BP’s Oil Spill Is Still Killing Wildlife, and More!

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Deadly Beauty: Water pollution in the Gowanus Canal, New York; much of it stems from fossil fuels. Credit: Steven Hirsch; see more of his art here.

OO Four Years Later, BP’s Oil Spill Is Still Killing Gulf Wildlife

Bipolar on Climate Change: the World Bank – while the WB urges action on climate change, warning that food battles will erupt worldwide as crops begin to fail dramatically, it still pursues policies that enable more climate change.

WB spent $1 billion in 2013 subsidizing exploration for natural gas, a fossil fuel, even though we can’t burn known reserves without triggering far more catastrophic climate change. Instead of boasting how they spend nearly 4 times more on clean energy than fossil fuels, they should cut the fossil fuel cord altogether.

And 75% of World Bank backed projects don’t evaluate climate risks. What gives, WB?

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To find out how, check out Pear Energy and Ethical Electricity.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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