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Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet could cripple major US cities

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The world's largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater threat to Florida's coastline. read more »

Join 5,000+ Floridians: Tell FP&L to quit fracking with Florida!

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Take Action with the Sierra Club Tell Gov. Scott Florida needs clean energy jobs instead of fracked gas and climate change!read more »

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Rice News Release: Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

13 Dec 17:26 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Scientists from World Weather Attribution and Rice University have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.

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Take action: Say NO to 2 more years of increased asthma attacks

1 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Trump's EPA is trying to put a two-year delay on methane standards that protect our communities from dangerous pollution and climate disruption. read more »

Polar bear blogs reveal dangerous gap between climate-change facts and opinions

1 Dec 2017 | World

Climate-change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study shows that when it comes to iconic topics such as polar bears and retreating sea ice, climate blogs fall into two distinct camps. With little or no overlap between deniers and the available scientific facts.read more »

December 2017 Southern Sierran

1 Dec 2017 | SciTech

Southern Sierran Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter December 2017

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Stop the Toxic GOP Tax Plan

1 Dec 2017 | Weather

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30 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Sea-level rise predicted to threaten 13,000 archaeological sites in southeastern US

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Sea-level rise may impact vast numbers of archaeological and historic sites, cemeteries, and landscapes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States, according to a study by David Anderson from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, and colleagues.read more »

Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

29 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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28 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Sitting International Court of Justice judges worked as arbitrators in at least 90 investor–state cases: IISD study

26 Nov 2017 | SciTech

At least 7 current and 13 former ICJ judges have worked–or are currently working–as arbitrators on at least 90 ISDS cases during their tenure.

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News From Monsanto: Monsanto on Track to Become Carbon Neutral, Demonstrates Environmental Benefits of Modern Agriculture

17 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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Help Support Your Local Sierra Club!

16 Nov 2017 | SciTech

"Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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New Video on What Inspires NTI Staff, the Vatican’s Conference on Disarmament, Model UN, and More.

16 Nov 2017 | World

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16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Sierra Club: Use Choice For Change

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Can Fiji Save the World?

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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15 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Bonn, Germany

14 Nov 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 14, 2017 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Bonn, Germany, November 15-17. In the absence of Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, who is unable to attend due to a family emergency, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will serve as the head of U.S. delegation to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) of the UNread more »

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13 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Media Advisory: ‘New Approaches to Climate Policy’ in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Nov. 16

13 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

12 Nov 2017 | US Politics and Govt

1. At the invitation of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump paid a state visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 11 to12, 2017. The two leaders discussed measures to strengthen and expand the Comprehensive Partnership between their two countries based on mutual understanding, shared interests, and a common desire to promote peace, cooperation, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific region. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepening ties on the basis of previous joint statements between the two sides; respect for the United Nations Charter and international law; and each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and respective political systems. 2. President Trump congratulated Vietnam on hosting a successful Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Danang. The two leaders reaffirmed their intent to continue high-level contacts and excread more »

President Donald J. Trump's Trip to Vietnam

12 Nov 2017 | US Politics and Govt

“Today the Vietnamese economy is one of the fastest-growing on earth…We know it is in America’s interests to have partners throughout this region that are thriving, prosperous, and dependent on no one… We want strong partners, not weak neighbors. And above all, we seek friendship.”—President Donald J. Trump President Donald J. Trump’s state visit to Vietnam reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.  STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL RESOLVE TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: President Donald J. Trump strengthened international resolve to address the security challenges presented by North Korea. • The President secured new commitments from Vietnam’s leaders to support the global Maximum Pressure Campaign to bring North Korea back to the path of denuclearization.  PROMOTE A FREE AND OPEN INDO-PACIFIC REGION:  President Trump strenread more »

Remarks by President Trump Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting with Secretary General Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam

12 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Communist Party of Vietnam Headquarters Hanoi, Vietnam 11:09 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. You are a man of great honor and respect, and it's an honor to be with you. And thank you for having us. And we want to thank Vietnam and the Vietnamese people. They have been so terrific. They greeted us with such respect and, really, such affection. The relationship is so healed. And to think where we were and where we've come is a tribute to both countries. We have so many things in common. We have been discussing at great length, today and yesterday, trade -- and trade, in particular, with Vietnam. And we're opening up and you're opening up, and it's going to even out. And we're both going to do very well for our people. Trade has become a very important element of our relationship and it will continue onward. And again, I want to thank you vread more »

Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam

12 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Office of Government  Hanoi, Vietnam 11:33 A.M. ICT   PRIME MINISTER PHÚC:  (No translation provided.)   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister.  I want to start by saying that the job done by Vietnam and your representatives, including yourself, the President, and everybody that I met -- so many -- is outstanding with respect to APEC.  This was hosted so beautifully, so professionally.     I got to tour parts of Vietnam, and it's really looking well.  It's looking beautiful.  And the people are happy, and the people are waving, and they like the United States; perhaps they like me.  But they were really lined up in the streets by the tens of thousands, and we very much appreciate that.   You are right -- I believe this is the longest tour ever made by an American President of Asread more »

Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with President Quang of Vietnam | Hanoi, Vietnam

12 Nov 2017 | World

Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 9:14 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT QUANG: (No translation provided.) PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. And I appreciate it. And I appreciate the incredible rollout that they've given to the United States -- not just the President of the United States, but the United States as a whole. We've had an incredible day in Vietnam. The APEC meeting started it out, and that was a tremendous success. And thank you very much for hosting it. I want to just wish my best in condolences for the situation that you have with Damrey. That was tough. That was very, very tough. And I know you're handling it well. And our best wishes and condolences. We also want to thank you for helping us with the U.S. embassy site where we have a new embassy. And it will be something that, I think, will be very good for the future and the future of our tread more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Quang of Vietnam in Joint Press Conference | Hanoi, Vietnam

11 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Presidential Palace Hanoi, Vietnam 10:27 A.M. ICT   PRESIDENT QUANG:  (As interpreted.)  Your Excellency Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, ladies and gentlemen, members of the media:  President Trump and I have had fruitful talks about the bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest.     We both share the views that the bilateral relations have scored substantial results over the years, delivering enormous benefits to the people of both countries.   During President Trump's state visit to Vietnam, Vietnam and the United States issued a joint statement pledging to further deepen the Vietnam-United States Comprehensive Partnership on the basis of mutual respect for each other's independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political systems.    Within the visit&#read more »

Letter from Sacramento: WARNING: Bad Ballot Petition Coming Your Way

10 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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We are about to enter an unusual political year in California.

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8 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - November 7, 2017

7 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California

7 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Most air pollution is measured at a city level, but air quality can change block by block, hour by hour and day to day. To better understand air quality on a more local level, we began working with our partner Aclima — to map air pollution across California using Google Street View cars—equipped with air quality sensors.  Earlier this year, we shared the the first results of this effort with pollution levels throughout the city of Oakland.We're just beginning to understand what's possible with this hyper-local information and today, we’re starting to share some of our findings for the three California regions we’ve mapped: the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California’s Central Valley (the Street View cars drove 100,000 miles, over the coursread more »

Google Arts & Culture shines a light on 5,000 years of English heritage

7 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Some of the oldest prehistoric settlers roamed the land we call England today. In fact, England can trace its roots all the way back to the fifth century. That’s a lot of history, knowledge and culture to cover—enough to fill several libraries. But what about things that can’t be housed in libraries—archaeological artifacts, castles, forts and monuments like the Dover Castle from the 11th Century (the largest castle in England) or Hailes Abbey (where Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall is buried)? We’re partnering with English Heritage to create a new Google Arts & Culture exhibit that celebrates these sites and the incredible stories behind them. The collection captures the breadth of England's historical, architectural, and cultural heritage.Through more than 30 multimedia exhibits and 10 editorial features on Google Arts & Cread more »

Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California

7 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Most air pollution is measured at a city level, but air quality can change block by block, hour by hour and day to day. To better understand air quality on a more local level, we began working with our partner Aclima — to map air pollution across California using Google Street View cars—equipped with air quality sensors.  Earlier this year, we shared the the first results of this effort with pollution levels throughout the city of Oakland.We're just beginning to understand what's possible with this hyperlocal information and today, we’re releasing data for three additional California regions, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and California’s Central Valley (the Street View cars drove 100,000 miles, over the read more »

Canyon Echoes - Protect Grand Canyon!

6 Nov 2017 | SciTech

"The elements that unite to make the Grand Canyon the most sublime spectacle in nature are multifarious and exceedingly diverse." ~ John Wesley Powell read more »

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4 Nov 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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Pay to Play in National Parks?

1 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Pay to Play in National Parks?

1 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016: WMO

31 Oct 2017 | World

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)said.read more »

Tell Sec. Zinke: Protect Americans' health from methane pollution

28 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Sierra Club Navigator October 2017 - Panther protection imperiled, Irma grants awarded, save our water!

28 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Europe's drought trends match climate change projections

26 Oct 2017 | World

Researchers have published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections.read more »

Sea-level rise, not stronger storm surge, will cause future NYC flooding

24 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may shift offshore, changing the coastal risk for the city, according to a team of climate scientists.read more »

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