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CA Coastal Commission Pushed Scientists To Change Views On Big Project

"The future of the Newport Banning Ranch site, where developers want to build a hotel and hundreds of homes, now rests with the California Coastal Commission — which is engaged in its own struggle for identity."

Source: LA Times, 05/09/2016

"Chairman Accuses EPA Of Playing Politics With Herbicide Study"

"The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee yesterday questioned why U.S. EPA posted -- then suddenly removed -- a study on its website showing that exposure to the herbicide glyphosate doesn't appear to cause cancer."

Source: Greenwire, 05/06/2016

"EPA Takes Offline Report That Says Glyphosate Not Likely Carcinogenic"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday pulled a report offline that concluded glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, saying the document was inadvertently published and the agency had not finished its review of the chemical, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto's herbicides."

Source: Reuters, 05/03/2016

Some GOP Lawmakers Turn To Climate Action To Help Keep Their Seats

"For most Senate Republicans, climate change is an anathema: 70 percent of Republicans in the Senate deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and humans are the main cause. But a growing number of liberal and moderate Republican voters are concerned about climate change and want their elected officials to reflect that concern. And that leaves Republicans in tight campaigns for reelection with an interesting choice: embrace climate action, long seen as a liberal stance, or risk losing crucial voters."

Source: Climate Progress, 04/29/2016

"Imperial Oil Described Its Climate-Warming Business As 'Anti-Social'"

"The Canadian affiliate of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded multinational oil and gas corporation, has known for decades that its operations were causing environmental damage and contributing to climate change, according to newly-released documents from a Calgary museum."

Source: National Observer, 04/28/2016

"Climate Scientists Are Now Grading Climate Journalism"

Climate Feedback provides a venue for climate scientists to evaluate the accuracy of climate news stories".

"The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Never before has it been possible for people from all over the world to access the latest information and collectively seek solutions to the challenges which face our planet, and not a moment too soon: the year 2015 was the hottest in human history, and the Great Barrier Reef is suffering the consequences of warming oceans right now.

Source: Guardian, 04/27/2016

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