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October 20 2014

From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 17:20:49

Rich Piltz, a true climate hero, passed away Saturday. Rick was a man of principle, a genuine whistle blower, who resigned from the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2005 to protest political interference with climate change communication by the Bush-Cheney Administration.

The post A Man For All Seasons: Remembering Rick Piltz, Climate Science Whistleblower appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 17:13:27

Organizers provided 140,000 sponges that runners could use to "clean their skin that is exposed to the air."

The post Beijing Marathoners Need Facemasks And Sponges Because Of The Air Pollution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 17:10:00

The most qualified Liberians are reluctant to live and work in their country of birth.

The post Liberia's 'Brain Drain' Is Thwarting Its Efforts To Stop Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 16:48:28

Serena Williams blasted the comments as "racist and sexist," and even if they were meant as a joke, the comments are rooted in pernicious stereotypes about women athletes and their bodies.

The post Russian Tennis Official Suspended For Calling Venus And Serena 'Williams Brothers' appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 16:21:48

An analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk showed that while natural gas covered 44 percent of the energy generation left by the fall of coal, it only contributed to 30 percent of the ensuing drop in carbon emissions.

The post Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70 Percent Of The Drop In U.S. Emissions Since 2007 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 16:21:47

During the campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio said marijuana possession arrests can have "disastrous consequences for individuals and their families."

The post New York Mayor Campaigned Against Pot Crackdowns, But Possession Arrests Are Still Soaring appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 15:21:31

Most prominent Republican politicians who are not willing to talk about the science of climate change are extremely willing to talk about the science of Ebola.

The post Politicians Who Say 'I'm Not A Scientist' On Climate Offer Their Advice On Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 15:11:19

San Francisco occupies a sacrosanct place in the LGBTQ community the world over. But while people seek out a better life in the Bay Area, they don't always end up with one.

The post How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 15:01:11

Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen claims tech companies aren't "systematically discriminatory."

The post Venture Capitalist Says Tech Companies Are Diverse Because White People Have Different European Backgrounds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Mon Oct 20 2014, 14:13:47

In total, 838 square kilometers of rainforest were cleared over the past two months, an area almost ten times the size of Manhattan.

The post Amazon Deforestation Spikes 190 Percent After Long Reported Decline appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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