Monthly Archives: August 2014

Keeping carbon stored: Underestimating Logging, Eagles Decline, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Knobbed hornbill. Some forest specialists, like some hornbills and parrots, require tree hollows typically found in old trees that may be absent in heavily logged forests.Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay Ecologists Underestimating The Impacts Of … Continue reading

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Climate Change Risks: Birds Decline, Long Droughts, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE OO As Temperatures Rise, Britain Is Losing Its Waterbirds But birds in the U.S. are also being affected. Record-Setting Drought Intensifies in Parched California reports Andrea Tompson at Climate Central. While the drought can’t be … Continue reading

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Climate Change Follies: Polluters Pay Little Taxes, Fracking Spills, and More!

Fossil Fuel Follies: OO Big Oil Companies Pay Just 11+ % Tax Rate, report finds. Time to nix THAT tax subsidy. Credit Greg Goebel at flickr OO Fed Agency Could Approve Coal Sale , Threatening Obama’s Climate Goals – by … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change: Religion, Population Policy, and More!

WHAT WORKS Speaking Out: Ggg religions, jews OO At EPA Hearing, Religious Leaders Call Carbon Pollution ‘An Affront To God’ Christian, Jewish, and Hindu leaders urged the EPA not to weaken their proposed regulations on carbon emissions from coal plants. … Continue reading

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Good Clean News: Tidal Power, Community Solar Power, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Biomass Will Top Hydropower in 2014 For the first year ever… and none too soon, since drought is drying up hydro… OO Minnesota: For Energy Co-Ops, Behavioral Efficiency Programs Are Succeeding 2-3 … Continue reading

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Solar Power Creating Credit Overseas, A Mass US Exodus to Solar, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SMILING As some US states try to impose fixed monthly charges for solar power, financial analysts at Morgan Stanley warn that where electricity rates are relatively high, this could push a mass exodus from the national grid, with … Continue reading

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Keeping Carbon Stored: Deforestation Increasing, Preserving Forests, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FOREST UPDATE OO Deforestation Rising In Carbon-storing Yasuni Natl Park As Ecuador To Open It To Drilling in this world-class biodiversity hotspot. New Guinea rainforests are home to many Birds of Paradise, besides being important carbon storage … Continue reading

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