Preaching Climate Action, Speaking out, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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Wikipedia Commons

OO Judge Finds BP Was ‘Reckless’ And Grossly Negligent
In 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill – people died, businesses were wrecked, and the whole gulf contaminated because of it.

OO Prosecutors Side with Coal Blockaders, Drop Charges – and will join the climate march on September 21st.

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Credit Friends of Nelson County

OO Locals Protest Planned Gas Pipeline Through George Washington Natl Forest

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OO Daughter to Famous Preacher Climate-Denying Father:
We Need to Be Planetary Caregivers
– “You don’t want to be on the side that said I had a chance and I didn’t do anything.”

OO New York To West Virginia: Stop Trying To Kill EPA’s Carbon Rule

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Source: http://www.petersformichigan.com

OO Michigan Senate Candidate: Climate Change Is A Job Creation Issue
“You can do what’s right for the environment and what’s right for the economy at the same time.”

OO Nova Scotia To Ban Fracking:
‘We Need To Respect The Trust The People Have Put In Us’

Energy Minister says Nova Scotians “overwhelmingly expressed concern” about fracking.

OO UK: Sir Paul Nurse Criticizes Those Who Distort Science,
Urges Peers To Challenge Those Who Do So
– especially influential figures, says the senior scientist.

Good Ideas:

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Credit Lennart Batenburg at flickr

OO As Aircraft Emissions Zoom, EPA Looks Into Regulating Them

OO Agency Awards Grant To Study Wind Turbines’ Impact On Birds, Bats
By better understanding how birds and bats interact with wind turbines, developers can create wind farms that are safer for winged creatures.

OO Foresters Replant With Trees From Warmer Climes
To Keep Up With Climate Change

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Introducing roads into forests promotes a cancer of deforestation via logging and mining. Over the next 30 years, almost all new roads will be build in developing nations, which sustain the most vitally important ecosystems on Earth. Credit NASA

OO New Global ‘Roadmap’ Shows Where to Put Future Roads – Siting roads that benefit people, like farmers, the most and minimize environmental damage.

Scientific Insights:

OO Earth’s Soils Could Contribute More To Climate Change Than Formerly Thought
research indicates the microbes in the Earth’s soils will emit more carbon as global temperatures increase.

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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