Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come 

By JUSTIN GILLIS – published in the NY Times, March 30, 2014  YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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On Ravaged Tar Sands Lands, Big Challenges for Reclamation 

The mining of Canada’s tar sands has destroyed large areas of sensitive wetlands in Alberta. Oil sands companies have vowed to reclaim this land, but little restoration has occurred so far and many scientists say it is virtually impossible to rebuild these complex ecosystems. by Ed Struzik When Alberta’s oil sands industry marked its 40th […]

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The Necessity of More Authentic Living without Excess Consumption 

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By the MESA advisory and executive committees, March 27, 2014 It is no longer sufficient  to merely protest “supply side” assaults on the environment such as coal-fired power plants, fracking, tar sands & oil shale in Utah, the Keystone XL pipeline, nuclear power on the Green River. All these actions are necessary and MESA supports them. […]

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New China study reveals a link between air pollution and brain development in babies 

By Katherine Martinko, published in Living Heath, March 24, 2014 (see http://www.treehugger.com/health/new-china-study-reveals-link-between-air-pollution-and-genetic-mutation-babies.html) CC BY 2.0 Kevin Spooley Developing fetuses are extremely vulnerable to the harmful effects of environmental pollution. As the cells of major organs develop during the first trimester, genetic mutations can occur that are impossible to reverse. A new study conducted by Columbia University and Chongqing […]

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Social inequity vs. the environment is a false choice 

Social inequity vs. the environment is a false choice

It’s time we stop pretending that inequality and environmental decline are two separate problems by Annie Leonard – published in Earth Island Journal and SALON Here’s the tension: Yes, many people need more resources to meet basic levels of health and security. At the same time, humanity is consuming too much. If our strategy to […]

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? 

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how ‘perfect storm’ of crises could unravel global system by Nafeez Ahmed, published in “Earth Insight” hosted by The Guardian- March 16,2014 This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate […]

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Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal 

Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action. by Robert Jensen, published in Love and the Apocalypse  in the Summer 2013 issue of YES! Magazine In December 2008, Tim DeChristopher attended a protest at a federal auction of drilling rights to Utah wilderness lands. He found a better way […]

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A Medical Missionary’s Environmental Epiphany 

Published March 3, 2014 in The Daly News by Center for Advancement of the Steady-State Economy by Herman Daly Dr. Paul Brand was the son of British missionary parents in South India where he grew up. He returned to England to study medicine, then went back to take care of people with leprosy in India, […]

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