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Who will Tell the Story of Regional Climate Disasters when the News Desert Swallows all Local Newspapers?

By Jane Braxton Little ( Tomdispatch.com When wildfires began erupting in the Texas Panhandle in February, Laurie Ezzell Brown, the editor and publisher of the Canadian Record, was in Houston on a panel discussing ways in which losing local newspapers represents a danger to democracy. Running the once-a-week Record from the Panhandle town of Canadian, […]

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Degrowth: Avoiding Eco-Collapse

( Tomdispatch.com ) – Something must be up. Otherwise, why would scientists keep sending us those scary warnings? There has been a steady stream of them in the past few years, including “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” (signed by 15,000 of them), “Scientists’ Warning Against the Society of Waste,” “Scientists’ Warning of an […]

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Human-Caused Climate Change will cut your Paycheck by a Fifth over the next 26 Years

By Julian Wettengel | – Clean Energy Wire ) – The damaging effects of climate change are set to hit economic growth severely across most countries, said researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). With the climate change that is already locked-in through past and “plausible” future emissions, income will be 19 […]

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Climate Victory: Texas Solar Power Growing so Rapidly, it is Reducing demand for Fossil Gas

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The far right Texas legislature, dominated by Republicans in the back pocket of the fossil fuel industry, has done what it could to promote fossil gas as a power source for electricity generation. Just last summer, it passed a bill that offered companies bonuses for connecting new gas plants to […]