Climate Change This Week: Murder, Rescue, and a Flying Donut!


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Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: This orangutan mother and five year old child huddled, petrified, as bounty hunters closed in to kill them, to clear “these pests” off palm oil plantations. A last minute rescue by an international animal rescue group, Four Paws saved them — but others continue to die. Read the full dramatic story here.

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OO Japan’s SoftBank Invests $7 Million in the Flying Donut From MIT – Altaeros Energies’ high-altitude wind turbine will bring clean energy, and possibly internet, to remote locations. Check out the video here!


Indigenous leader murdered days before he was to attend Climate Summit reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. José Isidro Tendetza Antún, a leader of the Shuar tribe in Ecuador, opposed a nearby Chinese financed major mine project; bribes and burning his crops had failed to silence him. He joins a growing group of Amazonian martyrs, as governments protect big company forest destroyers rather than local community forest preservers.

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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