Drones Help Forests, the Pepsi Hijack, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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ActOnClimate at twitter

OO White House Offers Climate Change Help to US Cities – we must both act on climate change, and be prepared for its reality of climate change.

OO Climate Talk Radio Is Launching!

OO Canadian Police Arrest Protesters Blocking
Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline Path

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Outraged over Pepsi’s weak safeguards for sourcing deforestation-free palm oil, activists hijacked Pepsi’s recent launch of its “green” soda at amazon.com; note the reviews!

OO Activists Hijack Pepsi’s New Product Launch On Amazon Over Deforestation

OO UK Govt Advisor: Britain Left Exposed
To More Floods, Heatwaves From Climate Change

Good Ideas:

OO How EPA Could Cut National Methane Leaks Almost In Half
And Create More Jobs
by tightening regulations on leaks from equipment currently in use.

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Wikipedia

OO Next Step in Sustainability: Requiring Homes to Recycle Water

OO Drought Revives ‘Forgotten Art’ At Wineries: Farming Without Irrigation

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A new fly in the forest? Wikia

OO Cargill To Use Drones To Monitor Zero Deforestation Commitmentmaking sure its palm oil suppliers are not deforesting.

OO Possible New Fuel Additive At Berkeley Gas Stations: Guilt. Filling your gas tank in Berkeley will soon come with a little guilt: a message that your driving hurts the planet. Ah, y’gotta love us Berkeleyites!

OO Using Games To Teach Kids
The Value Of Conserving Nature And Philanthropy

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Before you munch on that ahi, think: are you going to eat an endangered species? Ahi is often sourced from blue fin tuna, which was just added to the global IUCN Endangered Species List.

OO Shifting The Way The World Shops – if you are what you eat, you are also what you buy … so the next time you open your wallet, speak up for conservation and chose a certified eco-label. You are part of the critical mass needed to shift the way the world shops.

Insights:

OO ‘Green Revolution’ Brings Greater CO2 Swings but what , if any, ultimate significant effect that has on global warming is not yet known.

OO Ending Deforestation Won’t Stop Carbon Emissions From Land Use Change since agriculture will exploit other non-forest systems (eg, grasslands) that will also release large carbon emissions.

Informed Leadership:

OO Obama Protects George Washington Natl Forest
From New Oil , Gas Drilling

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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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