BRILLIANT GRAPHIC SHOWS SURFACE AREA REQUIRED TO POWER CALIFORNIA WITH 100% RENEWABLES...

Sep 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Tafline Laylin  INHABITAT View Slideshow Cold hard science in the clean energy space has a wonderful way of debunking misinformation fueled by politics and corporate greed, and nobody does that better than the husband and wife team behind the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). Elizabeth and Monoian and Robert Ferry have dished up an illuminating new infographic which demonstrates how much surface area is required to transition California away from energy sources that jeopardize planetary health to 100 percent renewables; take a closer look after the jump. LAGI writes: “Starting in 2009 with the Surface Area Required to Power the World with Solar, we have been making the case that the renewable energy transition, while a huge undertaking, is not any more ambitious in scale than previous human endeavors, and that the...

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‘A Five-Alarm Threat to Our Food Supply’: Experts Describe Bayer-Monsanto Merger...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food A scary future for farmers around the world. By Katherine Paul / AlterNet NEW YORK CITY – MAY 23 2015: environmental activists joined a global day out against Monsanto’s GMO programs & demanding that foods be labeled. Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com It’s been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do”—ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy couple themselves, to weigh in on the pros and cons. Reactions poured in from all the usual suspects. Groups like the Farmers Union, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth and others didn’t mince words when it came to condemning the deal. (Organic Consumers Association tagged it a “Marriage Made in Hell” back in May, pre-announcement, when the two mega-corporations were still...

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TRIBES IN CANADA AND U.S. JOIN FORCES AGAINST TAR SANDS PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Alejandro Dávila Fragoso Climate Reporter @ThinkProgress. Treaty signals a coordinated opposition to crude oil transport. native Americans head to a rally at the State Capitol in Denver, CO, earlier this month. CREDIT: AP/DAVID ZALUBOWSKI Dozens of native tribes from Canada and the United States have joined forces against Alberta’s tar sands crude oil transport with the signing of a treaty Thursday. Calling for a clean and sustainable economy, tribes said any further pipeline or rail development for Canadian tar sands puts indigenous territories and waterways at serious risk to toxic spills. In the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, tribes also said development “will unquestionably fuel catastrophic climate change.” Tribes signed “this treaty because we needed to, mother earth can’t take any more of this pollution,” Judy Wilson, chief of the Canadian Neskonlith...

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THE BIGGEST THING A PRESIDENT’S EVER DONE ON CLIMATE IS IN THE HANDS OF 10 JUDGES...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Revisit the history before the Clean Power Plan goes to court. CLIMATE PROGRESS Mountains of coal; wind turbine. CREDIT: FLICKR USER WACKELIJMROOSTER The Obama administration’s biggest action to cut carbon emissions from the power sector will get its biggest test next Tuesday when the full en banc D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case will decide whether the EPA violated the law when it finalized its carbon rule — the Clean Power Plan — to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector under the Clean Air Act. This is a significant case, and the D.C. Circuit took the somewhat unprecedented step of having the full court (that’s what en banc means) hear the case instead of the court’s normal three-judge panel — previously scheduled for a hearing last June. This signifies both...

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Institutions worth $2.6 trillion have now pulled investments out of fossil fuels...

Sep 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Coalition of 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions are shifting assets from coal, oil and gas companies to tackle climate change Leonardo DiCaprio on a climate change march in New York in 2014. The actor has committed to divesting his money from fossil fuels. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Damian Carrington and Emma Howard   THE GUARDIAN   Leonardo DiCaprio and over 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions are now committed to pulling their money from fossil fuel companies, together representing a remarkable $2.6tn of investments, it was revealed on Tuesday. A new analysis shows the value of the funds committed to selling off their investments in coal, oil and gas companies has rocketed in the last year, rising 50-fold. Major pension funds and insurance companies have joined the universities and churches that founded the divestment movement, all...

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BATTLING MOTHER NATURE: Why New York probably won’t abandon its waterfront in the face of climate change...

Sep 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The city can’t surrender its waterfront. But it will have to do something to make it storm-proof. Ben Adler, Grist   FILE – This Dec. 4, 2012, file photo shows the ruins of Breezy Point in the Queens borough of New York where fire burned 130 houses during Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)(Credit: AP) This post initially appeared on Grist Even under the best-case scenarios for climate change, much of New York City will be under water in 100 years. The city would be smart to retreat from its waterfront, according to experts quoted in a recent alarming feature article in New York magazine. But should the city really abandon its coastlines? And, given current political realities, how could it even do so? The article, written by Andrew Rice, suggests that waterfront...

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David Letterman Returns to TV to Talk About Climate Change (Video)...

Sep 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment It will be his first work on television since he left The Late Show a year-and-a-half ago. By Kristin Falzon / EcoWatch   VIA ALTERNET NEW YORK-MAY 21: David Letterman attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City. Photo Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com David Letterman is taking a break from retirement and is returning to TV to lend his voice to the important issues of climate change. Letterman will lend his wry humor and interview skills to National Geographic Channel’s Emmy-winning climate change documentary-series Years of Living Dangerously. It will be his first work on television since he left The Late Show a year-and-a-half ago. The show’s producers, Joel Bach and David Gelber, told Rolling Stone they reached out to Letterman after noticing his particular interest in...

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VIDEO: ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS IS OUTDATED...

Sep 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The clean energy revolution is now unstoppable. THINK PROGRESS BY JOEL ROMM Europe’s biggest floating solar panel array at a UK reservoir. CREDIT: Matt Dunham, AP. Back in May, I began a series, “Almost everything you know about climate change solutions is outdated.” It’s now in its fifth month because the clean energy revolution keeps making big advances in real time that are ignored or misreported by major media outlets like the New York Times. Fortunately, some of the most sophisticated and credible energy and financial institutions have been analyzing the trend in detail. These include Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the International Energy Agency, and Goldman Sachs to name but three. Coal And Gas To Begin ‘Terminal Decline’ In Less Than A Decade, Bloomberg Says A stunning new forecast on “peak fossil...

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We May All Have to Cut Carbs Thanks to Climate Change...

Sep 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food Rising global temperatures will harm wheat harvests—and poor countries will be hardest hit. By Jason Best / TakePart   VIA ALTERNET Beautiful woman with fresh fragrant bread. Crispy rolls. Bread Baking. Photo Credit: SvetlanaFedoseyeva/Shutterstock It seems that as the world’s temperature heats up, more of the world may be forced to go gluten-free. Remember when climate change was commonly called “the greenhouse effect,” which seemed to suggest that at the very worst we might all end up living in a kind of perpetual summer surrounded by lush greenery? It would be a little humid, maybe, but might otherwise resemble a verdant, abundant, postindustrial Garden of Eden? Oh, those were the days. On the contrary, climate experts and agricultural scientists have long warned that climate change will likely wreak havoc on the global food...

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GHOST FORESTS ARE EERIE EVIDENCE OF RISING SEAS...

Sep 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock coastal ghosts By John Upton GRIST Cross-posted from Climate Central Jennifer Walker stepped off her kayak into a wall of riverside grass. She steadied herself and stooped to scoop soil into a jar, then disappeared into the thicket for more. Analysis of amoeba fossils in the researcher’s samples may help to explain why, jutting above the head-high marsh grass a couple hundred feet further back, a cedar forest was dead. Bare trunks of dead coastal forests are being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coastline, killed by the advance of rising seas. The “ghost forests,” as scientists call them, offer eerie evidence of some of the world’s fastest rates of sea-level rise. ghost-forest-2 Ted Blanco/Climate Central Forests provide habitat and protect against global warming, but they’re declining worldwide because of land clearing,...

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SHOULD NEW YORK CITY ABANDON ITS WATERFRONT?...

Sep 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Rockaway Park, NYC, a few weeks after Hurricane Sandy. cgc76 Wet behind the piers By Ben Adler GRIST Even under the best-case scenarios for climate change, much of New York City will be under water in 100 years. The city would be smart to retreat from its waterfront, according to experts quoted in a recent alarming feature article in New York magazine. But should the city really abandon its coastlines? And, given current political realities, how could it even do so? The article, written by Andrew Rice, suggests that waterfront areas where new high-rise offices, apartment buildings, and parks are being developed — such as the far west side of Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, and Queens’ Long Island City — will be inundated and uninhabitable circa 2100. The crucial point Rice makes is...

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Signs That Wind Power Is Gaining Strength in the U.S. (Video)...

Sep 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Juan Cole TRUTHDIG The Iowa Utility Board has approved a $3 bn. MidAmerica wind farm project which will be the country’s largest, due to come on line in 2019, and which will generate enough electricity to power 800,000 homes! I looked this up, and there are only about 1.2 million households in Iowa!  This one project could power 2/3s of the state’s homes!  Of course, you still have commercial uses of power, and then the transportation sector includes 4.3 million registered vehicles, which are almost all fueled by carbon-emitting petroleum.  But still, you have to wonder if Iowa will be the first 100% green energy state.  (Iowa has the advantage of being a midwest wind corridor; some other areas of the country, like the Deep South, are much less well endowed...

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NEW PATENT BOOSTS HOPE FOR CARBON CAPTURE...

Sep 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Tim Radford / Climate News Network Emissions from coal-fired power plants have massively increased carbon dioxide ratios in the atmosphere. (UniversityBlogSpot via Flickr) LONDON—A technology that could in theory catch 90% of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists. Employing an enzyme-based membrane fabric 10 times thinner than a soap bubble, it could separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen or oxygen and speed up its dissolution in water by a factor of 10 million. And its triumphant designers say that, in laboratory trials, it does the job—at a cost-effective $40 a ton. “If we applied it to a single coal-fired power plant, then over one year we could avoid CO2 emissions equivalent to planting 63 million trees and letting them grow for 10 years,” says Susan Rempe,...

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WHAT DESIGNERS CAN LEARN FROM INDIGENOUS CULTURES IN THE COMING YEARS...

Sep 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Steven Bingler   COMMONEDGE.ORG Scientists have now confirmed that a significant rise in sea levels will occur over the next several decades, creating extreme, and in some cases catastrophic, changes in our coastal landscapes. Millions will be faced with moving to higher ground. This “climate retreat”—which will be the planning issue of our time—is already underway.   On Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, more than 800 Quinault Indian Nation tribal members are being forced to abandon their traditional clamming, crabbing and salmon fishing businesses, and resettle on safer land. Fawn Sharp, the Nation’s president recently lamented:  “Our ancestors were good stewards of the land, yet we seem to be paying the price for others who don’t share the same values.”   For thousands of years, indigenous planners like those in the Quinault Nation relied on...

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HOW TPP THREATENS OUR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Sep 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Van Jones   SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE David Lester drives a tractor through a flooded street in Breaux Bridge, La. Photo: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, TNS Photo: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, TNS David Lester drives a tractor through a flooded street in Breaux Bridge, La. In the past month, wildfires forced tens of thousands of people across California to evacuate their homes. Over the same period, historic floods in Louisiana destroyed or damaged more than 60,000 homes, uprooting families and ruining lives. Whether fire or water, we know that human-induced climate change is making natural disasters more frequent and more intense. So why are some in Washington pushing hard for a policy that would make climate change considerably worse? This fall, Congress is likely to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership — an agreement among 12 nations along...

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WHAT OBAMA’S CLIMATE LEGACY TELLS US ABOUT EXECUTIVE POWER...

Sep 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Bill Scher  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE President Barack Obama recently sat with the New York Times to discuss his legacy on climate, and was asked about his failure to enact legislation to cap greenhouse emission. He responded: “Here, in 2016, we’ve actually achieved more carbon emissions [reduction] that we would have under the cap-and-trade bill that … went down in [Congress].” This is correct, though more context is needed. The cap-and-trade bill that passed the House but never reached the Senate floor aimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, from their level in 2005, 3 percent by 2012 and 17 percent in 2020. If those reductions were steady, there would have been a 6.5 percent cut by 2014. Blocked by Congress, Obama leveraged executive power. For example, vehicle fuel-efficiency standards have been raised. Stricter...

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HOW TO STOP CAPITALISM’S DEADLY WAR WITH NATURE...

Sep 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Paul Street  TRUTHDIG   So far, 2016 is the hottest year on record. So was 2015. So was 2014. (John McColgan / U.S. Department of Agriculture) Earth scientists now know that the history of our planet has been set for some time in our current geological age, the Anthropocene. According to leading experts Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen and John McNeill, in this era, “human activities have become so pervasive and profound that they rival the great forces of Nature and are pushing the earth into planetary terra incognita. The Earth is rapidly moving into a less biologically diverse, less forested, much warmer, and probably wetter and stormier era.” We are living in a “no-analogue state” in which “the Earth system has recently moved well outside the range of natural variability.” The...

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Record-smashing August means long-awaited ‘jump’ in global warming is here...

Sep 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THINK PROGRESS Every month of 2016 has set a temperature record. NASA temperature analysis for August: “Another month, another record.” Credit: NASA We appear to be in the midst of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. And that means “The kinds of extreme weather we have seen over the past year or so will be routine all too soon, but then even worse records will be set,” as Kevin Trenberth, one of the world’s leading climatologists, told me. NASA has reported that last month was not merely “the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping,” it tied with this July 2016 for the “warmest month ever recorded.” And for 11 straight months (starting October 2015), the world has set a new monthly record for high temperature. So even though 2014 set the record at...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Film ‘Before the Flood’ Puts the Threats to Our Planet on Center Stage...

Sep 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Environment The actor and activist takes viewers around the globe to highlight the perils of a warming planet. By Lorraine Chow / EcoWatch   VIAALTERNET September 12, 2016   CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Premiere of ‘The Great Gatsby’ at The 66th Cannes Film Festival Festivals on May 15, 2013 in Cannes, France Photo Credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com Leonardo DiCaprio may be the star of his latest documentary, Before the Flood, but something much bigger takes center stage: Earth. The Oscar-winning actor and longtime environmental advocate celebrated the world premiere of his climate change documentary on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). National Geographic explorer Dr. Enric Sala and Leonardo DiCaprio watching and listening to narwhals on an ice shelf near the North Pole. (image: TIFF via EcoWatch) “Looking forward to sharing this documentary with...

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THE WESTERN UNITED STATES FACES AN EXPLOSION OF WILDFIRES...

Sep 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network       A wildfire in California’s Sequoia National Forest last month forms a smoky backdrop for charred landscape nearby. (Lance Cheung / U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr) CLEAR LAKE, California—The blackened tree stumps stand out against a clear blue sky. The land is burned, and there is a smell of charcoal and ash in the air. People in this area are used to wildfires, but as California and much of the western US endures its fifth year of severe drought, residents are wondering when there will be any respite from the flames and smoke. Mike Mohler, a battalion chief with the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, says that although there was substantial rainfall in northern California earlier this year, those five drought years...

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A clear contrast of sustainable and unsustainable farming practices — in 20 seconds!...

Sep 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] GRIST … till proven guilty Of course, there are scores of variables when it comes to sustainable farming, but this little video shows the huge difference between no-till and conventional farming: The video starts on a no-till field — one that isn’t ever plowed. Instead of tilling, or turning over the soil to kill weeds, farmers plant directly into the thatch of grasses and usually use an application of herbicide to knock down weeds. When farmers leave fields bare, like in the other field, soil washes away and local waters are polluted. Ground cover protects the soil and dramatically reduces erosion. People often think sustainable farming means no chemicals, but sometimes judicious use of chemistry allows for more environmentally friendly options — like keeping the ground covered. Want to learn more? Here are one, two, three stories...

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TEMPERATURES RISE, AND WE’RE COOKED...

Sep 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof   NYTIMES ONE of Donald Trump’s 100 wackiest ideas is that climate change is a hoax fabricated by China to harm America. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing uncompetitive,” Trump once tweeted. He later said, unconvincingly, that he had been kidding about China, but he has emphasized that he does not believe in climate change and would end serious efforts to prevent it. That obstinacy confronts a new wave of research showing that climate change is much more harmful than we had imagined. Until now, the focus has been on rising seas, more intense hurricanes, acidification of oceans, drought and crop failures. But new studies are finding that some of the most important effects will be directly on...

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167 Tiny Maps Tell the Major Story of Climate Change...

Sep 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] nvironment Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed over the past three decades. By Brian Kahn / Climate Central  VIA ALTERNET A city showing the effect of Climate Change Photo Credit: kwest/Shutterstock Climate change just got another telling visual courtesy of the famed temperature spiral creator. But rather than a graph, it’s a series of 167 maps. Alone, they each tell the story of whether a year was mostly hot or mostly cold or mostly average. Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed since the 1850s, including the rapid rise over the past three decades. Credit: Ed Hawkins Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, is responsible for the latest visual. You may remember him from the temperature spiral that went viral earlier this year. Turns out he’s still...

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Time For Obama and Clinton To Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline...

Sep 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The fight between Native Americans and the financial interests dead set on pushing an environmentally hazardous oil pipeline through sacred Native lands in the Midwest has intensified Thursday, ahead of what is expected to be a climactic court decision Friday on whether work on the pipeline can proceed. This confrontation over the Dakota Access Pipeline challenges President Obama, the Democratic candidate who is seeking to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, and Congress to be clear whose side they are on – Native and non-Native Americans seeking to protect vital waterways and land from the risks of oil spills (and to stop global warming by leaving oil in the ground and using renewables instead) or the fossil fuel industry and its pursuit of profits at the expense of people and the planet. So far, neither...

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FOR CLIMATE ACTIVISTS, THE G20 SUMMIT WAS A MIXED BAG...

Sep 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The good, the bad, and the ugly of climate at the G20 Summit. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference after the conclusion of the G-20 Summit. CREDIT: AP/MARK SCHIEFELBEIN On Monday night, the world’s biggest economies shook hands and pulled the curtain closed on the annual G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. And while climate change made headlines during the summit as two of the world’s biggest emitters officially joined the Paris climate agreement, climate and environmental activists are more concerned with what the G20 failed to consider than what it did. “The G20 failed to set the right priorities,” Pirmin Spiegel, General Director at the Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation — a member of the international Climate Action Network — said in a statement. “They don’t seem to care for our common home. While climate...

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Burning Economic Issues Behind America’s Wildfire Problem...

Sep 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] fire By Andrew C. Revkin Photo A view of the “Erskine Fire,” which raced through grassy hills and small towns in Kern County, Calif., in late June, killing a married couple.Credit Photograph by Michael Cuffe Photo A deadly 58-square-mile blaze destroyed 200 homes in central California in late June.Credit Associated Press The West, and federal taxpayers, have a serious and growing problem as communities continue to expand in and around forested and grassy landscapes prone to fire. As Headwaters Economics has shown so vividly in fine-grained maps, there is a vast amount of developable land in vulnerable zones that, without changed policies, will greatly increase exposure to hazard, and do so even as climate change boosts odds of fire-friendly conditions. The list of government reports, scientific studies and media accounts warning of terrible...

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U.S. Companies Publicly Support Climate Action, Privately Fund Deniers...

Sep 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Companies say they support Obama’s climate policy, but give money to climate-denying lawmakers. CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Seth Perlman Companies like Pepsi, DuPont, and Google might say that they support climate action, but in reality, they are funding lawmakers opposed to President Obama’s climate agenda, according to a Reuters report released Tuesday morning. Over the last year, more than 150 companies have signed on to the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge,” a commitment created by Obama to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable practices and show their support for the Paris climate agreement. But in looking at the 25 largest donations made during the 2016 election cycle by the political action committees of the 30 largest publicly traded companies involved in the pledge, Reuters found a discrepancy between the businesses’ outward support for climate...

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California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves...

Sep 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows. By Abraham Lustgarten / ProPublica   VIA ALTERNET Oil field in California’s Central Valley. Photo Credit: IRC/Shutterstock As the western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry. Heeding this warning, California passed new laws in late 2014 that for the first time require the state to account for its groundwater resources and measure how much water is being used. Yet California’s natural resources agency, with the oversight and consent of the...

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The Tide Is Turning for a New Source of Green Energy...

Sep 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The first underwater turbines are connected to Scotland’s power grid. A tidal energy turbine is loaded onto a barge in Invergordon, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.   Two turbines installed off Scotland’s coast aren’t harnessing the country’s winds to generate power. Instead, these blades are spinning underwater, using an even more predictable renewable power source in the region—tides. The offshore array is the world’s first network of tidal turbines to deliver electricity to the power grid, according to Nova Innovation, the company behind the development. Advertisement That’s a big step for green power generation, as it shows commercial viability for a marine-based power source to create renewable energy. Unlike solar and wind power, where power production stops when the sun...

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Dan Rather pens fierce and poignant assessment of Trump’s speech: ‘It was red meat for the crowd’...

Sep 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Leslie Salzillo  DAILY KOS Share this article Legendary American journalist Dan Rather posted a powerful opinion on his Facebook page today about the speech Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made on Wednesday. Rather’s words are like a wake-up call with a hard punch in the stomach. I started bolding some of the text that stood out, but found myself wanting to bold more and more. Almost every line included in the piece is like a meme that sounds off truth and at the same time is haunting. In the end, I opted to remove all the bold in order not distract from Rather’s talent. He ventures into so many important elements of  Trump and is speech. It just needs to be read—in full—as is. Here is Dan Rather’s Facebook post of September 1, 2016. “Um. Wow. If anybody thought that Donald Trump would deliver a moderated speech on immigration, that ended pretty...

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