2019-08-18: News Headlines

Spirit Rock Meditation Center (2019-08-18). No Time to Lose: A Dharma Response to Climate Change (Spirit Rock Meditation Center). indybay.org Spirit Rock Meditation Center | 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973 | www.spiritrock.org/directions

CA Democratic Progressive Caucus (2019-08-18). Strategy Meeting: Pass the DNC Resolution for a Presidential Climate Debate. indybay.org Parc 55 Hotel, Ballroom | 55 Cyril Magnin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

teleSUR (2019-08-17). Iceland: Scientists to Put Stone in Memory of Okjà∂kull Glacier. telesurenglish.net Scientists and environmental activists will build a memorial on Sunday to pay tribute to "the death" of Okjà∂kull (Ok), the first Icelandic glacier which disappeared due to global climate change in 2014. | RELATED: | 'Fridays for Future' Movement Takes to Swiss Streets | "Ok is the first Icelantic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happenin…

CounterSpin (2019-08-16). Ernest Coverson on Guns & Human Rights, Carey Gillam Under Attack From Monsanto. fair.org Media…

Eds. (2019-08-16). The Trump administration dismantles endangered species protections as sixth mass extinction crisis looms. mronline.org Today, the Trump administration released a final rule dismantling the role of science in informing protections for endangered and threatened wildlife. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the protections it has afforded to threatened and endangered species have been based on the best available science and commercial data. | Source

RT (2019-08-16). Modern medicine declares war on loneliness with drugs & bots, threatening introverts with extinction. rt.com With pharmaceutical and even robotic "cures" in the works for loneliness – a condition once considered part of the normal human emotional range but now framed as a health risk – we risk losing the ability to be alone at all.

Staff (2019-08-16). Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. therealnews.com The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act…

commondreams (2019-08-16). Australia Disregards Pacific Islands States on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tracy Keeling (2019-08-16). Like Arron Banks, a Tory radio show host is now having 'fun' mocking and taunting a teenager. thecanary.co Arch-Brexiteer Arron Banks caused an uproar on 14 August for 'joking' about climate activist Greta Thunberg getting in a "freak yachting accident". Clearly though, Britain's right wing didn't think that was enough offensive trolling for the 16-year-old in one day. Tory radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer stuck it to Thunberg too. | What is it in these knuckleheads that makes them think it's 'fun' to mock this teenager?

Staff (2019-08-16). Headlines for August 16, 2019. democracynow.org Israel Bars Reps. Omar & Tlaib from Official Trip to West Bank Due to Their Support for BDS, 11 Die in Kashmir as Pakistani & Indian Troops Exchange Fire, U.S. Puts Pressure on Crew of Iranian Oil Tanker Seized in July, North Korea Test-Fires Two Missiles as It Rejects New Talks with S. Korea, NOAA: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record, Australia Accused of Watering Down Pacific Island Climate Agreement, Study: Surge in Methane Gas Emissions Is Linked to Fracking Boom, 270 Die, 1 Million Displaced in India from Heavy Monsoon Rains, Federal Court: Trump Admin Can't Deny Soap & Toothpaste to Migrant Chil…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-16). Behavior of Australia's Prime Minister at Pacific Islands Forum Makes Clear Climate Crisis Not A Priority. commondreams.org "Watered-down climate language has real consequences—like water-logged homes, schools, communities, and ancestral burial grounds." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/morrison.jpg

Janine Jackson (2019-08-14). 'People Are Demanding Accountability for the Fossil Fuel Industry' – CounterSpin interview with Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice for the August 2, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

susan_p (2019-08-14). Australia 'tips petrol on the fire' at Pacific Islands Forum. greenleft.org.au Climate change Pip HinmanIssue 1233 Tuvalu 2019 Pacific Islands ForumAustralia's bullying behaviour was in full view again at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu, as it ignored pleas to take climate change seriously. It played a dirty role in obstructing…

Staff (2019-08-13). Bayer/Monsanto Silencing Journalists, Activists, and Scientists. therealnews.com Investigative reporter Carey Gillam talks about Bayer/Monsanto's efforts to discredit her work and deflect criticism about cancer-causing glyphosate, a major ingredient in Roundup pesticide…

stuart_m (2019-08-13). Sydney choir take musical stand for ecology. greenleft.org.au music ecology environment Climate change Susan PriceIssue 1233 AustraliaGreen Footprints
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Ryan Driskell Tate (2019-08-12). How Climate Activists Can Benefit from Solidarity with Kentucky Coal Miners. progressive.org As fossil-fuel workers lose their jobs today, the urgency of what climate activists call the "just transition" becomes all the more apparent.

United Nations (2019-08-11). FROM THE FIELD: 'Eco-warriors' fight climate change in South Africa. un.org Schools in South Africa have been designating students as "eco-warriors" as part of an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to drive environmental and climate change awareness amongst the young and old in their communities.

Staff (2019-08-09). Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources. democracynow.org The United Nations' top panel of climate scientists warns that humans are consuming land and water resources at an unprecedented rate, with the destructive effects of the climate crisis increasingly threatening the planet's biodiversity and the food security of hundreds of millions of people. In its latest climate change and land special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that without dramatic action, extreme weather and rising temperatures will turn even more fertile land into desert, shrinking the global food supply, even as the world's population rises to more than 7.5 billion people.

Staff (2019-08-09). Documents Reveal Monsanto Surveilled Journalists, Activists & Even Musician Neil Young. democracynow.org Explosive new documents reveal the U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto ran a "fusion center" to surveil and discredit journalists and activists who criticized or wrote damning reports about Monsanto, as well as legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called "The Monsanto Years." Monsanto monitored Young's Twitter activity and even analyzed the lyrics of his album. The fusion center also surveilled journalist Carey Gillam, who has done extensive research and writing about Monsanto and its popular pesticide Roundup, which has been linked to cancer. The corporation also targeted the nonpro…

CounterSpin (2019-08-02). Sriram Madhusoodanan on Fossil Fuel Investigations, Amin Husain on Decolonizing Museums. fair.org Media…

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