Protecting Your Family From Fracking, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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OO Protecting Your Family From Fracking – listen to the pros via itunes or download.

OO Parents Protests Payoff: Company Halts Fracking Plan Near School

OO A New Poll Finds More Americans Oppose Fracking Than Support It

OO Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline In Massachusetts
Worried about local environmental impacts.

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Illegal logging destroys beautiful forests, and important carbon storage systems. Rhett Butler at mongabay.com

OO Greenpeace Investigation Prompts Belgian Authorities To Seize Timber Shipment – from illegal loggers.

Good Ideas:

OO GM’s Latest Plan To Combat Climate Change: Protect Grass via a carbon credit program; grasslands help store carbon.

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OO Send President Obama a Pen to Veto the Pipeline!

Informed Leadership:

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Australians protest their government’s climate denial stand with a mass “heads in the sand” demonstration. 350.org

OO At G20, Obama Leapfrogs Australia’s PM With Call To Action

Population Matters:

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Planned Parenthood

Keeping Carbon Footprints Down:
More Teens Want LARCs, Long Term Reversible Contraceptives
reportsAllison Batdorff at the Record Eagle. They are safe for teens, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, and take the human error out of preventing pregnancy.

LARCs range from toothpick sized implants to IUDs. At $500-$1000 per implant, they are far cheaper, both in money and carbon emissions, than a baby – and a far happier alternative to an unwanted baby.

Insights:

OO 2013, 2014 Polar Intrusions into US :
Fueled by Jet Stream Weakened From Global Warming

NASA: A Stark Portrait of The Yearly Atmospheric Cycle of CO2

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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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