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Sunday, February 17, 2013

environmental news stories sunday

those stories you probably didn't hear about on the talking head shows this morning....even through there was a massive march on dc...and around the country....#forwardonclimate.






modesto, turlock irrigation districts aren't studying climate change. those in charge of california's tuolumne river have spent millions of dollars defending water rights and will spend millions more. but efforts to address a very real, potentially dangerous long-term threat to the river's source -- climate change -- amount to a virtual trickle - modesto bee

enviros urged to reckon with california voter demographics. “no new legislation on environmental protection will be passed without the backing of latino, asian and black lawmakers,” says irma r. muñoz of mujeres de la tierra, a community organization that works with families to improve environmental conditions in the los angeles area. new america media. - new american media

climate change threatens us agriculture: usda report. american farmers and ranchers are facing increasing risks to their livelihoods as a result of climate change, according to a recent report from the us department of agriculture - international business times

find out exactly how healthy you’re eating, from your phone. gopure is an app that lets you know if the restaurant you’re thinking about eating in uses local food, genetically modified ingredients, and even compostable take-out containers - fast company

flood cover rises to unaffordable levels. thousands of australians are facing soaring insurance premiums for flood cover, forcing many to ditch protection even as the risk of extreme weather increases - sydney morning herald

murky rationale on tainted taps. sydney water has been accused of covering up the real cause of a surge of contaminated drinking water that was pumped into hundreds of homes, causing serious symptoms including vomiting and dizziness - sydney morning news

secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial think tanks - grist

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