Keystone XL Fails In Senate

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 5:58 am

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off [...]

Congress To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 5:48 am

The stars have aligned for the vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. Republicans have been demanding the vote for months and used the issue to jam the White House on not supporting job creation in the 2014 election cycle. And now Democrats are also interested in having the vote in hopes that allowing Senator Mary [...]

US And China Announce Climate Deal

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:36 am

The United States and China have announced that they have reached a climate deal after extensive negotiations over a nine month period. According to the announcement the US will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 while China is claiming its peak year for emissions will be [...]

Climate Change Policies Dead In The Water With New Congress

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 7:58 am

#TOSunEditorial: Time to say yes to #KeystoneXL http://t.co/CCSYQVk204 pic.twitter.com/EtqyYJbyBm — Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) November 6, 2014 Much has been made of the fact that immigration reform is going to have a tough time getting through Congress now that Republicans have taken control of both chambers, but an issue that appears to have even less of [...]

UN Preparing Investigation Of Spying During Climate Talks After Snowden Disclosure

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 5:56 am

The British equivalent of the NSA, the GCHQ, was reportedly deployed by the British government to at least two climate talks to spy on other countries according to documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said there will be an investigation into the spying and the use of [...]

Study: Earth Lost 50% Of Wildlife In Last 40 Years

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 9:47 am

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than [...]

McKibben, Hedges, Klein, Sawant and Sanders Speak on Next Steps for Environmentalists

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:35 pm

On the night before the People’s Climate March, activists, scholars and civilians gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in the Upper East Side in New York City to hear leading figures speaking about the environmental movement today and what strategies may work in the future. The event was hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC radio [...]

Facebook And Google To Leave ALEC Over Climate Denialism

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 7:25 am

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC’s position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, “literally lying” about climate change. ALEC is funded by Koch Industries heirs Charles and [...]

Koch-funded Reason Magazine Amazed By Reasonable Answers From Climate Activists

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 8:06 am

There is an unfortunate tradition amongst ideological media of interviewing average Americans at a rally whose ideas they oppose and asking slanted questions to make the demonstrators look foolish and ill-informed. It occurs both among the right and the left and is cheap and obnoxious in both instances. Typically the average demonstrator is not schooled [...]

A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 7:22 am

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism. With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance. “We want to make sure [...]

Flood Wall Street Actions Come After Massive Climate March

By: Monday September 22, 2014 8:54 am

The crowd is swelljng. Lots of media. Low-key NYPD presence. So far. #FloodWallStreet pic.twitter.com/7GC45oee5z — Arun Gupta (@arunindy) September 22, 2014 While Sunday saw a massive march against climate change with an estimated 300,000 people attending, today activists are participating in Flood Wall Street under the slogan “Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis.” The direct [...]

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