Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19 News Update

Greenhouse Gas Escalation, Illustrated

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2015? *
Los Angeles-area methane leak permanently capped: officials
North Dakota has 'big concern' with hedge funds buying oil assets
State officials blocked Flint Legionnaires' probe
Baby Dolphin Dies After Tourists Pass It Around For Selfies
China needs more power to crack down on polluters - minister
Fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic blows into Australian city
Wind energy project stores electricity in massive batteries at North Cape, P.E.I.
Volkswagen Memos Suggest Emissions Problem Was Known Earlier *

Wisconsin blocks federal funds from reaching Planned Parenthood
Colorado Planned Parenthood reopens after deadly rampage

Protestors jam the Capitol rotunda Thursday during the “A Day
      Without Latinos” rally meant to draw attention to bills the group
      said are unfriendly to immigrants. The rally drew the largest
      number of people to the Capitol since the massive 2011 protests of
      Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10, which all but eliminated collective
      bargaining for public workers.
Thousands of Latinos stage pro-immigration rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters supporting janitors seeking higher pay and more
      sick time took to the streets, blocking downtown streets and
      causing massive traffic jams, Thursday, February 18, 2016 in
      Minneapolis, MN.
Morning rush hour snarled as protesters block downtown Minneapolis streets
Demonstrators block Minneapolis intersections in campaign for fair wage
Demonstrators disrupt Oregon House minimum wage debate
Oregon Senate Bill 1532--Is It Enough?
Watch: Protest erupts outside Kate Brown's office over minimum wage
Ore. lawmakers pass landmark minimum wage increase

City fails to reach agreement with Toronto outside workers
Toronto strike or lockout: What services would be affected?

Community backs St. Paul teachers’ call for progress in contract talks
Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law requiring citizenship proof
US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor
Saudi won't cut oil output, foreign minister tells AFP
Protests against India student leader's arrest spread
Union leaders criticize Obama budget for health plan tax
Paid leave statutes advance in D.C., Maryland
Flight Attendant Reformers Sweep Union Elections
What is the TPP?
Boeing engineers overwhelmingly back new labor contracts    
New York Times Invents Left-Leaning Economists to Attack Bernie Sanders
How P3s are Produced and the Secret of Their Profit Making
Ky. Senate OKs bill for two marriage licenses
Most Americans want Obama to nominate Scalia's replacement: Reuters
Dark history of Canada's First Nations pass system uncovered in new documentary
Five-Ton Generator Dropped From Crane Kills 2 in New Jersey *

Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

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