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Winter Weather Forecast Debate: Eric Fisher vs. Barry Burbank

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Donald Trump overshadows climate talks - Reuters TV

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Commentary: Don't put climate change deniers on the defensive

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WEATHER & ROADS: Wind advisory issued in eastern Idaho

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3 federal lawsuits on climate to watch

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St. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate Change

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IDOT, Illinois Tollway System Prepare For Winter Driving Conditions
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway say they’re prepared for winter weather to hit. The Illinois Tollway system has increased its plow and salt spreader fleet to 196 trucks this season, as they’ll have more mileage to cover with the completion of the next section of Illinois Route 390. In all, tollway system trucks will cover 294 lane miles this winter   Read More ...
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Pharrell Won’t Drop New Song Until 2117 To Raise Awareness About Climate Change
Pharrell is trying to make a statement about climate change, a widely debated issue that U.S. President Donald Trump thinks is not a man-made phenomenon despite studies saying otherwise. Pharrell will have fans all fired up for his new single, “100 Years,” for… the next 100 years. The 44-year-old singer builds up hype around his new single to raise awareness about climate change   Read More ...
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Climate activist from Portland goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the United States. Leonard Higgins, 65, of Portland is charged with trespassing and felony criminal mischief for breaking into a fenced site near Big Sandy, Montana, to turn off a valve on a Spectra Energy pipeline in October 2016   Read More ...
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the United States. Leonard Higgins, 65, of Portland is charged with trespassing and felony criminal mischief for breaking into a fenced site near Big Sandy, Montana, to turn off a valve on a Spectra Energy pipeline in October 2016   Read More ...
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in four states. Sixty-five-year-old Leonard Higgins of Portland is charged with criminal mischief and trespassing. He told The Associated Press that he wants to tell jurors his closure of a Spectra Energy pipeline valve in north-central Montana in October 2016 was necessary because climate change is an emergency and can't be ignored   Read More ...
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Factors Favoring A Challenging Winter Across New England
BOSTON (CBS) – We never issue a winter seasonal forecast in October because November is a very telling month for the winter ahead. Clearly, it is a bellwether because Boston statistics reveal that Novembers with below average mean temperatures of a degree or more yield forthcoming winters with snowfall at or above average. The average snowfall for the city is 43   Read More ...
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
BILLINGS — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down oil pipelines in four states. Sixty-five-year-old Leonard Higgins of Eugene is charged with criminal mischief and trespassing. He told The Associated Press that he wants to tell jurors his closure of a Spectra Energy pipeline valve in north-central Montana in October 2016 was necessary because climate change is an emergency and can't be ignored   Read More ...
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Winter Weather Forecast Debate: Eric Fisher vs. Barry Burbank
WBZ-TV meteorologists Eric Fisher and Barry Burbank debate on how severe this upcoming winter will be for New England. Executive producer Terry Eliasen is the moderator.   Read More ...
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US report on non-governmental efforts to combat climate change; protests
(11 Nov 2017) A group of US states, cities, businesses and universities said on Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming, even as the Trump administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. Speaking at COP 23, the global climate meeting in Bonn, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said many Americans were committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement and there was nothing "Washington could do to stop us". The group - calling itself 'America's Pledge' - said states, cities and private groups have been taking considerable steps to reduce emissions by promoting renewable energy and climate-friendly transportation systems   Read More ...
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US senators to present report on importance of fighting climate change
(11 Nov 2017) Five United States senators attending COP23 in Bonn on Saturday will offer their perspective about the UN climate conference's proceedings and the importance of America maintaining a leading role in fighting global climate change. Their initiative follows President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. In the morning, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present a report on what U.S. states and cities are doing to combat climate change in the absence of strong action from the federal government. The so-called "America's Pledge report" details U.S. states, cities, and businesses' climate-related actions to keep America on track to meet its Paris Agreement carbon reduction goals   Read More ...
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Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities
A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in addition to the effects of climate change. "It's going to be a wet gets wetter, dry gets drier world," said Dr. Georgianne Moore, Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management associate professor, College Station. "There could be big consequences, as it will affect forests, grasslands, savannas and deserts   Read More ...
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Donald Trump overshadows climate talks - Reuters TV
Transcript >> After marathon talks at the Bonn Climate Summit, almost 200 nations agreed to keep a 2015 Global Agreement on track to tackle climate change on Saturday. The Bonn meeting was under the shadow of US President Donald Trump's decision in June to withdraw from the Paris Accord and instead, promote the coal and oil industry. As the US slowly withdraws from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, some expected China to fill the vacuum, particularly given President Shi Shing Ping's drive to increase China's influence abroad   Read More ...
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Act locally to address climate change -- Kermit Hovey
I am encouraged by the positive action and attitudes to protect the climate reported in the Nov. 12 article, “Cities, states committed to Paris climate accord.” We can especially be grateful that local communities such as Middleton and Madison as well as Dane County are part of that reality. Despite Trump administration efforts to deny the science and erase the evidence from government websites, we see needed local, national, and -- as represented by the U   Read More ...
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Spokane's historic Ice Storm is now 21 years old
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marked two years since windstorm 2015 knocked down trees, caused massive damage and left thousands of people without power in and around Spokane. Just a few days later marks another historic weather-related anniversary in the region: Ice Storm 1996. Sunday, November 19, is the 21st anniversary of Ice Storm. It began as just another drizzly day in Spokane, but by its end, November 19 had produced one of the region's worst storms in 60 years   Read More ...
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North Dakota remains abnormally dry heading into winter
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Most of North Dakota remains at least abnormally dry heading into winter. The Bismarck Tribune reports about 80 percent of North Dakota remains at least abnormally dry, and that isn't likely to change anytime soon. National Weather Service hydrologist Allen Schlag in Bismarck says most of North Dakota's surface soil temperatures are at or below freezing. He says what moisture does come likely will stay on top — if it is doesn't evaporate   Read More ...
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Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben has taken a break from highlighting global warming dangers to pen what he sees as a novel of the resistance. In "Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of the Resistance," McKibben uses some of his home state quirkiness that's known for its craft beer, environmental protection and, more recently, its opposition to President Donald Trump to tout the importance of civic involvement   Read More ...
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Dozens of students rally in downtown Louisville to raise awareness about climate change
than a dozen students from duPont Manual High School's World Wildlife Club stood at the steps of Metro Hall Saturday afternoon in opposition to President Trump's exiting of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The group changed, held signs, and sang songs in a show of solidarity as part of a nation-wide event called 'Day of Dedication.' "When people actually solving the problems we are facing, like what we are doing here today with the rally, it actually pushes more forward working problems and problems that actually go from the lowest to the highest levels of power," rally organizer Destine Grigsby said   Read More ...
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Commentary: Don't put climate change deniers on the defensive
The first comprehensive study of global warming was published a little more than 50 years ago. At that time there was little public response. But the 1988 testimony in front of congress, by climatologist James Hansen, started a political backlash. This was not because of the science (as, just like today, most climatologists agree with the conclusions) but because of the implied solutions   Read More ...
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WEATHER & ROADS: Wind advisory issued in eastern Idaho
IDAHO FALLS — A winter storm warning has been cancelled in eastern Idaho, although winter weather advisories remain in effect. The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory will remain active above 6,000 feet until about 3 p.m. Friday in the following counties: Clark, Fremont, Teton, Madison, Bannock, Bonneville, Bingham, Franklin, Oneida and Caribou. About 4 inches of snow is predicted in those areas   Read More ...
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3 federal lawsuits on climate to watch
After the last two seasons of extreme drought, massive hurricanes, raging forest fires, and biblical flooding in our country, perhaps it’s time for climate catastrophe deniers to ponder three current federal lawsuits. Two are the good guys against the corporate polluters, but one, right here in Montana, is about the bad guys (polluting corporatists) against a patriot. The first lawsuit to consider is the state of New York versus ExxonMobil   Read More ...
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St. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate Change
Several groups helped organize the dedication of a time capsule Saturday in St. Paul, reports Liz Collin ( 0:36). WCCO 4 News At 6 – November 18, 2017.   Read More ...
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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout
Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, presiding at the two-week talks in Bonn, said the outcome "underscores the importance of keeping the momentum and of holding the spirit and vision of our Paris Agreement   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany | As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a “blue-collar” event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a “blue-collar” event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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City's posting of 'deleted' EPA pages is a bit overheated
In July, Minneapolis city officials issued a news release proclaiming: "Minneapolis posts deleted EPA climate change data." The city was joining a national effort to showcase the agency's climate science, in the face of President Donald Trump EPA appointees' denial that human activities are warming the climate. One problem: The web pages in question are still on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website   Read More ...
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When to Worry about a Sore Throat
The winter season has certainly arrived—with snot dripping, cough droplets swarming, temperatures spiking, and sick people moaning. Germs are spreading faster than wildfire as I write. And a sore throat is often where the story all begins. The winter season seems to also trigger allergies, asthma, and holiday dietary indiscretions. Therefore, many of you reading this may be wondering why you seem to have developed a sore throat   Read More ...
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Global Warming: New York, Miami, And Oakland Among 670 U.S. Cities At Risk As The Ice Melts
It was reported earlier this week that climate change scientists have announced that global carbon emissions are rising after showing signs of leveling out over the past three years. As reported by CBS News global emissions have risen by two percent in 2017, a trend that has climate change scientists worried. The Global Carbon Project team announced that emissions this year will be almost 41 billion tons, up from 9   Read More ...
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At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future
The Trump administration’s vow to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement by 2020 has made that peer pressure dynamic more complicated. While State Department officials still attended this year’s talks and helped shape rules around how countries will report their progress on emissions, the world’s richest nation is no longer seeking to lead the fight against climate change. Virtually everyone at the Bonn conference acknowledged that the world’s nations are still failing to prevent drastic global warming in the decades ahead   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a "blue-collar" event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’: Host of ’90s kids show turns his crusade to climate-change deniers
Bill Nye, the lanky, bow-tied TV science advocate, is still a hero to a generation of young adults who eagerly watched his 1990s series, “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” in classrooms or on afternoon television. The fast-paced, half-hour educational show made science fun, with hands-on experiments that kids could replicate at home. Nye also used such thrilling stunts as parasailing to demonstrate wind force, or explained the Earth’s ecosystem while speeding down the road in a grass-covered car   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a "blue-collar" event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties were meeting Saturday with the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens   Read More ...
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German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties were meeting Saturday with the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a "blue-collar" event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance
BONN, Germany (AP) - As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a "blue-collar" event designed to hammer out the technical details of the 2015 Paris climate accord   Read More ...
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Weather Talk: It's the little snows that are the most dangerous
In some ways, the relatively minor winter weather systems are more dangerous than the really big storms. When the region is shut down by a big blizzard, most folks close the door and stay in. But when the forecast calls for light snow or patchy freezing drizzle, there is a tendency for many people to hit the highways despite the weather   Read More ...
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EXPERT VIEWS-Despite U.S. lagging, climate action gathers speed, if limited cash
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After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?
BONN, Germany (AP) — As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming: — Dec. 12, 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited more than 100 world leaders to Paris for the second anniversary of the landmark climate accord forged in the city in 2015   Read More ...
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Climate meeting goes all night, ends after financing talks
BONN, Germany (AP) — Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who presided over the meeting, swung the gavel about 7 a.m. Saturday. He praised delegates for honing the rules for the 2015 Paris accord on fighting global warming and setting a course for countries to raise their emissions-reduction targets in the coming years   Read More ...
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