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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves : The Salt : NPR

“A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big changes. That’s what happened in southern Colorado, where farmers have tried a bold experiment: They’re taxing themselves to boost conservation….”
Source: NPR

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Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet

Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system
via Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times norm.
Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian
Source: The Guardian

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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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Support Us on Black Friday!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3021913 and Amazon donates to Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

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ANWR Drilling May Be Allowed In Senate Tax Bill

The Senate could soon approve oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its bill to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
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Source: NPR 

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US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality

FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet.
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Source: The Guardian

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‘My eyes are burning’: Delhi holds half marathon despite pollution warning

Around 35,000 brave runners registered for the race after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels.
Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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Meryl Streep’s Experiences With Violence Changed Her On A ‘Cellular Level’

The actress recalled her own harrowing encounters while speaking to journalists at an award ceremony.
Source: The Huffington Post

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It’s Not Just Elephants. Trump Rolled Back Regulations On Lion Trophies, Too

“The folly that the killing helps lions and elephants is just that ― pure folly.”
Source: The Huffington Post

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Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: ‘The system is failing’

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news.
Photograph: Charles Krupa
Source: The Guardian

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Beware: this Russian cyber warfare threatens every democracy

Kremlin-inspired interference is about much more than skewed elections. It’s the world of mind control imagined by George Orwell.

Photograph: Andrew Harnik

Source: The Guardian

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The Most Controversial Democratic Ad Of The Virginia Election Was Based On A True Story

The creator of a Latino Victory Fund video was once chased by bigots in a pickup.
Photo by the Latino Victory Fund
Source: The Huffington Post

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How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

Source: The Huffington Post

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‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing

Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data.

Source: The Guardian 

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report.

Source: The Guardian

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

Report shows around £15bn of assets worldwide have been shifted away from coal companies in the past two years as concern over climate risk rises.

Source: The Guardian

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