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Sunday, February 18, 2018

environmental news stories sunday

for those little stories of import that don't usually get published above the fold or bantered about on the talking head shows.

why a posh montana ski town may use treated wastewater for snowmaking - news deeply
 
top epa science adviser has history of questioning pollution research - kunc

trump budget would undo conservation gains on farms and ranches - civil eats

great lakes coalition warns federal funding cuts would have adverse economic, environmental impact - toledo blade

in the 'weather app era' cuts to the national weather service are dangerous - forbes
alaska's bering sea lost a third of its ice in just 8 days - inside climate news
 
trump’s top spy just contradicted the white house’s line on climate change - vox
what's actually behind cape town's water crisis - the atlantic

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lazy sundays

data set for all us mass shootings 1982-2018

tree-planting drone can plant 100,000 trees a day

america needs cops on the trade beat

researchers discover anxiety gene in the brain 
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

brooklyn on a saturday night

amid stories about a second affair, melania flies solo en route to florida

white supremacy on college campuses tripled in trump's first year

california and beyond: the expanding drought

the world's travel rush begins in china 
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Friday, February 16, 2018

friday let me down

does america have a caste system?

letting people vote at home increases voter turnout

mass incarceration: jim crow, class war, or both?


elephants are very scared of bees
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

outerlude - still thursday

white guys don't take loss of power well, do they?

nbc's botched attempt to ignore sexual harassment allegations against shaun white

the trump immigration doctrine: hostile and divisive

how voters with disabilities are blocked from the ballot box
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

happy valentines day

no love for working families on valentines day

sean hannity promotes then deletes obama portait secret sperm conspiracy

meanwhile, bill kristol pines for the old days at fox news

owls for peace
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

tuesday morning 10 am

how democrats can mobilize millions of non-voters

death by inequality


canada spends as much on marijuana as on wine

all of glenn greenwald's women
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Monday, February 12, 2018

monday mundane

doctors refuse to treat trans patients more often than you think

the 2nd amendment represents the us built on stolen land and slavery


how a scholar of conspiracy theories became a subject of a conspiracy theory 


the alt-right's asian fetish
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

lazy sunday afternoon

ice is about to start tracking license plates

politics are center stage at the olympics

plastic trash in the oceans are 'maritime motor homes for microbes'


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

book of saturday

science saturday!

is elon musk's space odyssey playboy really the future we want?

scientist puts his dog on the editorial boards of 7 predatory journals

not even orwell or huxley could have predicted the totalitarian threat of facebook

why dolphins are deep thinkers

and rip great character actor (the wire, house of cards) reg e. cathey

 
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Friday, February 09, 2018

friday is forever

1 individual drove the price of bitcoin from $150 to $1000

apple's $38 B tax payment isn't even half of the $79 B they owe

how a melting arctic changes everything

treating depression with magic mushrooms
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Thursday, February 08, 2018

on thursday morning

20% more trees in cities would mean cleaner air and water

american democracy is an easy target

why we should close america's overseas bases

scientists discover what probably killed the aztecs
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

spring summer and wednesday

i stood up to ice -- and now they're trying to deport me

does trump want to be dictator of the united states?


to the chicago police, any black kid is in a gang

coal miners turn to bee keeping
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

tuesday morning

trump jr. says father can't be racist because of all the rappers who take pictures with him

cnn staffer finds national security documents in back pocket of plane seat

alligators trapped for days in swamp ice -- and lived

scientists find world's largest underwater cave in mexico (216 miles!)
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Monday, February 05, 2018

monday mourning

irs paid debt collectors $20 million to recoup $6.7 million from amerians

affirmative action doesn't hurt white medical school applicants

alaska's roadkill gets second life as dinner

kylo ren in the white house 
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Sunday, February 04, 2018

lazing on a sunday afternoon

making china great again

trump's first year breaks record for lowest approval rating ever

what the dip in us life expectancy is really about: inequality

breaking the cycle of cynicism 
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

bluegrass saturday night

republican memo even worse than meaningless

gop faces brutal primary fight in arizona

all your memories are stored by one weird molecule

and how the robocall industry wrecked the do not call list 




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Friday, February 02, 2018

friday i'm in love

what the republicans have learned from their tax debacles: nothing

fake news about flu shots goes viral

red cross general counsel resigns over handling of sexual harassment claims


 if the poor must work to earn every dollar, shouldn't the rich also?
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Thursday, February 01, 2018

one more boring thursday night in adelaide

the chilling attack on democracy in trump's sotu speech

the aircraft carrier: the weapon that refuses to go under

what is killing the middle class in the us?

how the news media distorts black families

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

sounds on a wednesday night

5 things you need to know about the trump economy

the flu surges to worst seen in years

scotland on course to be 100% renewable in 2 years

new mexico governor wants full legal immunity for police
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

tuesday eve


jeff bezos is the richest man in history

how the flu kills some people so quickly

jeff sessions war on the poor

watch out for the super blue blood moon tonight

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Monday, January 29, 2018

monday morn

warren buffet thinks bitcoin and cryptocurrencies will end badly

mac spyware stole millions of user images over 13 years

plotting the destruction of working class new york


it's time to nationalize the internet 
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

it must be sunday

new mexico sherrif's office pulls over same black fed agent 3 times in a month

high speed rail now rivals airlines on some routes

the best countries to escape the worst of climate change

meteorite found in the sahara older than our solar system
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

black saturday

life expectancy in america has declined 2 years in a row

oxygen is disappearing from the oceans at an alarming pace

it snowed in the sahara and the photos are specatular

inside the amish town that builds lady gaga's live shows
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Friday, January 26, 2018

friday i'll be over you


costs of us 2017 weather disasters demolish records

american kids are 70% more likely to die before adulthood than in other rich countries

companies that announced big bonuses after gop tax cut are now laying off workers

it's so hot in australia baby bats brains are frying 
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

on thursdays

leader of baltimore gun trace task force pleads guilty to racketeering and other charges

4 numbers to scare republicans for 2018

where modern electonics went wrong

black mirror reveals our fear of robots and algorithms we can't control 
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

snowboarding on wednesday

there's a whole cottage industry of doctors who help parents avoid vaccines

the incredible shrinking britain

the new tax law hits manhattan home sales

americans are more poor than ever

and rest in peace griund-breaking sci fi author ursula k. le guin
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

tuesday came

reimagine the means of production

since the beginning of the year, no us airlines operate the mighty 747

dead zones in the ocean have quadrupled sine 1950
 
new jersey poised to ban drunken droning
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Monday, January 22, 2018

monday morn

americans haven't been this poor and indebted in decades

the media needs to elevate the conversation about ethics

facism runs in my family

is diy disaster relief the new normal?

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

environmental news stories sunday

let me start by just saying, i live in santa barbara and we have been enduring the ravages of climate change/global warming (whatever you want to call it) since dec 4, when the thomas fire (the largest wildfire in ca history) broke out and, almost, wiped out ventura, ojai, montecito and our little red tiled town. i, an asthmatic, was housebound for a week and one-half due to the toxicity of the smokey air. on january 9, a mudslide, due to a rain deluge on fire devastated mountain soil, almost obliterated montecito off the map. for those who believe that scientists are lying and all this climate stuff is a hoax, sit them down, tie them up and go reservoir dogs on them because we can no longer afford this bizarre, alternative reality based (un)thinking. life is no longer the same as it was, and to survive, we need to plan on how we, as a species, can endure the changes that nature is bringing. our communities, our states, our country depends upon it.

so, now...on to the little stories that aren't talked about enough.


the thomas fire is terrifying. fire trends are even more terrifying - la times

toxic pollutants in california mudslide present cleanup challenges - bloomberg

you doubt climate change? come to this island — but hurry, before it disappears.- new york times

a government shutdown will interrupt critical climate change research - vox

'it was like niagara falls': how california's rich and poor united against a tide of mud - the guardian

snowpack near record lows spells trouble for western water supplies - inside climate news 

california is preparing to defend its waters from trump order  - reveal 


 

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:34 PM | 1 comments

i met him on a sunday

big tech: the new predatory capitalism

democrats are preparing for impeachment

detroit auto show may be celebrating an era about to end

city of addict entrepeneurs

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

beyond saturday night

the hurricane in puerto rico has become a man-made disaster

money-laundering allegations may hurt trump more than russia-gate

bitcoin boon is a boom for extremist groups

sen. tom cotton theatens constituents with legal action for calling his office
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