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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 congressman’s remarks came in an interview with ThinkProgress Monday following a town hall meeting. Asked about ...

Groups rally against ocean seismic blasts

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Opposition is growing against allowing airguns that shoot dynamite-like underwater blasts to survey for oil and gas deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor. On Tuesday, the nonprofit Oceana announced that 110 local elected officials and 155 conservation and animal welfare groups have joined their campaign against seismic airgun ...

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

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7 mentions6 days 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 ...

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 ...

Eat the Invaders Program Is Working in Jamaica

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4 mentions3 days ago
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 ...

We Have What We Need To Solve the Climate Crisis

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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 ...

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 ...

Pompeo’s DARK Act Will Keep Consumers in the Dark

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2 mentions6 days ago
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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 ...

Indigenous Leaders Empower Communities Through Social Enterprise

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In the late 1960s, Tashka Yawanawá's father, from the Yawanawá Amazonian indigenous group, was in the first generation of his people to make contact with the outside world. They wanted to assert their rights to their land, prevent deforestation, and continue living ecologically. "Twenty years later my dad ...

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

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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 ...

Community-Led Action in Transition Villages Leads to Rapid Changes

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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 ...

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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2 mentions16 hours ago
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 ...

Senator Threatens To Block Nominee For Top Climate Post Because She Accepts Climate Science

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2 mentions7 days ago
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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., asks a question during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about immigrant women and immigration reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2013.President Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean air office will be getting at least one “no” vote from ...

How Wales is defeating bovine TB without killing badgers

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In many ways what is being achieved in Wales mirrors what happened in GB during the Area Eradication Strategy (AES) of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.In Wales the number of cattle slaughtered due to bovine TB has nearly halved in just 4 years, from 11,671 in 2009 down ...

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water

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4 mentions3 days ago
Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found.A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found the behavior of ...

IPCC Report: The Scientists Have Done Their Bit. Now? It's Up to Us

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So, there we have it. The seven-year task undertaken by hundreds of the world's leading scientists, who sifted through thousands of the latest peer-reviewed studies examining the causes, impacts and mitigation options of climate change, is over. The last of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change's (IPCC) three ...

Obama Unveils New Wildfire Strategy Citing New Risks Posed By Climate Change

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3 mentions7 days ago
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With wildfire season just around the corner and much of the west and southwest still dangerously dry, the Obama Administration has released its National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.The strategy addresses factors exacerbating wildfire danger such as climate change, increasing community sprawl, and pests and disease affecting forest ...

Eco-Friendly Diapers Made From Jellyfish - D-brief

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Move over Brawny, there’s a new product in the works with the strength to get the job done, and it comes from the sea. Cine’al Ltd., an Israeli nanotechnology start-up, is developing a line of super-absorbing products made from jellyfish.Jellyfish populations worldwide have been exploding in recent years,

10 reasons hopping on your bike is the best thing ever

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2 mentions6 days ago
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We've talked about the things holding you back from cycling, now it's only fair that we mention the many ways readers' lives are enriched by hopping on a bike The most cited reason. Birds and pilots may disagree, but even flying doesn't come as close to the sensation ...

Responsible Reef Practices While Diving

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The Great Barrier Reef and other reefs throughout the world are delicately balanced ecosystems and while they are spectacular as well as resilient, we must do our best to leave them as we found them. We compiled this list of reef safe diving practices to enable the reefs of the world to be enjoyed for years to come. * Move slowly and deliberately in the water, relax and take your time – relax and avoid rapid changes in direction. * Avoid making sudden or loud noises underwater. * Avoid leaning ...

Group Says Keystone XL Would Disproportionately Harm Latinos

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Thousands of protestors gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants and “move beyond” coal and natural gas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.If President Obama ...

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet

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4 mentions6 days ago
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We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters 'The negative impacts of Keystone XL will affect the whole world, our shared world, the only world we have.' Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP Twenty-five years ago ...

Five pathways to post-capitalist 'renaissance' by a former oil man

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4 mentions7 days ago
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In The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance, Dr Jeremy Leggett – a former oil geologist and government adviser on renewable energy – warns of the risk of an imminent global oil crash as early as next year, and no later than 2020.In my ...

Call climate change what it is: violence

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If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence ...

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels

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3 mentions7 days ago
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Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies.Roughly 29pc of electricity capacity added in America last year came from solar, rising to 100pc even in Massachusetts and ...
 

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