“Houston Faces Another Threat: Damaged Refineries Spewing Toxic Fumes”


HUFFINGTON POST

“At least 10 refineries on the Texas coast have shut down. And whenever a refinery has to be closed or restarted, especially in emergency situations, its emissions far exceed what’s typically allowed.

“Upsets or sudden shutdowns can release large plumes of sulfur dioxide or toxic chemicals in just a few hours, exposing downwind communities to peak levels of pollution that are much more likely to trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory systems,” a 2012 study by the Environmental Integrity Project found.”  MORE

“Coal CEO gets real on Trump’s coal jobs promise: “He can’t bring them back””


SALON

Robert Murray is no friend of carbon dioxide restrictions, but he is a realist about creating more coal jobs

“Great Barrier bleach: Mass bleaching is hitting world’s largest coral reef system”


SALON

Climate change, causing warming waters, is causing the coral reef to be in a precarious position

“Baby Doomers: As climate change threatens to strain resources, women are increasingly reevaluating reproductive decisions. Now, these women are angry”


SALON

People weigh parenting decisions because a child in America produces 45,000 pounds of CO2 yearly. In Ethiopia? 221
People weigh parenting decisions because a child in America produces 45,000 pounds of CO2 yearly. In Ethiopia? 221

“EPA admits that fracking can contaminate drinking water”


THINK PROGRESS

Good thing so many people in Trump’s cabinet have ties to the fracking industries.
Good thing so many people in Trump’s cabinet have ties to the fracking industries.

CARTOON


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“Police turn water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in below-freezing temperatures”


THINK PROGRESS

Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.
Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.

CARTOON


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‘We’re here, but we’re invisible’: Native Americans fight to vote on their reservations”


THINK PROGRESS

A federal judge on Tuesday will hear an emergency motion to open more polling locations.
A federal judge on Tuesday will hear an emergency motion to open more polling locations.

CARTOON


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