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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Rising Climate Risks: Drying Forests Worsen Warming, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE CC’s Ferocious Feedbacks: Climate-Linked Drought Cutting Forests’ Carbon-Storing Ability – Climate extremes are dramatically cutting the ability of trees to sequester carbon, threatening to convert some forests from carbon sinks into carbon sources, finds a study … Continue reading

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What Works for Climate Action: Churches Divest, and More!

WHAT WORKS New UN Report Outlines ‘Pathways’ to Cut CO2 Emissions of Major Emitters reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Switching from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy and upping energy efficiency runs through all the various national plans, and assumes solar and wind … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Gets the Microgrid Lift, China Greening, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO California Ready to Fund the Next Wave of Microgrids Paired With Renewables and Storage OO As Extreme Weather Surges, Distributed Energy Takes On New Meaning for the US Grid OO Investment In US Clean Energy Recovers from 2012 Slump … Continue reading

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