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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Battle Lines Drawn On New Coal Industry Rules

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 10:33 am

On June 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose “legally sound” guidelines for limiting carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act for existing power plants. The rules are anticipated to be enforced by executive action from President Obama, a move that is likely to infuriate Republican members of Congress. Implementing proposed EPA rules [...]

Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:51 am

Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) But one article seemed to capture not just the [...]

Leaked Report On Climate Change Warns Of Disasters

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 5:15 am

A leaked 29 page summary of a draft report by the United Nations backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of a planet plagued by disasters in the wake of a changing climate. The report notes serious threats to the stability of the food and water supply contributing to increased political conflict that is likely [...]

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill

By: Friday July 26, 2013 5:06 am

Another one of America’s corporate citizens has been caught breaking the law. Halliburton, of Iraq War profiteering fame, pleads guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. For its crime the company will pay a measly $200,000 as the Department of Justice agreed not to pursue further charges against the [...]

CIA Funding Study To Develop Climate Control Technology

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 7:50 am

As it becomes increasingly evident that the effort to meaningfully curb carbon emissions is doomed, some of those in the security services are looking for alternative avenues to control the threat of climate change. The CIA, for instance, is funding a scientific study to see if humans could develop technology to stop or diminish climate [...]

Fracking Industry Moves to Recycling Wastewater

By: Monday November 19, 2012 11:38 am

The fracking boom happened so quickly that nobody had any time to deal with the consequences. Not only did politicians not anticipate regulations, allowing the industry to operate in a kind of free-fire zone, but the industry didn’t recognize the massive amounts of limited resources they would need to continue fracking in the future. Specifically, [...]

The Greatest Debt to Our Children and Grandchildren Is a Climate Debt

By: Friday November 9, 2012 9:15 am

Dean Baker is right: if we’re going to start making policy out of concern for the legacy we will leave to our children and grandchildren, then you have to address the probability that the planet will grow too warm to sustain life in vast areas of the map. Certainly that counts as an urgent priority [...]

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