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Step Up Action And Adapt To 'New Climate Reality', UN Environment Report Urges   
January 15, 2021
Source: Scoop - According to the 2020 Adaptation Gap Report, released on Thursday by the UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ), as temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new...
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Ken Paxton Only Attorney General Not to Sign Letter Condemning Capitol Riot   
January 15, 2021
Source: Newsweek on MSN.com - Texas Ken Paxton has not signed a letter to Acting U.S. Jeff Rosen condemning the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6, making him the only state AG not to do so. The attorneys general of 50 U.S.
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My Word | Break the silence on carbon trading   
January 15, 2021
Source: Times-Standard - It is long past time to break the silence that pervades the North Coast on carbon trading mechanisms, such as the California cap-and-trade program, officially known as the Western Climate
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Indiana attorney general declines to sign letter condemning U.S. Capitol attack   
January 15, 2021
Source: KPCNews - The Indiana Democratic Party observed that Rokita's effort to equate police killing protests with an attack on the Capitol is unfortunately in keeping with his pledge to "always be for
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FDA 2021 budget increases funds for food safety programs   
January 15, 2021
Source: Meat - The overall fiscal 2021 FDA budget, which includes the agency’s activities in the spheres of drugs and medical devices as well as food safety, provided for $3.21 billion in discretionary funding in fiscal year 2021.
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton doesn't sign bi-partisan letter from 50 attorneys general condemning riot at US Capitol   
January 15, 2021
Source: KENS - After the riots at the U.S. Capitol, Paxton falsely said the rioters were not supporters of President Donald Trump, citing incorrect reports.
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Adaptation Gap Report 2020   
January 14, 2021
Source: ReliefWeb - An analysis of four major climate and development funds – the Global Environment Facility, the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and the International Climate Initiative – suggested that ...
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Allergen labeling and cannabis highlighted in budget   
January 14, 2021
Source: Baking Business - The enactment in December of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, including approval of the US Food and Drug Administration budget for fiscal year 2021, should ensure continuity in the nation’s food safety programs...
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FDA food safety programs see increased funding   
January 14, 2021
Source: FoodBusinessNews - The overall fiscal 2021 FDA budget, which includes the agency’s activities in the spheres of drugs and medical devices as well as food safety, provided for $3.21 billion in discretionary funding in fiscal year 2021.
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Rokita declines to join AGs in condemning Capitol riot, issues own statement   
January 14, 2021
Source: Indianapolis Star on MSN.com - Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita declined to join a group of 50 attorneys general who signed a letter condemning the U.S. Capitol riots.
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