D. CA) U.S. Senate campaign:
|LIVE: Mr. Aqua Buddha goes to Washington: Rand Paul filibuster against PATRIOT Act
"Couldn't we just for a couple of hours live under the Constitution?" http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/live-video/watch-live-rand-paul-opposes-patriot-act-on-senate-floor-322521155994 Paulistas ...
|MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Goes After The Medicare Cuts In The TPP||poopdogcomedy||05/20/2015||6|
|WA-Gov & Sen: PPP Has Inslee (D) & Murray (D) Starting Off Looking Strong For Re-Election
Some good news today from PPP out of Washington: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/05/washington-voters-grow-further-in-support-of-gay-marriage-marijuana-background-checks....
|WI-Sen: Sherrod Brown (D. OH) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail from one of my favorite U.S. ...
|MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) & VoteVets Push Congress To Give Veterans Free Access To Public Parks
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets and Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: I ...
|Exploiting Ebola and Poverty to Sell Coal: Peabody Energy
Suzanne Goldenberg holds nothing back in a one-two punch of proper journalism in which she exposes the despicable actions of Peabody Coal—the world's largest privately-held coal company—taken in ...
|CT-Sen: Richard Blumenthal (D) Keeps Up The Fight For Mandatory GMO Labeling
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT): As a dad, it’s always been ...
|What will the TPP do about this atrocity?
Live export cattle on a truck outside Darwin. Footage obtained by animal activists allegedly shows cattle in Vietnam being hit repeatedly to the head to stun them before slaughter. Photograph: Dave ...
|Markos Moulitsas: Clinton a true liberal
That's the headline in The Hill. It is datelined May 19 at 6:11 pm, but I don't see any discussion of it here. Here is the gist of Markos' argument: Obama gave a very liberal State of the Union ...
|“The Quintessential Fox News Image” - victims of the sexist war of 'illiberal' Brunettes
so in the interest of image fairness(sic) the author of the original criticism gets top billing because it's all about style isn't it Jonathan Chait opines on the meta-criticism of newsreaders on ...
|WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R), 'I May Trust Ayatollah Over Obama On Details Of Iran Deal'
More words of insanity from one of the most vulnerable Tea Part U.S. Senators: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/senate-homeland-security-chairman-ayatollah-could-be-more-tr?utm_term=.
|For the first time-Dead Zones have been found in the tropical Atlantic in underwater "hurricanes"
Example of an ocean eddy (not from the study) as seen from space (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory) We are aware of the dead zones along inhabited areas of coast line, particularly in the US East ...
|Congress must explain TPP's "regulatory coherence" before we, the people sign off on "fast-tracking"
Even looking at earlier drafts of sections reveal that trade agreements can have negative externalities that may have far-reaching costs for signatory nations. That some senators like Elizabeth ...
|Matt "King Coal" Ridley Disparages Divestment
Image from DeSmogUK In a (thankfully) paywalled oped in the London Times, #MattKingCoal Ridley attacks ...
|Hillary Clinton changes her mind about melting Arctic over lunch
Guardian columnist George Monbiot and Climate change activist George Marshall took part in the discussion at a Guardian Live event in King's Place in central London on 13 May. The discussion was ...
|Occam's not-so-sharp Gray-hat Hackers
Chris Roberts may be trying to drum up more business for his security company but his hat seems not to be entirely entirely "white", as indicated in an earlier diary when he was earlier thrown off ...
|#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
|Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
|Lonely, Powerless, Conservative Old White Men: Portrait of a Denier
A 2011 study by Riley Dunlap explored the demographic make-up of climate deniers found that they are more likely to be conservative white males. And a 2013 study connected climate denial with belief ...
|Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
|2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates On Climate Change
Although the country is over a year and half away from the 2016 presidential election, candidates are stepping up to throw their hats into the ring. Voters may be exhausted by the time November ’...
|Marcia G Yerman||05/17/2015||13|
|Lomborg Cries Censorship in the WSJ
Perfect example of why you shouldn't listen to Lomborg, courtesy of Greg Laden. Bjorn Lomborg plays the victim card hard in his latest WSJ op-ed . In the ...
|The War on Terror & Climate Change
I recently had a conversation with a young man who had just finished serving a tour of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I asked him what, in his opinion, was the reason we had become militarily ...
|Stunning NASA video shows humanity's impact on Earth
Feeling paranoid? You should. NASA and The U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellite program have been watching us from space for over forty years. The satellite orbits the Earth 14 times a day ...
|If God is for us, who can be against us? Heartland.
The Vatican is sounding a strong drumbeat on climate change ahead of the release of the environmental encyclical, with Pope Francis calling out "the powerful of the Earth" ...
|Royal Dutch Shell Invades Seattle UPDATED
The Mayor of Seattle doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Seattle City Council doesn't want Shell's Polar Pioneer to dock in Seattle. The Port of Seattle doesn't want Shell'...
I had a terrible nightmare: President Mitt Romney approved Shell Oil's drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. He did it even though his own Department of the Interior calculated ...
|Can't buy me love, can buy me favors
Two big stories on Tuesday demonstrated a couple facts that we already know: there's a lot of money in climate denial, and much of it comes at the public's expense. At DeSmog Blog, Graham ...
|Spinning the Arctic Death Spiral
Joe Romm at ThinkProgress explains how the Daily Caller and other deniers completely distort the findings of a new study from the Scripps ...
|We Can Act on Global Warming or We Can Have TPP But We Can't Do Both
Investor oriented Free Trade under T.P.P. is NOT compatible with taking action to limit Global Warming. Why? Because T.P.P. (like the WTO) includes a poison pill mechanism to penalize any national ...
|Shell No! Seattle council just voted to reconsider letting Shell use terminal for Arctic drilling
Seattle has launched the first salvo in the fight to stop the Obama administration decision to allow Shell to drill in ...
|CA Dems Could Play Huge Climate Divestment Role
California’s the center of the new energy revolution—if there was ever any doubt about that, Elon Musk’s announcement of his new home battery from Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne settled ...
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