Wildlife Advocates Hold Rallies to Save Mexican Gray Wolf 

By: The Associated Press Published: January 14, 2016 Ty Markham of the Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance speaks in front of the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Markham pointed to theology as justification for opening southern Utah lands for Mexican gray wolf recovery. Her group believes the wolves play a key […]

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Top Climate Expert: Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk 

The article is an interview by Democracy Now’s host, Amy  Goodman, with  Kevin Anderson, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and professor of energy and climate change at the Univ. of Manchester.  The interview is printed below, but can be viewed directly at this link: http://www.democracynow.org/2015/12/8/top_climate_expert_crisis_is_worse Ahead of the U.N. climate change […]

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Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers 

A new study attempts the first tally of those driving the peculiarly American strain of climate change denial. by Eric Roston- November 30, 2015  Bloomberg Business The American public has turned away from outright denial of climate change. Sixty-three percent of adults describe the problem as “serious” in the latest opinion poll from the Washington Post and ABC News, a […]

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Climate change: Why methane gas is leaking from the ocean floor 

Researchers suggest warming oceans maybe releasing giant plumes of harmful methane that fuel climate change. What is the US doing to deal with methane? By Beatrice Gitau, Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 17, 2015 Giant plumes of methane gas appear to be bubbling up off the Pacific Northwest coast.  This is according to a new study which […]

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Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide 

Scientists are warning that devastating bleaching of colorful coral, triggered by global warming and El Nino, is becoming a worldwide crisis. By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer OCTOBER 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse. Triggered by […]

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The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. The Climate Crisis Will Make It Worse. 

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are seeking refuge in Europe, but millions more will be displaced as the climate warms. Peter Mellgard Associate Editor, The WorldPost Posted: 09/05/2015 12:34 PM EDT | Edited: 09/05/2015 12:37 PM EDT CREDIT: REBECCA BLACKWELL/ASSOCIATED PRESS2-year-old Aliou Seyni Diallo eats dry couscous given to him by a neighbor, after he collapsed […]

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TomDispatch: Dahr Jamail on The Navy’s Great Alaskan “War” 

It isn’t the best of times for the American Arctic and let me explain why. The world is in the midst of an oil glut.  In the last year, oil prices bottomed out before rising modestly.  A NASA study just offered the news that a massive ice shelf in Antarctica, half the size of Rhode Island, will disintegrate by […]

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Looming Battle of the Churches Over the Environment 

By Joyce Nelson Any day now Pope Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, will be issuing a rare papal Encyclical on climate change and the environment. The Encyclical will apparently be urging all Catholics to take action against climate change. It will be sent to 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests around […]

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They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides — And They Are Creating an Ecocide 

By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety  This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015. “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a song bird.” As a long time environmental lawyer and campaigner, I should not have been stunned by that fact but I was. Shaking […]

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Pope Francis’ edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches 

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Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images  The Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York Article by John Vidal- published in The Guardian-US edition–December 27, 2014  He has been called […]

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Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists 

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May 16, 2014 by Joshua Holland (article posted at http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/16/eight-pseudo-scientific-climate-claims-debunked-by-real-scientists/) Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just dismiss a massive body of scientific evidence as a big hoax. But there’s a more sophisticated set of climate “skeptics” who make arguments that, at least to the lay ear, sound like they’re […]

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Can Progressives, Enviros, And Scientists Save Capitalism From The Pro-Collapse Polluters? 

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” — Edward Abbey By Joe Romm for Think Progress – posted Oct. 14, 2014  FDR famously saved capitalism from itself, from its worst excesses and most venal practitioners.  Now eight decades later, scientists, environmentalists, and progressives are in a similar position. Unchecked capitalism is a Ponzi scheme that […]

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Climate After Growth 

by Rob Hopkins, Asher Miller September 30, 2013 Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics and Community Resilience In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Executive Summary […]

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No, We Should Not Abandon The 2C Target 

by David Roberts- October 3, 2014- GRIST http://grist.org/climate-energy/no-we-should-not-abandon-the-2c-target/ On Wednesday, academics David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel published apaper in Nature arguing that the international community should abandon the long-held, much-discussed target of limiting global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius or less. In its place, they propose a more finely honed set of indicators, including ocean heat […]

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Limits to Growth Was Right. New Research Shows We’re Nearing Collapse. 

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon By Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander- The Guardian– Sept. 1, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/limits-to-growth-was-right-new-research-shows-were-nearing-collapse Piles of crushed cars at a metal recycling site in Belfast, Northern Ireland.Photograph: Alamy […]

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