Monthly Archives: September 2014

Logging Threatens Forests, The Human Rights Role, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Logging plans for a remote tropical island threatens the existence of this marsupial, the Woodlark Cuscus; Woodlark Island is its only home. Source: arkive.org OO Extinction Island: Plans … Continue reading

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US Climate Risks: Rising Wildfire Costs, Farmland Loss, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Planetary Warming Will Cost US In Fire And Farmland says a new study,reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. Global warming could increase the cost of U.S. wildfires by $60 billion a year. The same … Continue reading

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Why Fossil Fuels Worsen Inequality, the Population Factor, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO How Fossil Fuels Make Inequality Worse – Jobs, health, safety, or concentration of wealth: fossil fuels help the well-off at the expense of the less well-off. OO USGS: The Fracking-Earthquake Connection Is Real … Continue reading

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400,000 Call for Climate Action, Solar Schools, and More!

WHAT WORKS Speaking Out: 400,000 Strong: History’s Largest Climate Demonstration Calls For Climate Action – Up to 400,000 people marched through Manhattan calling for climate action September 21st, reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast, representing the diverse faces of the climate … Continue reading

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Clean, Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Dirty Fossil Fuels, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Fossil Fuels – says a new cost analysis; fossil fuels are becoming expensive, dirty energy fossils. OO Five US States Leading The Distributed Energy Revolution And Profiting From It by laying out … Continue reading

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Solar Power Could Prevent Millions of Deaths, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SURFING Solar Getting Cheaper, Attracting More Investment reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. The price of rooftop solar dropped up to15% in 2013, says a newreport, continuing a trend that has seen prices cut in half since 2009, and … Continue reading

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Soy Beans, Palm Oil Drive Forest Loss, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon OO As Bolivia Plans Dramatic Agro-Expansion, Forests To Pay The Price (PART II) When palm oil plantations replace forests, orangutans die, and local villages lose important water sources. … Continue reading

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Climate Change Follies: US Birds at Risk, Emissions Keep Rising, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO People Who Live Near Fracking More Likely To Become Sick, study finds. OO South Africa: Coal-Fired Power Stations Carry Heavy Health Costs OO Tropical Dams Are a Methane Source and new data indicate … Continue reading

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Scientists Voice Their Consensus on Climate Change, and More!

Speaking Out: Much of the public doesn’t realize just how much scientists agree on global warming. 97 Hours Of Climate Experts On The Global Warming Consensus took place over 4 days recently at the major global warming information website Skeptical … Continue reading

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Blue ‘n Red States Go Green, Energy Efficiency SavesTrillions, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS RISING Tam Hunt New US solar capacity beat out dirty natural gas in the first half of 2014, and that’s not even counting small scale solar power projects. Way to go! In Texas, abundant land, simple permitting, and … Continue reading

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