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Indigenous resistance grows strong in Keystone XL battle

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2 mentions2 days ago
On cloudy days, heavy smoke fills the air of Ponca City, Okla., with grey smog that camouflages itself into the sky. The ConocoPhillips oil refinery that makes its home there uses overcast days as a disguise to release more toxins into the air. These toxins are brimming with ...

Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, The Gulf Is Still Suffering

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PJ Hahn, Coastal Zone Manager for Plaquemines Parish, examines oil along the shoreline of Bay Jimmy, which was heavily impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.In his 34 years living in Louisiana, Ryan Lambert can’t remember ever seeing young, dead ...

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

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Overfishing remans the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLOS ONE.The research, published in a paper ...

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

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8 mentions3 days ago
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Last April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people, injured at least 200, and destroyed dozens of homes, schools, and a nursing home. In the wake of the disaster, we wondered: Can we locate the industrial sites in your community where similar ...

Coal Company Cuts Off Ex-Miners From Their Health Benefits

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More than one-thousand ex-coal miners are losing their promised health benefits in eight months. Murray Energy redirected the blame in its announcement this week to the Obama administration, insisting that the largest independent coal company in the U.S. is the real victim here — of the so-called war ...

15 Years After Columbine, How "Never Again" Became "Oh Well"

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5 mentions2 days ago
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15 Years After Columbine, How "Never Again" Became "Oh Well"On April 20, 1999, two teenagers walked into a suburban high school outside of Denver and shot 13 people to death. The massacre at Columbine was not the first mass shooting in America. It was not the first mass ...

How to Battle Climate Change and Poverty Together

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World Bank President Jim Kim yesterday put climate change at the center of the fight against extreme poverty, part of an effort since he began his tenure to link the two looming global problems.Speaking at the opening of the bank's spring meetings, he noted that fewer than 100 ...

A Single Pot Plant Uses HOW Much Water?!

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4 mentions3 days ago
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Like college sophomores philosophizing over bong hits late at night, the California North Coast's booming marijuana farms languish in the smoky haze of paradox. On the one hand, they're hyperregulated—that is to say, illegal (with the exception of farms licensed to grow for the medical trade). On the ...

Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit Their Highest Point In 800,000 Years

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The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit 402 parts per million this week — the highest level recorded in at least 800,000 years.The recordings came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which marked another ominous milestone ...

Salmon farms ‘killing off wild stock’

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A GOVERNMENT review of wild fisheries in Scotland is failing to take into account the threat posed by farmed salmon, experts have claimed.The review, launched in January by Alex Salmond at the start of the River Tay fishing season, is looking at how best to manage wild fish ...

The big environmental problem highlighted by the search for Flight 370

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View Photo Gallery —An Australian navy vessel searching for a missing Malaysian airliner has picked up deep-sea acoustic signals “consistent” with those emitted by an airplane’s black box, the leader of the multinational search operation said.Officials leading the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are now focused ...

Nearly 1,000 Environmental Activists Murdered Since 2002

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At least 908 people were murdered for taking a stand to defend the environment between 2002 and 2013, according to a new report today from Global Witness, which shows a dramatic uptick in the murder rate during the past four years. Notably, the report appears on the same day that another NGO, Survival International, released a video of a gunman terrorizing a Guarani indigenous community in Brazil, which has recently resettled on land taken from them by ranchers decades ago. According to the report, nearly half of the murders over ...

Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

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Scientists recaptured P-22 in late March and, after noticing crusting on his hair and skin, treated him for mange. (National Park Service / March 27, 2014)The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the ...

Botswana bushmen: 'If you deny us the right to hunt, you are killing us'

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The San people are reaching out to Prince Charles to help overturn new laws threatening their tribal culture It costs £500 a night to stay in a luxury safari camp in the Kalahari desert in Botswana. For that price, wealthy tourists get drinks, game drives and, says one ...

Congressman Denies Manmade Climate Change, Calls It 'An Agenda-Driven Science'

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Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds ›GAINESVILLE, Florida — Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) readily admits he’s “not smart enough” to determine the roots of climate change. He is, however, able to rule out one possible cause: humans. The freshman ...

Groups rally against ocean seismic blasts

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Add Cape Canaveral to the list of coastal communities against proposed seismic airgun testing, which would shoot dynamite-like underwater blasts to survey for oil and gas deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor.Earlier the same day, the nonprofit Oceana announced that 110 local elected officials and 155 conservation and ...

Coal is not the answer to energy poverty – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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7 mentions2 weeks ago
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Despite the coal industry's claims, the developing world is looking to move away from the antiquated, polluting energy source. COAL DOES NOT alleviate poverty, it aggravates it. We of course rarely ask the poor what poverty means to them and what it will take to move them out ...

Invasive Lionfish On The Decline In Jamaica After National Campaign To Save Reefs

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.Some four years after a national campaign got started to slash numbers of ...

4 Reasons Why The Future Of Capitalism Is Homegrown, Small Scale, And Independent

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You won’t learn about it in business school, hear about it from Wall Street, or see it in Palo Alto. But if you spend time in Bushwick, Brooklyn, or on Rivington Street in Manhattan, you just might detect the outlines of an emerging “indie” capitalism. This new form ...

Ugo Bardi on Resource Depletion: The Banquet of Consequences

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"Growth is the problem; not the solution" says Ugo Bardi, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Italy's University of Florence and author of the recent book Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet. In this week's podcast, Professor Bardi and Chris discuss resource depletion and ...

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Today, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chance released the final portion of their Fifth Assessment Report. Their conclusion is clear: we have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis, but we must act quickly and decisively to stave off climatic disaster.Solving this crisis will ...

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds

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An analysis of a number of hydraulic fracturing sites in southwestern Pennsylvania has found that methane was being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the Environmental Protection Agency estimated. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,

China water contamination affects 2.4m after oil leak

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China's biggest oil company has been blamed for water contamination affecting over 2.4 million people in Lanzhou.State media said the city's environmental protection chief, Yan Zijiang, blamed it on a leak from a pipeline owned by a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation. Lanzhou Petrochemical Co., is the ...

Pompeo’s DARK Act Will Keep Consumers in the Dark

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After two states have passed GE labeling bills and more than 30 others are poised to consider similar labeling bills and ballot initiatives, the food and biotech industry have goat-roped some members of Congress into introducing legislation to block state GE labeling laws.Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kans.) has introduced ...

Big Win for Sea Turtles in Puerto Rico

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A newly hatched leatherback sea turtle takes to the sea on a beach in Puerto Rico. (Photograph by IrinaK, shutterstock; International Mapping)Last spring Puerto Rico bucked a decades-long trend by protecting 3,000 acres of pristine beaches and mangroves along the Northeast Ecological Corridor. A new law marks an ...

Eamon O'Hara on the "important catalytic effect" of community-led action

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One of the most fascinating recent studies into the impact of Transition was Local Communities Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Society, a report published by AEIDL (Association Européenne pour l’Information sur le Développement Local.It looks at Transition, permaculture and ecovillage networks, what it calls the "Silent ...

Indigenous leaders empowering communities through social enterprise

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Initiatives such as a healing centre in the Amazon forest are helping indigenous groups protect and manage their own land 'We have now grown in number and have a variety of income streams which help to protect ourselves and the land.' Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP In the late 1960s,

More than 100 scientists and economists call for rejection of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

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9 mentions2 weeks ago
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Today, more than 100 scientists and economists called on President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that would bring some of the world’s dirtiest fuel from under Canada’s Boreal forest to the Gulf Coast mainly for export. They write ...

Extreme Weather Has Driven A Ten-Fold Increase In Power Outages Over The Last Two Decades

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A new report from Climate Central has found that major power outages have increased ten times over since the early 1980s — and extreme weather is by far the biggest culprit.The analysis defined a “major power outage” as a loss of electrical power for at least 50,000 people ...

Green growth cannot make a sustainable world

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Policies can be that little bit greener. Business models can incorporate more corporate social responsibility. But the underlying structures of unsustainable economies and lifestyles remain the same.In discussions of the future of economic growth, 'business as usual' is not an option. The alternative, say many, is 'green growth': ...
 

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