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 [...]

Report: CO2 Rising At Record Breaking Speeds, Planet Not Absorbing Excess Carbon

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:34 am

Remember that actual threat whose solution does not put money into the hands of politically-connected defense contractors? A new UN report shows that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rose faster than even many climate scientists had predicted providing more evidence that current strategies by governments around the world to combat climate change is failing. [...]

District Attorney Drops Charges Against Climate Change Activists Because It’s Real

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 9:51 am

#Lobsterboat Trial criminal charges for Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward dropped to civil fine. Celebratin' time. pic.twitter.com/bR8lfpTOsU — Sarah Moon (@Sarahrmoon) September 8, 2014 Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney Samuel Sutter gave an unusual explanation for dropping charges against two environmental activists who had blocked a shipment of coal to a power plant – he is [...]

Obama Pursuing Climate Deal Outside Congress, IPCC Warns Climate Change Could Be Irreversible

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:21 am

The Obama Administration is pursuing a climate change agreement that does not require ratification by the Senate by combining new voluntary standards with a 1992 agreement. Because the plan would update a previous treaty it would not, in theory, require Senate approval and would be a mix of required domestic policies and voluntary pledges. The [...]

Study: Keystone XL Pipeline To Produce Four Times More Pollution Than State Dept Claims

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:38 am

A new study published in Nature Climate Change by the Stockholm Environment Institute claims that the Keystone XL Pipeline is set to produce four times more climate change pollution than the US State Department predicted. The State Department has already been under increased scrutiny for playing politics with the science of climate change. Transcanda, a [...]

CNBC Caught Soliciting Op-Ed Calling Climate Change A ‘Hoax’

By: Monday June 30, 2014 6:52 am

Many have often wondered why in the US, as compared to other developed countries, there is so much skepticism regarding the science of climate change and whether human activity is contributing to it. One of the answers could be that we have a corporate media – interlocked with energy companies and their advertising money – [...]

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