Monthly Archives: July 2014

Water Bandits in Dry India, $2.4 Trillion in Climate Costs So Far, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Rising Costs: OO Weather Disasters Have Cost the Globe $2.4 Trillion Rising Global Heat: OO NOAA State Of The Climate In 2013: ‘Our Planet Is Becoming A Warmer Place’ OO Planet is Running a Temp: … Continue reading

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Fracking Could Contaminate Aquifers, Endangered Dolphins, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO California Halts Injection Of Fracking Waste — It May Be Contaminating Aquifers Marine mammals such as these dolphins are being threatened by seismic surveys for useless fossil fuels. Wikipedia Obama Administration Opens Eastern … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change: Taxing Coal, Deciding About Fracking, and More!

WHAT WORKS Speaking Out: OO In US Energy Boom, Communities Increasingly Decide If Fracking Comes To Town OO Colorado: Most Want Voters To Decide Whether Their Community Welcomes Fracking OO This Congressional Candidate Isn’t Running From Climate Change, She’s Running … Continue reading

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Germany Is Tops at Energy Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS Germany Outcompetes All in Energy Efficiency; US Lags Behind Major Economies reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay, in the latest report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The U.S. came in at number 13 out … Continue reading

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Solar Power Starts to Boom in Latin America, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SAILING Venture capital continues to flow into the US solar industry, specifically $31 million to solar film cell startup Solerel. One US solar company has just hired ex NBA basketball star Bill Walton to market residential solar (score high, Bill!) Welcome NBA … Continue reading

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Keeping Carbon Stored in Forests: Madagascar, Congo, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FOREST UPDATES One of the colorful inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest, the scarlet macaw. Credit Rhett Butler, mongabay.com OO Scale Of Amazon Rainforest Carbon Loss Is More than thought due to small scale deforestation: wildfires, pasture intrusion, and selective logging, … Continue reading

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Envisioning a Sustainable India, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK for Climate Change By exporting coal the US is enabling more global climate change. Fossil Fuel Follies: OO Obama administration Tacitly Promoting US Coal Exports  OO US Government Keeps Increasing Huge Fossil Fuel Subsidies  OO America’s Oil Consumption Is Rising, … Continue reading

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