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Green French Turn to Emergency Fossil Fuel Reserves

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The strongly pro-green French Government have unlocked their strategic fossil fuel reserves, to keep the economy going, in the midst of economically crippling strikes which are preventing oil deliveries and threatening the stability of the national electricity supply. France Faces Fresh Strikes And Power Shortages As Nuclear Workers Join Protest…

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Former “Underwater Cabinet” Maldives President Granted British Asylum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, famous for holding a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight alleged climate issues, has been granted political asylum to remain in Britain. The current Maldives government expressed disappointment – they want Nasheed back, so he can serve out a prison sentence. AFP – Mohamed Nasheed, the…

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Study: UHI affects the urban growing season

From the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife MADISON, Wis. — With spring now fully sprung, a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers shows that buds burst earlier in dense urban areas than in their suburban and rural surroundings. This may be music to urban…

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Senators ask DOJ to end ‘abuse of power’, ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ in persecuting climate skeptics

Via press release: Senators Demand DOJ Cease Investigation Into Opponents of President Obama’s Energy Policies WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) end its use of…