Monthly Archives: January 2015

Keeping Carbon Stored: The Palm Oil Ebola Connection, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Logging is widespread in Peninsula Malaysia, and in Malaysian Sarawak on Borneo Island. OO High Deforestation Rates In Malaysian States Hit By Flooding OO Sarawak Malaysia May Stop … Continue reading

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Crossing Nature, How Nature Gets Back, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 25, 2015 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is “caused” by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase … Continue reading

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Burning Our Future, Sneaky Frackers, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO New – And Worrisome – Contaminants Emerge From Oil And Gas Wells – two new hazardous fracking waste chemicals – ammonium and iodide – are pouring into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways, a … Continue reading

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Good Ideas: Save Kids by Saving Energy, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS OO Save Energy –> Cut Pollution –> Cut Children’s Asthma – is the message that really works to get people to cut home energy use, says a UCLA study. OO US Produces More Wind Power Than Any … Continue reading

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US Solar Power Cheaper Than Normal Electricity in Most Large US Cities & More!

SOLAR KEEPS RISING OO Solar Power On The Rise – As the cost of solar power continues to fall, the market booms worldwide: in many parts, it is now cheaper to produce solar power than fossil fuel or nuclear energy … Continue reading

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Climate Change This Week: The state of the climate, Doritos, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A “Cheesy Love Story” : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn’t Want You to See – palm oil is bad for people and our carbon-storing rainforests. It’s in … Continue reading

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Keeping Carbon Stored: the Coffee Connection, Unlawful Deforestation, More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Deforestation in Indonesia. Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay.com OO Indonesia: Half Of Deforestation Occurs Outside Legal Areas – good conservation need good government enforcement to stop the ongoing … Continue reading

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The US Hot Streak, Messing with Mother Nature, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 18, 2015 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is “caused” by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase … Continue reading

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You Can Be a Part of History: Join Divestment Day, Feb 13-14th!

YOU CAN ACT Act Local, Vote Global OO Obama’s Keystone Veto: Proof That Climate Activism Works says Bill McKibben. ** Let’s make 2015 the year the world vows to leave fossil fuels in the ground for good. Institutions and individuals … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Follies, Islands of Wildlife, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO Shell Agrees To Pay $83 Million For Devastating Nigerian Oil Spill – The original offer was as low as $6,000. OO A First: Scientists Prove Fracking Caused A Sizeable Earthquake – enough to … Continue reading

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