National (U.S.)

"US Ignored Rising-Sea Warnings At Radar Site"

"The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn't get in the way. The Space Fence is being constructed on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands that scientists say could be regularly swamped by rising seas within a couple of decades as a result of climate change."

Source: AP, 10/18/2016

"Exxon Now Seeks to Block New York Attorney General's Climate Probe"

"After cooperating for nearly a year with the New York attorney general's office, ExxonMobil is now suing to block the state's sweeping subpoena that seeks records dealing with the company's climate research going back nearly 40 years."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/18/2016

Judge Tosses Riot Charge Against Journalist Covering Dakota Protest

"A North Dakota judge threw out a charge against journalist Amy Goodman for 'participating in a riot' while covering a Sept. 3 protest against the Dakota Access pipeline for the independent news show Democracy Now! District judge John Grinsteiner rejected the charge filed by a state prosecutor Monday afternoon in Mandan, N.D."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/18/2016


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